Ride DART to the Iowa State Fair!

Park your car for free and ride DART for a quick, convenient trip to the Iowa State Fairgrounds! DART buses will run from 8:30 a.m. to midnight each day of the Iowa State Fair, August 13 – 23.


It’s Iowa State Fair time! Park for free and take DART to the Fairgrounds.


DART ticket booth at the Iowa State Capitol. Riders must purchase their round-trip tickets before boarding the bus.

Free parking is available at three DART Park & Ride locations:

  • State Capitol – Bus picks up near the Bell on East 12th Street. Service to Gate 10 at the Fairgrounds. Parking available at any State Capitol visitor lot, the State Capitol ramp at Pennsylvania and Grand Avenues and East High School at East 12th and Maple Streets.
  • Center Street – Bus picks up at West 6th and Center Streets. Service to Gate 10 at the Fairgrounds. Enter the Center Street Parking Garage from West 7th Avenue.
  • Southeast Polk – Bus picks up at Southeast Polk School at NE 80th Avenue and Highway 163. Service to Gate 8 at the Fairgrounds. Parking available at Southeast Polk School parking lots.

DART Staff will be available at bus entrances to take riders’ round-trip tickets.

DART round-trip fares are cash only, day of ride:

  • $2 adults
  • $1 children ages 6-10, elderly (65+), Medicare card holders and people with disabilities (Half-Fare)
  • Children 5 and younger are free

Show your Iowa State Fair advance admission ticket at one of Park & Ride locations and ride DART for half off the round-trip fare! One-way fares are available upon request.