Austin Transportation

To get in town from the airport, you can either take a taxi, or rent a car or use the city's bus system, provided by Capital Metro. Taxi stands can be found right outside the doors of the airport's baggage claim area. The major car rental companies, such as Ace, Advantage, Alamo/National, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, and Thrifty are conveniently located on the lower level of the airport, just down from the baggage claim area. Also, buses depart every 40 minutes from the airport.

It is quite easy to find a transportation option around Austin. Here are some ideas:

By taxi: There are several cab companies serving the city of Austin, including: Austin Taxi Cab Service (512-775-7225), Roy's Taxi (512-482-0000), American Yellow Checker Cab CO (512-452-9999), Austin Cab (512-478-2222). Limousines are also readily available in Austin: Austin Celebrity Limousines (512-458-5466), Austin Premier Limos (512-339-0097), Sophia Limousine Service (512-499-0225), Echelon Limousine Service (512-219-9447), Royal Limousines (512-892-9325).

By train: There is an Amtrak station in Austin, located at 250 N. Lamar Boulevard. Reservations are required for all trips and can be made by calling 476-5684 or 800-872-7245.

By bus: Capital Metro, the city's bus system, is one of the best ways to get around town. Capital Metro serves several cities, including the city of Austin. Fares vary, but there are special rates for students, old people and children. A $5 card for 20 rides is also available. For schedules call 474-1200.

By trolley: Capital Metro also operates a free historic trolley car, called 'Dillo'. There are several routes, and they all hit popular downtown-area tourist attractions, like the State Capitol, the Lyndon B Johnson Public Library, Barton Springs, and others. Free trolley cars that run late Thursday through Sunday are also available for a safe ride after late night downtown partying.