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Ride DART to the 2013 State Fair of Texas®

Ride DART to the State Fair of Texas Learn more about DART fares and GoPass!
September 27 - October 20, 2013

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Click here to view the DART Rail System Map State Fair visitors can ride the DART Rail Green Line to two stations -
Fair Park Station, located on Parry Avenue at the entrance to the fairgrounds, and MLK, Jr. Station, located south of R.B. Cullum Blvd. and convenient to the MLK fairground entrance (Gate 6) and the Cotton Bowl Stadium.


Passengers riding DART Rail and the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) to downtown Dallas can transfer easily to the Green Line:
  • Southbound Red, Blue and Orange Line passengers transfer to the Green Line at Pearl/Arts District Station.
  • Northbound Red and Blue Line passengers transfer to the Green Line at Akard Station.
  • Eastbound Orange Line passengers transfer to the Green Line at Bachman Station.
  • Extra Green Line trains will be available every 20 minutes between Victory and Lawnview stations from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays and 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekends.
  • TRE passengers transfer to the Green Line at Victory Station. Green Line trains going to the fair will say "Buckner" or "Lawnview."
    Departure times of the last TRE train to Fort Worth:
    • Monday-Friday: 9:50 p.m. from Union Station and 9:55 p.m. from Victory Station (Last Green Line train to connect to the last TRE train from Victory Station weekdays is 9:28 p.m. from MLK, Jr. Station and 9:31 p.m. from Fair Park Station.)
    • Saturdays and Sundays during the fair: 11:05 p.m. from Union Station and 11:11 p.m. from Victory Station. (Last Green Line train to connect to the last TRE train from Victory Station weekends is 10:38 p.m. from MLK, Jr. Station and 10:41 p.m. from Fair Park Station.)
    See more information about TRE service at www.trinityrailwayexpress.org

  • View service information for Heart of Dallas Classic, September 28, State Fair Classic, October 5 and Red River Rivalry, October 12.

DART Fare Information

Fares are available at any DART Rail Station from a Ticket Vending Machine (TVM), from your bus operator or from the new GoPass℠ mobile ticketing application for Apple or Android smartphones. Day Passes are valid for unlimited rides on the date of purchase only through 3 a.m. the following day. (How to use a DART TVM.)

When purchasing a Day Pass on a bus, exact cash or change required. Fareboxes accept bills and coins, including $1 coins. Bus operators cannot provide change.

Day Pass Prices
DART Local $5.00  

Please remember!

Hang onto your pass,
as proof of payment is required to ride.
Regional $10.00  
Reduced $2.50  

— All DART buses and trains
— DART On-Call and FLEX service
— Trinity Railway Express trains between Union Station and CentrePort/DFW Airport Station
 
— All DART buses and trains
— DART On-Call and FLEX service
— All Trinity Railway Express service, plus The T in Fort Worth and DCTA in Denton County
 
Applicable on bus and rail for the following:
— Seniors (65 or older) with valid DART photo ID
— Non-paratransit certified persons with disabilities with valid DART photo ID
— Medicare card holders
— Children ages 5-14 (Children under age 5 may ride free when accompanied by an adult with valid local, regional or reduced fare [up to two children].)
— High school students with valid DART or student high school photo ID. High school fares are applicable on bus and rail and valid Monday through Friday only.
— College/Trade School students with valid DART-issued student photo ID for full-time undergraduate students registered at schools which are located in the DART Service Area and are not participating in the Higher Education Program.

Visit GoPass.biz to learn more (opens in a new window)

Introducing GoPass Mobile Ticketing App
The easy way to buy passes right on your phone!

  • Easy setup Just register with your cell phone number and add your credit card information.
  • Easy operation Buy passes for DART, The T and DCTA any time and hold tickets for up to 60 days.
  • Easy access Plan trips, find out next bus or train times and go anywhere you want in DFW.
  • Easy planning Find out what's happening in DFW and save big on select area events and activities.

GoPass Tips:

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  • Download it now! - Save time on the day you go to the State Fair of Texas and pre-purchase your passes now. The app is FREE from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. Before you can use the app to purchase tickets, you must register your phone number in a one-time setup.
  • Activate your ticket before boarding the bus or train - All tickets are delivered to your phone as "Not Yet Activated." You can purchase tickets up to 60 days in advance of using them. You must activate your ticket before boarding and show the ticket on your smartphone to the bus driver or fare enforcement officer when required.
  • What kinds of tickets are available? - A variety of ticket products are offered by DART, The T and DCTA to customers through the GoPass app to travel in the Dallas/Fort Worth and Denton service areas. Fares include standard passes, reduced passes and peak/off-peak passes. When you buy your ticket, select the agency where you begin your trip.
  • Who qualifies for Reduced fares? - The customer must be eligible and belong to one of the associated groups ("Child", "Senior", "Disabled", "High School" or "College/Trade School"). Currently, only Senior, Child and Disabled Reduced fares/passes are available via the GoPass app. The customer must show applicable separate valid ID whenever asked to present their pass. For more information on reduced fare ID requirements please visit these links: DART, The T, DCTA

    Please note: High School and College/Trade School* reduced passes are not available in the GoPass app at this time. Purchase these ticket types from a Ticket Vending Machine at any DART Rail station or from a bus operator (exact change required on a bus). The customer must show applicable separate valid ID whenever asked to present their pass.
* DART high school fares are applicable on bus and rail and valid Monday through Friday only with valid DART or student high school photo ID.

DART College/Trade School reduced passes are only valid for students with valid DART-issued student photo ID for full-time undergraduate students registered at schools which are located in the DART Service Area and are not participating in the DART Higher Education Pass Program. For more information on reduced fare ID requirements please visit this link: DART

For more information on reduced fare ID requirements for The T and DCTA please visit these links: The T, DCTA

More information and how-to videos about the
GoPass mobile ticketing application are available at www.GoPass.biz

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2013 State Fair of Texas


HOURS:
Exhibit buildings open at 10 a.m. daily and close at 9 p.m. Sundays - Thursdays. Buildings remain open until 10 p.m. each Friday and Saturday.

Midway hours and museum hours vary.


TICKET PRICES:
Admission rates for the 2013 State Fair of Texas (Sept. 27 - Oct. 20).


Hotel Palomar Dallas near Mockingbird Station Looking for a hotel for your visit to the State Fair of Texas?

Check out this listing for hotels along the DART Rail lines.
General Admission: $17
Child (up to 48" tall): $13
Children 2 and under: Free
Seniors 60 and over: $13; Free every Thursday (Oct. 3, 10 & 17)

For more information and a complete schedule of State Fair of Texas events, visit bigtex.com.


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