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When you board the vehicle, just swipe your ID.  Y'all Aboard!

A graphic of a University of Texas ID above a CapMetro bus fareboxYour Valid ID is the Key!

UT ID holders ride most CapMetro services for free when they swipe their valid IDs on the bus or present them to a conductor on the train.*
* Does not include MetroBike services

CapMetro offers a wide range of services to our riders — whether you’re commuting to work or school or meeting up with friends for a night out, stop stressing over going places and let public transit handle your commute. It’s your way to reclaim a part of your day. 

First-time rider? Learn how to read our bus stop signs to become a pro in no time!


Easy Trip Planning

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Use Our App

Map your route, get real-time updates and more! Available on iPhone and Android.
You can also easily open the Trip Planner on our website.

Call the GO Line at 512-474-1200 for schedules, trip planning and general assistance.

Overview of Our Services

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Bus

Routes 1–99, 200–499 and UT Shuttles. Take a connector bus from campus to our Flyer and Limited Routes 100–199 for fast service with limited stops to select destinations.

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Rapid

Route 801 Connects Tech Ridge to Southpark Meadows
Route 803 Connects The Domain to Westgate

 

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Express

Express offers service between Park & Ride lots and the UT campus, State Capitol
Complex and downtown-area offices with routes 900–999.

 

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Rail

With 9 stations, Rail’s 32-mile route connects downtown to the UT campus, up to North
Austin and Leander.

 

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Pickup

On-demand, shared ride service that can take you anywhere within a service zone. Download the Pickup app to get started.

 

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MetroBike

MetroBikes can be checked out from over 75 kiosks located throughout the city. Memberships are $12/year for UT students and staff.

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Park & Rides

Don't live near a direct bus? Drive to one of our 16 Park & Rides and transit centers and hop on a bus to campus. Best of all, it's free to park at our facilities!

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Frequent & Reliable

Explore outside campus! CapMetro’s High-Frequency Network serves the campus and popular Austin areas every 15-30 minutes.

Whether you're headed to concerts, internships or downtown for a night out, we've got a bus that will get you there. Here are a few ideas for places you can go!

View the Top 20 Destinations List

Late Night Service

Out late? The Night Owl service operates year-round from midnight until 3 a.m. on Monday through Saturday nights.

Buses run between popular destinations on 6th Street and local neighborhoods every 20 to 35 minutes, depending on the route. Visit Late Night Services for more details on specific routes.

481 Night Owl North Lamar
483 Night Owl Riverside
484 Night Owl South Lamar
485 Night Owl Cameron
486 Night Owl South Congress


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UT Game Day Bus Stop Map

CapMetro & Texas Football

CapMetro gets you to the tailgate and within walking distance of DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium on gameday.

View Game Day Bus Stops


MetroBike

Bikes provide access to areas of Austin that other public transit options just can't.

Our new bike rental program makes planning your complete trip easier than ever. Even better, BCycle offers discounted memberships to University of Texas at Austin students and staff. Visit this link to apply for your $12 annual membership!

An icon depicting a bike with a lockHave a Bike of Your Own?
Every CapMetro vehicle has a bike rack! Or, you can pay just $1 a year for our secure bike shelters to park your bike at major transit centers and Rail stations.

Register for a Shelter


Ride Safe!

We recommend all riders follow these tips while on transit vehicles and when at our facilities.

  • Travel with a buddy at night.
  • Never cross in front of the bus.
  • Report unsafe or inappropriate behavior to CapMetro Public Safety dispatchers anonymously using this webform.
  • Always use crosswalks when walking near train tracks.
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UT Shuttles trek you around campus and major residential areas.

The UT Shuttle System is one of the largest university bus networks in the country, providing over 3 million trips annually.

The shuttles provide an easy and cost effective way for students, faculty, staff and visitors to access the UT campus. Shuttle bus service is available when classes are in session and operates Monday to Friday and Sunday (they only operate on Saturdays during finals). Visit the UT shuttles page to view the shuttle service calendar and shuttle route maps. Or for quicker access, expand our UT Shuttles routes list here.

Shuttle Route Descriptions

Name Description
640 Forty Acres Circulates traveling clockwise around campus on San Jacinto, 21st, Guadalupe, Dean Keeton, Robert Dedman, 23rd, MLK, and University Ave.
641 East Campus Circulates between UFCU Disch-Falk Field, the parking lots east of IH-35, and the main campus. Stops at Disch-Falk, Red River/MLK, Clyde Littlefield/Red River, Robert Dedman/23rd and San Jacinto/23rd, San Jacinto/Dean Keeton, Dean Keeton (School of Law), Dean Keeton/east of IH-35, Lafayette/Manor and Comal/Manor.
642 West Campus Circulates traveling counter-clockwise, stopping at San Jacinto/23rd, Dean Keeton/Speedway, 27th/Whitis, 26th/Rio Grande, San Gabriel/25th, and Guadalupe/21st.
656 Intramural Fields Serves Speedway north of Dean Keeton, 46th, Guadalupe south of 51st, and the Intramural Fields.
661 Far West Serves Woodhollow, North Hills, Hart, and Greystone. Stops on campus at Dean Keeton/Whitis.
663 Lake Austin Serves university housing at the Brackenridge, Gateway and Colorado Apts., Lake Austin Blvd., 5th and 6th St. west of Lamar Blvd. Stops on campus at 21st/Whitis.
670 Crossing Place Serves Crossing Place north of Riverside Dr. Inbound stops at MLK/Red River, MLK/Trinity, San Jacinto/south of 21st and East Mall Fountain. Outbound stops at 15th/Brackenridge and Red River/School of Nursing.
671 North Riverside Serves Elmont and Wickersham north of Riverside Dr. Stops on campus at MLK/Red River and 23rd/Trinity.
672 Lake Shore Serves E. Riverside, South Pleasant Valley, Lakeshore Blvd, San Jacinto, and 23rd. Serves passengers along E. Riverside, South Pleasant Valley, and Lakeshore. The final destination on campus is 23rd and Trinity.