Allison Huke

By Allison Huke

Allison Huke

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Take the OC Fair Express and Save

If you are headed to the Orange County Fair this summer, consider doing something we don’t normally do here in Orange County – take the bus!

We did. It’s super easy and convenient, reduces traffic congestion and emissions, and is a good experience for the kids too.

You can catch the OC Fair Express any Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the fair ends on August 11th. The OC Fair Express provides direct bus service to and from the fair for just $2 each way from any one of eight locations: Fullerton, Santa Ana, Huntington Beach, Anaheim, Tustin, Laguna Hills, Irvine, and the Junipero Serra Park and Ride location. For route maps and schedule for all these locations, click here.

Tip: Make sure you have exact change for your fare to the fair.

I didn’t read the fine print (“have exact change ready”), so I had to dig around my purse for ones and quarters. I still didn’t have enough, but some nice fellow-rider kindly gave me the 75 cents I was short so the kids and I could board the bus and get to the fair. I love Orange County!

You can also take the Metrolink to the Anaheim Canyon, Santa Ana or Irvine Metrolink Station and connect with OCTA’s OC Fair Express. Just show your valid Metrolink ticket for a FREE ride to the OC Fair. The non-stop bus will drop you off in front of the Fair’s yellow gate.

Best of all, both OC Express and Metrolink customers receive a coupon good for $3 Fair Admission—that’s up to $8 off for each admission! So skip traffic, save on parking and get discounted admission with the OC Fair Express!

Once you are there, relax. Your ride back home will be waiting for you right outside the gates – no fighting to get out of the parking lot. Only downside – no long trek to your car at the back of the parking lot to walk off all that fair food you just ate. But that’s okay. That’s what tomorrow is for right?

Enjoy the fair!

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