Capital Metro Offers Halloween Double Feature
Agency will provide extended service Saturday and Halloween nights
AUSTIN, Texas - Those planning to stay out past the witching hour to celebrate Halloween can rely on Capital Metro for safe travels to and from the festivities. This year, the transportation agency will provide two nights of extended holiday service: on Saturday, Oct. 28 and Halloween, Tuesday, Oct. 31.
There are several ways to get to the fall fun:
Riders can bypass traffic using MetroRail to travel to Downtown Station, located across from the Convention Center on 4th Street between Neches and Trinity, just two blocks from the 6th Street revelry. Convenient and free parking is available to MetroRail riders at Lakeline and Howard Stations.
MetroRail will run every half hour, with the last train departing Downtown Station at 2:30 a.m. Saturday night, and 12:30 a.m. on Halloween. Exact times can be found at capmetro.org/specialevents. MetroRail riders should note that the train does not operate to or from Leander on weekends.
A single ride on MetroRail is $3.50 and a Day Pass is $7. Passes can be purchased on the CapMetro App, on station platforms, at retail outlets around town and at the Transit Store. Ticket vending machines at MetroRail stations only accept cash and stored value cards.
Routes 801 and 803 will run every 20 minutes until about 2:30 a.m. on both Saturday night, Oct. 28 and Halloween.
MetroRapid Route 801 runs between North Lamar and South Congress, while Route 803 runs from Burnet to South Lamar. Both routes offer several stops downtown. A single ride on MetroRapid is $1.25 and a Day Pass is $2.50. MetroRapid riders can purchase passes with cash or through the CapMetro App. Stored value cards may also be used.
Riders can also avoid high priced taxis and rideshare fares by taking advantage of two late-night services offered by Capital Metro: Night Owl and E-Bus.
The five Night Owl routes will run every 20 to 30 minutes until 3 a.m. on both Saturday night, Oct. 28 and Halloween. These routes travel between neighborhoods around Austin and 6th and Congress.
The three E-Bus routes will run every 10 to 20 minutes between student housing neighborhoods and downtown until 3 a.m. on both nights.
Night Owl and E-Bus fares are $1.25 for a single ride or $2.50 for a Day Pass. Late-night service riders can purchase passes with cash or through the CapMetro App. Stored value cards may also be used.
Complete Halloween service information, including special schedules, is available at capmetro.org/specialevents. Additional information about Capital Metro services and fares can be found at capmetro.org or by calling the GO Line at 512-474-1200.
Due to Viva la Vida Festival & Parade and Halloween events on Saturday, Oct. 28 and Tuesday, Oct. 31, 6th Street from Comal to Congress will be affected from 9 a.m. until the end of activities. Routes 4, 17, 21, 22 and 100 will be on detour.
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Mariette Hummel, 917-592-8633