Getting Around

SXSW works with a variety of transportation services to provide a comprehensive selection of transportation options to help you design your commute to SXSW events within your individual budget and needs. Use the guide below to find the services that best work for you.

Getting Around Austin & SXSW


SXSW venues and events are clustered across Downtown Austin, but getting to your next session, meet up, film, or artist showcase is easy. Most venues are walkable and within a few minutes of each other (take a look at the Registration Walking Map). Austin blocks are just a one minute walk within the downtown area. If you need to give your feet a break, there are many transportation options to choose from.

We highly recommend considering all other options before deciding to drive. With many street closures downtown (see below), as well as heightened vehicle, scooter and foot traffic, driving can be an expensive and time-consuming endeavor as downtown parking ranges in both price and availability.

Explore transportation options and other services below to help you navigate Austin and SXSW events. Also, take a look through Austin Chronicle’s Transportation Guide for more resources.

SXSW Shuttles


SXSW Shuttles

A free circulating shuttle route runs between the Austin Convention Center and most SXSW venues during the March event. Catch the SXSW Shuttle outside the Convention Center on Trinity Street.

Stay tuned for a link to our SXSW Shuttle Tracker to get live updates during the event. ADA accessibility transfers are available – learn more on our accessibility page.

Transportation Partners


Airport Transportation

SuperShuttle Austin is the preferred airport transportation service for SXSW 2023. They offer a stellar shared-ride service with convenience, price transparency, and affordability for rides to and from the airport and around town. Use the link above for discounted rates available only to SXSW attendees.

Rental Cars

Enterprise is the car rental company of choice for SXSW. Hauling gear? Taking a road trip to Lockhart for BBQ? Whatever your rental car needs, Enterprise will pick you up. Click the link above for discounted rates.

Austin Chronicle's Transportation Guide

How to get around Austin, with or without your own wheels.

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Street Closures


The City of Austin closes various streets in downtown Austin during Spring Festival Season, which includes SXSW. For more information regarding road closures during Spring Festival Season, please visit the City of Austin's website here.

Note: Austin is a major city so expect delays during peak traffic hours on weekday mornings (7am-9am) and evenings (4:30pm-7pm). Be sure to schedule extra time for transportation when traveling during these hours.

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