Austin Airport (AUS)
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Customer questions about Austin Airport car hire

Hi, can you tell me, is it cheaper if we drop car off at airport or other in Austin, Texas

Hi, you'll usually find that it's cheaper to arrange your rental to and from Austin Airport as there is more competition and all the rental agents are based there. We can check both options for you however, this is no problem.

Austin Airport Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • In 2008 a new terminal was dedicated for flights from the Mexican Airline VivaAerobus but in 2009 the terminal and the airline stopped operations.
  • VivaAerobus was forced to stop flying from Austin Airport because of the swine flu epidemic that was gripping the area at the time.
  • Today 11 different commercial airlines and their partner, including Alaska Airlines and American Eagle, operate from Austin Airport.
  • The busiest domestic route from Austin Airport is to its huge neighbour Dallas Fort Worth Airport.
  • The Austin airport motto is ‘relax you are in Austin’, ‘see for yourself why people come to visit and decide to stay for a while’.

Austin Airport Mini Guide

What Would Bring me to Austin?
Austin is the capital city of the state of Texas but not its largest city. It’s known as the capital of live music as it has more music venues per capita than anywhere else in the world. The city has a fantastic state capitol building clad in beautiful pink granite. The building there is actually taller than the national capitol building in Washington. Outside the city, the stunning countryside is great for a day out. From riding down the San Marcos River on an inner tube to hiking the trails around Town Lake, you’ll have the perfect time.

How do I get to Austin?
Austin-Bergstrom is the city’s entry airport and is five miles from the city centre. Last year over nine million passengers arrived in Austin through the airport. Almost all flights are domestic, apart from a flight from Cancun in Mexico. To get there from the UK you’d be best flying into Chicago, Washington or New York and catching the connecting flight. Getting into the city from the airport is quick and easy with the AirportFlyer shuttle bus being the best public transport option.

How Would you Describe the Airport?
Austin is very proud of its heritage and the airport continues the theme with a modern and vibrant terminal which gives a friendly welcome to visitors.

Austin Airport

What can I Expect to Find on Arrival at Austin-Bergstrom?
A very modern airport welcomes you in from your plane along one of the air bridges and into the terminal. In keeping with the city’s reputation for live music, you’ll be intrigued by the sound of bands playing in the arrivals hall. There’s a permanent stage set up there and many bands give a musical welcome to the city. There is only a cursory check of passports as almost all flights are internal and then it’s off to collect luggage from the reclaim belts before heading out into the arrivals/concert hall!

The airport relies on volunteer ambassadors to man the information desks, seeing them as more reliable and better informed than general staff so if you need help, don’t be surprised if it’s a pensioner who’s on hand to supply it. If you need money in the airport, try one of the bank branches for currency exchange or an ATM for quick cash. The signs in the arrivals hall lead you quickly to the stop for public transport and the car rental companies whose offices are in the garage in a separate building opposite the main terminal doors.

What is the Airport Like for Departing Passengers?
The facilities are excellent. The Austiners love their food and want to share the experience with you for as long as they can. There’s a surfeit of eateries at the airport, all trying to outdo each other in good old Texan food. You’ll be eager to get your bags dropped off and tickets collected so that you can go and try some out. Don’t forget the shopping opportunities too with a dozen or more shops selling anything from fashion couture to books to NFL memorabilia. The airport is also kind enough to allow you half an hour of free Wi-Fi whilst in the airport!
 

Driving in Austin Airport

  • R

    Road Driving Side

  • 40-120kph

    Urban speed Limit

  • 72-120kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  • 97-129kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  • 0-50mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  • USD $

    Currency

  • 25

    Min Rental Age

  • YES

    Tolls

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Austin Airport (airport code AUS) is just one of the many airports which serve the massive US state of Texas. More than 9 million passengers go through the airport on average every year. We deliver them a range of affordable cars, from the large SUVs which are favoured by Texans to smaller cars which are more environmentally conscious.

Austin Airport is known in full as Austin Bergstrom Airport and it is located close to the central business district of Austin. The main terminal of Austin Airport is the Barbara Jordan terminal. She was a female African American politician who was instrumental in the Civil Rights movement. The terminal was designed by Larry Speck who was the lead architect at the Austin Texas University.

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