Transit Resources

Each month, 3 million trips start and end with Capital Metro. With so many Austinites choosing transit, you have to wonder what you might be missing…



MetroRapid buses don’t just bend in the middle, they make the entire riding experience more flexible. Launched in 2014, MetroRapid offers more comfort, convenience and frequency – coming so often you don’t even need a schedule! With 43 stations located along Route 801 and 34 stations along Route 803, MetroRapid can take you to any number of popular destinations along North Lamar and South Congress (801) or North Burnet and South Lamar (803). Download the CapMetro App and get moving.


Metro-BusMetroBus offers the most extensive service across Capital Metro’s 535-square-mile service area, with nearly 350 vehicles serving 2,700 local stops and virtually 24-hour service on weekdays. Pick a route and get going!

Not sure how to get there? Use the convenient online Trip Planner.

Don’t have exact change? Your smartphone is your ticket with the CapMetro App. Simply pull up your pass prior to boarding, swipe and go!


Metro-RailMetroRail provides a convenient, stress-free commute for over 70,000 people every month. Catch the rail at one of nine stations between Leander and downtown Austin Monday through Friday and from Lakeline to downtown on Saturday.

If you’d like to drive your car and leave it at the station, use the Park & Ride lots at the Leander, Lakeline and Howard stations.

If you’d like to take your bike, you can hook your bike on the racks provided and have a seat, or if you prefer, stay with your bike in the standing room section.

Download the CapMetro App and get moving.

CapMetro App

download_appThe CapMetro App makes choosing transit easier than ever. When you download the app, your smartphone becomes your ticket, which means you’ll never have to bring exact change again! Use the app for schedules, maps, trip planning and real-time arrival information. And thanks to the Day Pass feature, transfers are seamless, with all fares good for 24 hours.

Want to see how it works? Check out the App tutorial.

Download the CapMetro App and get moving.

Never Taken Transit Before?First Time on the Bus?

No problem. Here’s how to get started:

Transit Materials

Capital Metro maps can be included in your Toolkit. Use them to get around town or hang them up on your wall. We can also find the routes and stop closest to your house for you!

  • 803 Burnet/South Lamar MetroRapid Brochure – High frequency bus service to and from Downtown and Central Austin

Reduced Fare Program

Everyone can rideThe following groups of Capital Metro riders qualify for a Reduced Fare ID Card:

  • Seniors 65 and over.
  • Medicare card holders.
  • Students 6-18 who don’t have a school ID issued by their school can also apply for a Reduced Fare ID Card.



To order your Reduced Fare ID card, follow one of the following options:

  • Pick up an application at the Capital Metro Transit Store, located at 209 West 9th Street in downtown Austin
  • Call 512-389-7475 to request that an application be mailed to you.