Getting to Austin

t-t1_getting_to_austin_6124_mobiAustin Bergstrom International Airport is situated just eight miles from the city and offers connections to over 30 destinations throughout America as well as international connections. The city is also easily accessible by road and rail, with excellent services available from Greyhound buses and the Amtrak train company. Both Amtrak and Greyhound connect Austin with major cities across the country, with the railway running north as far as Chicago.

Austin is situated on several major freeways. Travelling from San Antonio, motorists can head northbound on IH-35 and arrive in Austin within two hours, while those arriving from Dallas can travel to the city in three hours by driving southbound on IH-35. From Houston, motorists should drive west on US-290. The journey between the two cities takes approximately three hours.

Austin Station is located at 250 North Lamar Boulevard and is served by the Texas Eagle Line, which runs from Chicago in the north to San Antonio in the south. Another rail service is provided by Sunset Limited. This line runs from Los Angeles to Miami, stopping at Austin and many other cities en-route. Local trains are also available from the station to nearby destinations in the Texas Hill Country, west of the city.

Greyhound Bus Station is situated on IH-35, near Highland Mall. Passengers can reach the station by catching the number 7 bus from downtown to the Greyhound Bus Station. There are several buses a day to other major cities in the region, though schedules can change. Daily departures are available to Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, with journeys taking approximately four hours, three hours and 1 hour, 30 minutes respectively.

Located just to the southeast of downtown Austin, Austin Bergstrom International Airport receives a number of international carriers, but is predominantly reserved for domestic flights, with the majority of international flights landing at Houston or Dallas. However, non-stop flights arrive in Austin from all over America including from Washington, Las Vegas, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York.