Interurban Coach
Interurban Coach

Interurban Coach

Zone 1 - Local/Intra-County
$2.00 one way - Trips within one county 


Zone 2 - Regional/Inter-County
$4.00 one way - Trips anywhere in the CARTS district


Regional/All Day Pass
$6.00 all day - Ride all day on any Interurban route, including the Interuban Express Route with service to Texas State University


Monthly Pass
$88.00 monthly - Ride all month on any Interurban route, including the Interuban Express Route with service to Texas State University

Interurban Coach
Interurban Coach

The Interurban Coach is a regional intercity route providing connections between Austin, Bastrop, Bertram Burnet, Georgetown, Liberty Hill, Lockhart, Luling, Marble Falls, Round Rock, San Marcos,Texas State University, LaGrange, Giddings, Paige, Smithville and Elgin. This service also makes connections to Greyhound and Capital Metro.Registered CARTS customers who ride into Austin on the Interurban Coach Routes can schedule a connecting ride on the Grasshopper to their destinations in Austin.

CARTS Grasshopper Service

CARTS customers who use the Interurban Coach Routes into Austin can schedule a connecting ride from the CARTS Station to medical appointments or other business in Austin.  The Grasshopper Service must be booked in advance and passengers must meet certain eligibility requirements (registered CARTS customer of age 65 or older, persons pre-approved under the reduced Fare program, CARTS ADA Eligibility Guidelines or Veterans travelling to a VA Center). Connecting rides subject to availability & offered at all CARTS stations.

Attention Taylor Passengers:  Taylor Connector 907 with service to Hutto and Round Rock begins January 21, 2020.  You can make a transfer at the Round Rock transit center to catch the Interurban 1511 Red Route into Austin and Greyhound. 

COVID-19 Service Alert     

CARTS will begin to restore service on most routes begining September 01, 2020  

Interurban Coach Express Gold route 1517 will begin a modified Fall Schedule August 24, 2020

1510 YELLOW ROUTE - INTERURBAN COACH - SOUTH IH35 - San Marcos/Texas State University/Southpark Meadows/Greyhound

SOUTHBOUND - Monday - Friday

Austin to San Marcos; with stops at Southpark Meadows and Texas State University. You can make connections to Capital Metro at Southpark Meadows and Plaza Saltillo.

Stop Departure Times
CARTS Plaza Saltillo - 9:15a 12:05p 3:15p 6:05p
Southpark Meadows - 9:35a 12:25p 3:35p 6:25p
Texas State University(Woods/UAC) - 10:10a 1:00p 4:10p 7:00p
San Marcos CARTS - 10:15a 1:05p 4:15p 7:05pp

NORTHBOUND - Monday - Friday

San Marcos to Austin; with stops at Tanger Outlet Mall, Southpark Meadows and Austin Greyhound. You can make connections to Capital Metro at Southpark Meadows and Plaza Saltillo.

Stop Departure Times
San Marcos CARTS 7:45a 10:15a 1:35p 4:25p -
Centerpoint - 10:25a 1:45p - -
Southpark Meadows 8:45a 11:15a 2:25p 5:00p -
Greyhound - 11:45a 2:55p 5:45p -
CARTS Plaza Saltillo 9:15a 12:05p 3:15p 6:05p -

1511 RED ROUTE - INTERURBAN COACH - NORTH IH35 - RoundRock/Georgetown - Restored Service 9/1/2020

SOUTHBOUND - Monday-Friday

Round Rock to Austin; with stops at University Oaks Shopping Center (IKEA),Georgetown, Tech Ridge Park & Ride and Greyhound. You can make connections to Capital Metro at Tech Ridge Park & Ride.

Stop Departure Times
Georgetown CARTS Station 6:50a 1:00p
Georgetown Library 7:00a 1:10p
Georgetown CARTS 7:10a 1:20p
University Oaks Shopping Center (IKEA) 7:35a 1:45p
Round Rock Transit Center 7:50a 2:00p
Metro Tech Ridge Park & Ride 8:25a 2:25p
Austin Greyhound 8:50a 2:50p
CARTS Plaza Saltillo 9:15a 3:15p

NORTHBOUND - Monday-Friday

Austin to Georgetown; with stops at Greyhound, Tech Ridge Park & Ride, Round Rock and University Oaks Shopping Center (IKEA).You can make connections to Capital Metro at Tech Ridge Park and Ride.

