DART is Your Ride to Texas-Sized Fun at the 2022 State Fair

DART to the 2022 State Fair of Texas DART to the 2022 State Fair of Texas
Posted on Sep 12, 2022 by DART Daily

It’s almost time for the State Fair of Texas® to return to Fair Park in Dallas and DART makes getting there quick and easy. Skip the stress of parking and traffic and enjoy your ride in air-conditioned comfort from Sept. 30 through Oct. 23. DART will drop you at either of our two stations that are close to the State Fair's entry gates!

Save up to $7 on fair admission with GoPass®!
DART takes you straight to the gate – and straight to the savings! Using the promo code provided by the GoPass app, receive $5 off fair admission Monday-Friday. On Saturdays and Sundays, save $7! To enjoy this special pricing, simply enter the code when purchasing your fair admission on the State Fair's website. All aboard for savings!

Take the Green Line
DART makes it easy and affordable to enjoy your day at the fair. Just ride the DART Rail Green Line to Fair Park Station, located on Parry Avenue at the entrance to the fairgrounds, or MLK, Jr. Station, located south of R.B. Cullum Blvd. and convenient to the MLK fairground entrance (Gate 6) and Cotton Bowl Stadium.

Also, you can park for free at any of DART's Park & Ride stations. Find your most convenient parking option here.

If you're riding DART Rail or the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) to downtown Dallas, you can transfer easily to the Green Line. From downtown Dallas, board Green Line trains marked "BUCKNER," "LAWNVIEW" or "FAIR PARK":

  • Southbound Red, Blue and Orange Line passengers transfer to the Green Line at Pearl/Arts District Station.
  • Northbound Red and Blue Line passengers transfer to the Green Line at Akard Station.
  • Eastbound Orange Line passengers transfer to the Green Line at Bachman Station.
  • TRE passengers can transfer to the Green Line at Victory Station. Details are at TrinityRailwayExpress.org/StateFair.
  • Customers using the Denton County Transportation Authority should check DCTA.net for departure and arrival times to connect at Trinity Mills Station to DART's Green Line.

Service changes

Fair days are always busy days on DART Rail and buses. DART will make the following service changes beginning Monday, Sept. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 23:

  • Extra Green Line trains will run on a loop between downtown Dallas and Fair Park approximately every 10 minutes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Orange Line service will be extended to Parker Road Station on all trips, weekdays and weekends (except for Texas-OU Saturday, October 9, which has special game day service).
  • All rail lines will operate on a 20-minute frequency until 10 p.m. daily.
  • Trinity Railway Express (TRE) will operate on all four Sundays during the fair. Visit the TrinityRailwayExpress.org to view all TRE schedules.
  • Note: For the OU-Texas game on Saturday, October 8, DART will operate a modified rail schedule. Click here for complete details about the schedule on that day.

Visit DART.org/statefair to view these special DART Rail schedules.

Stay on the move with contactless payments!
DART offers four great contactless options that make buying your pass fast, safe, and convenient:

  1. GoPass® app: Download the latest version of the app for free from the App Store or Google Play. Just be sure to activate your DART pass before you board.
  2. GoPass® Tap: Available at 7-Eleven and hundreds of participating retailers, GoPass Tap is the reloadable transit card that automatically gives you the best fare every time you ride. Simply tap your card to a reader on a DART Rail platform or bus prior to boarding, and your fare is deducted automatically.
  3. Credit or debit card: Buy your DART pass with any contactless credit or debit card. Just tap your contactless card to a reader on a DART Rail platform or bus prior to boarding -- and you're on your way to all the fun of the fair!
  4. Mobile device: Using your preferred mobile payment app -- such as Apple Pay, Google Pay or Samsung Pay -- simply tap your mobile device to a reader on a DART Rail platform or bus to buy your pass.

DART Alerts
DART makes it easier to keep up with transit information with My DART Updates. Register to receive important updates that make for a better riding experience. Subscribe at DART.org/rideralerts and select "DART State Fair Service Information."

DART to the Games
Ride DART to the State Fair Classic between the Grambling State Tigers and Prairie View A&M Panthers on Saturday, Oct. 1. The AT&T Red River Showdown game between the University of Texas Longhorns and the University of Oklahoma Sooners is on Saturday, Oct. 8.

State Fair details are available at DART.org/StateFair or by calling DART Customer Service at 214-979-1111.


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