Austin touts itself as the ‘live music capital of the world’ and, based on the number of people who flock to the city year on year for its live music festivals, it’s safe to say they’re onto something. From the moment you step off the plane and into the terminal at Austin's airport you’ll hear live music bouncing off the walls.
Musicians even play in Wholefoods supermarkets here! Whether you’ve come for a festival like Austin City Limits, South by Southwest or the Fun Fun Fun Fest; or you want to indulge your senses in the flavours of the South in one of Austin’s eclectic eateries, you’re guaranteed to have a rollicking good time in Austin.
In a city where even the chefs are rock stars, you’ll have your work cut out for you choosing between all the award-winning restaurants in town. Celebrated staples include breakfast tacos at east side institution Juan in a Million, or Tex-Mex fare and top-shelf margaritas on the patio at Polvos.
Austin is lovingly known as the ‘sunset capital of Texas’, so after you’ve rocked out, eaten until your belly hurts, and rummaged through thrift and vintage stores until you’ve reached your baggage allowance, find somewhere peaceful to watch the sunset over the city and thank your lucky stars you had a day in Austin.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA)
Flights to Austin will disembark at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) has two runways. Around 10 million people use the airport each year with over 150 daily departures to 44 destinations in the USA, Mexico and United Kingdom.
Located eight kilometres from Downtown Austin, the city is easily reached by bus, shuttle, taxi or car rental.
Airport Accommodation: There are several hotels located in close proximity to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, including major chains Hilton, Holiday Inn and Best Western.
Getting to Austin
There are several airlines that offer flights to Austin from Australia, but no airlines fly direct to Austin from Australia. The most direct flights fly from Sydney with a stopover in Los Angeles, then onto Austin, totalling between 21 to 25 hours for the entire journey.
Those in other capital cities around Australia can book flights from their local domestic airport to connect to an international flight in Sydney.
Airlines that fly to Austin
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Austin from Australia include: