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Transportation Station

Getting around is part of Austin campus life

By Liz Williams, August 24, 2012, Features


CapMetro Buses

UT and ACC students ride free with valid student ID or ACC Green Pass

Bike racks on the front of the buses accommodate up to two bikes

Main stop for UT students is located at Guadalupe and 21st

UT Shuttle

Runs a loop around campus

Free with valid UT student ID

Runs daily (except for Saturdays and finals)

UT E-Bus (entertainment bus)

Late night bus to Downtown from UT, West Campus, and Riverside, Thu.-Sat., 8:30pm-3am

Free with valid UT student ID

MetroRail Train

Runs from Leander to Downtown

Bikes can be brought inside the train


Front and rear lights are required by law

Get a U-Lock and a cable lock to thread through the tires

Bicyclists subject to normal driving rules (stop at stop signs, yield at crosswalks, etc).

Bike racks available on most CapMetro and UT Shuttle buses (limit two bikes)

Bikes may be taken on the MetroRail

Helmet not required by law, but recommended in Austin


CapMetro buses, nonstudent fare


Bobcat Tram (BT) Inter-urban San Marcos to Austin and San Marcos to San Antonio

$6-9 each way, $40 gets you 20 rides (one use each way)

Bike racks available

Free wi-fi

Free to Austin on Saturdays with valid Texas State ID


Capital Area Rural Transportation System

Bus services to Austin from Bastrop, Burnet, Blanco, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, and Lee counties and the nonurbanized areas of Travis and Williamson counties

Routes connect to CapMetro Buses and MetroRail

Local and regional fares vary

Free wi-fi and bike racks

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