Getting to Austin
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport/ABIA (Airport Code: AUS) is a state-of-the-art airport with 25 gates, full customs facilities ready for the international traveler, TSA Pre-Check, Border Protection's Global Entry program and more. The Barbara Jordan Terminal (3600 Presidential Blvd) services nearly all the domestic and international airlines flying into AUS, with the South Terminal (10000 Logistics Lane) supporting Allegiant Air and Frontier Airlines flights. Easy to get to (only 7 miles from SAEM23 hotels) and easy to get through, passengers enjoy exceptional customer service Austin-style, free Wi-Fi (for up to 90 minutes), art exhibits, local food (from breakfast tacos to brisket and Shiner Bock beer) and 1,500 live music performances annually. In operation since 1999, the airport has roughly 350 daily flights with nonstop service to 70+ domestic and international destinations. For general airport information and immediate assistance (available 24/7), call 512-530-2242.
- United Airlines Discount (for SAEM attendees)
- Greyhound Austin Eastside Bus Plaza Station
- Austin Train Station
The airport’s central location offers easy access to Highway 183 and is located only a short drive from Downtown Austin, the Texas Capitol, Lady Bird Lake, and the Austin Convention Center. From Austin-Bergstrom International Airport/ABIA, get on State Hwy 71 W in Del Valle from Hotel Dr and Spirit of Texas Dr (0.8 mi). Then take S Hwy 183 and E Cesar Chavez St to Brazos St in Austin (6.1 mi). Continue on Brazos St. Drive to E 2nd St/E Willie Nelson Blvd (0.1 mi).
Ten rental car companies operate at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport/ABIA. The rental car facility is located in the garage just outside the Barbara Jordan Terminal. All pedestrian walkways lead to the garage. Call 512-530-2242 for wheelchair assistance or exit the baggage claim area of the Barbara-Jordan Terminal and take one of the marked pedestrian crosswalks to the garage. From Garage Level 1, take the elevator or stairs up to Garage Level 3 and take the tram or walk to the Rental Car Facility Customer Counters. Those arriving into the South Terminal can utilize the tram. Most car rental counters are open between 7:00 a.m. and midnight; check with individual vendors for exact hours. If you need to fill your rental car before returning it, there is a Texaco gas station at 2901 Spirit of Texas Drive.
Terminal can utilize the tram. Most car rental counters are open between 7:00 a.m. and midnight; check with individual vendors for exact hours. If you need to fill your rental car before returning it, there is a Texaco gas station at 2901 Spirit of Texas Drive.
JW Marriott Austin
Electric car charging stations
On-site self parking fee: $51 USD daily
Valet parking fee: $56 USD daily
Austin Marriott Downtown
Electric car charging stations
Valet parking fee: $54 USD daily
Public Transportation - Bus Service
With convenient service every 15 minutes, 7 days a week between the University of Texas at Austin, downtown hotels and the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport/ ABIA, Capital Metro's Route 20 Manor Road/Riverside is a great way to travel. The Lavaca/4th stop is just a few blocks from the JW Marriott Austin. Catch the bus at the blue neon guitar bus stop on the lower level at ABIA! Single ride fares are $1.25, or buy a day pass for just $2.50. Airport Route 20 Hours of Service:
- Weekdays 5 a.m. – 12 a.m.
- Saturdays 6 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.
- Sundays 6 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Ride app services pick up passengers in a dedicated taxi loading zone Level G in the Ground Transportation Center just outside the Barbara-Jordan Terminal. Check out how to get to the meeting point for your shared ride. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport/ ABIA shared ride options are Lyft, Uber, and Wingz.
Our downtown Austin hotels do not provide shuttle service. However, shuttle service is available from the airport directly to our hotels for $15 per person, one-way (based on a minimum of 2 people) through J&G Citywide Express. Reservations must be made in advance (INFO@CITYWIDEXPRESS.COM; 512-786-8131).
Taxis pick up passengers in a dedicated taxi loading zone Level G in the Ground Transportation Center just outside the Barbara-Jordan Terminal. Check out how to get to the loading zone. Taxi rides cost between $29-$35 from the airport to our downtown hotels for up to two (2) passengers. All taxis have a four passenger maximum and accept major credit cards.
Getting Around Austin
Both the JW Marriott Austin and the Austin Marriott Downtown are conveniently located among eight entertainment districts, with dining, nightlife and Austin’s urban park Lady Bird Lake. You may never need to hire transportation of any kind in this walkable city! If you prefer to explore the city off your feet, check out Austin’s Capital Metro, the public transportation provider in Central Texas. Download the CapMetro App to buy passes and plan trips on the go. Capital Metro provides a network of bus routes, new MetroRapid Route 801 and MetroRail service to keep people moving into and out of downtown and throughout the city. Or how about biking — download the Austin B-cycle app to rent a bike using 24 hour/day, on demand bicycle stations in the urban core.