Late-Night Services

Working late? Out for a night on the town? Whether you live here or are just visiting, CapMetro offers safe and inexpensive options for traveling at night. Consider taking our special late-night Night Owl service to get to and from your destination safely.

UT and ACC Students and Staff

Did you know you can ride CapMetro for free, no matter the hour?

  • UT students and staff - ride free with a valid school ID
  • ACC students and staff - apply for a green pass to ride free

Night Owl Routes

The Night Owl service operates year-round from midnight until 3 a.m., Monday through Saturday nights. Buses run between popular late-night destinations on 6th Street and local neighborhoods every 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the route. A Single Ride on the Night Owl bus costs $1.25.

E-Bus Routes

***E-Bus service is suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic, so CapMetro can devote our limited resources to services that carry the most customers.***

The 3 E-Bus (Entertainment Bus) routes operate each fall and spring, when more UT students are on campus. When classes are in session, E-Buses operate from 10:00 p.m. until 3 a.m. Thursday through Saturday nights. Members of the general public - not just UT students and faculty - can ride E-Buses between popular student housing neighborhoods and downtown. A Single Ride on the E-Bus costs $1.25.

E-Bus service normally runs only during the University of Texas school year and does not run in the summer or during school breaks. The following E-Bus routes are currently suspended:



More Late-Night Options

You can also ride MetroRail, MetroRapid or the local MetroBus to get to and from your destination. These regular services end earlier than the Night Owl routes.

Use our Trip Planner or the CapMetro App to plan your trip.

A Safe Ride Home

Looking for all the safe ride options? Check out and leave your car at home.

CapMetro is concerned about public safety. Plan ahead. If you are out on the town after CapMetro services end, enlist a designated driver, call for a taxi or take a pedicab. Don't drink and drive.