Working late? Out for a night on the town? Whether you live here or are just visiting, Capital Metro offers safe and inexpensive options for traveling at night. Consider taking one of our special late-night services, the Night Owl and E-Bus, to get to and from your destination safely.
UT and ACC students: Did you know you can ride CapMetro for free, no matter the hour? UT and ACC students and staff always ride free with a valid school ID!
COVID-19 Notice: Most late-night services are currently suspended due to reduced services during the pandemic. Learn more.
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.
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 runs only during the University of Texas school year and does not run in the summer or during school breaks.
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 or E-Bus.
- MetroRail operates between downtown and Leander until after midnight on Friday and Saturday nights (last departure from downtown is at about 12:15 a.m.). A Single Ride on MetroRail costs $3.50.
- MetroRapid service runs until 12:30 a.m. Monday through Wednesday nights and until 2:30 a.m. Thursday-Saturday, with service at least every 20 minutes after 7 p.m. On Sundays, MetroRapid operates at 30-minute frequencies until 11:30 p.m. A Single Ride on MetroRapid costs $1.25. Route 801 runs between Tech Ridge and Southpark Meadows, and Route 803 runs between The Domain and Westgate.
- MetroBus operates throughout the city. Service ends between 10 p.m. and midnight, depending on the route. A Single Ride on MetroBus is $1.25.
A Safe Ride Home
Looking for all the safe ride options? Check out SoberRides.org and leave your car at home.