Deep in the heart of Texas is where you'll find an eclectic mix of food, music, and culture. There are many cheap flights to Austin, a modest city in Texas that serves as the state's capital as well as a vibrant hub for filmmakers and musicians. The Colorado River lazily winds its way through the city center, adding a little sparkle to the downtown skyline. Your introduction to the city begins with your flight to Austin. As you deplane and enter Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), you'll be greeted by live performances at one of the airport's six music venues. From a capella to zydeco, you'll hear it all in the Live Music Capital of the World.
Transportation from AUS
Getting to hotels near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, such as Capitol Garden Inn or Hilton Austin Airport, is easy. Many airport hotels offer shuttle services for their guests. Austin's Capital Metro transit system offers the MetroAirport bus, departing the airport every half hour between 5:30 a.m. and midnight, which will take you from baggage claim to downtown Austin in under 30 minutes. If you're on a tight schedule, the helpful staff at the Visitors Information Center will assist you in arranging car rentals or taxi and shuttle services.
Find Your Groove in Austin City Limits
With every cafe, lobby, and street corner serving as a venue for local musicians, there's no shortage of entertainment as you walk from the historic Texas Capitol building to the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Discover what makes--and keeps--Austin weird by exploring local shops and attractions, like the food-court trailer parks, an extension of the food truck craze that finds a cluster of vehicles serving up diverse dishes. Go jogging or cycling along the 10-mile Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail. The annual South By Southwest (SXSW) Festival brings musicians, filmmakers, and technology professionals together every March for 10 days of performances, premieres, and programs. If you're using your planet tickets to Austin to visit SXSW or one of the city's music and film festivals, get mobile exclusive deals on the Travelocity app and save on cheap tickets to Austin. If big festivals aren't your scene, consider one of Travelocity's other Austin vacation packages. Either way, pack your dancing shoes in your carry on and get ready to boogie to baggage claim.