Celebrate Halloween Anywhere in Austin with CapMetro

Are you brave enough to roam the streets on All Hallows’ Eve? With celebrations, costume contests and themed bars popping up all over Austin, CapMetro can be your answer to a stress-free ride home. Remember, UT students, staff and faculty ride free on all our services.

On October 29, Saturday night, CapMetro Rail will run until 2:30 a.m. and Rapid will run until midnight. Rail will also run until midnight on Monday, October 31 for weeknight Halloween warriors. For those who plan to be out late, Night Owls will run until about 3 A.M., and will depart from 6th and Congress. If you’re going back to the campus area or North Lamar, take the .

To make all your Halloween planning a bit easier, we’ve brainstormed some topical costume ideas. In line with the theme of dumping the pump and riding public transit, some of these ideas are related to saving the Earth, which never goes out of style. Just like previous years, our buses, trains and bikes agreed to model these costumes for us.

Illustration of E.T. in the basket of a bicycle

ET – Modeled by our MetroBike

ET walked so that Stranger Things could run. We’re bringing back a timeless 80s costume featuring our favorite extraterrestrial. Although you might not be able to fly through the sky on your bike, you can still relive the emotional voyage of this little alien who finds himself far from home. And with the CapMetro App, you too can phone a safe ride home. You’ll need a red hoodie, basket, white towel, ET plushie and bike. No bike? No problem. Download the BCycle app to rent a MetroBike to both complete your costume and get you home. UT students can enjoy unlimited bike rides for just $12 a year.

Illustration of passenger train coming out of Mario tube like a bullet in the game

Super Mario Bullet Bill – Modeled by our Rail

Isn’t it everyone’s dream to be launched out of a cannon?! Join the dark side in a Bullet Bill costume. This is perfect for a budget- and time-friendly costume. Select the best all-black outfit from your closet, add a black ski-mask and don white gloves. Take it to the next level by getting your friends to dress up as Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach. Toad can come, too.

NASA Spacecraft – Modeled by our Bus

With the resurgence of 90s fashion and space exploration, we’ve been seeing an abundance of NASA T-shirts incorporated into current style trends. Why not take the NASA appreciation a step further and dress up as a Dart spacecraft crashing into an asteroid 7 million miles from Earth? Why? To save humankind from suffering the same fate as the dinosaurs somewhere down the line, of course. You’ll be kind of a big deal.

Illustration of green bus with Top Gun costume

Top Gun Maverick – Modeled by our Bus

Make your pilot dreams a reality with a Top Bus costume. Take the bus to your local thrift store and find an army-green jumpsuit, helmet and classic aviator-style sunglasses. Print out a US flag and Top Bus patch for final touches. Although this one can be a great last-minute costume, wear it with pride. It’s not just any pilot outfit, you’ll be known as the fastest man alive.

Austin FC – Modeled by our Pickup vehicle

It’s been a good year for Austin’s MLS team. If you have the iconic green and black striped jersey, we recommend topping it off with cleats, knee-high socks and face paint. Whether you’re going as Brad Stuver the goalkeeper or another one of your favorite players, you’ll be able to feel Los Verdes pride during this playoff season. And remember, the fastest way to get to the Q2 stadium is by riding CapMetro Rail.