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.

  • Turn your phone into a pass! With the CapMetro App, you can buy and manage passes for all of our services, Local or Commuter.

    Download the CapMetro App by visiting the app store for your Apple, Android or Windows smartphone or other mobile device. You can also buy and manage your CapMetro App passes with our Online Marketplace.


    With the CapMetro App, you can buy:

    • Single Ride Passes (Local and Commuter)
    • Day Passes (Local and Commuter)
    • 7-Day Passes (Local and Commuter)
    • 31-Day Passes (Local and Commuter)
    • Reduced Fare Single Ride Passes (Local)
    • Reduced Fare 31-Day Passes (Local and Commuter)*
    • MetroAccess Single Ride, 10-Ride and monthly passes**

    *Reduced Fare customers must visit the Transit Store to activate this feature on their app.

    **MetroAccess customers must call 512-852-7272 to activate their app account.

  • 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 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and our phone number is 512-389-7454.