Austin airport shuttle service is available in a number of different ways. A completely free airport shuttle in Austin Texas is available from several of the city’s hotels, especially some of the luxury hotels and the airport hotels. In fact, if you stay are staying at the Airport Hilton and don’t have a lot of luggage, you can pretty much walk to your lodging in less than five minutes. If you stay here, you can also enjoy a taste of the city’s history, as the hotel is in the building that served as the strategic air command center for the United State Air Force during the Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, and Desert Storm during the time the airport was Bergstrom Air Force. Other Austin airport hotels are also nearby and often include airport shuttles to help make your travels easier.
Cheap Austin airport transportation is available on the Capitol Metro bus line, which makes four Downtown Austin stops, including one near the State Capitol and the famous Bat Bridge and another in the Sixth Street Entertainment District. Total travel time from the airport to the farthest stop is about 30 minutes. The bus stops are in areas where you will find convenient taxi stands, especially in the areas around hotels. Taxis provide more Austin airport transportation and you will find they are relatively inexpensive compared to most major cities due to the proximity of the airport to the downtown area—from $20 to $40 per trip. You will find convenient taxi stands just outside of the baggage claim area.
You can get an airport shuttle in Austin Texas from a number of different companies, including the nationwide chain Super Shuttle (the familiar Blue Van you will see from Los Angeles and San Diego to Boston and New York City) and some regional companies. Traveling from the airport, you can catch these outside the baggage claim area with no reservation. To travel to the airport, this kind of Austin airport shuttle can be reserved to pick you up just about anywhere, whether it’s a private home or a city landmark. These generally cost approximately half of a regular taxi fare for a shared ride, and rates vary depending on the pick up or drop off point. Some people may need to travel all the way to Houston or Dallas to catch an international flight, and these shuttle companies will do that. Often the expense of the shuttle for the 150 or 200 mile trip are more cost and time effective than connecting flights from Austin.
An exclusive airport shuttle in Austin Texas (as opposed to shared ride) can be booked if you are traveling on family vacations or with a small group coming for special occasions and events. Again, rates will depend on destination or origination point, but if your group will fill the van (usually up to ten passengers) the per person rate is quite attractive.
If you are less concerned with price and more concerned with comfort and convenience, Austin airport transportation is available in private sedan cars and luxurious limousines. Even the shuttle companies that normally operate mini vans have fleets of cars for these services. If you have booked vacation packages or city tours, these will often include your airport transfers.