Capital Metro

MetroRail

A MetroRail train heads downtown

Mainline Buses

UT students, faculty, and staff may ride Capital Metro mainline buses free by swiping 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.

See also CapMetro Schedules & Maps and Trip Planner

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 Station and then board connector bus Route 465, which will take them directly to campus, or Route 18, which travels on MLK Blvd and serves the north side of campus.

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 45 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 about these routes here.

Park and Ride Locations

Capital Metro provides transit service to 23 Park & Rides throughout the region.

1 JONESTOWN

Park Dr./Crestview
 

214 Northwest Flex

2 LAGO VISTA

Dawn Dr./Thunderbird
 

214 Northwest Flex

3 LEANDER STATION PARK & RIDE

U.S. 183/FM 2243
800 U.S. 183 N
 

550 MetroRail Red Line
985 Leander/Lakeline Direct
987 Leander/Lakeline Express

4 LAKELINE STATION PARK & RIDE

Lakeline Blvd./Lyndhurst St.
13701 Lyndhurst St.
 

214 Northwest Feeder
383 Research
550 MetroRail Red Line
985 Leander/Lakeline Direct
987 Leander/Lakeline Express
CARTS Marble Falls

5 PAVILION PARK & RIDE

U.S. 183/Oak Knoll
12400 U.S. 183
 

383 Research
981 Oak Knoll Express
982 Pavilion Express

6 HOWARD STATION PARK & RIDE

3710 Howard Lane
 

50 Round Rock/Howard Station
243 Wells Branch
550 MetroRail Red Line

7 TECH RIDGE PARK & RIDE

900 Center Ridge Dr.
 

1 N. Lamar/S. Congress
52 Round Rock/Tech Ridge
135 Dell Limited
243 Wells Branch
325 Metric/Rundberg
392 Braker
801 N. Lamar/S. Congress
935 Tech Ridge Express
CARTS Round Rock/Georgetown

8 GREAT HILLS PARK & RIDE

10500 Jollyville Rd.
 

3 Burnet/Manchaca
383 Research
981 Oak Knoll Express
982 Pavilion Express

9 KRAMER STATION

2427½ Kramer Lane
 

3 Burnet/Manchaca
392 Braker
466 Kramer/Domain
550 MetroRail Red Line

10 CRESTVIEW STATION

6920 North Lamar Blvd.
 

1 N. Lamar/S. Congress
7 Duval/Dove Springs
300 Springdale/Oltorf
481 Night Owl North Lamar
550 MetroRail Red Line
801 N. Lamar/S. Congress

11 NORTH LAMAR TRANSIT CENTER

7911 Research Boulevard
 

1 N. Lamar/S. Congress
323 Anderson
350 Airport Blvd.
383 Research
481 Night Owl North Lamar
801 N. Lamar/S. Congress

12 HIGHLAND STATION

6420½ Airport Blvd.
 

7 Duval/Dove Springs
324 Georgian/Ohlen
337 Koenig/Colony Park
350 Airport Boulevard
550 MetroRail Red Line

13 TRIANGLE

4600 Guadalupe St.
 

1 N. Lamar/S. Congress
481 Night Owl North Lamar
656 Intramural Fields
681 Intramural Fields/Far West
801 N. Lamar/S. Congress
990 Manor/Elgin Express

14 MANOR PARK & RIDE

Carrie Manor & Lexington, Manor, TX
 

470 Manor Circulator
990 Manor/Elgin Express
CARTS Elgin

15 MLK STATION

1719 Alexander Ave.
 

18 Martin Luther King
465 MLK/UT
550 MetroRail Red Line

16 DOWNTOWN STATION

401 E. 4th St.
 

550 MetroRail Red Line

17 PLAZA SALTILLO STATION

412 Comal Street
 

4 7th Street
17 Cesar Chavez
322 Chicon/Cherrywood
550 MetroRail Red Line

18 OAK HILL PARK & RIDE

U.S. 290 at William Cannon
 

171 Oak Hill Flyer
315 Ben White

19 SOUTH CONGRESS
TRANSIT CENTER

301 W. Ben White
 

1 N. Lamar/S. Congress
310 Parker/Wickersham
315 Ben White
801 N. Lamar/S. Congress

20 ELGIN PARK & RIDE

Hwy 95/Main St.
 

990 Manor/Elgin Express
CARTS

21 NEW LIFE PARK & RIDE

3200 Century Park Blvd
 

980 North MoPac Express

22 SOUTHPARK MEADOWS PARK & RIDE

9300 S IH 35 Frontage Rd
 

3 Burnet/Manchaca
10 South 1st/Red River
201 Southpark Meadows
801 N Lamar/S Congress

23 ROUND ROCK TRANSIT CENTER

300 W. Bagdad Ave.
 

50 Round Rock/Howard Station
51 Round Rock Circulator
52 Round Rock/Tech Ridge
980 North MoPac Express