Public trains, buses offer transportation options to Washington State Fair

Washington State Fair visitors can avoid traffic and save on gas and parking by choosing Pierce Transit or Sound Transit for their transportation needs.

Fair-goers can make their first ride on Pierce Transit’s Fair Express beginning on Fri., Sept. 11. Riders can park for free and catch the Fair Express from three locations: Tacoma Mall, Lakewood Towne Center, and South Hill Mall. Fair Express service begins daily at 9:15 a.m. with the last trip leaving the Washington State Fair at daily at 11:30 p.m. Pierce Transit’s local Routes 4, 400, 402, and 425 will also serve the Washington State Fair. More information about Pierce Transit’s Fair Express is available online at

Similarly, Washington State Fair visitors can ride Sound Transit’s Sounder commuter train on Sat., Sept. 19, and Sat., Sept. 26. Trains serves nine stations between Everett Station and Puyallup Station. From Puyallup Station, you can ride a Pierce Transit bus for free to the Washington State Fair’s Red Gate. More information about Sound Transit’s Sounder commuter train service to the Washington State Fair is available online at To purchase a bundled ticket that includes taking the Sounder Train and Fair gate admission, visit Sound Transit Express Route 578 also runs between Seattle and Puyallup seven days a week. Riders can check the schedule online at

The Washington State Fair, located at 110 9th Ave. SW, in Puyallup, opens on Fri., Sept. 11, and continues through Sun., Sept. 27. More information is available online at