The City of San Marcos transit department provides top quality, professional, effective and timely transit services to the community through our partnership with Capital Area Rural Transportation Systems. 

CARTS recently introducing five new buses to their fleet serving San Marcos, now called SMTX THE BUS. SMTX THE BUS is a newer, cleaner, greener city bus system that will revolutionize San Marcos transit.

THE BUS runs on ultra-clean diesel and boasts a spacious 29-seat interior and doubles as a mobile office with free Wi-Fi on each bus.

THE BUS is free for Texas State University students (a partnership with the University), and half-price for seniors, persons with disabilities and elementary through high school students (with student I.D.).

 It is $1 for a one way ride, $2 for an all-day pass, and $30 for a monthly pass. Passes can be purchased at the bus station on S Guadalupe
Route information and more details are available at SMTXTHEBUS.COM