Summerfest to provide bus shuttles for 2021 festival, $12 round-trip fare

Milwaukee World Festival will provide shuttles for the nine days of Summerfest! The Summerfest Shuttle will offer a streamlined and convenient option for fest-goers to get to Summerfest. This, after the Milwaukee County Transit System announced in June it would cancel its bus services to Summerfest due to a labor shortage. 

The Summerfest Shuttle bus service will operate during the nine days of the festival, September 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 2021, beginning at 11:00 a.m., and run continuously throughout the day, approximately every 30 minutes. 

The service will not run during the special Wednesday weekend kick-off concerts at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater on September 1, 8, and 15.

Three park and ride lot locations will be utilized during Summerfest and include:

  • College Avenue – College Avenue at I-94 (both lots)
  • State Fair Park - I-94.S. 76th Street & W. Kearney
  • Brown Deer – East Brown Deer Road, west of I-43

The drop-off/pick-up location at Summerfest is located just west of the Summerfest Mid-Gate.

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Round-trip fare is $12.  To save time, riders are encouraged to pre-purchase round-trip ride tickets at, or upon exiting the bus, pay upon arrival at Summerfest.  Only debit or credit cards will be accepted.  Pre-paid riders must present their online purchase bar code at the Summerfest kiosk to receive the round-trip ride wristband.

Once paid, all bus shuttle passengers will receive a wristband, which is mandatory to show when getting back on the bus to the park and ride lot. If a rider does not have a wristband after leaving Summerfest, they can purchase one for the full-price fare.

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Riders are also encouraged to wear masks while riding the Summerfest shuttle.


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