Check out all the ways you can get to Austin City Limits, taking place Oct. 4-6 and 11-13 this year. With folks flocking to Zilker Park and no parking allowed there during ACL, planning ahead can make for a safer, smoother, stress-free experience. With this guide, discover the many ways you can get to and from the festival without needing to drive a personal vehicle.
Hail a pedicab downtown on your way to ACL or hop into one as you leave. The pickup/drop-off area is on the northeast corner of Barton Springs Road and Azie Morton Road, near the festival entrance.
Rent a B-cycle from one of the dozens of stations around Austin and drop it off at the B-cycle station and valet service at Barton Springs Road and Sterzing Street. From there, it’s just a short walk to the festival entrance.
Pedal on down to the festival. There will be bike parking racks for you to lock up your personal bicycle along Toomey Road. There will also be limited secondary parking areas along Azie Morton Road and along Stratford Drive. The Stratford Drive area is exclusively for personal bicycle parking (no dockless bicycle or scooter drop-off).
Micromobility (dockless pedal bicycles, e-bikes and e-scooters)
Grab the closest dockless bike or scooter and leave it at the designated drop-off area along Toomey Road. There will be limited secondary drop-off areas along Azie Morton Road and in Veterans Park, between Veterans Drive and MoPac Expressway. The Veterans Park area is exclusively for dockless bicycle and scooter drop-off (no personal bicycle parking).
No e-scooters are allowed on the trail. Micromobility devices are not allowed at the event entrance.
These are drop-off areas only and the units will be picked up and dispersed throughout the service area to prevent congestion and improve safety as people leave ACL. Micromobility options will not be available at these drop-off locations at the end of the night.
Keep in mind that ACL draws large numbers of pedestrians, so when using micromobility devices, yield and communicate when passing slower travelers.
Transportation network companies (“ride-hail services”) and taxicabs
Hail a ride and get picked up or dropped off at one of three zones along either Wallingwood Drive, Lee Barton Drive or Veterans Drive. There will also be a taxicab stand southeast of William Barton Drive.
Pro tip: Utilize a “pool” option to decrease the cost of the trip, share your ride with others who have the same destination, and help reduce the number of cars on the road!
If you do plan to drive in the area, please be aware that neighborhood streets near Zilker Park will be accessible to only residents and businesses so festival attendees will not be able to park there. Westbound Barton Springs, Toomey and Butler roads will be closed off to vehicular traffic from 9-11 p.m. every night of the festival.