Getting to the Big Gig: Transportation tips, details to make your Summerfest commute easy

MILWAUKEE -- When planning your visit to Summerfest during the 50th edition, fans have a variety of options on how to get to the festival. The key is to plan ahead, as there are many convenient transportation choices available throughout the Greater Milwaukee area to make the Summerfest commute easy to navigate.


Planning ahead will help fest-goers get to the festival with ease and enhance the overall Summerfest experience.  Below are some tips to help you plan your visit.

        Transportation options for Summerfest 2017 include:


        Milwaukee County Transit System

        Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) offers easy options that get you straight to the gates of Summerfest. Catch an MCTS Freeway Flyer or an Ozaukee County Express from designated parking lots.

          MCTS Freeway Flyer Service

          For a fast and easy way to the Summerfest Mid Gate, park at any of the following Park-Ride lots and hop on a Freeway Flyer to Summerfest:

            Wisconsin Coach Lines / Coach USA Milwaukee - Waukesha County Service

            For the 25th consecutive year, Wisconsin Coach Lines takes you to Summerfest with safe, convenient, and affordable service straight to the Mid-Gate.  Park for free at any of the 4 Park and Ride lots

              Racine & Kenosha Service

              Wisconsin Coach Lines does not have dedicated service to Summerfest, but offers 7 northbound and southbound weekday trips and 4 weekend/holiday trips per day as part of their daily commuter service to serve Racine and Kenosha Summerfest attendees with a bus stop 2 blocks from the North Gate. Call (262) 542-8861 or visit for route and fare information.

              Ozaukee County Express

              The Milwaukee County Transit System operates service from Ozaukee County straight to Summerfest.

                GO Riteway Summerfest Shuttle from Washington County 

                Park your car - it’s FREE. Then, take GO Riteway’s shuttle to Summerfest from two convenient locations in Washington County: the Washington County Fair Park, Highway 45 and Pleasant Valley Road and the Life Church parking lot, in Germantown Center, Mequon Road and Squire Drive.

                  Badger Bus Madison Service

                  Badger Bus will offer special service from Madison to Summerfest 5 times a day during the festival.

                    Bublr Bikes

                    The City of Milwaukee’s bike share system. Currently the system has over 30 stations and conveniently serves the Summerfest grounds at Discovery World, a few steps from Summerfest’s northern entrance. Users can check out a bike from any station and check it back in at any other station. Find stations at 


                    Reserve your parking in advance through SpotHero and get there on time, stress free.

                      Uber - Official Rideshare Provider of Summerfest

                      Uber provides affordable and reliable rides within minutes across Milwaukee and 500+ other cities worldwide.

                        Train Service to Milwaukee

                        Amtrak Hiawatha Service

                          Please visit for detailed maps and festival information.

                          For updated information on roadwork, visit the Department of Transportation website at