Transportation for Events in Austin | The Vendry

Event Planning Guide

Public Transportation
In addition to being pedestrian friendly, with a compact, walkable downtown area, Austin also offers a public bus and rail system, taxi and rideshare services, and bike and scooter rentals, and it’s easy to navigate by car for those looking to rent a vehicle, although like any major city, traffic can be heavy. Plus, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is just a short distance away.
Airport Information
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
Located about five miles from downtown, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is served by most major carriers, with non-stop service to 70-plus domestic and international destinations. In addition to supporting locally owned businesses with plenty of on-site food and beverage offerings, the airport (yes, the airport) also hosts live music acts, making delays more tolerable. From the airport, travelers can reach Austin by a public bus route, as well as via taxis, shuttles, and car rentals.
Public Transportation
Walking: Many Austin attractions are located within a one- to two-mile walk from the city’s downtown hotels. But keep in mind that Texas summers can be extremely hot, so remember to stay hydrated and take frequent breaks if you’re exploring the city on foot during that time.
Bus: Capital Metro is Austin's public bus network and is an inexpensive way to get around the city. You can purchase tickets through the CapMetro app or with exact change on board buses. Also, you can check route times via the app as well.
Rail: You can reach the city’s northwestern suburbs of Leander and Cedar Park via Metrorail, a commuter rail service that travels from downtown Austin. But since the service is designed for commuters, most visitors will probably not find it useful.