How to Plan Your Trip

Riding Capital Metro is easy, but it helps to have a plan. Using our Trip Planner will give you multiple options to get you where you want to go when you need to get there. And, when you use the CapMetro App, you can do all that directly from your phone or other mobile device.

Important reminder: Be sure to get to your stop or station 5 to 10 minutes before the departure time - the uncertainty of street traffic makes setting departure times an inexact science, and so we recommend you arrive a bit earlier than what's listed on the schedule.

  • Using our trip planning tools

    When you need to figure out how to use Capital Metro services, our Trip Planner will get you a step-by-step travel itinerary. Choose your starting point, destination, date and time to generate multiple route options, plus estimated fare, for your next trip.

  • Using our Schedules & Maps

    We've got about 80 bus routes and a commuter rail line, criss-crossing town. We'll help you find out which one takes you where you need to go.

  • Using the GO Line

    When you're unsure of which bus route to take and just need to talk to a real, live person, our Customer Service GO Line is who you need to call. Outside of business hours, we've got an automated Trip Planning system to help get you moving.

  • Planning to Park & Ride

    Capital Metro offers 20 Park & Ride facilities or transit stations. How does it work? Simply park your car and leave the driving to us.

  • Bikes and Cap Metro

    Ride your bike and park it at our stops, or take it with you. Either way, Capital Metro makes it easy to leave your car at home and still get around town.

  • Traveling with kids

    Traveling with children can be stressful, so let us worry about driving in traffic. Kiddos younger than 5 ride free with an adult.

  • Guaranteed Ride Home

    Don't let fear of a late-running meeting or a family emergency stop you from taking transit. Our Guaranteed Ride Home program will reimburse you for the cost of a cab ride or the fees charged by a ridesharing firm in the event of an unexpected emergency that necessitates a quick ride home.