Transportation options during SXSW

Transportation options during SXSW

If you're attending SXSW, you might want to consider all your options for the easiest way to get around town. There are a number of services available so you can leave the car in the garage and enjoy the shows! 

SXSW Festival Shuttles!

Take advantage of the! SXSW Festival Shuttle! It's a free circulating shuttle that runs between the Austin Convention Center and within walking distance of most SXSW festival venues. Shuttles run from 9am – 2:30am daily, with peak service hours between 9am and 7pm. This one-route system helps get you within walking distance of even the most remote festival venues. Catch the SXSW Festival Shuttle outside the Convention Center on Trinity Street.

Check out our Shuttle Map for specific route details. Track festival shuttles in real time at

Hours of Operation:

Friday, March 9: 10am – 2:30am

Saturday, March 10: 9am – 2:30am

Sunday March, 11: 9am – 3:00am*

Monday March, 12: 9am – 2:30am

Tuesday March, 13: 9am – 2:30am**

Wednesday March: 14, 9am – 2:30am**

Thursday March, 15: 9am – 2:30am**

Friday March, 16: 9am – 2:30am**

Saturday March, 17: 9am – 2:30am**

*Daylight Savings Time

**service to Red River begins at 7pm

Cap Metro!

Austin goes all out for SXSW,® and Cap Metro does too. Monday, March 5 is the first day of SXSWedu® and the music festival ends at some point super early on the morning of Sunday, March 18. Throughout those two weeks, they will offer increased service to ensure that the city operates with great efficiency and extended hours on the weekend and during the second week of the festival too!

Check out their special services during SXSW

Download the App 

Bike to the next venue by using Austin B-Cycles! 

Download the Bcycle app to find real-time information about transportation options that are available right now, including the locations and number of bikes in any Austin B-cycle station.

Not feeling you have the legs to peddle? Flag down a pedicab! There will be plenty of pedicab options during SXSW. Just flag one down and enjoy the ride!


Lyft is the Official Rideshare Partner of SXSW 2018. Get $5 off your first Lyft ride with code SXRIDE18.

Download the Mobile App

Hail a cab! 

Austin Cab Company:

Phone: 1-512-478-2222

Austin Taxi Co-Op:

Phone: 1-512-333-5555 or Book Online

Lone Star Cab:

Book via Text Message or Phone: 1-512-831-4900

Download the Mobile App

Book Online

Yellow Cab of Austin

Phone: 1-512-452-9999

Book Online or Download the App

Of course there is walking, wheeling, skating or skipping to the next show. Do what you need to do to have fun, be safe and enjoy the festivities!