Ghosts and Goblins Ride Free on Halloween Weekend

Halloween-themed illustration of a bus driving for Austin Capital Metro


Halloween is almost here, and CapMetro is ready to take you and your friends out for a ghoulish good time. Before you head to your favorite costume contest or Texas-Baylor watch party, make sure you know the service schedule that will get you there and home safely.

On Saturday night, MetroRail and MetroRapid will run until midnight. For the late night vampires hanging downtown for the evening, Night Owls will run until about 3 A.M., and will depart from 6th and Congress. If you’re going back to the campus area or North Lamar, take the Night Owl 481, whereas the Night Owl 483 serves Riverside.

Normally Night Owls don’t run on Sundays, but they will on Halloween night, and MetroRapid will also run until about midnight, but there won’t be MetroRail service. Don’t forget that it’s a school night, and the Cowboys also play that evening.

CapMetro is a great option for a safe ride home, especially if you’ve “had too much candy.” Speaking of safety, don’t forget your mask (the pandemic kind). Costumes are also totally OK and encouraged on the bus!

UT students, staff and faculty always ride free on CapMetro with a valid UT ID. This month, you can bring your friends and family along and they’ll get free fares throughout October, too, as a special thank you to all customers.

So, carve out some time with your favorite creatures of the night and enjoy the ride!

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