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State Fair Shuttle Service

Capital Area Transit

Last updated Sep. 09, 2014 - 4:23 pm
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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. 16th- 26th. The shuttles operate every day from 3 locations. All passengers are dropped off at Gate 1 of the State Fairgrounds. View locations below for hours of operation.

Hillsborough Street Route

NEW CHANGES- Hillsborough Street Route (View Map for Stop Locations)
Look for the Blue State Fair Signs

Monday-Friday | 8:00am- 2:00pm* | Departs Downtown at the top of the hour (:00). Departs Fairgrounds at the bottom of the hour (:30).

Monday-Friday | 2:00pm- Midnight* | Service Every 30 Minutes

Saturday-Sunday | 8:00am- Midnight | Service Every 30 Minutes

*On October 16th, Fair Preview Day, this service will operate from 2:30pm- Midnight.

This route stops at special Blue State Fair bus stops 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 NCDOT 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.

NOTICE: Hillsborough Street Route Updated Stops

  • Wilmington/Morgan - NC DOT Building
  • Edenton/Salisbury - Bicentennial Plaza
  • Edenton/West
  • Hillsborough/ St. Marys
  • Hillsborough/ Forest
  • Hillsborough/ Enterprise
  • Hillsborough/ Horne
  • Hillsborough/ Brooks
  • Hillsborough/Beryl - Meredith Entrance
View Route Map

North Raleigh

NEW LOCATION - Tarrymore Square Shopping Center (3901 Capital Blvd)

8:30am- Midnight* | Non-Stop Express Shuttle- Every 30 Minutes

Take I-440 Beltline to Exit 11, North towards New Hope Church Rd. Follow the Green State Fair Park and Ride Signs.

*On October 16th, Fair Preview Day, this service will operate from 2:30pm- Midnight.

Cary

NEW LOCATION- Cary Towne Center Shopping Mall (near Sears)

8:30am- Midnight* | Non-Stop Express Shuttle- Every 30 Minutes

Take I-40 to Exit 291 (Cary Towne Boulevard). Follow the Green State Fair Park and Ride Signs.

*On October 16th, Fair Preview Day, this service will operate from 2:30pm- Midnight.

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 Wednesday, 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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