Transportation and Getting Around Austin

Austin is a big city with a very active downtown. But don’t worry to much about getting around, with proper planning it can be easy to navigate and find transportation and parking.

We suggest checking a maps app like Google Maps or Waze ahead of time so that you can properly plan your route and timing. This way you can also locate any parking garages that may be close by incase you do not want to search around for street parking.

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Parking & Getting to the Expo

By Car:

If you are going to drive, we strongly encourage carpooling as traffic gets quite busy all around downtown race weekend. Parking is available on-site in the event center garage, charges may apply.

We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app.

To reserve your parking spot for the Austin Marathon Packet Pick Up & Expo, visit the Palmer Events Center SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

New to SpotHero? Click here to download the SpotHero app.

By Bike:

There are lots of bicycle racks on site so avoid the parking fees and ride your bike!

There are also two Austin B-Cycle stations around the Palmer Events Center available.

By Bus/Metro Rail:

Stop worrying about parking all together by taking CapMetro. Visit for information and schedules on Metro Bus and Metro Rail.

Transit Routes: 1, 7, 10, 20, 30, 300, and 801 will get you there!

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Austin Marathon Morning

Parking in the downtown area within walking distance of the start and finish lines is plentiful. There are numerous free and paid parking garages and surface lots as well as free on-street parking downtown. On-street metered spots are free of charge on Sundays.

Don’t want to worry about parking at all? Take CapMetro!

Transit Routes: 1, 7, 10, 20, 30, 300, and 801 will get you there!

Plan your trip (online): 
Plan your trip (on your smartphone):

You can also read through our full traffic guide to see road closures throughout the city of Austin.

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