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State Fair Shuttle Service

Capital Area Transit

Last Modified: October 23, 2013
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Going to the NC State Fair? Take the Capital Area Transit State Fair Shuttles!

Enjoy the Fair without the hassles of traffic and parking. Capital Area Transit (CAT) will provide daily service to the State Fair Oct. 17th- 27th. The shuttles operate every 20 to 30 minutes every day from 3 locations. All passengers are dropped off at Gate 1 of the State Fairgrounds.

Hillsborough Street Route

Operates 8:30am until Midnight (On October 17th, Fair Preview Day, this service will operate from 2:30pm- Midnight)

This route stops at special Blue State Fair bus stops located at regular cat bus stops all along the route. Free parking available on Saturday and Sunday in the State Government parking lots bounded by Edenton, Wilmington, Jones and Blount Streets.

Route begins on Wilmington Street at Morgan Street in front of the NC DOT Building, turns left onto Edenton Street, merges onto Hillsborough Street, and travels to the Fairgrounds. Returning from the Fairgrounds it travels Hillsborough Street, merges onto Morgan Street and returns via Wilmington Street.

Hillsborough / Edenton Street Stops

  • Wilmington/Morgan - NC DOT Building
  • Edenton/Salisbury - Bicentennial Plaza
  • Edenton/McDowell - Edenton Street United Methodist Church
  • Edenton/West
  • Hillsborough/Glenwood - Char Grill
  • Hillsborough/Boylan
  • Hillsborough/ St. Marys
  • Hillsborough/ Park
  • Hillsborough/ Forest
  • Hillsborough/ Woodburn
  • Hillsborough/ Enterprise
  • Hillsborough/ Horne
  • Hillsborough/ Brooks
  • Hillsborough/Dixie
  • Hillsborough/ Shepherd
  • Hillsborough/Furches
  • Hillsborough/Beryl - Meredith Entrance
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North Raleigh

North Raleigh - 2728 Capital Blvd.

Operates 8:30am until Midnight
(On October 17th, Fair Preview Day, this service will operate from 2:30pm- Midnight)

The North Raleigh lot is located one block North of the I-440 Beltline, Exit 11 (Capital Blvd, North). Follow the Green State Fair Signs. The Park and Ride Lot is located behind the old Westinghouse building off of Capital Blvd.

Cary

Cary - WakeMed Soccer Park | 201 Soccer Park Drive, Cary

Operates from 8:30am until Midnight (On October 17th, Fair Preview Day, this service will operate from 2:30pm- Midnight)

Follow the Green State Fair signs from I-40 Exit 290 (Cary/Highway 54) or Exit 291 (Cary Towne Boulevard) to WakeMed Soccer Park off of East Chatham Street near the Raleigh/Cary border.

Fares

  • The full fare is $4.00 round trip.
  • The reduced fare for senior citizens 65 and older and passengers with disabilities is $2.00 round trip.
  • Children under 40 inches tall ride free with a fare paying passenger.
  • All others pay full fare. GoPasses are not valid on State Fair routes.
  • Exact change is needed on the Hillsborough Street route. Ticket sellers at the Cary and North Raleigh park-and-ride lots will be available most hours and can make change.
  • Advanced sale passes are available beginning Tuesday, October 1st and may be purchased at the CAT Operations Facility, 4104 Poole Rd, Raleigh or at the Moore Square Transit Station Information Booth.

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