OC Fair

$3 admission with Metrolink and the OC Fair Express

Summer Starts Here at the OC Fair starting July 11 through August 10 with concerts, fair foods, carnival rides, animals, exhibits, shopping and all the best things about the summer.  The OC Fair is open Wednesday through Sunday.  Visit ocfair.com for more information.


​How to Get to the OC Fair (Friday, Saturday or Sunday)

Take Metrolink to the Anaheim Canyon, Santa Ana or Irvine Metrolink station and connect with OCTA’s OC Fair Express which provides direct bus service to the OC Fair.  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 OC Fair’s yellow gate.  Plus, all OC Fair Express passengers will receive a coupon good for $3 admission into the Fair—that’s up to $9 off!  So skip the traffic and save on parking and admission with the OC Fair Express via Metrolink!  The OC Fair Express will run Fridays during the OC Fair from 12 noon until midnight, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. until midnight. The OC Fair Express is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC). 


Metrolink Stations
The Depot at Santa Ana
1000 E. Santa Ana Blvd.  – Boards on Santa Ana Blvd. at Santiago
Anaheim Canyon Metrolink Station
1039 N. Pacificenter Drive. – Boards at Dock 2
Irvine Metrolink Station
15215 Barranca Parkway – Boards at Dock 8

Be sure to check your train schedule to ensure a successful trip home.  For Metrolink information visit metrolinktrains.com or call 800-371-5465(LINK) 

Buy Your Metrolink Ticket

Tickets are not sold onboard the train! Ticket vending machines (TVM) are located on Metrolink train platforms.  Purchase a ticket prior to boarding the train.  Please present your valid ticket to the fare inspector upon request.  Click here to view a video on how to buy a ticket.


Metrolink $10 Weekend Day Pass (Valid Saturday or Sunday only)

Metrolink can help you get to the OC Fair with our $10 Weekend Day Pass.  This pass is valid for system-wide travel on either Saturday or Sunday for only $10 per day.  The $10 Weekend Day Pass is available for purchase through all Metrolink Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) located at the train station. 

  • The Weekend Day Pass offers free transfers to most rail or bus carriers throughout Southern California. 
  • The Weekend Day Pass does not allow for free transfers to Amtrak or Coaster trains.
​**Contest Alert**
#HiddenOCFair Twitter Contest (similar to the #HiddenCash giveaways) 

We are hiding envelopes of OC Fair admission and ride tickets at various Metrolink stations. We will do a “drop” and tweet out the location for Twitter followers (commuters) to find FREE tickets on their morning/evening commutes. The winners will get instructions to tweet their winning tickets tagging @OC_Fair and @Metrolink

Duration: July 7-31, 2014

Safety: Please be safe when looking for tickets at the stations. DO NOT go on the tracks for any reason.