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Capital Metro and Formula 1

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Formula 1 is returning to Austin Nov. 15-17, 2013. In addition to F1, the University of Texas football team will be in action on Nov. 16, and Capital Metro will be ready to provide service to both race and football fans alike, as well as Austinites just looking to get around town. We’re here to help.

Use the Capital Metro Trip Planner to get to the Austin Convention Center where the Circuit of the Americas shuttle service will take fans to the racetrack.

Getting Around Austin During F1


Local Bus Service

Capital Metro offers over 80 different bus routes throughout the Central Texas area. Local bus service is an inexpensive and reliable way to travel around Austin during F1. Plan a trip today. Buying a MetroBus pass is easy and inexpensive. For only $1 one-way or $2 for a Day Pass, it’s a good bargain and can save you from paying for expensive parking downtown. Single Ride and Day Passes are available for purchase onboard buses. Day passes are also available for purchase at the Transit Store.

Late Night Service

Planning to be out late during F1 weekend? Capital Metro offers regular Night Owl service that runs from midnight until 3 a.m. for just $1. Find detailed route information at capmetro.org/nightowl.

E-Bus service operates Thursday through Saturday night from approximately 9 p.m. until 3 a.m. via routes 410 West Campus, 411 Riverside and 412 Main Campus. The cost to ride is $1. Browse our route schedules to find a route that suits you best.

MetroAirport Service

Traveling to and from the airport? MetroAirport will operate its regular service between Austin–Bergstrom International Airport and downtown Austin at 30 minute intervals, from early in the morning until late at night for $1. Browse the MetroAirport schedules and map to plan your trip.

Catch a MetroAirport bus on the hour and half hour on the lower level, right outside baggage claim. Feel free to bring luggage onboard – there’s plenty of space on the luggage racks.

The 20-30 minute ride will take you straight to the heart of downtown Austin, where you’ll have direct access to the Capitol, business and entertainment districts, restaurants, museums, the University of Texas, and many areas hotels, including the Hyatt, Omni, Marriott and Hilton.

Bikes on the Bus & Train

Bikes are allowed on MetroBus and MetroRail. They are limited to two per bike rack on buses and four per compartment on trains. Free bike parking is available at most Capital Metro bus stops, at MetroRail stations and all Park & Rides. Use of the spaces is on a first-come, first-served basis. Find out more about taking your bike along.

Useful Tools to Get Around

Trip Planner – Get a custom itinerary in seconds with our trip planner, which gives step-by-step travel directions for using all of Capital Metro services.

Maps – All our routes can be found in convenient Capital Metro maps, available on most buses, at the Transit Store, at transit centers, and in various supermarkets and libraries.

QR Codes – You can scan bus stop QR codes on your smartphone or another smart technology device to get next-arrival route information.

Dadnab – Use this free text messaging service to get schedule info via reply text. Text your bus stop ID# to (512) 981-6221, and you'll quickly receive a reply text with the next scheduled bus arrivals at that stop.