Stop Departure Times
CARTS Plaza Saltillo 9:15a 3:15p
Austin Greyhound 9:35a 3:35p
Metro Tech Ridge Park & Ride 9:55a 3:55p
Round Rock Transit Center 10:15a 4:15p
University Oaks Shopping Center (IKEA) 10:30a 4:30p
Georgetown Library 10:55a 4:40p
Georgetown CARTS 11:00a 4:45p

1512 GREEN ROUTE - INTERURBAN COACH - HWY 183 - Marble Falls/Burnet - Restored Service Thursdays Only 9/1/2020

EASTBOUND - Thursday

Marble Falls to Austin; with stops in Burnet, Bertram, Liberty Hill and Lakeline Station. You can make connections to Capital Metro at Lakeline Station and Plaza Saltillo.

Stop Departure Times
Marble Falls Station 6:50a 12:45p
Marble Falls City Hall 6:55a 12:50p
Marble Falls HEB 7:02a 12:57p
Marble Falls Wal-Mart 7:10a 1:05p
Burnet 7:25a 1:20p
Bertram 7:40a 1:35p
Liberty Hill 8:00a 1:55pp
Metro Lakeline Station 8:30a 2:25p
CARTS Plaza Saltillo 9:15a 3:15p

WESTBOUND - Thursday

Austin to Marble Falls; with stops at Greyhound, Lakeline Station, Liberty Hill, Bertram and Burnet. You can make connections to Capital Metro at Lakeline Station and Plaza Saltillo.

Stop Departure Times
CARTS Plaza Saltillo 9:15a 3:15p
Austin Greyhound 9:30a 3:35p
Metro Lakeline Station 9:50a 4:00p
Liberty Hill 10:15a 4:25p
Bertram 10:35a 4:45p
Burnet 10:50a 5:05p
Marble Falls Wal-Mart 11:05a 5:20p
Marble Falls HEB 11:13a 5:28p
Marble Falls Station 11:20a 5:35p
Marble Falls Station 11:25a 5:40p

1514 SILVER - INTERURBAN COACH - HWY 79 - Taylor/RoundRock Service

WESTBOUND - Monday - Friday

Taylor to Round Rock; with stops at Taylor and Hutto then return.* These times are local service

Stop Departure Times
CARTS Taylor 6:40a 8:15a* 8:35a* 8:55a* 9:25a 1:15p 2:50p* 3:10p*
Taylor HEB/Wal-Mart 6:50a 8:25a* 8:45a* 9:05a* 9:35a 1:25p 3:00p* 3:20p*
Hutto 7:05a 9:55a 1:40p
Round Rock Transit Center 7:25a 10:15a 2:00p

EASTBOUND - Monday - Friday

Taylor to Round Rock; with stops at Taylor and Hutto then return. * These times are local service

Stop Departure Times
Round Rock Transit Center 7:25a 10:15a 2:00p
Downtown Hutto 7:40a 10:35a 2:20p
Taylor HEB/Wal-Mart 8:00a 8:25a* 8:45a* 9:05a* 10:50a 2:35p 3:00p* 3:20p*
CARTS Taylor 8:10a 8:55a* 8:55a* 9:15a* 11:00a 2:45p 3:10p* 3:30p*

1516 ORANGE ROUTE - INTERURBAN COACH - HWY 183 - Lockhart/Luling - Restored Service 9/1/2020

WESTBOUND - Monday/Wednesday/Friday

Luling to Austin; with stops in Lockhart, the Austin VA Outpatient Clinic as requested and Austin Greyhound.

Stop Departure Times
American Legion 8:00a 11:00a 2:00p
Lockhart Walmart 8:20a 11:20a 2:20p
Lockhart HEB 8:25a 11:25a 2:25p
Austin VA Outpatient Clinic 8:50a 11:50a 2:50p
CARTS Plaza Saltillo 9:10a 12:10p 3:15p

EASTBOUND - Monday/Wednesday/Friday

Austin to Luling; with stops at the Austin VA Outpatient Clinic and Lockhart.

