MetroRail Heroine


Why fight traffic on your commute to and from work when you can use the time for something you'd rather be doing instead? Board a MetroRail train and watch the scenery, read, catch up with a friend or surf the web with free onboard Wi-Fi. Visit our Online Marketplace to purchase your fare.

550 MetroRail Red Line

Added capacity

In January 2018, we added more capacity to MetroRail's morning and evening service. Cap Metro will run 2 paired trips 6 times a day, helping to relieve overcrowded trains.

The paired trips are as follows:

From Leander Station in the Morning
  • 6:51 a.m. and 6:56 a.m.
  • 7:27 a.m. and 7:32 a.m
  • 8:03 a.m. and 8:08 a.m.
From Downtown Station in the Evening
  • 4:17 p.m. and 4:22 p.m.
  • 4:53 p.m. and 4:58 p.m.
  • 5:29 p.m. and 5:34 p.m.

Catch a Rail Connector bus

Take the train to MLK Station and then hop on a Connector bus to take you to the Capitol ( Route 464) or the UT campus ( the 465). At Kramer Station, the 466 will take you to The Domain or the Pickle Research Campus.

Night rail service

MetroRail trains run late on Friday and Saturday nights. Enjoy Austin's downtown, where there's always something going on, or destinations at any stop along the line. On Saturdays, trains begin service at 4 p.m. The last train leaves Downtown Station at 12:30 Friday and midnight Saturday. If you're out later than that, check our Late-Night Service.

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.