Graphic of a man playing a guitar on a CapMetro train with the words SXSW 2024 Service

Service for SXSW 2024: March 8-16

One of the largest events held in Austin. And CapMetro can get you there.

Whether you’re discovering new films, enjoying live music or attending the tech events, there’s something for everyone at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival. Skip the car rental and parking headaches by riding public transit around downtown.

Our routes also take you to the free, family-friendly community concerts at Lady Bird Lake from March 14-16. And Kids ride FREE!

Use the CapMetro App to purchase passes and Trip Planner to get step-by-step directions.


Easy Trip Planning

Use our Trip Planner online or on the CapMetro App, we'll take care of the rest! For real-time route information, tap the button below:

Plan Your Trip

The Best Way to the Festival

CapMetro Rail

Rail is running special extended service during SXSW. We are extending Rail service until 2:30 a.m. on the Fridays and Saturdays (March 8, 9, 15 and 16). Rail will also run until midnight every other night of the festival!

SXSW WEEK 1 (MARCH 8-10)
 First Southbound trainTrains run everyLast Northbound train
Friday5:41a30-60 mins2:30a
Saturday9:52a37 mins2:22a
Sunday9:52a37 mins12:31a
SXSW WEEK 2 (MARCH 11-16)
 First Southbound trainTrains run everyLast Northbound train
Mon–Thurs 5:41a30–60 mins12:30a
Friday 5:41a30–60 mins2:30a
Saturday9:52a37 mins2:22a

View full SXSW Rail schedule


CapMetro Rapid

Rapid routes 801 and 803 are high-frequency routes that run until 12:30 a.m. from Monday to Friday, 12:00 a.m. Saturday and 11:30 p.m. Sundays.

MONDAY – SUNDAY NIGHTS

801 N Lamar/S Congress 
803
Burnet/S Lamar 

FromBuses run everyUntil
Mon-Fri7:00p15–20 mins12:30a
Saturday7:00p15–20 mins12:00a
Sunday7:00p15-20 mins11:30p

The following Bus routes can can also take you around downtown and East Austin:


Night Owl

Night Owl buses will operate regular service from midnight to 3 a.m. You can board the bus at 6th and Congress. A single ride on the Night Owl costs $1.25.

WEEKDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS
 FromBuses Run EveryUntil
481 North Lamar 
from 6th/Congress
12:10a20 mins3:10a
483 Riverside 
from 6th/Congress
12:10a35 mins3:05a
484 South Lamar 
from 6th/Congress
12:10a35 mins3:05a
485 Cameron 
from 6th/Congress
12:10a35 mins3:05a
486 South Congress 
from 6th/Congress
12:10a30 mins3:10a

 


Getting There by Bike

You can rent and return a MetroBike at any of our 75 bikeshare stations to get around downtown.

Check the BCycle app to create an account and see where you can dock or grab bikes.


Airport Service

Get to and from the airport on Route 20 Manor Road/Riverside. Conveniently running every 15 minutes. Look for the neon guitar bus stop on the lower level. 

Easy Trip Planning

Use our Trip Planner online or on the CapMetro App, we'll take care of the rest! For real-time route information, tap the button below:

Plan Your Trip

2024 Transit & Venues Map 

View our brochure of info with all the transit routes to major SXSW venues.

Thumbnail of the Venue Map Brochure for SXSW 2023