Buses & Trains

“A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station….”
William Faulkner

Ever wish you didn’t have to waste so much time in traffic? Chances are, you don’t. What if there was a way that you could just kick back and read a magazine, sip your coffee, and let someone else do the driving? There is!



Take advantage of Capital Metro services from more than 2,700 stops throughout the capital area.  And every piece of information you need to find the best route and most efficient schedule is right here on the Web.

If you’re not sure exactly how to ride, Capital Metro makes it easy for you here.

Check service area maps to determine the routes that serve your destinations. Use that route number to see maps and schedules to plan your trip.

Use the trip planner to find your way, or use the mobile service, Dadnab, to figure out how to get there. Just send a text to 512.981.6221 including your address of origin and destination, and in seconds you will receive a text with directions.

Cash fares for single rides are $1.25 on all local bus trips and $3.50 on all regional trips.  Capital Metro also has day passes, 7-day passes and 31-day passes available.  Go here to learn more about fares. Go here to purchase passes online.


Who doesn’t love a train? Capital MetroRail offers passenger rail service weekdays between the City of Leander and downtown Austin. Whether you are commuting to work, heading to the university or just having fun, Capital MetroRail is the comfortable and reliable way to get there.

Climb aboard and use your time on the train to do what you want to do: enjoy the scenery, read, catch up with a friend or surf the web with free, on-board Wi-Fi.

For fare information, check here.

Want to explore Central Texas and beyond?  Visit Amtrak to explore the options.


The Capital Area Rural Transportation System, better known as CARTS, serves the Texas counties of Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, and non-urbanized areas of Travis and Williamson.

CARTS offers the Interurban Coach. This is a regional intercity route providing connections between Austin, Bastrop, Bertram Burnet, Georgetown, Liberty Hill, Lockhart, Luling, Marble Falls, Round Rock, San Marcos and Taylor. This service also makes connections to Greyhound and Capital Metro.

There are a few handy connector routes that will get you to Austin from Bastrop, Georgetown, or Elgin.

Take the HOP! The HOP serves two Urban Divisions: one Urban Division serves the Temple urbanized area, including Belton.  The other Urban Division serves the Killeen urbanized area, including Copperas Cove and Harker Heights. There is also a Rural Service that serves Hamilton, Lampasas, Llano, Mason, Milam, Mills, San Saba, and rural Coryell County.

The Bobcat Tram provides Campus routes which are designed to serve the campus of Texas State and densely populated areas in San Marcos.


Greyhound provides regularly scheduled passenger service. Visit their website for locations, times, and prices.

Megabus offers daily express bus service to major Texas cities and beyond.  Visit their website for locations, times, and prices.