Take transit to the Washington State Fair
Pierce Transit will offer express bus service to the Washington State Fair each day the Fair is open. Riders can park free and catch the Fair Express from three locations: Tacoma Mall (south end near Firestone), Lakewood Towne Center (behind Target/Barnes & Noble) and South Hill Mall (south end of the mall lot). All Fair Express buses and SHUTTLE vans will drop customers off and pick them up at the Blue Gate Parking Lot. For more information, including hours and fares (including a special “family fare”), instructions for registered SHUTTLE customers and local bus routes that serve the area around the Fair, visit: www.PierceTransit.org/washington-state-fair-express or call 253-581-8000 (option 1, option 1).
Once again this year you can ride the Sounder train to the Washington State Fair in Puyallup! Special Sounder trains will run on two Saturdays, Sept. 14 and 21, serving nine stations from Everett to Puyallup. From Puyallup Station, you can jump on a free Pierce Transit bus to the Fair’s exclusive Sounder entrance. Two trains will take passengers between the Snohomish County stations of Everett, Mukilteo and Edmonds and Seattle’s King Street Station. No changing of trains is necessary for Snohomish County riders to continue south. Three trains will run between King Street Station, Tukwila, Kent, Auburn and Sumner before reaching Puyallup Station.
Sound Transit Express Route 578 also runs between Seattle and Puyallup seven days a week. Riders can check the schedule at www.soundtransit.org/Schedules/ST-Express-Bus/578.