MetroRail

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 MetroRail train and watch the scenery, read, catch up with a friend or play on your phone with free onboard Wi-Fi.

MetroRail'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, MetroRail is the comfortable, reliable way to get where you're going.


How to Ride MetroRail

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 MetroRail 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 MetroRail 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 MetroRail 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 MetroRail stations that feature more ways to pay, including credit or debit cards, as well as Apple Pay or Google Pay.


MetroRail Features

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

  • Wi-Fi: Catch up on work or your social media with MetroRail's free Wi-Fi.
  • Real-time data: Check your exact wait times on the digital signage at every MetroRail 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 MetroRail trains has four available racks for you to store your bike while you ride.

 

Red Line Route Schedule


Closure Notice

Beginning Feb. 15, Platform C will be closed for construction. Please use Platform A to board your train.


COVID-19 Notice

Due to COVID-19, the Red Line has reduced service to operate only on weekdays between approximately 6 a.m. and 7 p.m.


Red Line Route Map


Downtown Station now 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 MetroExpress, MetroFlyer, MetroRail and MetroRideShare 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.