OC Fair Express 2018

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The OC Fair Express

The OC Fair Express takes thousands of cars off the road each year.

Transporting Fairgoers Directly to the Fair Since 2011

In 2018, nearly 80,000 people took the non-stop bus service to the OC Fair during the five weekends of the fair’s run, which wrapped up Aug. 12. Their use of the express bus service resulted in thousands of cars being taken off local roads, improving overall traffic conditions and reducing air pollution in the process.

The OC Fair Express bus service has been transporting passengers directly to the OC Fair every year since 2011. The service is funded in part by a grant from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee. The committee provides subsidies for cleaner transportation alternatives.

Four of the OC Fair Express pickup locations connected directly from Metrolink passenger rail stations. Riders used their valid Metrolink and Amtrak Pacific Surfliner passes from connecting trains to ride the OC service for free.

Riders also saved money. Regular bus fare was $4 round trip and riders received a coupon for $4 admission to the OC Fair – a savings of up to $10 off the regular entrance price. Bus riders also saved on the regular $10 cost to park a car.

Look for the OC Fair Express again when the fair returns next July.

Choose from 9 locations

(Click on location to download full schedule)

Location-by-location information

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Fullerton
Fullerton Park-and-Ride Dock 0
3000 W. Orangethorpe Ave.

First Trip to OC Fair    10:25 am
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Return Home     11:00 am
Last Trip to OC Fair    11:40 pm
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Return Home     12:20 am

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Anaheim Canyon
Metrolink Station Dock 2
1039 N. Pacificenter Dr.

First Trip to OC Fair    10:20 am
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Frist Trip Home     10:55 am
Last Trip to OC Fair    11:40 pm
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Return Home     12:15 am

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Anaheim (ARTIC)
Metrolink Station Dock 7
2626 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim

First Trip to OC Fair    10:15 am
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Return Home     10:45 am
Last Trip to OC Fair    11:50 pm
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Return Home     12:20 am

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Orange
The Village at Orange
Boards at corner of Meats and Canal, behind Sears
1500 E. Village Way

First Trip to OC Fair    10:30 am
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Frist Trip Home     11:00 am
Last Trip to OC Fair    12:00 am
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Return Home     12:25 am

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Santa Ana
Metrolink Staion
Inside Station at Dock 10
1000 E. Santa Ana Blvd.
Dock 10

First Trip to OC Fair    10:40 am
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Return Home     11:05 am
Last Trip to OC Fair    11:40 pm
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Return Home     12:15 am

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Huntington Beach
Goldenwest Transportation Center
Dock 8
7301 Center Ave.

First Trip to OC Fair    10:45 am
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Return Home     11:10 am
Last Trip to OC Fair    11:45 pm
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Return Home     12:15 am

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Irvine
Metrolink Station Dock 5
15215 Barranca Parkway

First Trip to OC Fair    10:45 am
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Return Home     11:20 am
Last Trip to OC Fair    11:55 pm
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Return Home     12:30 am

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Laguna Hills
Laguna Hills Transportation Center
24282 Calle de los Caballeros
Dock 9

First Trip to OC Fair    10:30 am
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Return Home     11:05 am
Last Trip to OC Fair    11:50 pm
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Return Home     12:25 am

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Laguna Niguel
Metrolink Station Dock 1
28200 Forbes Rd., Laguna Niguel

First Trip to OC Fair    10:30 am
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Return Home     11:10 am
Last Trip to OC Fair    11:50 pm
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Return Home      12:30 am

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Buy Before you board
Have your pass on your phone!
Make life even easier with our free OC Bus mobile app. You'll find everything you need to ride to the OC Fair in one convenient app. Buy and redeem passes, get schedules, plan your trip, and much more. Available for download on your smartphone.

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Easy Riding Tips

  • Use OC Bus mobile app for easy payment. Have phone ready with app open when boarding.
  • If paying cash, have exact fare ready. Use dollar bills instead of coins. No bills over $10 accepted.
  • When traveling to the fair, purchase a round-trip pass for $4 or $1.50 for seniors/persons with disabilities, then simply swipe your pass on the way home.
  • Always board through the front door. All buses are accessible to persons with disabilities.
  • Arrive at your bus stop 10 minutes early.
  • No smoking, vaping, eating or drinking on the bus.

Prohibited Items at OC Fair

All OC Fair guests are subject to bag checks and walk through metal detectors.
The following items will not be allowed inside the fairgrounds:

  • No smoking or vaping allowed.
  • No skateboards, hoverboards, drones.
  • No selfie sticks or tripods.
  • No hard sided coolers, cans, glass bottles.
  • No indecent clothing/tattoos.
  • No illegal narcotics or outside alcohol.
  • No pets allowed.


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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