Transit

Bus side shot at San Marcos Station

At San Marcos Transit, we are dedicated to connecting people with essential services, job opportunities, and needs throughout the San Marcos area. Our transportation services serve the city of San Marcos and its surrounding areas, making it easier to get where you need to go.


San Marcos Transit is there to help you get where you need to go, whether commuting to work, seeking healthcare, or simply exploring San Marcos. We're here to make your journeys more accessible and convenient.

Our services are provided through a partnership with Capital Area Rural Transit (CARTS), which has provided transit in the area for over 20 years. For more information on CARTS, please visit its web page.


Services

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Fixed Route Services

Our free fixed-route services offer a convenient and reliable way to travel within San Marcos. These routes operate from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Please note that the service often doesn't run on federal holidays. Please check our bus route information section for more info.

On-Demand Paratransit

 Our free complimentary Paratransit service is available for those requiring specialized transportation services. Use this service to schedule a ride from where you are to where you need to go in the service area, which is the city limits of San Marcos. No fares are required for this service, making it accessible and affordable for everyone. Anyone with a qualifying medical condition or disability is eligible. Also, any San Marcos resident who is 65 years or older can ride this service. Please check out our Paratransit Information webpage for more details.

Interurban Service to Austin

Need to commute to Austin? Tired of traffic? We've got you covered. Our low-cost interurban service connects you to South Park Meadows, Central Downtown Austin, and east Austin, starting at 6:45 AM and operating until 9:40 PM, Monday through Friday. The last bus departs from Austin at 8:45 PM. For more info, check our interurban service webpage.

The locations of all buses in the fixed route and interurban service can be viewed with the bus tracker. 

Link to Bus tracker Page


How To Ride: 

Riding the bus is convenient and easy when you know how. Whether you're a first-time rider or a regular commuter, we're here to make your journey a breeze. 


To ride, follow these easy steps:

  • Find a nearby bus stop.
  • Use our maps, schedules, and real-time bus tracker to locate the stop and route that will take you where you want to go.
  • Identify the route that services your stop and, if needed, how to transfer routes to reach your final destination. 
  • Create a trip plan using the route map and schedule to reach your destination.
  • Enjoy the journey with San Marcos Transit!


For more info here are some links: 

Bus Rules

Local Bus Routes

Interurban Service


  


Bobcat shuttle

Other Public Transit Options

The Bobcat Shuttle provides free rides to both students and the general public. To ride the shuttle, simply board the bus at any of its designated stops, just as you would with San Marcos Transit's Fixed Route service.

For more information on Bobcat Shuttle service please review the information on their website.

Link to the Bobcat Shuttle website.

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