Travel & Destinations

Get Your “State Fair On” With DART

Local color, corny dogs, and Big Tex, Oh My!

The State Fair of Texas® delivers all the fun you are looking for, and DART is your ride to the adventure!

This year’s theme is exceptionally flavorful: “Treats of Texas!” The yearly tradition starts September 30 and runs through October 23.

Here are some helpful tips for a smooth experience on DART to the State Fair.

 Take the Green Line

Spend more time enjoying the fair and less time dealing with traffic and parking. Just take the Green Line, which drops you off at the Main Gate (Fair Park Station) or a couple of blocks from Gate 6 near the Cotton Bowl (MLK, Jr. Station).

Free Parking for All When You Ride DART to the Fair

Park for free at any one of DART’s Park & Ride stations. Each of DART’s four light rail lines has numerous points downtown Dallas where you can transfer to the Green Line. And if you’re riding the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) or DCTA A-train, transfers are a snap – both connect directly to the Green Line at Victory Station.

Save with the GoPass® App

Buy your transit passes with our GoPass® app and save big on your fair tickets. With each pass you purchase, you’ll get $5 off a State Fair ticket on weekdays – and a whopping $7 on Saturdays and Sundays. The app is free and available through the Apple App Store or Google Play. Go to for more details on the app and information on the GoPass®.  Tap card and other contactless payment methods.

Fair Park Station crowd E
Photos courtesy of DART
Spread Out a Little

Understandably, people tend to cluster near the front end of the platforms. But if you use the whole platform before boarding your train, you may have a less crowded riding experience.

If the train is full, consider taking the bus. DART Bus Routes 23 and 214 will drop you off near the fair’s main entrance. To see if a DART Bus fits your itinerary, visit, or use the Google Transit trip planner at

Remember, DART lets you avoid traffic congestion and the cost and hassle of parking.

Enjoy your visit to the State Fair – One of every Texan’s favorite treats.



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