Located at about 8 km from the throbbing city of Austin, the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) with two runways and three helipads serves the Austin and majority of the Texas air travel needs. Its geographical positioning close to the entertainment city's hot spots and corporate houses has placed the airport in a better position when compared to the other airports. The airport spread over 4242 acres is a multi functional commercial airport. The airport has also won regular awards and recognition for its service since 1995. Ground transportation information is offered below.
Only registered and licensed agencies are permitted to operate at the airport. There are quite a good number of cheap rentals of high quality that are made available with the plethora of agencies located here. Their on site location makes it possible for travelers to hop into the vehicles right from the airport while other agencies located off site, regularly operate shuttle services to the airport for the convenience of their customers. Shuttle service location and timing can be confirmed after reaching the terminals, by calling your rental agency. Make sure you carry their contact numbers, which will come in handy in case you have difficulty locating their shuttles. Take a look at some of the Car Rental Express.com rental agencies at AUS:
Ground Transportation: Capital Metro Bus serves as the basic and cheap public transport system from the airport. It has specific routes to Austin-Bergstrom airport. The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority also runs an Airport Flyer bus shuttling from the University of Texas with a stop at downtown Austin. In addition to these buses, passengers can also take advantage of the services from SuperShuttle operating from the airport to various destinations. Many limousines, taxis, and charters are also available at Austin-Bergstrom. Additionally, travelers can make use of cheap rentals from the airport.
Austin-Bergstrom airport mirrors the same vitality and zest that the city of Austin is famous for. Every shop you enter or every table you dine at is an example of this throbbing entertaining city.
Shopping: At the West concourse there is an outlet of Barton Springs Dry Goods which has fabulous apparels in typical Western designs. The shop is also a great place to pick up fancy art and jewelry pieces, while also a good place for leading books, newspapers and magazines for travelers. Austin Chronicle at the West concourse displays profusely stylish Austin gift items.
Food Fiesta: For hot and cold drinks, the Fara Café Sports Bar proves to be one among the best with good list of drinks along with bakery items, salads and gourmet sandwiches to munch on. It also offers good coffee varieties including cappuccino. In typical Texas ambience and aura, Lefty's Bar & Grille located at West Concourse offers chicken and tuna steaks in addition to a variety of burgers and grilled sandwiches. The spot is also great for family dinners as they include a separate kid's menu with a focus on desserts and sweets.
Live Music: The airport constantly schedules different groups to perform live music. This is a great welcome for any passenger arriving at the airport. The concert is located in the center of the terminal building adjacent to Ray Benson's Roadhouse - a popular restaurant.