Stop Departure Times
CARTS Plaza Saltillo 9:15a 12:10p 3:15p
Austin Greyhound 9:35a 12:30p 3:35p
Austin VA Outpatient Clinic 9:55a 12:50p 3:55p
Lockhart HEB 10:30a 1:25p 4:25p
Lockhart Walmart 10:35a 1:30p 4:30p
American Legion 11:00a 1:55p 4:55p

1518 PURPLE ROUTE - INTERURBAN COACH - HWY 71 - Bastrop/Austin - Restored Service 9/1/2020

WESTBOUND - MONDAY-FRIDAY

Bastrop to Austin; with stops at the Garfield Library and ACC Riverside Campus. ACC Riverside Campus provides connections to Cap Metro Routes 4,7, 20, 271, 331 & 350

Stop Departure Times
Bastrop CARTS 8:00a 10:00a 2:00p 4:30p
THL 8:20a 10:20a 2:20p 4:50p
ACC Riverside Campus 8:50a 11:00a 3:00p 5:30p
Plaza Saltillo 9:15a 11:15a 3:15p 5:45p
Austin Greyhound 9:35a - 3:35p -

EASTBOUND - MONDAY-FRIDAY

Austin to Bastrop; with stops at ACC Riverside Campus and Garfield Library. You can make a connection at the Bastrop Station to the Interurban Coach Route 1519 with service to LaGrange.

Stop Departure Times
Austin Greyhound 8:50a - 2:50p -
Plaza Saltillo 9:15a 11:15a 3:15p 5:45p
THL 9:35a 11:35a 3:55p *A/R
Bastrop CARTS 9:55a 11:55a 4:15p 6:30p

1519 Blue Route - INTERURBAN COACH - HWY 71 - BASTROP/LA GRANGE - Restore Service Fridays Only 9/1/2020

WESTBOUND - Friday

LaGrange to Bastrop; with stops in Smithville. Makes a connection to the Bastrop Interurban Route 1518 with service into Austin.

Stop Departure Times
LaGrange Downtown 7:15a 9:15a 1:15p 3:45p
LaGrange Wal-Mart 7:20a 9:20a 1:20p 3:50p
CARTS Smithville 7:40a 9:40a 1:40p 4:10p
CARTS Bastrop 8:00a 10:00a 2:00p 4:30p

EASTBOUND - Friday

Bastrop to LaGrange; with stops in Smithville.

Stop Departure Times
CARTS Bastrop 8:00a 10:00a 2:00p 4:30p
CARTS Smithville 8:20a 10:20a 2:20p 4:50p
LaGrange Wal-Mart 8:40a 10:40a 2:40p 5:05p
LaGrange Downtown 8:45a 10:45a 2:45p 5:15p

1520 PINK ROUTE - INTERURBAN COACH - HWY 290 - LA GRANGE/GIDDINGS/ELGIN/AUSTIN - Restored Service 9/1/2020

WESTBOUND - Tuesday & Thursday

La Grange to Austin; with stops in Giddings, Paige, Downtown Elgin, Elgin ACC Campus, Greyhound and CARTS Plaza Saltillo.

Stop Departure Times
La Grange Downtown 6:55a 12:55p
Giddings 7:25a 1:25p
Paige 7:40a 1:40p
Elgin 8:03a 2:03p
Elgin ACC 8:23a 2:23p
Greyhound 8:50a 2:50p
CARTS Plaza Saltillo 9:15a 3:15p

EASTBOUND - Tuesday & Thursday

Austin to La Grange; with stops at Elgin ACC Campus, Downtown Elgin, Paige, Giddings and La Grange.

Stop Departure Times
CARTS Plaza Saltillo 9:15a 3:15p
Elgin ACC 9:40a 3:45p
Elgin 9:53a 3:58p
Paige 10:19a 4:24p
Giddings 10:35a 4:40p
La Grange Downtown 11:02a 5:05p

1515X PURPLE ROUTE EXPRESS - INTERURBAN COACH EXPRESS- HWY 71 - BASTROP/AUSTIN

WESTBOUND AND EASTBOUND - MONDAY - FRIDAY

Bastrop to Austin Downtown Business District. Makes connections to Cap Metro. Timepoints are in BOLD PRINT. Buses cannot dwell at CapMetro stops if it interferes with their buses.*Other bus stops on the route are noted but times are approximate.

