Shuttles

The Best Way is By Shuttle

Take the shuttle! With newly expanded roads, exclusive lanes for 600 shuttle buses, and an upgraded “Front Gate” dedicated pick-up/drop-off area, travel to Circuit of The Americas has never been easier. These improvements aim to reduce wait times and create an efficient transportation experience.

RIDESHARE DISCLAIMER: New this year, COTA Blvd will be restricted to permitted vehicles and buses only. Similarly, rideshare (Uber, Lyft, etc) services will operate out of the Del Valle High School parking lot and can only be accessed by a COTA shuttle (complimentary 3.5-mile ride). To ensure a successful transit experience, rideshare vehicles will not be permitted on McAngus Road or COTA Blvd during race weekend.

F1 Shuttles - Bus Driving in The Night

For the smoothest race weekend experience, come early, stay late, and take the shuttle.

Waterloo Park

This is the closest drop-off point to the Circuit entrance available. The Waterloo Park shuttle hub is the only shuttle with direct drop-off and pick-up at the Grand Plaza Gates. Primarily comprised of luxury motor coaches, this route offers parking for $20/day at the garages between Trinity and San Jacinto. Prices subject to change.

  • Round-Trip Price: $130/person/3-day weekend pass or $45/person/day with Advance Purchase
  • Same Day: $55/person/day

Barton Creek Square Mall

Located near the intersection of Loop 1 and HWY 360 (Capital of Texas Highway), the Barton Creek Square Mall shuttle hub is a free parking lot with service varied between a mix of air-conditioned school buses and motor coaches. Shuttle pick-up and drop-off is located near JCPenney. This hub is not available on Friday of race weekend. Prices subject to change.

  • Round-Trip Price: $85/person/2-day weekend pass or $45/person/day with Advance Purchase
  • Same Day: $55/person/day

 

Travis County Expo Center

Located near the intersections of HWY 290/US 183 and the 130 Tollway, the Travis County Expo Center shuttle hub is a free parking lot with service in primarily air-conditioned school buses. Please enter and exit this facility at “Gate 1” located off Decker Lane. Prices subject to change.

  • Round-Trip Price: $100/person/3-day Weekend Pass or $35/person/day with Advance Purchase
  • Same Day: $45/person/day

*Travis County Expo Center and Barton Creek Square Mall shuttles drop-off and pick-up at the McAngus road depot which is a 10-15-minute walk to the Grand Plaza gates or a short tram ride away. 

Prepare For Your Ride

Shuttle Logistics

Children 3 and under ride for free. The last inbound shuttle to COTA will depart at 2 p.m. on Sunday, and 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Shuttles stop running 60 minutes after music stops on Friday and Saturday. The longest transit times occur on Race Day Sunday between 9:30am and 12:15pm.

Shuttle Accessibility

Accessibility services for off-site shuttle locations are available upon request. Please fill out this form for additional assistance.

Rideshare Discalimer

New this year, COTA Blvd will be restricted to permitted vehicles and buses only. Similarly, rideshare (Uber, Lyft, etc) services will operate out of the Del Valle High School parking lot and can only be accessed by a COTA shuttle (complimentary 3.5-mile ride). To ensure a successful transit experience, rideshare vehicles will not be permitted on McAngus Road or COTA Blvd during race weekend.

Fans Using Shuttle for 2021 USGP at COTA - Bus Drive & Tourists

Shuttle Passes

Price

$45+

SUGGESTED PARKING

Multiple Pick-up Locations

Shuttle FAQs

Can I purchase a shuttle pass when I arrive at the pick-up location? 

A limited amount of shuttle passes may be available at shuttle departure/pick-up locations. These may be sold on a standby basis if available and are NOT guaranteed. We strongly encourage race fans to purchase their shuttle package before race weekend as early as possible.

What payment methods can be used to purchase shuttle passes?  

Credit and debit cards are accepted. We do not accept American Express credit cards or cash as forms of payment.

What is the maximum number of shuttle passes I can buy?  

A maximum of (8) shuttle passes per transaction are permitted.

How do we redeem shuttle passes?

Please follow signage and directions to the ticketing area at your selected offsite shuttle locations and have your mobile ticket ready to be scanned. One of COTA’s event staff members will provide you with a wristband that will grant you access on the shuttle.

When does the first bus depart?

The first bus will depart approximately 1 hour before gates open each day.

How often will the shuttles run? 

Shuttles to Circuit of The Americas will run continuously until 6:30pm Friday and Saturday. Return service will end 60 minutes after music ends on Friday and Saturday night. Shuttles will run continuously all day on Sunday.

How will I know what shuttle to take at the end of the day?

Guest service teams will be present onsite to help assist fans locate their shuttle. All shuttle lines and wristbands will be color coordinated with a specific shuttle route. The Downtown Shuttle will be red, white and blue. The Travis County Expo Center Shuttle will be yellow. The Barton Creek Square Mall Shuttle will be teal.

Where do I park for the Downtown Shuttle?

Parking garages are located between 12th and 15th street at San Jacinto and Trinity.

If I am using Rideshare for the Downtown Shuttle, what address do I use?

Rideshare drop-off for the Downtown Shuttle will be at 12th and Red River or at 307 East 14th Street, Austin, TX.

Where is the Downtown Shuttle located?

The Downtown Shuttle depot is located on Trinity St between 12th and 15th street, next to Waterloo Park. You should enter Waterloo Park off 12th Street and Trinity or at 1400 Red River St.

Where does the Downtown Shuttle drop-off and pick-up at COTA?

You will be dropped off and picked up at the same location: The North and South Cut out bus depots adjacent to COTA’s Grand Plaza entrance.

How do I get to the Expo Center?

Please enter the Expo Center using Gate 1 off Decker Lane. The Expo Shuttle pick-up is located at the show barn. Head to the ticket booth inside the show barn to scan or purchase your shuttle passes and hop on the shuttle.

Is parking free at the Expo Center?

Parking is free at the Expo Center

Where does the Expo Center Shuttle drop off and pick up at COTA?

You will be dropped off and picked up at the same location at COTA’s McAngus Lot. This is approximately a 10-12 minute walk from COTA’s Grand Plaza entrance or a short tram ride.

Where is the Barton Creek Square Mall Shuttle located?

The Barton Creek Square Mall Shuttle is located between Dillard’s and JCPenney’s in the south end of the parking lot. Parking is free.

Where does the Barton Creek Shuttle drop off and pick up at COTA?

You will be dropped off and picked up at the same location at COTA’s McAngus Lot. This is approximately a 10-12 minute walk from COTA’s Grand Plaza entrance or a short tram ride.

Is there ADA parking at all offsite shuttle locations?

Every off-site location will have a designated ADA parking section.

Are shuttles wheelchair accessible?

Yes, we do have wheelchair accessible shuttles. Please fill out this form as soon as possible for the most seamless accommodations process.

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