Take the FairTrain to the Indiana State Fair

Ride in Style and Beat the Traffic!

Indiana Transportation Museum

Traffic to and from the Indiana State Fair can be really frustrating. If you live in the Fishers, taking a train to the fair may be an option. The Indiana Transportation Museum FairTrain is a tradition that has gained in popularity as traffic and the State Fair popularity has grown.

Travel time one-way is approximately 30 minutes for the 11 mile trip. Travelers can choose among the 9 daily departure and 9 daily return times.

The FairTrain departs from Fishers (the first floor of the new Switch building on Muncipal Drive) to the depot just across the street from Gate 6 of the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center. Parking in Fishers may be reached by following the signs on 116th St. or 126th St to Lantern Rd., south to Municipal Drive.

Please arrive 30 minutes before your chosen departure time to allow time to purchase tickets.

The fares for this train are:
$13 round-trip for adults (age 13 and up)
$9 for children age 2 through 12
Free for children under the age of 2

Take advantage of discount days on Monday, Wednesdays and Thursday:
$12 round-trip for adults (age 13 and up)
$8 for children age 2 through 12
Free for children under the age of 2

The Fairgrounds Station is at 39th Street, just a short walk across the historic 39th Street Bridge over Fall Creek to the crossing of Fall Creek Parkway and to Gate 6 of the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

Seating on this train is open. Reservations are not needed and can not be made for this train.

Indiana State Fair Information:
Save Money at the 2016 Indiana State Fair

Indiana State Fair Train Schedule

Departures FishersFairgrounds8: 45 a.m.9:30 a.m.10:15 a.m.11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.2:15 p.m.3:00 p.m.3:45 p.m.4:30 p.m.5:15 p.m.6:00 p.m.6:45 p.m.7:45 p.m.8:30 p.m.9:15 p.m.10:15 p.m.

 

Taking the Fair Train allows families to avoid the bumper-to-bumper traffic in and out of the Indiana State Fair, parking fees and the long lines into the parking lots. Avoid the hassle of searching for your parked car after spending a hot day in the sun. Avoid the exhaustion that comes with wandering around a parking lot after walking miles around the fair. Simply hop on the Fair Train and avoid all the drama! 

The Indiana Transportation Museum

The Indiana Transportation Museum is a nonprofit heritage railroad that operates a number of excursions along 34 miles of former Nickel Plate Road track. The organization is committed to preserving and showcasing Indiana’s railroad history. Throughout the year, the ITM offers trips aboard the historically preserved rail round equipment. Events include the very popular Polar Bear Express event, Lights Over Morse Lake, Open Air rides and much more. Experience authentic railroad travel with the ITM and through the State Fair train.

Rail Adventure Pass
If travel on the Fair Train is a memorable experience, enjoy the fun all year long with a Rail Adventure Pass. Enjoy unlimited train travel and iscover all the things cities and towns along the line have to offer.

Ride the train to lunch or dinner, museums, festivals and of course, the State Fair. The Rail Adventure Pass also ensures discounts and priority seating to special events.

Check out the Rail Adventure Pass options below!

Individual Pass-holder $70

Entitles the pass-holder to enjoy the following:

  • Museum event news
  • Free caboose rides when available (on a space available basis)
  • Free afternoon round trip train rides (The Hoosierland) (on a space available basis)
  • Free round-trip FairTrain tickets on designated days (Mon., Wed., Thu.) (1 per specified day)
  • 50% discount on Morse Lake Dinner Train & Night Out on the Nickel Plate (1 per train, per event)
  • 15% discount on caboose & open air flat car train charter (by email to info@itm.org only)
  • Advance notice of special event ticket sales
  • 10% museum store discount


    Pass-holder +1   $90

    Entitles the pass holder plus one additional person of any age to enjoy the following:

    • Museum event news
    • Free caboose rides when available (on a space available basis)
    • Free afternoon round trip train rides (The Hoosierland) (on a space available basis)
    • Free round-trip FairTrain tickets on designated days (Mon., Wed., Thu.) (2 per specified day)
    • 50% discount on Morse Lake Dinner Train & Night Out on the Nickel Plate (2 per train, per event)
    • 15% discount on caboose & open air flat car train charter (by email to info@itm.org only)
    • Advance notice of special event ticket sales
    • 10% museum store discount

     

    Pass-holder +3   $140

    Entitles the pass holder and up to 3 additional people of any age to enjoy the following:

    • Museum event news
    • Free caboose rides when available (on a space available basis)
    • Free afternoon round trip train rides (The Hoosierland) (on a space available basis)
    • Free round-trip FairTrain tickets on designated days (Mon., Wed., Thu.) (4 per specified day)
    • 50% discount on Morse Lake Dinner Train & Night Out on the Nickel Plate (4 per train, per event)
    • 15 % discount on caboose & open air car train charter (by email to info@itm.org only)
    • Advance notice of special event ticket sales
    • 10% museum store discount

     

    Pass-holder +5   $170

    Entitles the pass-holder and up to 5 additional people of any age to enjoy the following:

    • Museum event news
    • Free caboose rides when available (on a space available basis)
    • Free afternoon round trip train rides (The Hoosierland) (on a space available basis)
    • Free round-trip FairTrain tickets on designated days (Mon., Wed., Thu.) (6 per specified day)
    • 50% discount on Morse Lake Dinner Train & Night Out on the Nickel Plate (6 per train, per event)
    • 15% discount on caboose & open air car train charter (by email to info@itm.org only)
    • Advance notice of special event ticket sales
    • 10% museum store discount

    For more information, call (317) 773-6000 or visit WWW.ITM.ORG.