Stop Departure Times
CARTS Smithville 5:50a -
CARTS Bastrop 6:05a
THL -
Lavaca at 4th 6:50a 4:38p
Lavaca at 7th 7:09a 4:40p
Lavaca at 15th 7:10a 4:42p
17th and Colorado 7:14a 4:45p
San Jacontio at 14th 7:15a 4:52p
San Jacinto at 11th 7:20a 4:53p
8th and San Jacinto 4:55p
CARTS Bastrop 6:00p
CARTS Smithville 6:15p

1517 GOLD ROUTE - INTERURBAN COACH EXPRESS -  Restored Modified Service Begins August 24, 2020

SOUTHBOUND - MONDAY - FRIDAY

Austin to Texas State University; with stops at Plaza Saltillo, Southpark Meadows, and San Marcos CARTS. You can make connections to Capital Metro at Southpark Meadows and Plaza Saltillo.

Stop Departure Times
Plaza Saltillo 6:45a 8:45a 10:45a 12:45p 4:00p 6:15p
Southpark Meadows 7:05a 9:05a 11:05a 1:05p 4:25p 6:40p
Texas State University (Woods/UAC) 7:40a 9:40a 11:40a 1:40p 2:40p 5:10p 7:25p
San Marcos CARTS 7:45a 9:45a 11:45a 1:45p 2:45p 5:15p 7:30p

NORTHBOUND - MONDAY - FRIDAY

CARTS San Marcos to CARTS Austin; with stops at Southpark Meadows. You can make connections to Capital Metro at Southpark Meadows.

Stop Departure Times
San Marcos CARTS 7:45a 9:50a 11:45a 2:45p 5:15p 7:30p
Southpark Meadows - 10:20a 12:20p 3:20p 5:50p 8:00p
CARTS Austin 8:45a 10:45a 12:45p 3:45p 6:15p 8:15p

1517 - Gold Route Interurban Coach Express - Reduced Schedule 1/4 - 1/15

Northbound - Monday - Friday

San Marcos to Austin

Stop Departure Times
CARTS San Marcos 2:45p
TxState University 2:55p
CARTS San Marcos 6:00a 8:00a 3:00p 5:10p
Southpark Meadows 3:30p 5:40p
Plaza Saltillo 8:40a 3:45p 6:00p
Eastside Bus Plaza 6:40a 8:50a 3:55p 6:10p

Southbound - Monday - Friday

Austin to San Marcos

Stop Departure Times
Eastside Bus Plaza 6:45a 9:00a 4:00p 6:15p
Plaza Saltillo 7:00a
Southpark Meadows 7:20a 9:20a 4:30p 6:50p
TxState University 7:50a 9:50a 5:00p 7:25p
CARTS San Marcos 7:55a 9:55a 5:05p 7:30p

1517 - Gold Route Interurban Coach Express - Extended Service - 1/19 - 5/12

Northbound - Monday - Friday

San Marcos to Austin

Stop Departure Times
CARTS San Marcos 6:00a 8:00a 8:45a 10:00a 12:00p 3:00p 5:10p
Sothpark Meadows 9:15a 10:30a 12:30p 3:30p 5:40p
Plaza Saltillo 7:30a 8:40a 9:35a 10:45a 12:45p 3:45p 6:00p
Eastside Bus Plaza 6:40a 7:40a 8:50a 9:45a 10:55a 12:55p 3:55p 6:10p

Southbound - Monday - Friday

Austin to San Marcos

Stop Departure Times
Eastside Bus Plaza 6:45a 7:45a 9:00a 11:00a 1:00p 4:00p 6:15p
Plaza Saltillo 7:00a
Southpark Meadows 7:20a 8:05a 9:20a 11:20a 1:20p 4:30p 6:50p
TxState University 7:50a 8:35a 9:50a 11:50a 1:50p 2:55p 5:00p 7:25p
CARTS San Marcos 7:55a 8:40a 9:55a 11:55a 1:55p 3:00p 5:05p 7:30p