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Capital Metro buses provide a clean, inexpensive and reliable way to get around Austin. Wherever you want to go, let us take you there! Check our MetroBus schedules or plan a trip today.

Riding MetroBus

We get you around Austin and beyond.

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Plan Your Trip

Use our easy online tools

Get a custom itinerary in seconds with our Trip Planner or Google Transit.

Try our maps

All our routes can be found in convenient Capital Metro maps, available on most buses, on the new CapMetro App, at the transit store, at transit centers, and in various supermarkets and libraries.

Give us a call

All our GO Line representatives are travel pros. Call (512) 474-1200 and let us know where you are, where you want to go and when you'd like to get there.

Get schedules by text

Capital Metro partners with Dadnab™, a free text messaging service. Send your current location and desired destination to (512) 981-6221 and you'll receive a reply text with the bus you should take, including any transfers. Or, text your bus stop's ID# to find out when the next bus will come. Learn more about using Dadnab™.

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Taking the Bus

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All our bus stops are labeled with a unique ID# and the route numbers that serve that bus stop. You'll find instructions at every stop to show you how to use the bus stop ID# and a cell phone to find out when the next several buses are scheduled to arrive. Get familiar with the bus stop signage

Buses also display route numbers, names and final destinations in lighted signs above the windshield.

If you'd like the bus operator to stop for you, just stand up and give a friendly wave as the bus approaches. Be sure to stay on the curb, though!

Please catch your bus at any official Capital Metro bus stop while the route is on detour, alert your bus operator by waving as the vehicle approaches and prior to boarding, confirm route name and number by checking the digital marquee.

Traveling with a bike? Learn how that works here.

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Once Inside the Bus

Pay your fare

We accept exact change or you can use one of our convenient passes. Just drop your coins in the fare box, insert your bills,or swipe your pass and you're good to go. If you'd like a Day Pass, have a quick question or need extra assistance, your bus operator will be happy to help. Get familiar with the farebox. 

Paying your fare with our new app is easy. Simply pull up your pass prior to boarding and activate. The bus operator will visually inspect your pass by asking you to tap on the mobile device screen, showing the color change. Get familiar with the new app. 

Find the best seat in the house.

You can sit anywhere you'd like, however keep in mind that the front seats are reserved for seniors and people with disabilities. It's also okay to stand in the aisle behind the yellow line, if you prefer. Remember, some local buses make frequent stops, so be sure to practice proper safety!

Ready to leave?

When your stop approaches, pull the stop cord located across the windows or press the "Stop" button on the aisle poles. Easy. Oh, and don't forget your stuff!