Best ways to get to Summerfest

`Summerfest fans have a variety of options on how to get to the music 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.

Park at Summerfest Grounds: Parking lots open daily at 9:00  AM. All parking is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Pre-paid parking passes for specific dates during Summerfest may be purchased at the American Family Insurance Box Office or at

Milwaukee County Transit System: Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) offers easy options that get you straight to the gates of Summerfest.

MCTS Freeway Flyer Service: For a fast and easy way to the Summerfest Mid Gate, park at select Park-Ride lots and hop on a Freeway Flyer to Summerfest.

Wisconsin Coach Lines / Coach USA Milwaukee: For the 25th consecutive year, Wisconsin Coach Lines takes you to Summerfest with safe, convenient, and affordable service straight to the Mid-Gate.

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

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.

SpotHero: Reserve your parking in advance through SpotHero and get there on time, stress free. Visit for more information.

Uber - Official Rideshare Provider of Summerfest: Uber and Summerfest have teamed up to create special Uber Zones for pickups and drop-offs. The locations are E. Chicago & N. Jackson Street, E. Clybourn & Lincoln Memorial Drive and E. Summerfest Place & N. Jackson Street. New users can get a free ride (up to $15) using code Summerfest2017. Offer valid through 11:59PM on 7/9/17.

Train Service to Milwaukee: Coming to Summerfest from the Chicago area or Racine/Kenosha? Jam without traffic and take the train. Amtrak Hiawatha Service offers easy access to Summerfest from the Milwaukee Intermodal Station.

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