Discover the Los Angeles County Fair–the largest county fair in the country–with Metro and Metrolink. The fair takes place from August 29 through September 28 at the Fairplex in Pomona. You’ll be able to enjoy Luminasia, a larger-than-life Chinese lantern festival, Grinding Gears dance club, live animals, a carnival with more than 70 thrilling rides and more!
Discounted tickets to the Los Angeles County Fair are available for Metro riders. Use the exclusive promo code when buying tickets online and save up to 50% on any-day fair tickets.
To get to the fair on weekends, take the Metrolink San Bernadino Line to Fairplex Station. A free shuttle will take you from there to the Yellow Gate Entrance. Metrolink is offering a late-night train service back to Los Angeles Union Station on Saturdays and Sundays while the fair is in session so you can stay and enjoy the concerts, nightclub and evening entertainment.
All San Bernardino Line weekend trains will stop at the Fairplex Station except for trains 351, 352 and 353 on Saturday and train 351 on Sunday. Take advantage of the special Metrolink weekend pass discount for trains that run to and from Union Station.
For weekday service to the fair, use the Pomona (North) Station and transfer to Foothill Transit Bus 197.
Categories: Destination Discounts, Go Metro
OCTA’s special service to the O.C. Fair was great !
I guess the RTD and it’s predecessor companies didn’t know what they were doing. Both stored equipment there in order to transport patrons back to downtown every evening.
MTA should be providing direct service from downtown to the Fair everyday. This idea of having to transfer is rediculas. Special events should have Special Service. It was the norm in the past but since the creation of the MTA such service has disappeared in favor of building bikeways and rose gardens. Such service was a huge revenue source but I guess that’s not a priority anymore. Of course let’s not forget the LACTC threatened the RTD that it,LACTC, would cut funding if the the RTD refused to cut service after a spike in passenger load after a fare cut.
Foothill Transit used to run special service on the 480 to the fair. I rode it a few times and very few people rode it. They also had service added on the local bus that served the fair and it did not do too well.