Getting Around Downtown Austin
Get into, around and out of downtown more efficiently
Downtown Austin is a major transportation and mobility hub for commuters, visitors and residents alike. There are several options for getting downtown: bus, rail, carpooling, vanpooling and ride-hailing are just a few. If driving in to the city, there are several downtown parking options for you to leave your car and quickly get around by biking, walking or taking a scooter to help you get where you need to go.
Here are resources on how you can get to, around, and out of downtown more efficiently:
Bus & Rail
CapMetro offers multiple ways to get to and from downtown. Plan your trip using the Trip Planner to find your best route. Download the App to buy and scan your ticket, and follow @CapMetroATX for service alerts and updates.Plan Your Route⟶
Park ATX can make on-street parking easy and convenient if you drive downtown. Use the App to pay, extend, and manage your parking session remotely with a few taps. Use validation codes FREE15ATX1 and FREE15ATX2 to park for free for 15-minute in any paid on-street parking space. Codes are valid for separate sessions once every 24 hours.Find Parking Downtown⟶
Affordable Parking Program
The Affordable Parking Program is a City of Austin and Downtown Austin Alliance initiative aimed at reducing economic barriers for Austin service and entertainment industry employees. Park at affordable monthly rates as early as 3 p.m., stay as late as 7 a.m. during the week, and park up to 24 hours during the weekend, depending on the garage. Parking at participating garages is available on a first-come, first-served basis.Learn More⟶
Let MetroBike take you around downtown when trips are too far to walk but too short to drive. Use the BCycle App or check the MetroBike map to find the nearest bike station, buy a pass, check out a bike and get riding. The program is owned and operated by CapMetro and the City of Austin.Learn More⟶
Scooters are convenient and available throughout downtown. Services like Bird, Lime, LINK and Wheels are easy alternatives to running errands, grabbing lunch or heading to a meeting. Each company has its own app and starting rate.Learn More⟶
Ride-hailing makes it easy to get to and out of downtown without the need to find parking. Services like Lyft and Uber, and ZTrip are readily available. Each company has its own app and starting rate.
Movability works hand in hand with downtown businesses and employers to connect employees with transportation options and reward sustainable choices through the Get There Central Texas platform. Join the movement to reduce congestion in downtown Austin.Join the Movement⟶
Get There ATX
Get There ATX is the ultimate resource where visitors and residents can discover all available transportation options to get around the city. Use their newsletter, social media, and website to learn how to ride the bus, rent a bike, ride a scooter, or get general directions to get where you need to go. The program is managed and operated by the Austin Transportation Department.Learn More⟶
There is always something happening in downtown Austin. This interactive map shows the impact of special events on Austin streets by event name and date. For more event information on events that have been permitted, visit the Austin Center for Events website.See Closures⟶
Disclaimer: The tools and information listed are third-party products and services that are helpful in getting to and around downtown Austin and are not administered by Downtown Austin Alliance.