Transit Resources

Each month, 3 million trips start and end with Capital Metro. With so many Austinites choosing transit, you have to wonder what you might be missing.



MetroRapid buses don’t just bend in the middle, they make the entire riding experience more flexible. Launched in 2014, MetroRapid offers more comfort, convenience and frequency – coming so often you don’t even need a schedule! With 43 stations located along Route 801 and 34 stations along Route 803, MetroRapid can take you to any number of popular destinations along North Lamar and South Congress (801) or North Burnet and South Lamar (803). Download the CapMetro App and get moving.


Metro-BusMetroBus offers the most extensive service across Capital Metro’s 535-square-mile service area, with nearly 350 vehicles serving 2,700 local stops and virtually 24-hour service on weekdays. Pick a route and get going!

Not sure how to get there? Use the convenient online Trip Planner.

Don’t have exact change? Your smartphone is your ticket with the CapMetro App. Simply pull up your pass prior to boarding, swipe and go!


Metro-RailMetroRail provides a convenient, stress-free commute for over 70,000 people every month. Catch the rail at one of nine stations between Leander and downtown Austin Monday through Friday and from Lakeline to downtown on Saturday.

If you’d like to drive your car and leave it at the station, use the Park & Ride lots at the Leander, Lakeline and Howard stations.

If you’d like to take your bike, you can hook your bike on the racks provided and have a seat, or if you prefer, stay with your bike in the standing room section.

Download the CapMetro App and get moving.

CapMetro App

download_appThe CapMetro App makes choosing transit easier than ever. When you download the app, your smartphone becomes your ticket, which means you’ll never have to bring exact change again! Use the app for schedules, maps, trip planning and real-time arrival information. And thanks to the Day Pass feature, transfers are seamless, with all fares good for 24 hours.

Want to see how it works? Check out the App tutorial.

Download the CapMetro App and get moving.

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Transit Resources

Check out the resources below for more information:

  • Capital Metro System Map – Map of all Capital Metro transit routes serving Central Texas
  • Capital Metro Trip PlannerGet step by step travel directions for using Capital Metro routes
  • Pick a routeNot sure what to look for? Search for these Eastside Routes:
    • 2 Rosewood, 4 7th Street, 10 South 1st/Red River, 17 Cesar Chavez, 18 Martin Luther King, 20 Manor Rd / Riverside, 300 Springdale / Oltorf, 335 35th / 38th, 337 Koenig / Colony Park, 801 N Lamar S Congress, 803 Burnet / S Lamar, Metro Rail Red Line
  • Fares & Passes – Learn about your payment options
  • Late Night Service Information – Find late night transit options
  • Pickup Program – Receive free rides to bus stops if you live in certain areas
  • CapMetro App – Guide to the free CapMetro mobile app
  • 801 North Lamar/South Congress MetroRapid Brochure – High frequency bus service to and from Downtown and Central Austin
  • 803 Burnet/South Lamar MetroRapid Brochure – High frequency bus service to and from Downtown and Central Austin

Kids Ride Free

  • Kids 18 and younger ride free on all Cap Metro services:
    • K-12 students, with valid ID
    • 10 and younger must be accompanied by someone 12 or older

Reduced Fare Program

Everyone can rideThe following groups of Capital Metro riders qualify for a Reduced Fare ID Card:

  • Seniors 65 and over.
  • Medicare card holders.
  • Riders with disabilities. (view eligibility guidelines)
  • Students 6-18 who don’t have a school ID issued by their school can also apply for a Reduced Fare ID Card.

To order your Reduced Fare ID card, follow one of the following options: