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Interurban 1517 ✯Express✯ Gold Route (Reduced Schedule)- Monday – Friday

During Texas State University holidays and breaks, this route operates on a reduced schedule.

San Marcos to Austin (All Texas State stops are on the Southbound run; they make a quick connection at the San Marcos station and then head to Austin. Please see Southbound schedule for timepoints at Texas State.)


Stop Departure Times
CARTS San Marcos 8:05 am 3:10 pm 5:35 pm
Southpark Meadows 3:40 pm 6:05 pm
Trinity & 4th St 8:45 am 4:00 pm 6:25 pm
7th & Comal Flagstop Flagstop Flagstop
Eastside Bus Plaza 8:55 am 4:10 pm 6:35 pm


(*Drop Off Only) All Texas State stops will make a quick stop at the CARTS San Marcos station before heading Northbound into Austin. Please note the *timepoints are drop off only)

Stop Departure Times
Eastside Bus Plaza 6:45 am 9:00 am 4:15 pm 6:40 pm
Ceasar Chavez & Robert Martinez Flagstop
Trinity & 4th St 7:00 am
Southpark Meadows 7:20 am 9:20 am 4:35 pm 7:00 pm
Texas State University (Woods and LBJ) 7:50 am 9:50 am 2:55 pm 5:15 pm 7:30 pm
CARTS San Marcos 7:55 am 9:55 am 3:00 pm 5:20 pm 7:35 pm


Fares are set by zones. A CARTS customer service agent will inform you of ride costs when booking the trip. All fares are based on a oneway trip. Half-price fare is available for registered CARTS Customers, Seniors 65 and older, Persons with Disabilities, and Children Under 12.


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