How-To-Buy

How to buy

Because every rider has different needs, Capital Metro offers several ways to take advantage of our services. You can buy a Single Ride MetroBus fare directly on the bus with help from the operator, a MetroRail pass at a ticket vending machine on the platform or a 31-Day Pass from our Online Marketplace. However you want to purchase your fare, we'll try to accommodate you.

You can buy a Single Ride or Day Pass at the front entrance of our vehicles with the help of the operator. Different options are available, depending on the service you're using:

  • Local Buy any Local Pass or a Commuter Day Pass (Exact change or a Stored Value Card is required.)
  • Commuter Buy any Commuter Pass

You can also buy passes at dozens of convenient retail outlets located throughout the city, including H-E-B, Randall's and other local grocery stores. Most passes are available at all outlets.* However, availability may vary, so please contact your local store to see what they carry.

*MetroAccess monthly passes are not available at H-E-B outlets.

Commuter Single Ride and Day Passes are available at any MetroRail station. Look for one of our ticket vending machines (TVMs) located on the platforms.*

*No Local Passes are available in the vending machines. The vending machines do not accept credit or debit cards and require payment by cash, Stored Value Cards or an electronic change card (ECC) previously issued by a TVM.

Use the Online Marketplace. Passes are added instantly to your CapMetro App mobile account or mailed within 5 business days.

To buy passes in person, stop by our Transit Store, located in downtown Austin at: 209 W. 9th Street, Austin, TX 78701. We're open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and our phone number is 512-389-7454.