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  • Travel direct to the OC Fair from 9 locations!

    Step aboard and we’ll hand you a coupon for $3 OC Fair admission. You’ll avoid the cost and hassle of parking and save $9 on admission. You’ll be saving so much you can afford to go to the OC Fair more than once!

    Everyone loves the OC Fair! Why not leave the driving to us by hopping onboard the OC Fair Express? The OC Fair Express provides direct bus service to and from the OC Fair from 9 convenient Orange County locations and drops you off at the Yellow Gate entrance at the fair.

    The OC Fair Express runs at these times during the OC Fair (July 15 – August 14):

    • Friday: 12 noon – 12 midnight
    • Saturday: 10 am – 12 midnight
    • Sunday: 10 am – 12 midnight

    Departure times for the last bus vary by location. Please check the schedule for your location by clicking on the city located on the OC Fair Express system map below.

    Cost to Ride

    • Senior/Disabled fare is for ages 60+ and persons with disabilities
    • Children 5 and under ride FREE with fare paying adult. Limit 3 free children per paying adult.
    • You can pay when you board with cash, or purchase ahead of time using the OC Bus Mobile App.
    • Current OCTA bus pass holders and valid Metrolink or Pacific Surfliner tickets from connecting trains are also valid on the OC Fair Express.

    NOTE: If paying cash on board, have exact change ready. The farebox does not make change or accept bills over $10.

    Find the closest location for you

    OC Fair Express leaves from 9 convenient locations throughout Orange County. If riding Metrolink, you can connect to our direct bus service at the Anaheim Canyon, Santa Ana, Irvine, or Anaheim-ARTIC Metrolink stations. Show your valid Metrolink ticket and ride the bus for free! Select the city closest to you for location and time.


    OC Bus Mobile ticketing has arrived for OC Fair Express!

    Taking our popular OC Fair Express is the most convenient way to get to the OC Fair. Download our new mobile ticketing app, create your account and purchase your bus pass before you head to the fair. Download now!

    Download and win contest!

    Taking OC Fair Express is a smart way to get to the fair. Put our mobile ticketing app on your smart phone and you can win some cool stuff too! Go to contest tab for more information on this contest and more!

    Tips for Riding

    • Have exact fare ready. To speed things up, try to use dollar bills instead of coins. Remember the farebox does not make change or accept bills over $10.
    • When traveling to the fair, you can purchase a round-trip bus pass for only $4. Then you simply swipe your pass in the farebox on your trip home from the fair.
    • Always board through the front door. All OCTA buses are accessible to persons with disabilities.
    • No smoking, eating or drinking on the bus.
    • Arrive at your bus stop 10 minutes early. When leaving the fair, make sure you are at the bus stop 10 minutes before the last bus departs.

    New OC Fair Entrance Rules

    All OC Fair guests will be subject to bag checks and will be required to walk through metal detectors prior to entering the OC Fair. Additionally, the following will not be allowed in the OC Fair:

    • Skateboards
    • Selfie Sticks

    The OC Fair Express is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC), which provides subsidies for cleaner transportation alternatives.

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