Getting Around

VIVA Routes from VIA Metropolitan Transit

The three distinct VIVA routes below connect riders with historic places, opportunities to learn and discover, classic and contemporary art, and popular dining and entertainment spots. Click here for more information and schedules. 

  • 11 VIVA culture – VIVA culture route provides direct connections to Southtown, King William, Downtown, Pearl, and Broadway Reach cultural attractions. The route will provide more frequent service and will run longer hours along some segments. 
  • 40 VIVA missions –  VIVA Missions provides direct connections between the Alamo and the San Antonio Missions World Heritage Site, which includes Missions Concepción, San José, and San Juan. Route will run daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Service to Mission Espada will be added at a later date.
  • 301 VIVA centro – VIVA centro provides convenient connections between Centro Plaza and St. Paul Square. Traveling eastbound from Centro Plaza, the route will use Houston, Alamo, and Market streets to reach St. Paul Square. It will return westbound using Commerce, Alamo, and Travis streets before resuming on Commerce to Centro Plaza.

The best value for VIVA is with a $2.75 Day Pass, which gives you unlimited rides all day (available on the bus). A single trip is just $1.30. Or get a 7-Day Pass for only $12 and take the time to plan your next adventure with VIVA.

  • Free Mobile App – “Go VIA VIA” is the official VIA Metropolitan Transit free mobile app. This app is a convenient and time saving tool for VIA bus riders with iPhone and Android smartphones. Riders can view transit stops in the area and get real time arrivals for routes. Or just set an alert and the app will let you know when your bus is minutes away. You can also use the app to plan your trip, view routes and look up schedules.  “Go VIA VIA” provides easy connections to VIA’s online store, rider alerts, Facebook page and Twitter feeds.  If you are riding VIA you have to “Go VIA VIA”.  Click here for more information.

Go Rio Shuttle Service

Just trying to get from place to place? Flag down a Go Rio shuttle! Look for the Go Rio Shuttle signs that are located throughout the River Walk downtown and on the Museum Reach. Boats are labeled with Go Rio Shuttle signs. Shuttle service begins at 10am. There are no scheduled pick-ups or drop offs at this time. Shuttles run approximately every 45 minutes.

Taxi Service

Travel within the downtown area, there is a minimum charge of $5 from 7 am-7 pm and $6 from 7 pm-7 am.  Two – six people ride for the price of one.

  • Yellow Cab HAIL A CAB™ App – HAIL A CAB™ is the fastest way to catch a cab! With just a few taps on your smartphone, a licensed taxi driver in a city regulated vehicle will be on its way to your location. Features include: locate and track your cab in real time, find the closest cab to your current location or pick-up address and schedule future pick-ups. Wheelchair accessible taxis can be ordered from the HAIL A CAB™ app. The app is available for iOS and Android devices and is free and secure. Download the HAIL A CAB™ app from your mobile app store or by visiting

SWell Cycle: Bike Share Program

San Antonio B-Cycle is an automated bike sharing system intended for short trips and quick adventures.  B-stations are distributed in downtown San Antonio in highly visible and trafficked areas.  Ride a B-Cycle and check it back in to any B-Station within 30 minutes.  The clock starts when you undock.  Dock and undock at any B-station before 30 minutes expire to reset your clock.  Visit to purchase an annual membership, 24-hour day pass, or 7-day pass.

Convention Center Parking & Directions

The Convention Center is an easy walk from most hotels in the downtown area.  Need directions to the Henry B. González Convention Center – click here.

  • Parking Locator App – The City of San Antonio has launched a downtown parking locator app. This FREE parking locator app helps motorists find parking using their smartphone’s location. The app includes parking rates and current availability for all downtown parking locations. The app is available for iOS and Android devices and is free and secure. Download the SAPArk app from your mobile app store or by visiting SAPark.