There are plenty of ways to get to ACL Fest! From taking our festival-provided downtown shuttles to biking to ride-share companies, read on to see a list of the best ways to get to Zilker Park during ACL Festival.
Coming from the Greater Austin Area and beyond? Take the Fanzone Charter Bus! It’s a great way to get from all over Austin straight to the festival. From Houston, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Cedar Park, Waco, College Station and many more, reserve your seat in advance and we’ll see you at Zilker.
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There is no parking at Zilker Park for the ACL Festival, so take advantage of the Complimentary Official Festival Shuttles provided by ACL Fest instead! Board at Republic Square Park at the corner of 4th & Guadalupe streets and you’ll be dropped off on Barton Springs Road outside the Barton Springs West Entrance. When you’re finished rocking, hop back on for a return trip from the same spot, outside the Barton Springs West Entrance.
The shuttles begin at Republic Square at 10:30AM and make their final return from the park at 11PM each day of the Festival.
CapMetro is ramping up their service to meet increased demands during ACL Fest, including running Saturday-level service on Sundays for both weekends. Click here to learn more about what routes to take to the festival.
We encourage all of our fans to use pedal power – by far the easiest way to get to the festival! Bike racks are available at the Lady Bird Lake Entrance and south of the Barton Springs East and Barton Springs West Entrances. If you plan on leaving your bicycle at the bike racks at each of the festival entrance gates, don’t forget to bring your own lock! Please be aware that all bikes left locked in the designated bike racks after 11PM on Sunday risk being impounded.
Check out this map for the best route to us when you ride your bike to ACL Fest.
Austin B-cycle is the quickest and easiest way to get to the fest! Grab a B-cycle from one of the 50+ stations in central Austin and ride to the B-cycle station at Uncle Billy’s (Barton Springs Rd. at Kinney Ave) where there will be a B-cycle valet during the festival to make sure you always have a place to dock the bike.
Our friends at Mellow Johnny’s will be stationed at Bike Parking south of the Barton Springs East and Barton Springs West Entrances to help with any small issues you may have encountered on your way to the fest. Stop by for minor repairs and supplies you may have forgotten!
Motorcycles & Scooters
Scooter & Motorcycle parking is available at the corner of Sterzing Drive and Toomey Road. This is accessible via westbound Barton Springs, turning right onto Sterzing.
Take the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail for a quick walk downtown and easy access to the festival grounds. Extra lighting is provided for your safety, and there are also user amenities along different spots of the Trail including water fountains, restrooms, and parking lots. View the interactive Trail map here. If you are using the Trail, be mindful of the burn-ban and responsibly discard cigarette butts.