UT students, faculty, and staff may ride Capital Metro mainline buses free by presenting a valid UT photo ID upon entering the bus.
To get to campus on Saturdays, Capital Metro services many of the UT Shuttle route areas.
The Capital Metro mainline bus system provides access to many different parts of the Austin area, including Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. For more information, visit the Capital Metro web site at capmetro.org.
Permanent Stop Closures (effective 9/20/17):
IDs 1181 and 4134 (San Jacinto and Trinity)
For routes 7, 10, 37, 640, 642 and 682, please go to the existing stops at San Jacinto and 21st. Northbound alternate stop at San Jacinto and 21st, ID 1253 for routes 7, 10, 20 and 37 and Northbound alternate stop at San Jacinto and 20th , ID 4135 for route 642. Southbound alternate stop at San Jacinto and 21st, ID 1180 for routes 7, 10, 20,37, 640 and 682.
ID 2068 (Lafayette at Dean Keeton)
For route 22 CCW, please go to the existing stop at Dean Keeton and Lafayette, Stop ID 4168.
*See map (PDF) for details.
MetroRail Train Service
Capital Metro’s MetroRail provides passenger rail services that extend 32 miles between Leander and downtown Austin. Parking and Transportation Services and Capital Metro want you to know that all students, faculty and staff will be able to ride the MetroRail free upon presenting a valid University identification card.
MetroRail offers nine stations with service every 30 minutes during your morning and afternoon commute (see the list of the nine stations below) and feature Wi-Fi service, bicycle and luggage racks, and tables or pull-down trays. Commuters to the University may take the MetroRail to the MLK Jr. Station and then board connector bus Route 465, which will take them directly to campus. Beginning January 2018, MetroRail will feature even more service during peak times.
Capital MetroRail Stations:
- Downtown Station — located outside the Convention Center at 4TH Street between Neches and Trinity
- Plaza Saltillo Station — located at the Plaza Saltillo at 5th Street and Comal
- MLK Station — located on MLK and Alexander St.
- Highland Station — located along Airport Blvd. just south of Highland Mall Blvd.
- Crestview Station — located west of Lamar between Justin St. and St. John’s Ave.
- Kramer Station — located near Kramer Lane east of Burnet Road
- Howard Station — located at the southwest corner of Howard Lane and MoPac
- Lakeline Station — located at the Lakeline Park & Ride on Lakeline Blvd. at Lyndhurst
- Leander Station — located on U.S. Hwy. 183 just north of FM2243
MetroRapid Bus Service
Catching a ride using Capital Metro's most convenient service is easy. With 46 stations, MetroRapid can take you to a number of popular destinations along North Lamar and South Congress (MetroRapid 801) or Burnet Road and South Lamar (MetroRapid 803). UT faculty, staff, and students may ride MetroRapid free by swiping a valid UT photo ID upon entering the bus. Learn more about this new route here.
Park and Ride Locations
Capital Metro provides transit service to 12 Park & Rides throughout the region.
U.S 183/FM 2243, Leander
Served by routes: 983, 985, 987, MetroRail Red Line
Lakeline Station Park and Ride
13701 Lyndhurst Blvd
Served by routes: 122, 214,383,983, 985, 987, CARTS Marble Falls, MetroRail Red Line
Lago Vista Park and Ride
Dawn Drive/Thunderbird, Lago Vista, TX
Served by routes: 214
Jonestown Park and Ride
Park Dr./Crestview, Jonestown, TX
Served by Routes: 214
Great Hills Park and Ride
10500 Jollyville Road
Served by Routes: 3, 383, 392, 982, 983
Howard Station Park and Ride
3710 West Howard Lane
Served by routes: 243, MetroRail Red Line
Pavilion Park and Ride
US 183/Oak Knoll
Served by routes: 383, 982, 983
Tech Ridge Park and Ride
900 Center Ridge Drive
Served by routes: 1, 135, 243, 275, 392, MetroRapid 801, 935, CARTS Round Rock/Georgetown
North Lamar Transit Center
North Lamar/US 183
Served by routes: 1, 240, 275, 300, 323, 350, 383, MetroRapid 801
Triangle Park and Ride
Served by route: 1, 481, MetroRapid 801, 656
South Congress Transit Center
301 W. Ben White Blvd.
Served by route: 1, 30, 228, 300, 801
9300 S IH 35 Frontage Rd
Served by route: 3, 10, 801
Oak Hill Park and Ride
Hwy 290/William Cannon
Served by routes: 171, 970
Manor Park and Ride
Carrie Manor/Lexington, Manor, TX
Served by routes: 990, 470, CARTS Elgin
Elgin Park and Ride
477 Hwy 95
Served by routes: 990, CARTS Elgin