Indiana State Fair Train: Loco-motion

Want to go see the famous Indiana State Fair but can’t face the drive or the parking? Take the famous Indiana State Fair Train. It solves those problems while it offers another major attraction in Indianapolis for the lucky children in Indianapolis and other cities in Indiana, and the parents they let tag along.


The 2009 WFMS 95.5 FM Indiana State Fair Train runs throughout the duration of the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis, daily through August 23rd. The Indiana State Fair is one of the most-anticipated events in Indianapolis every year, and for many, the Fair Train is a big part of the whole Fair experience. Some people even ride it there and back, without ever getting off it. Bring the camera.

Video of the Indiana State Fair Train arriving at the
Fishers Train Station

Here is the 2009 Indiana State Fair Train Schedule:

8:45 am
10:15 am
11:45 am
1:15 pm
2:45 pm
4:15 pm
5:45 pm
7:15 pm
8:45 pm
10:15 pm
9:30 am
11:00 am
12:30 pm
2:00 pm
3:30 pm
5:00 pm
6:30 pm
8:00 pm
9:30 pm
11:00 pm

Indiana State Fair Train Tickets

Adults: $13
Children 2-12: $6
Under 2: free

Discount tickets are available at KeyBank locations in Hamilton County

Originating in the renowned Indiana Transportation Museum in Noblesville, Indiana, the Indiana State Fair Train actually departs from the Fishers, Indiana train station at 116th Street, just 1/2-mile off the Exit #5 of the I-69. Plan to arrive about a half-hour before departure, since the trains leave right on time.

Buy tickets for the Indiana State Fair either at the gate or on the train as you’re rolling. You can upgrade to first class too, and ride the NKP 1 Business Car, an opulent trip down memory lane in a train car full of antiques, on a real locomotive train ride, the way they used to be.

After leaving the Fishers Station, passengers are taken to the 39th Street and Millersville stop. Fairgoers walk across the historic bridge over Fall Creek to the Fall Creek Parkway crossing, and Gate 6 of the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

Walk right in and let your hair hang down.

Read about the history of the Indiana State Fair