The State Fair of Texas runs from September 29 to October 22, 2023 at Fair Park in Dallas. And once again this year, Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) offers you the best ride to get to the State Fair from Denton County. Take the A-train to the DART Green Line, and leave the traffic & parking hassles in your rear-view, and the driving to us.
Purchase your State Fair admission ticket from us and we’ll throw in a DCTA Regional Pass to get you straight to the Fair gate! With five A-train stations and our GoZone on-demand rideshare service, you can put your State Fair fun on the fast track when you #RideDCTA. The State Fair combo deal from DCTA costs $25.00 per ticket, while supplies last.
Catch the A-train and ride down to the Trinity Mills station, and connect seamlessly to Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Green Line all the way to the Fair Park gates.
GoZone operates on Sunday, so now you can #RideDCTA on Sunday for a fun day at the State Fair!
Please note, the A-train does not operate on Sundays, so please plan accordingly when purchasing your Combo Deal tickets.
Plan ahead by purchasing the DCTA State Fair ticket combo deal, checking out our State Fair of Texas online toolkit for tips and downloading the Transit mobile app so you can track your vehicle in real-time. Get ready for the most memorable State Fair experience ever!
Save your money for the Midway when you purchase your State Fair of Texas ticket from us for $25.00 and get a DCTA Regional Day Pass for free!
Our State Fair of Texas ticket combo deal can be purchased online for three to five-day mail delivery, or purchase in person at the Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC) and obtain your tickets immediately. Tickets are subject to availability.
Passes valid for travel on DCTA every day of the week when traveling through GoZone, OR Monday through Saturday only when traveling through our A-train.
A-train does not operate on Sundays, so plan your Fair trip accordingly.
Not valid with any other DCTA fares, passes, promotions or discounts.
No refunds or exchanges.
How to Validate DCTA Fare
To validate your DCTA regional day pass prior to boarding, punch a hole in the paper pass to mark the month and day of travel and present validated fare to A-train conductor, GoZone driver or fare inspector when asked for your ticket.
State Fair Information
September 29 – October 22, 2023
Hours of Operation
Parking Gates and Ticket Booths: 9 a.m. daily
Sunday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
State Fair of Texas Midway and Fair Park Museum: Hours vary
For more information and a complete schedule of State Fair of Texas events, visit bigtex.com.
A DCTA regional day pass is required for a trip that originates in DCTA from north of our Hebron station and continues onto DART. If riders don't take advantage of our State Fair of Texas ticket combo deal, they can purchase DCTA and DART passes through the DCTA Online Store, the GoPass® mobile ticketing application, at our DDTC ticket counter, or through ticket vending machines located on all A-train and DART station platforms. For your convenience, ticket vending machines accept cash and credit cards (Visa, Master Card, Discover).
Passengers taking the A-train to the Fair are encouraged to park at the MedPark Station, Old Town Station or Hebron Station for access to ample parking, free of charge.
Denton Riders: The MedPark Station has higher parking capacity than the DDTC.
Riders can take advantage of our A-train free fare zones, fare is not required for passengers traveling between the DDTC and MedPark stations or between the Hebron and Trinity Mills Stations. These free fare zones are offered as an ongoing promotion.
Tap, book and ride with GoZone
GoZone, powered by Via, works like a minibus that comes when you want, where you want. Book rides straight from your phone, get picked up in a branded vehicle.
GoZone will operate seven days a week and can be used for late travel from transfers from the A-train, Sunday service and getting directly from the GoZone's zones to the Trinity Mills and Frankford Stations. For detailed information about our GoZone service visit dctagozone.net.
Hours of Operation
Denton GoZone and Lewisville/Highland Village GoZone (includes Business 121 GoZone)
Monday – Thursday: 5 a.m. – 10 p.m.; travel within designated zone only
Friday: 5 a.m. – 11 p.m.; travel within designated zone only
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.; travel within designated zone only
Sunday and holidays: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; travel between all zones and the DART Trinity Mills station
Lewisville/Highland Village GoZone Commuter Service
Travel between the DART Frankford Station, Lewisville/Highland Village GoZone and Business 121 GoZone
Monday – Thursday: 5 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday: 5 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Guaranteed Ride Home
Travel from the DART Trinity Mills Station to any one destination in any of the GoZones; provided Monday through Saturday only.
Monday – Thursday: 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Friday: 11 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Saturday: 11 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Get the 4-1-1 on the A-train
No Sunday service - passengers can ride our GoZone on-demand service for travel between all zones and the DART Trinity Mills Station from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Basic hours of operation for the A-train:
Monday through Thursday will run on a 30-minute frequency
Fridays will run on a 30-minute frequency
Saturdays will run every hour
Remember, not every A-train meets up with the DART Green Line.
Transit Schedule Info
Transit Schedule Info
DCTA is operating standard A-train service during the 2023 State Fair of Texas. The A-train does not meet every DART Green Line train, so be mindful of the last Green Line departures from Fair Park listed on the schedule below.
LAST TRAIN HOME
Be sure to plan your trip from start to finish in order to catch the last northbound A-train home. The chart below contains the latest departure times from the Fair Park Green Line stations that will allow you to connect to the last A-train departures at Trinity Mills.
LAST TRAIN HOME
MON - THURS
MLK Station (Green Line)
Fair Park Station (Green Line)
Trinity Mills Station (A-train)
If you arrive at Trinity Mills Station after the final A-train has departed, you can take advantage of the GoZone Guaranteed Ride Home program to get you back to Denton, Lewisville or Highland Village. Just download the GoZone app and request your ride.
Guaranteed Ride Home: Travel from the DART Trinity Mills Station to any one destination in any of the GoZones; provided Monday through Saturday only.