Capital Metro Increases Service for SXSW 2020
AUSTIN, Texas - Capital Metro will expand its service to accommodate the tens of thousands of people coming into Austin to attend the 2020 South by Southwest Interactive, Film and Music Festival (SXSW), March 13-22.
Capital Metro's High-Frequency Network offers buses Every 15 minutes, every day. With a network of 14 routes, 10 serving downtown directly, getting to the next show on Capital Metro is easy. Use the CapMetro App or Trip Planner to plan your trip.
In addition to its regular service, Capital Metro will offer the following extended hours and increased service during the festival:
Both MetroRapid Routes 801 & 803 will get you to Republic Square to connect to more than a dozen other routes. MetroRapid operates past midnight most days and until 2:30 a.m. throughout most of the festival.
For the duration of SXSW, MetroExpress Route 980 will operate on Saturdays in order to offer an alternative to overcrowded trains and get customers back to Lakeline or Leander if Downtown Station is crowded.
In addition to CapMetro's normal Late-Night services, MetroRail and MetroRapid each run until 2:30 a.m. during most of SXSW. Late-Night service stops around midnight on Sundays.
While MetroRail is a great way to get where you need to go during SXSW, it's likely our trains will be at capacity throughout the festival. The High-Frequency Network is a good alternative.
MetroRail will have extended hours and run until 2:30 a.m. during much of SXSW. The schedules for both weeks of the festival are below:
- SXSW Week 1 Rail Schedule
- SXSW Week 2 Rail Schedule
Passes and On-the-Go Information
Riders can download the free CapMetro App for trip planning, real-time departure information, schedules and buying passes. Complete festival transit service information, including special schedules, is available on the CapMetro website.
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Jenna Maxfield, 512-592-2171