CapMetro Rail

The NEW McKalla Station at Q2 Stadium opens Saturday, Feb. 24! View schedules.

Why bother with the hassle of sitting in traffic during your daily commute when you can use that time to do what you actually enjoy? Hop on the train and appreciate the scenery, catch up on reading, text with a friend or browse on your phone with the 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 the Q2 Stadium or moving between any of the stations on the line, Rail is the comfortable, reliable way to get where you're going.


Connecting to 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 fixed route 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 Fare

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

We have ticket vending machines at Rail stations with multiple ways to pay including credit cards, debit cards, 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 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. Keep in mind, McKalla Station is the closest you can get to the stadium! We are operating special event Rail service with supplemental trains on standby to support crowds for the following events:

Event DateCompetitionRail Schedule
February 24, Saturday 7:30 p.m.ATX vs MinnesotaSee Schedule
March 9, Saturday 7:30 p.m.ATX vs St LouisSee Schedule
March 16, Saturday 7:30 p.m.ATX vs PhiladephiaSee Schedule
March 30, Saturday 7:30 p.m.ATX vs DallasSee Schedule
April 6, Saturday 7:30 p.m.ATX vs San JoseSee Schedule
April 27, Saturday 12:30 p.m.ATX vs LASee Schedule
May 15, Wednesday 7:30 p.m.ATX vs HoustonSee Schedule
May 18, Saturday 7:30 p.m.ATX vs PortlandSee Schedule
June 19, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.ATX vs LAFCSee Schedule
July 6, Saturday at 7:30 p.m.ATX vs NYCSee Schedule
July 13, Saturday at 7:30 p.m.ATX vs SeattleSee Schedule
July 20, Saturday at 7:30 p.m.ATX vs CharlotteSee Schedule
August 31, Saturday at 7:30 p.m.ATX vs VancouverSee Schedule
September 21, Saturday at 7:30 p.m.ATX vs HoustonSee Schedule
September 28, Saturday at 7:30 p.m.ATX vs Salt LakeSee Schedule
October 19, Saturday at 8 p.m.ATX vs ColoradoSee Schedule

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

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.