MetroRail train at Leander Station

Leander Service

Leander & CapMetro Election

The City of Leander held a special election on May 7 to let voters decide if Leander should continue participation in CapMetro. A majority of voters selected YES, and existing CapMetro services will continue as currently operating. For more information on the issue, view the Leander Fact Sheet.


CapMetro provides bus and rail service to and from Leander, as well as the on-demand Pickup service within the city. Commuters may park at the Leander Station Park & Ride located near U.S. 183 and Metro Dr., and travel into Austin from there. Regular CapMetro fares apply.

Click on the image to the right to view a map of the routes for time tables or visit our Schedules & Maps page.

Leander Transit Service At-a-glance

Transit Service

Popular Destinations

MetroRail Red Line

The Domain, Q2 Station, Crestview, ACC Highland,Downtown Austin

MetroExpress Route 985

Downtown Austin, Texas State Capitol, Waterloo Park, University of Texas

Pickup Leander

On-demand transit service with curb-to-curb service within a designated zone. Destinations include H-E-B, Kohl’s, schools, parks and more.


MetroRail Red Line

The MetroRail Red Line operates 6 days a week (with Sunday as a day of rest) and offers smooth, reliable service between Leander to the Domain, Q2 Stadium for a soccer game and into downtown near the Austin Convention Center.

MetroExpress 985: Leander/Lakeline Direct

MetroExpress 985 operates from the Leander Station Park & Ride into downtown Austin and the UT campus. MetroExpress is able to take advantage of the MoPac Express Lanes, letting riders bypass traffic toll-free. These vehicles have free Wi-Fi, comfy seats and room for your bike to help get you from the bus stop to your destination.

Pickup Leander

Pickup Leander is available weekdays between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. and Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. We’ve changed Pickup’s service zone boundaries and added the Saturday service last fall. So in addition to HEB and Kohl’s, and a number of Leander schools and parks, you can now use Pickup to go from Bagdad Senior Activity Center to the Hills at Leander apartments, for instance.