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Austin-Bergstrom International

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)

Overview

An airport that keeps things small and simple, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is a pleasant facility serving the greater Austin region of Texas. Located five miles (8km) southeast of the city, the airport serves just more than ten million people each year.

The airport's small size makes it easy to get around, and passengers enjoy the laid-back atmosphere and friendly staff while listening to live music performed in the centre of the terminal as part of Austin-Bergstrom's Music in the Air programme.

Flights to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport are available to more than 40 destinations, mostly in the US with several seasonal routes to Mexico. The busiest routes are short trips from cities like Dallas, Houston, Denver and Atlanta.

Location

The airport is situated eight miles (13km) from downtown Austin.

Getting to the city

The MetroAirport bus serves the airport every 30 minutes from the stop outside baggage claim. Tickets are $1.50 and the ride takes 20 to 30 minutes.

Time

GMT -6 (GMT -5 from March to November).

Contacts

Tel: +1 512 530 2242.

Car rental

Onsite rental companies include ACE, Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and Thrifty.

Airport Taxis

Three taxi companies service Austin-Bergstrom airport: Yellow Cab, Austin Cab, and Lone Star Cab. A trip from the airport to the CBD should take about 20 minutes. There is a minimum fare of $13, and an airport surcharge of $1. Taxis carry a maximum of four passengers.

Facilities

Postal services are available at the airport, and there are several ATMs in the terminal. Shops include newsagents and a gift shop, and there are numerous restaurants and bars to choose from. The Business and Technology Center in the east concourse offers foreign currency exchange, standard airline trip insurance and internet access. There is an on-site airport hotel as well.

Parking

The parking garage opposite the terminal charges $3 per hour up to $22 per day. Close-In Lot A has similar rates up to $11 per day, and is a short walk to the terminal. The Long-Term Economy Lots charge $7 per day and are connected to the terminal by a free shuttle service.

Departure Tax

None.

Website

www.abia.org

Airlines

Flights to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport are available on several airlines, including Southwest, American Airlines, US Airways, Aer Lingus, Delta, Air Canada, Continental, Lufthansa, Frontier, JetBlue, KLM, Alaska Airlines, SAS, and United.

Internet

There is free wifi throughout the terminal, but browsing time is limited to 90 minutes per day. Additional time can be purchased with a credit card from Boingo.

Business Lounges

There are conference facilities for up to 150 people available in the American Airlines Admirals Club and Business Centre, and it provides business services for members that include computer terminals with internet access, printers and fax machines, and plug points. Larger facilities are available in the Hilton Austin Airport, which can accommodate up to 800 people.


Austin-Bergstrom International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.