Austin Public Transportation


Riding the bus in Austin will give you time for a quick read or just some relaxation. Use the bus to get to work or school or run your daily errands. It may help you save time, money and stress. As an added benefit, you will be helping streamline Austin's traffic and improve the environment.

Austin's Capital Metro offers bus service throughout the city, between downtown and the airport, plus park and ride routes to Northwest and Southwest suburbs. Most Capital Metro bus routes cost 50 cents a ride.

Downtown, the trolley buses, dubbed "Dillos", offer free rides from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. with free parking South of the river at the baseball fields near Toomey Road and Lamar Boulevard, and parking near MoPac at Austin High School on Cesar Chavez Boulevard. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, two special free Dillo routes operate downtown from 6 p.m. until 3 a.m. The Moonlight Dillo operates East-West generally along 5th and 6th Streets between the Red River entertainment district near the Convention Center in the East and South Lamar Boulevard in the West. The Starlight Dillo runs North-South through the center of downtown Austin between Barton Springs Road, South of the river, and 15th Street near the Capitol. All Dillo routes are posted on downtown bus stops.

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