More stage time, less rage time
There are more ways than ever to get to Austin City Limits, taking place Oct. 5-7 and 12-14 this year. With folks flocking to Zilker Park and no parking allowed there during ACL, planning ahead can make for a safer, smoother experience. This guide outlines the many options you have to get to and from the festival stage without getting behind the wheel of your personal vehicle.
Official Festival Shuttle
- ACL shuttles operate from Republic Square on both weekends of the festival and will offer free rides to Zilker Park and the festival. Shuttle service begins at 10 a.m., and the final shuttle returns from the park at 11 p.m. each day of the festival.
- Pro tip: Take one of the mobility options below to Republic Square and let the shuttle driver take you the rest of the way!
- Capital Metro
- Pick up a B-cycle from one of the dozens of stations around Austin and drop it off at the B-cycle station at Barton Springs Road and Sterzing Street. From there, it’s just a short walk to the festival entrance.
- Hail a pedicab downtown on your way to ACL or hop into one as you leave. The staging area is on the northeast corner of Barton Springs Road and Azie Morton Road, near the festival entrance.
Dockless bicycles and scooters
- Grab the closest dockless bike or scooter and leave it at the designated drop-off area along Toomey Road. There will be limited secondary drop-off areas along Azie Morton Road and in Veterans Park, between Veterans Drive and MoPac Expressway. The Veterans Park area is exclusively for dockless bicycle and scooter drop-off (no personal bicycle parking).
- No dockless devices will be allowed on the trail or at the event entrance.
- Please note: These are drop-off areas only and the units will be picked up and dispersed throughout the service area to prevent congestion and improve safety as people leave ACL. Units will not be available at these drop-off locations at the end of the night.
- Pedal on down to the festival. Plan ahead and check out the alternate bike routes in the area. We’ll provide racks for you to lock up your personal bicycle along Toomey Road. There will also be limited secondary parking areas along Azie Morton Road and along Stratford Drive. The Stratford Drive area is exclusively for personal bicycle parking (no dockless bicycle or scooter drop-off).
Transportation network companies and taxicabs
- Hail a ride and get picked up or dropped off at one of three zones along either Wallingwood Drive, Lee Barton Drive or Veterans Drive. There will also be a taxicab stand southeast of William Barton Drive.
If you do plan to drive in the area, please be aware that westbound Barton Springs, Toomey and Butler roads will be closed off to vehicular traffic from 9-11 p.m. every night of the festival.
Learn about how to catch a safe ride home, whenever and wherever, at AustinTexas.gov/GetHomeSafe.