Public Transit & the Stanislaus County Fair (July 7-16, 2023)
Free Rides in July
Public transit providers in Stanislaus and Merced counties (Merced's The Bus, StanRTA's The S, and the City of Turlock's Turlock Transit) will be providing unlimited, free rides on their fixed route and paratransit services throughout the month of July 2023 as part of a joint, free fare promotion. This includes the Fair Shuttle, with direct, frequent service between the Turlock Transit Center and the Arch Gate at the Fairgrounds. For more information, read the full news release.
Extended and Expanded Services
Ditch the car. Use transit for your entire trip!
Board any fixed route bus stop (Route 1-7) in Turlock and arrive at the Transit Center, where you can transfer to the Fair Shuttle. Save money, time and headaches!
Free Fair Shuttle
Regional Connections / Getting Here
Walk-and-Ride: Walk from your home to the nearest fixed route bus stop in Turlock, which will take you to the Turlock Transit Center. Transfer to the Fair Shuttle and get dropped off at the main entrance (Arch Gate) to the Fair. Follow the same trip in reverse to get home.
Park-and-Ride: Drive to a public parking lot near a bus stop (any stop), park and secure your car, and board the bus for a quick trip to the Transit Center. You may opt to use the designated Park-n-Ride location at Stan State near Monte Vista Ave. & Theatre Dr., but you
Learn more about our two Demand-Response service modes and how they might be a good fit for your transportation needs.
Paratransit services for eligible individuals will be available during the same extended hours as fixed route services and can provide direct service to the Arch Gate for the Fair. This service is also free during the month of July, but trips must be scheduled at least one day in advance. To learn more about eligibility, call the MOVE Eligibility Center at (209) 672-1143. To book a reservation, please call (209) 668-5600 or use the Turlock Transit app.
Turlock Transit's On-Demand service will be available to the general public during the same extended hours as fixed route services and can provide direct service to the Arch Gate for the Fair. The cost for Turlock-to-Turlock trips is is $5.00 per ride, plus $3.00 per companion; while trips with an origin or destination in Denair are $2.50 per person. To book a reservation, please call (209) 668-5600 or use the Turlock Transit app.
Transit Operating Hours
Fixed route, ADA Paratransit and On-Demand services.
Weekdays: 6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Fair Shuttle Hours
Direct shuttle between the Transit Center and Arch Gate at the Fairgrounds.
Weekdays: 4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Weekends: 11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
The last Fair Shuttle bus leaves the Fairgrounds at 11:15 PM
$2.00 Off Coupon for Adult Fair Admission
Each Fair Shuttle passenger is eligible to receive a coupon for $2.00 off the regular price of one adult admission to the Fair. One coupon per person, per inbound trip. Ask transit staff for this coupon when boarding the shuttle.
Transit Booth at the Fair
Come visit our booth and meet with transit staff at the Fair. Look for the large Turlock Transit bus near the Arch Gate.
While you're at the booth you can also:
Turlock Transit staff will be standing by to assist you at the Transit Center and at our booth inside the Fairgrounds. We look forward to answering your questions, letting you know about current and planned services, and helping you in any way we can.