GORALEIGH'S N.C. STATE FAIR PARK & RIDE SERVICE
Make GoRaleigh your first ride at the N.C. State Fair! Get dropped off right at Gate 1 at the fair. GoRaleigh provides service from three locations PLUS the Hillsborough Street route returns*! It all starts
October 11th October 12th.
Due to inclement weather, the fair has delayed opening until Friday, October 12th. Shuttle services will start half an hour before the fair gates open at all lots except for the Hillsborough St. route.
All shuttle passengers will be dropped off and picked up at Gate 1 at the fairgrounds. The shuttle’s round trip fare is $5, cash only. One-way fare is $4. Children under 40 inches tall ride free with a paying adult. A reduced roundtrip fare of $2.50 will be available for people 65 and over and for passengers with disabilities. Shuttle tickets can be bought at the park-and-ride locations 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Exact change is required when paying on the bus (if the ticket booth is closed). Also, shuttle passes can be purchased at GoRaleigh’s Transit Operations Facility at 4104 Poole Road, just east of I-440, or at the GoRaleigh Station information booth downtown.
GoPasses and prepaid GoRaleigh passes are not valid on State Fair shuttle routes.
N.C. State Fair Park & Ride Information:
- North Raleigh – Triangle Town Center, 5959 Triangle Town Blvd, Raleigh (near Dillard’s parking lot). This is a non-stop express shuttle from a park-and-ride location. To get to the parking lot, take I-540, Exit 17 for Triangle Town Blvd and follow the green State Fair park-and-ride signs to the parking lot near Dillard’s. This shuttle will run approximately every 30 minutes from 8:30 a.m. to midnight daily during the fair.
- Cary Towne Center – 1105 Walnut St, Cary (back of the mall, near aquatic center). This is also a non-stop express shuttle from a park-and-ride location at Cary Towne Center Shopping Mall. To get to the mall, take Exit 291 (Cary Towne Boulevard) from I-40. Follow the green State Fair park-and-ride signs. This shuttle will run approximately every 30 minutes from 8:30 a.m. to midnight daily during the fair.
- Garner - White Oak Crossing, 1205 Timber Drive East (near movie theater). This shuttle runs Thursday through Sunday only. It is also a non-stop express shuttle from a park-and-ride location at Garner’s White Oak Crossing. To get there, from I-40, take exit 306 approaching from the West or exit 306A approaching from the East. Follow the green State Fair park-and-ride signs. Parking will be near the movie theater. This shuttle will run Thursdays through Sundays approximately every 30 minutes from 8:30 a.m. to midnight during the fair. *First Thursday service begins at 2pm.
- Hillsborough Street Route - This route departs Downtown at the NCDOT building on Wilmington St. This route has limited service. It runs Monday through Friday, 1pm to midnight and Saturday through Sunday 8am to midnight. Shuttle service is every hour. There is a special Monday through Friday shuttle at 6:30am & 7:30am from Downtown for State Fair workers. See route map below.
You may also call the State Fair hotline at 919-996-FAIR or our regional customer service line at 919-485-RIDE. Visit the N.C. State Fair website here.
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Click here for the Hillsborough Street route map. *Please note this route has limited service.