Getting to Austin
Located in the heart of Texas, Austin is easily accessible by highway from Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and other major cities.
For international and domestic air travel, the Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) offers flights daily. Transportation is available to and from the airport by taxi, charter, and public transportation.
Getting Around Downtown Austin
Once you arrive for SXSW EDU, you can easily walk to and from each of the programming venues. The Austin Convention Center and the Hilton Austin Downtown are just blocks from most SXSW EDU hotels and the vibrant 6th and Rainey Street districts.
CapMetro Public Transportation
CapMetro is Austin’s regional public transportation provider. They provide residents, commuters, and visitors the best possible transit options available. More Information »
With the CapMetro App, your smartphone becomes your ticket. Use the app for schedules, maps, and real-time arrival information. Download the App »
When you’re ready to give your feet a break, check out B-cycle, Austin’s bike-share system. Bike-share stations are conveniently placed throughout downtown near all the places you want to be. Austin B-cycle is another fast, easy way to get around during SXSW, day or night. Day access passes are available at each B-station; all you need is a credit card! Bikes adjust to fit individual sizes and come equipped with baskets, lights, and gears. More Information »
Pedicabs operate throughout Austin day and night, mostly in the Central Business District, Rainey St, and East 6th St areas. Pedicab drivers are licensed and regulated by the City of Austin Ground Transportation Department and usually work for tips or a charge-per-block fare. Look for pedicab staging areas around downtown, or just flag one down.
Electric Cab provides a fun, safe, and green ride for evening entertainment and special event pedestrians in Downtown Austin. More Information & Service Area »
Traditional Taxi Service
Cabs are in high demand during SXSW. Schedule a Taxi or call to arrange for pick-up from your hotel. The following cab services operate in the Austin area:
Yellow Cab Austin – (512) 452-9999 or book through the zTrip App
Lone Star Cab – (512) 836-4900
Austin Cab Company – (512) 478-2222
Austin Taxi Co-op – (512) 333-5555
Area parking ranges in price and availability. Arriving into the downtown area early is the best bet for securing parking. Parking locations and availability can be found on the City of Austin’s website.
The Austin Convention Center has two parking garages, located at 2nd & Brazos and 5th & Red River. See their website for more information and pricing details.