Austin Bergstrom AUS Airport Overview

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport AUS - also known as 'ABIA' - serves the Central Texas City of Austin and its surrounding areas. It has recently been ranked by an Airport Service Quality passenger survey as being third-Best Airport in North America, and comes in fifth compared to world-wide airports of its size. Noteworthy is that ACI awarded the Airport with the 'Roll of Excellence'.

AUS Airport is located 5 miles southeast of the business district of the city of Austin, and can be directly accessed by State Hwy 71 (ABIA exit) and indirectly via Interstate 35 (6 miles from Airport) and State Hwys 183. The State Hwy 71 underpass of Riverside Drive recently opened with both east & west-bound lanes!
  A new and temporary 8-lane toll plaza with four toll booths & 4 credit card only lanes - located near the northeast corner of the Garage - is to be used until a permanent 11-lane toll plaza is constructed behind it (as part of the CONRAC project) is completed in Fall 2015.

AUS Airport has two runways and an estimated 9.8 million passengers annually (in 2013 it reached its 10M mark) and is served by a number of airlines offering numerous US nonstop destinations with connections around the world.

NOTE: TSA checkpoints open 4am.  It is advisable to arrive at the terminal 2 hours prior to a flight scheduled before 8am and no later than 90 minutes prior to scheduled departure after 8am.  TSA pre-check is available for eligible passengers.

The on-Airport Hilton Austin Hotel is on Hotel Drive, across from the parking lots.

Austin-Bergstrom Airport has one passenger terminals, called  the Barbara Jordan Terminal.

Present and future Airport Developments:  The ongoing $240M expansion project involves 70,000 sq.ft of total new space (for hold rooms, concessions, restrooms & concourse circulation space - as well as new concrete apron around east wing of terminal) - tentative completion: Fall 2017.
A new Consolidated Rental Car Facility (CONRAC) located at the eastern half of Lot A is under construction, to be completed in Fall 2015. 
Thereafter the temporary 8-lane toll plaza will close with the opening of a new 11-lane toll plaza.


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