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OC Fair

Take Metrolink and the OC Fair Express Bus to the OC Fair and pay only $4 for admission!

General Overview

Avoid the stress of driving and take Metrolink to the OC Fair July 12 - Aug. 11. Enjoy delicious food, fun rides, exciting attractions and great entertainment. The best part? Metrolink riders can connect to the OC Fair Express on weekends and get a coupon for $4 OC Fair admission. That's a $10 savings!

For general information regarding the OC Fair, visit the website here.

Metrolink Day at OC Fair - Saturday, July 27 at 10 a.m.

Metrolink, OCTA and OC Fair are partnering for Metrolink Day at the OC Fair! The festivities will begin at L.A. Union Station where the first 100 riders will receive free admission to the OC Fair as well as a free Metrolink roundtrip ticket. OC Fair will also provide goodies bags packed with OC Fair swag, a free carnival ride and a lunch coupon. There will be breakfast pastries available for free at L.A. Union Station for riders heading to the OC Fair.

From L.A. Union Station, riders will board OC Line train 662 to Santa Ana at 10:50 a.m. and then take the OC Fair Express to the OC Fair. OCTA will provide an additional floater bus to accommodate anticipated riders. Riders have the option to return home on OC Line trains 665 or 667.

Getting There:
10:00 a.m. – First 100 riders get tickets
10:50 a.m. – Train #662 to Santa Ana Station
11:42 a.m. – Arrive Santa Ana Station
12:15 a.m. – Board OC Fair Express (Dock #7)
12:35 p.m. – Arrive OC FAIR – Yellow Gate

Returning Home:
NOTE: Exit Yellow Gate @ OC Fair
5:25 p.m. or 6:05 p.m. – Board Route #650 OC Fair Express (to Santa Ana)
5:50 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. – Arrive at Santa Ana Station
6:41 p.m. – Train #667 to L.A. Union Station
7:56 p.m. – Arrive at L.A. Union Station


How to Purchase Tickets

Purchase your ticket on the Mobile App or from the ticket vending machines (TVM) located on the Metrolink train platforms. Purchase a ticket prior to boarding the train. Please present your valid ticket to the fare inspector upon request.

$10 Weekend Day Pass - on Saturday or Sunday, purchase the $10 Weekend Day Pass for the best value. The pass gets you unlimited rides for the day with unlimited transfers with Metrolink lines and certain OCTA routes. See the Transit Connections page for more details here.

Check our weekend schedule for departure times here.

Check here to find parking information for your specific station.

OC Fair Express:

Metrolink riders get a discounted ticket to the Fair! Board the OC Fair Express Bus from one of nine locations, including the Anaheim-ARTIC, Santa Ana, Anaheim Canyon, Irvine and Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo stations, for a direct ride to the OC Fair, and you'll get a coupon good for a $4 admission ticket. For more details, visit



  • Ride the Orange County or Inland Empire-Orange County lines to the Anaheim Canyon, Santa Ana, Irvine, Anaheim-ARTIC or Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Metrolink station.
  • From any of those stations, connect to the OC Fair Express for free with a valid Metrolink ticket.
  • OC Fair Express runs Saturdays and Sundays from July 14 to August 12, 10 a.m. - midnight.



OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626


July 12 - August 11, 2019

Price of Entry

Metrolink and OC Fair Express Shuttle riders get $4 admission into the fair!