Plan ahead! See below to organize for your night out playing and seeing live music in Austin.


Know Before You Go, Get Home Safe  Your safety is our top priority! The Transportation Department resource guide helps you know your options for a safe ride to and from your party or special event.


Affordable Parking Program

City of Austin Parking Division for parking meter enforcement times, map of downtown parking lots & garages, and mobile app to find downtown parking.

Downtown Parking Map for available parking garages and surface lots in the downtown area.

Texas Facilities Commission for available parking garages and surface lots near the Capitol Complex and downtown.


MetroBus  Routes 1-499 and 600-699 - Frequent-stop service with routes all over town, plus flyer routes with fewer stops and faster service.

MetroExpress  Routes 900-999 - Commuter bus service to and from downtown, bringing outlying residents into Central Austin.

MetroRail – Route 550 - Commuter rail service to and from downtown, bringing outlying residents into Central Austin. Pickup: On-demand transit service within specific zones.

Late Night Services  Routes 410-412 and 481-486 - Safe, inexpensive options for traveling at night until 3 a.m.

MetroRideShare  Traffic is often terrible. Share a ride and take cars off the road with Capital Metro's vanpool service.

MetroAccess  A door-to-door, shared-ride service for riders with ADA-eligible disabilities who cannot always use the accessible fixed-route buses.

Guaranteed Ride Home  Guaranteed Ride Home program offers you a safety net through reimbursement of cab or rideshare fees for emergency situations.

CARTS  The Capital Area Rural Transportation System provides transit to rural communities outside CapMetro's service area.