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Domestic and International Travel

SXSW Housing & Travel is here to help you get to and from SXSW with ease, both domestically and internationally. We have provided some resources that you may need while traveling abroad.

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Travel to Austin


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, Dallas, San Antonio, and other major cities across the state and nation.

Just 8 miles from Austin’s city center, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) is a modern and efficient facility, which is often praised for its great selection of almost-exclusively local dining options!

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More than a dozen airlines fly to and from AUS daily, including non-stops to 50 cities and one-stop connections to hundreds more. AUS offers service to all parts of the United States and connection service to the rest of the world. Once you have arrived in Austin, airport transportation is available by taxi, charter, and public transportation, including CapMetro’s Airport Flyer.

Don’t care to fly? Amtrak provides train service to Austin via the Texas Eagle. MegaBus and Greyhound are also an alternative to flying.

International Travel


Each year, thousands of people travel to SXSW from outside the United States. We know international travel can be tricky, so we’ve gathered some helpful information and links for you.

Flight Information

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport now offers non-stop international service to Amsterdam, Calgary, Cancun, Cozumel, Frankfurt, Liberia Costa Rica, London Heathrow, Mexico City, Montego Bay, Monterrey, Nassau Bahamas, Ontario, Puerto Vallarta, Punta Cana, San José del Cabo, Toronto, and Vancouver. Several carriers have domestic flights directly into Austin but most international travelers will need to catch a connecting flight from the larger hubs around the U.S.

VISA Information


Check out the U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs for the most up-to-date information to apply for your U.S. VISA.

Individuals applying for a non-immigrant visa at the U.S. Embassy will be required to submit an electronic application form, known as the DS-160 Non-Immigrant Visa Electronic Application form.

The VISA Waiver Program (VWP) enables most citizens or nationals of participating countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business for stays of 90 days or less, without first obtaining a visa, when they meet specific requirements. Travelers must have a valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval prior to travel. If you prefer to have a VISA in your passport, you may still apply for a visitor (B) VISA.

For VISA Support Letters from SXSW, please contact one of the following with the subject line: "VISA Support Letter for [Name of Panelist, Film or Band]"

If you believe that you may need an employment-based visa, for more information see www.artistsfromabroad.org. For pro bono legal guidance regarding U.S. visa requirements, please contact www.tamizdat.org/tamizdatavail/.


Contact our International Representatives:

Una Johnston
Phone/Fax: +353 505 36039 (Ireland), +44 20 7183 0259 (UK)
E-Mail: una@sxsw.com

Mirko Whitfield
E-Mail: mirko@sxsw.com

E-Mail: japan@sxsw.com

Sunny Kim
Phone: 82 2 546 6836
E-Mail: sunny@sxsw.com

Tracy Mann
Phone: +1-917-498-1825
E-Mail: tmann@sxsw.com

Arturo Vargas
Phone: +1-512-949-9335
E-Mail: arturo@sxsw.com

Andrew Watt
Phone: +61 419 110062
E-Mail: awatt@sxsw.com

China Media Management Inc.
E-Mail: china@sxsw.com

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