Austin is the capital city of the State of Texas. Located in the very heart of Texas, it is easily accessible by highway from Houston (3.5 hours), Dallas (4 hours), San Antonio, (1.5 hours) and other major cities across the state and the nation.
For international and domestic air travel the Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) offers flights daily including non-stops from 50 cities and one-stop connections to hundreds more. Use the SXSW Travel search engine to scour the web for the best fares and itineraries to Austin from your home city.
United Airlines — a Sponsor of SXSW Interactive 2016 — has excellent service to Austin from around the country and the world.
The airport is located 8 miles from downtown Austin — a quick 20-minute ride. Transportation is available to and from the airport by taxi, charter and public transportation. ABIA is a modern and efficient facility with very good service to all parts of the United States and connection service to the rest of the world. More than a dozen airlines fly to ABIA daily.
For more information on domestic air travel click here.
For more information on international travel, including visa information, click here.
Remember, TSA suggests that large or bulky conference promotional materials be packed in carry-on bags and placed in a bin at the security checkpoint for faster screening at ABIA.
Amtrak provides train service to Austin via the Texas Eagle but it is a time-consuming and often unreliable means of travel.
Want more information about Austin? Go to the City of Austin's official website.
Violin Monster photo by Merrick Ales