Public Transportation

SXSW 2015 aerial view of Metro Rail and Registration Lounge - Photo by Debbie Finley

During SXSW, Capital Metro offers a variety of services to get you where you need to be. Below are some specifics to help you along the way. Be sure to visit for more information about Capital Metro's public transportation options.

Capital Metro Airport Bus Service – MetroAirport
Capital Metro provides a frequent transfer to and from the Austin Bergstrom international Airport (ABIA). Ride their Airport Flyer, which offers a low cost option for direct access to the downtown area.

Capital Metro – MetroRail Extended Service
Capital Metro’s MetroRail runs along 32 miles from Leander to downtown Austin. Regular fares apply. See full schedules posted at stations or visit for more information.

Capital Metro – Late Night Traveling Options
Staying out late? Catch a safe ride home ‘til 3 AM using Capital Metro’s Night Owl and E-Bus services. All Capital Metro service info is available at or by calling the GO Line at 512-474-1200.

Capital Metro – MetroRapid Service
Riders have now more traveling options with MetroRapid Route 801 and 803, offering frequent service to downtown, free onboard Wi-Fi and upgraded stations with real-time arrival information.

Capital Metro – Mobile Ticketing App
Easily buy Capital Metro passes on-the-go during SXSW via the FREE CapMetro App. During SXSW, select “special offers” in the app to buy multi-day passes, good for unlimited bus and train rides.

Photo by Debbie Finley