Capital Metro is increasing service on Route 30 to make it easier for you and your family to visit the Zilker Tree Holiday Festival. The City of Austin’s Zilker Tree Holiday Festival begins this weekend and includes light displays, Santa’s House, nightly entertainment, concessions and, of course, the Zilker Tree.
Each night of the festival (Dec. 13-21) buses will run begin running every 10-15 minutes at 5:30 p.m. on Route 30, which travels along Barton Springs Road. Buses will operate all evening, with the last bus departing Zilker Park at approximately 10:30 p.m.
Festival-goers can catch the bus at numerous locations along Route 30 that permit public parking. Route 30 drops off right outside Zilker Park.
A one-way trip for adults is 75 cents, for children 6–18 it’s 35 cents. Children five and under ride free. That’s less than $5 roundtrip for a family of four! Our fareboxes do not return change, so you’ll get the best value by paying with exact change only.