Stress Free SXSW Tips

Ready or not, SXSW starts on March 13 and thousands of people will be here to soak up everything the festival has to offer. That means networking and educational opportunities, festival fun – and traffic.

SXSW is an excellent time to try out mobility options so you don’t end up sitting in heavier-than usual traffic. You might end up finding new commute options you never knew existed!

Capital Metro is one of the most efficient ways to get in and out of downtown. Read more here about special service hours during the festival. Keep in mind that Capital Metro’s Express buses can take advantage of the MoPac Express lanes for a quick ride! And many routes already have frequent service, with buses arriving every 15 minutes. If you’re commuter just trying to make it to work, this is a great week to try out transit.

If you’re already downtown, you have plenty of options for getting around car-free: try scooters like Bird or Spin, Revel’s mopeds, or Austin B-Cycle to get you to and from transit stops, shows, panels, and more.

It’s also exciting to see several panels focused on the future of transportation and mobility at this year’s SXSW. Here are a few we think will be worth going to!