Capital Metro

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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

See also CapMetro Schedules & Maps and Trip Planner


Capital Metro’s MetroRail will provide 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.

The rail will offer 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 from there, they board direct route connector buses for The University of Texas at Austin.

Capital MetroRail Stations:


Catching a ride using Capital Metro's newest service is easy and convenient. With 43 stations located along Route 801, MetroRapid can take you to a number of popular destinations along North Lamar and South Congress. UT faculty, staff, and students may ride Bus rapid transit (BRT) route 801 fare free by presenting a valid UT photo ID upon entering the bus. Learn more about this new route here.


Dadnab is a text messaging service that plans your trips on Capital Metro buses. Send a text message to or (512) 981-6221 with your origin and destination, and you’ll receive a text message telling you which bus to take, at which location, and at what time.

Disclaimer: Dadnab provides Capital Metro schedule information, but Capital Metro and Parking and Transportation Serivces does not operate the service nor guarantee its reliability.


RideScout is a mobile smartphone application that aggregates ground transportation ride options to allow users to compare them in real time. Its mission is to provide ground transportation information so intuitively and efficiently that commuters will experience the same on-demand flexibility and reliability of car ownership and consider leaving their car at home, or giving up car ownership completely. RideScout is headquartered in Austin, TX. Become part of the community by signing up for their newsletter:

Park and Ride Locations

Capital Metro provides transit service to 12 Park & Rides throughout the region.



Leander Station
U.S 183/FM 2243, Leander
Served by routes: 983, 985, 987

LakeLine Station
12625 Lyndhurst Blvd
Served by routes: 122, 214,383,983, 985, MetroRail Red Line

Lago Vista Park and Ride
Dawn Drive/Thunderbird, Lago Vista, TX
Served by routes: 214

Jonestown Park and Ride
Served by Routes: 214



Great Hills Park and Ride
10500 Jollyville Road
Served by Routes: 3, 383, 392, 982, 983

Howard Station
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



North Lamar Transit Center
North Lamar/US 183
Served by routes: 1, 240, 275, 300, 323, 350, 383, MetroRapid 801

Triangle Park and Ride
4600 Guadalupe
Served by route: 1, 481, MetroRapid 801



Oak Hill Park and Ride
Hwy 290/William Cannon
Served by routes: 171, 333, 970



Manor Park and Ride
Carrie Manor/Lexington, Manor, TX
Served by routes: 990

PTS Office
Trinity Parking Garage (TRG)
1815 Trinity St. (Map)

Open Monday - Friday
except official university holidays
Cashier Office: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Administrative Office: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Phone: 512-471-PARK (7275)
Fax: 512-232-9405
Twitter: @utaustinparking, @utshuttle, @bikeut