GORALEIGH'S N.C. STATE FAIR PARK & RIDE SERVICE

Make GoRaleigh your first ride at the North Carolina State Fair! Get dropped off right at Gate 1. GoRaleigh provides service from three locations PLUS the Hillsborough Street route returns- see special route map below!

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 t
ickets 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, tickets 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.

North Carolina State Fair Park & Ride Information:

  • NORTH RALEIGH - Triangle Town Center, 5959 Triangle Town Blvd, Raleigh (near Dillard’s parking lot)
    8:30am - midnight, daily during the fair. Shuttle runs non-stop every 30 minutes.
    DIRECTIONS: 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.
    (On October 11, the State Fair's Preview Day, this service will operate from 2:30 p.m. - midnight.)
     
  • CARY - Cary Towne Center – 1105 Walnut St, Cary (follow directional signs for parking)
    8:30am - midnight, daily during the fair. Shuttle runs non-stop every 30 minutes.
    DIRECTIONS: To get to the mall, take Exit 291 (Cary Towne Boulevard) from I-40. Follow the green State Fair park-and-ride signs.
    (On October 11, the State Fair's Preview Day, this service will operate from 2:30 p.m. - midnight.)

     
  • GARNER (limited service) - White Oak Crossing, 1205 Timber Drive East (near movie theater).
    8:30 a.m. to midnight, Thursdays through Sundays ONLY. Shuttle runs non-stop every 30 minutes.

    DIRECTIONS: 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.
    (First Thursday service begins at 2:30 p.m.)

     
  • HILLSBOROUGH STREET ROUTE - This route departs Downtown at the NCDOT building at 1 S. Wilmington St.
    This route has limited service.

    1 p.m. - midnight, Monday through Friday. Shuttle service every hour.
    8 a.m. - midnight, Saturday and Sunday. Shuttle service every hour.

    There is a special Monday through Friday shuttle at 6:30 a.m. & 7:30 a.m. from Downtown for State Fair workers.
    See route map below.
    (First Thursday service begins at 2:30 p.m.)

You may also call our State Fair hotline at 919-996-FAIR or our regional customer service line at 919-485-RIDE (7433). Visit the N.C. State Fair website here.

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Click here for larger Hillsborough Street route map. Please note this route has limited service.