Please read through all the options on this page and take the time to plan what arrival option works best for you. Arrive early and enjoy the music, activities, school band performances, and food and drink options at the Valero Alamo Bowl Fan Zone that opens at 12 p.m. at The Espee.
VIA PARK & RIDE
Via Metropolitan Transit operates a special event bus service called Park N Ride that drops fans off at the north entrance of the Alamodome.
For the 2023 Valero Alamo Bowl, VIA Park & Ride will only operate from their Crossroads Mall (Interstate 410 at IH-10) location. The 2023 plan is not confirmed but historically includes:
- Service to the game starts three hours prior to kickoff and will be $2.60 roundtrip
- Return service will run for one hour after the game.
- Customers can visit VIAinfo.net, pre-purchase tickets on VIA’s goMobile app by selecting the $2.75 all day pass option, or call the goLine at (210) 362-2020 for details. Pro-tip: 15 extra cents is worth beating the lines
Twenty-six percent of downtown is dedicated to parking which equates to over 30,000 parking spaces at a variety of parking garages and surface lots where fans can park and get to the game.
The key is to not go to the same lots via the same routes. Interstate 281/37 is typically congested several hours prior to kick off. If you don’t have an Alamodome parking pass, do not try to exit near the facility. The most congested exits are 281/37 at Houston, Commerce and Cesar Chavez.
Instead, seek out walkable lots and use other exits to drive directly to them.
- To park north of the Alamodome and west of Interstate 281/37, exit Interstate 35 at N. New Braunfels or Interstate 281 at Nolan. There are several surface lots between Commerce and Nolan on Cherry Street.
- There are less parking options to the south of the Alamodome, but the Carolina/Florida exits are typically less congested.
Onsite parking for the Valero Alamo Bowl is typically at capacity by the end of October, however you can purchase passes from fans that can no longer attend the game here.
If you have already purchased a parking pass, click here to view arrival and departure maps. RV’s, buses and oversized vehicles will be required to display a parking permit for each occupied space. A single lot space will not allow admittance for an oversized vehicle.
Routes that avoid Interstate 281/37 in the downtown area 90 minutes before before kickoff are encouraged. Arrive early and enjoy tailgating, the River Walk, or go to Fan Zone at The Espee, one block north of the Alamodome.
The Alamodome’s dedicated rideshare, limo, and taxi drop-off and pick up lot is Lot D which is located on the West side 281/37 between the Institute of Texan Cultures and the Tower of Americas at the corner of Montana and Tower of Americas Way. The quickest route from the Alamodome to the Rideshare/Taxi Lot is via the pedestrian walk-way located on the Northwest corner of the North Plaza.
The street address for this lot is:
500 Tower of Americas Way
San Antonio, TX 78205
For pregame rideshare drop-offs, fans have also found it convenient to get dropped off four blocks north or south of the Alamodome by exiting Nolan/McCullough or Carolina/Florida, respectively, and getting dropped off at:
600 E. Crockett
San Antonio, TX 78202
(north of Dome)
900 Hoefgen Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78210
(south of Dome)
If the rideshare lot is backed up after the game, fans often walk to either the center of downtown or north of the Alamodome (i.e. the corner of Crockett and Chestnut at 600 E. Crockett) to allow drivers to stay out of the slow moving traffic around the Alamodome.