Enterprise Rent-A-Car is the preferred rent car vendor for SXSW 2016 offering a variety of vehicles and convenient locations at the airport and around Austin. Be sure to check non-airport locations which are not subject to high airport fees. (Use the codes and PIN below for reservations with Enterprise's sister company – National Rent Car – too!)
Check SXSW attendee rates and availability online at www.enterprise.com or by calling 800-RENT-A-CAR. Or, if booking directly, use group code L65SXSW (PIN: SXS) to receive a discount.
Super Shuttle offers discounted shared-ride van service and executive car service for SXSW registrants. Visit SuperShuttle/ExecuCar Website to reserve your discounted airport transfer and use SXSW code 6X3EE.
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 here on the City of Austin's website here.
Need a late night ride back to your hotel? SuperShuttle vans will be staged for pick-up from the Hilton Austin Downtown March 11-19 providing $10 transfers per-person back to your hotel. No reservations needed, just let the onsite Transportation Coordinator know where you need to go. SuperShuttle dispatchers are also available, 24 hours, at 512-929-3900 x 2.
Need to reserve charter transportation for a larger group? Schedule van or black car service for your team at the SuperShuttle/ExecuCar website.
Taxi and pedicab
Cab Services – Cabs are in high demand during SXSW but can sometimes be found circling the downtown area. The following cab services operate in the Austin area.
Yellow Cab Austin – (512) 452-9999
Lone Star Cab – (512) 836-4900
Austin Cab Company – (512) 478-2222
Taxi cabs can charge a night-time surcharge of $1 per person between the hours of 9pm to 4am authorized by the City of Austin.
Pedicabs are a common sight in the downtown Austin area and operate for a pre-negotiated tip. Flag one down for shorter trips between SXSW venues.
Looking to explore downtown on your own set of wheels? Check out your own hassle-free ride from the popular citywide bike share program, Austin B-Cycle!
An easy-to-use infrastructure paired with the excitement of SXSW is a fun, eco-friendly transit alternative for registrants and the general public alike. Each b-cycle is adjustable and comes with a basket, three gear options, splash guard, reflectors and built in lights. B-cycle stations are conveniently located throughout the downtown area near all the places you want to be during SXSW. Just download the app to see current b-cycle and station dock availability.
As one of the most bike-friendly cities in the country, Austin has plenty of resources to encourage active transportation year round. Learn more about popular bike routes here or all-day bike rentals from BikeAustin and BikeTexas.
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Top photo by Randy Smith; Bottom photo by Lisa hause