DART and the Iowa State Fair partner to provide free parking and more than 220,000 rides to the fair from three Park & Ride locations. Service runs 8:30 a.m. to midnight each day of the Fair. New in 2018:
· Purchase Park & Ride bus tickets in the MyDART app for half off the regular fare. The app is free to download and tickets are available now in the app.
· All buses will drop off and pick up at Gate 10 at the Fairgrounds. This is a change for SE Polk Park & Ride users, who previously used Gate 8.
Free Parking Locations
- Center Street Park & Ride (map) Enter Center Street parking ramp on 7th Street. Bus picks up at the corner of 6th Ave. and Center St.
- Iowa State Capitol (map) Parking available at State Capitol visitor lots. Bus picks up on East 12th Street, directly east of the Capitol.
- Southeast Polk High School (map)Parking available in high school parking lots. Bus picks up at the main door of SE Polk High School.
Park & Ride Round-trip Fares (cash, exact change preferred, or MyDART app passes only)
· $2 adults (ages 11+)
· $1 children ages 6-10, adults (65+), Medicare card holders and people with disabilities (half-fare)
· Children 5 and younger are free
Discount: Riders who show their Iowa State Fair advance admission ticket at Park & Ride locations OR purchase their bus ticket in the MyDART app can ride for half off the round-trip fare.
More information on all three Park & Ride locations can be found here.