Summerfest announces streamlined bus shuttles to get to the Big Gig

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Get to the Big Gig in an affordable way! Summerfest announced they are offering a streamlined bus shuttle operating all nine days of the festival, June 23-25, June 30-July 2, and July 7-9, 2022.

According to a news release, fans are strongly encouraged to pre-purchase round-trip tickets in advance on the Summerfest store to reserve a seat, as there is potential for the service to sell out. Roundtrip fare is $15.00.

There will be five (5) routes offered that will run continuously starting daily at 5:00 p.m. The routes will pick up and drop off at the following Milwaukee County Park and Ride lots:

  • Milwaukee/College Avenue Park and Ride (I-43/I-94/County ZZ/College Avenue)
  • Milwaukee/Holt Avenue Park and Ride (I-94/I-43/US 41/Holt Avenue)
  • Hales Corners Park and Ride (I-43/I-894/WIS 100)
  • West Allis Park and Ride (State Fair Grounds – I-94/76th Street)
  • Wauwatosa Park and Ride (US 45/Watertown Plank Road)

Once paid, all bus shuttle passengers will receive a wristband upon arrival at the Summerfest grounds, which is mandatory to show when getting back on the bus to the park and ride lot. Pre-paid riders must present their online purchase bar code to receive the round-trip ride wristband. If a rider does not have a wristband after leaving Summerfest, they can purchase one for the full-price fare if space is available.

In addition, Transit Plus, Milwaukee County’s paratransit service is partnering with Summerfest and will also be providing rides for eligible patrons.

To schedule service, contact First Transit at (414) 817-9860 or Transit Express at (414) 264-7433 (extension 3).

CLICK HERE to determine eligibility. Visitors outside Milwaukee County that are paratransit eligible, should contact Transit Plus for more information.

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