Our MetroExpress routes provide commuter bus service for North Austin and outlying areas, allowing customers to leave their cars at Park & Rides and travel into Central Austin.
MetroExpress is able to take advantage of the MoPac Express Lanes, letting riders bypass traffic toll-free. These vehicles have free Wi-Fi, comfy seats and room for your bike. Five MetroExpress routes serve Northwest Austin and Leander, with the other two serving Tech Ridge or Elgin and Manor.
Note: Most MetroExpress service has been suspended temporarily, effective March 30, as a part of Capital Metro's service adjustments in response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Customers should use the Trip Planner online or on the CapMetro App to find transit alternatives to their normal trips. Also, be sure to check back with our COVID-19 service update page to find the latest news.
A guaranteed ride home
If you're worried about how you'll get home in case of an emergency and thus hesitant to take the train, then we've got you covered. The Guaranteed Ride Home program provides registered MetroExpress, MetroFlyer, MetroRail and MetroRideShare customers with a taxi ride home from work in the event of an unexpected emergency. For an annual membership fee of $5, you can register and get reimbursed for up to 4 emergency taxi rides a year.