Getting and Parking Downtown


Unfortunately, CapMetro is not running their rail service on weekends this fall, but in conjunction with the Fall Pecan Street Festival, they are providing extra Express bus service on Saturday from three MetroRail stations: Leander, Lakeline and Howard stations. Find out more about their special Festival services on their website … and remember, kids always ride free!


Credit: Will Taylor, Lost in Austin

While there are some options for free parking on Saturday east of I-35, they are getting thin (try north of 7th St.); there is metered parking all over the place, and the maximum time varies. It’s free on Sunday at metered spots.

Here’s a map of garages and lots, and it lists the times you must pay to park in a metered spot.

Here’s a helpful listing/map of garages with costs:

Downtown parking