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Ride Express Bus, Get $2 O.C. Fair Admission

Orange County Transportation Authority offers discounted fair tickets to attendees who ride the Fair Express to the annual summer event.

Get discounted tickets to the Orange County Fair and forget about hunting for a parking spot by riding the Fair Express, a bus directly to and from the fair from eight O.C. locations.

The ride costs $1.50 each way, but comes with a coupon for $2 admission to the fair, which kicks off Friday in Costa Mesa.

The bus will run hourly every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the fair, which is open through Aug. 12. It will drop riders off in front of the fair's yellow gate.

Without the discount, tickets to the fair are $11 general admission, $8 for seniors 60 and up, or $6 for those 6 to 12 years old.

Fair Express buses will shuttle fairgoers to and from eight O.C. locations:

Fullerton Park and Ride
3000 W. Orangethorpe Ave

The Depot at Santa Ana
1000 E. Santa Ana Blvd.

Goldenwest Transportation Center (Huntington Beach)
7301 Center Ave., Huntington Beach

Anaheim Canyon Metrolink Station
1039 N. Pacificenter Dr.

Tustin/Lincoln Park and Ride (Orange)
SR-55 and Lincoln Ave.

Laguna Hills Transportation Center (new location)
24282 Calle de los Caballeros

Irvine Metrolink Station (new location)
15215 Barranca Parkway

Junipero Serra Park and Ride
I-5 Freeway and Junipero Serra Rd.

Metrolink users who take the train to the Anaheim Canyon, Santa Ana or Irvine stations and hop on the Fair Express can ride the bus for free.

Alberto Barrera July 07, 2012 at 10:29 PM
So they aren't giving a free inaugural ride like they did last year?
Sarah de Crescenzo July 07, 2012 at 11:36 PM
@Alberto: I haven't seen anything to indicate that, but will let you know if we hear otherwise.
Alice Luciano July 09, 2012 at 07:13 PM
Too bad it starts so late on Friday for us in RSM. Not until 3:00 from Laguna Hills location.
Nikki July 14, 2012 at 08:49 PM
So we just pay the fair when we get to the bus, or have to buy tickets somewhere?

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