Rail is operating service to Q2 Stadium for all Austin FC games. View more info.

Why fight traffic on your commute to and from work when you can use the time for something you'd rather be doing instead? Board a Rail train and watch the scenery, read, catch up with a friend or play on your phone with free onboard Wi-Fi.

Rail's 32-mile route is designed to take you to and from your destination, connecting downtown to North Austin to Leander. Whether you are commuting to work downtown, headed to UT or moving between any of the nine stations on the line, Rail is the comfortable, reliable way to get where you're going.

How to Ride Rail

Park & Ride

Check out our Park & Ride locations and look for Route 550 to be connected to a rail station.

Catch a Rail Connector

Most Rail stations are served by bus routes that can take you to your final destination, so you can ride the train and then seamlessly catch a quick bus ride to major employers, shopping and education destinations.

Connector buses will be waiting for you when you arrive via Rail at the following stations:

  • Take the train to MLK Station and then hop on a Connector bus to take you to the UT campus (Route 465).
  • At Kramer Station, Route 466 will take you to The Domain or UT's Pickle Research Campus.

Purchasing Your Rail Fare

To purchase your fare, use the CapMetro App or visit our Online Marketplace.

New Ticket Vending Machines! CapMetro has installed new ticketing machines at Rail stations that feature more ways to pay, including credit or debit cards, as well as Apple Pay or Google Pay.

Rail Features

Rail includes a number of features that make every ride dependable and comfortable.

  • Wi-Fi: Catch up on work or your social media with Rail's free Wi-Fi.
  • Real-time data: Check your exact wait times on the digital signage at every Rail station. Access this real-time information from our Trip Planner, the CapMetro App and the GO Line at 512-474-1200.
  • Bike racks: Each of our Rail trains has four available racks for you to store your bike while you ride.

Upcoming Q2 Stadium Events

Use the Trip Planner to plan your route to the Q2 Stadium. We are operating special event Rail service with supplemental trains on standby to support crowds for the following events:

  • June 3, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. | Austin v. Salt Lake| See schedule
  • June 21, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. | Austin v. Dallas| See schedule
  • June 24, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. | Austin v. Houston| See schedule
  • July 15, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. | Austin v. Kansas City| See schedule
  • July 21, Friday at 9:00 p.m. | Austin v. Mazatlán| See schedule
  • July 29, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. | Austin v. Juárez | See schedule
  • August 30, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. | Austin v. Seattle| See schedule
  • September 17, Sunday at 7:30 p.m. | Austin v. Portland| Coming soon!
  • September 24, Sunday at 8:30 p.m. | Austin v. LA| Coming soon!
  • October 4, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. | Austin v. D.C.| Coming soon!
  • October 7, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. | Austin v. LAFC| Coming soon!

Red Line Route Schedule

Special Event Service

Special event service might disrupt regular Rail service on Austin FC game days and for other events at Q2 Stadium.

Red Line Route Map

Downtown Station is open!

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A Guaranteed Ride Home

If you're worried about how you'll get home in case of an emergency and thus hesitant to take the train, then we've got you covered. The Guaranteed Ride Home program provides registered Express, Flyer, Rail and RideShare customers with a taxi ride home from work in the event of an unexpected emergency. For an annual membership fee of $5, you can register and get reimbursed for up to 4 emergency taxi rides a year.