Austin Airport AUS
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport or AUS is a Class C international airport located in Austin, the capital of Texas. It is owned and operated by the City of Austin.
AUS is about 5 miles (8 km) southeast of Downtown Austin. It has two runways and three helipads and covers an area of 4,242 acres (1,717 ha).
Airport Stats & Facts
- The airport is the busiest in Texas outside the Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston metropolitan areas.
- Austin Airport replaced Robert Mueller Municipal Airport as Austin's main airport.
- In 2019, AUS set a record by serving over 17 million passengers, the most in the airport's 20-year history.
Airport Traveling Tips
- The peak departure times at Austin Airport are: 5 a.m. - 8 a.m., 11 a.m. -1 p.m., 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
- Passengers who’ve to board a flight are advised to be inside AUS Terminal at least 2 hours before their flight during peak times and 90 minutes otherwise, to account for TSA security wait times, and any possible delays.
- The first TSA checkpoint opens at 3:30 a.m.
- Passengers should make sure to carry the correct identification documents to avoid any hassles while traveling. For domestic travel - government-issued photo ID, and for international travel - a valid passport is mandatory.
- Before visiting the airport, please refer to the AUS Airport Map.
Passenger Pickup and Drop-off
- When picking up passengers, you can either drive to the lower baggage level of the terminal or the upper level as you enter the airport property. The terminal curbside is for active loading and unloading only, and no unattended vehicles are allowed.
- While bringing someone to the airport, follow the signs to the terminal, passenger drops off, ticketing (upper) level in front of the terminal. Have a look at the blue signs at the terminal indicating where the airline ticket counters are located.
- Arriving flights: Arrival flight status provides the arrival times, gate information, delays, and time to land for the Austin Airport.
- Departing flights: The lists for scheduled vs actual departure, gate information, map tracking, and flight delays can be found under the departing flight status.
- To get the best fares, book a flight at AUS here.
Austin Bergstrom Airport has two terminals.
Barbara Jordan Terminal
Designed by the Austin firm of Page Southerland Page with associate architect Gensler, the Barbara Jordan Terminal is the original terminal serving the airport since it opened in 1999. It has a total of 34 gates and 33 jet bridge capable gates and is accessed from SH-71.
A secondary terminal at AUS, the South Terminal is accessed only from the southern boundary of the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport campus.
A shuttle runs between the two terminals. For more information, and to see the terminal locations, please have a look at the AUS Terminal Map.
Austin Airport serves various airlines including Spirit Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, JetBlue, Delta Air Lines, and many more.
View the full list of airlines served at AUS Airport here.
There are many parking options available at Austin Bergstrom Airport. From short term to long term, and more, travelers can park in the garage or lot according to their convenience.
It has two levels of public parking with elevators and stairways connecting both levels. When departing Austin, you can easily have access to airline check-in counters and security screening. Upon your return to Austin, Red Garage is direct across from Baggage Claim.
Hourly Rate: $3/hour
Daily Max.: $20/day
It is located within walking distance to the terminal and is the new state of the art parking facility. Blue Garage has a user-friendly parking guidance system that allows you to quickly find a space without driving up and down the rows.
Hourly Rate: $3/hour
Daily Max.: $10/day
From rental cars to limos to buses, and more, passengers have a variety of ground transportation options after arriving at the AUS airport. Also, many passengers also opt to ride services such as Taxis, Uber, and Lyft.
Passengers can exit the Barbara-Jordan Terminal and take one of the marked pedestrian crosswalks through the garage to the Rental Car Facility. Some of the well-known providers include Advantage, Avis, Budget, etc.
Taxis and Limos
Another option for ground transportation at AUS is to opt for taxis or limos services. For taxis, take the shuttle from Level 1, then elevator or stairs up to Garage Level 2 and use the pedestrian walkway between columns J and K to Taxi and Ride App Pick-Up located on Level G. For limousines services, there are plenty of providers such as AJL International, Alvin’s 4Leaf, and more.
Buses & Trains
Are you looking for one of the most economical options for traveling from AUS Airport? Then you can opt for public transportation. The Capital Metro is Austin's public transportation provider, operating buses, MetroRail, and more. Passengers traveling to Austin Airport can take Capital Metro's high-frequency Route 20.
Amenities & Services
Austin Airport offers myriad of amenities and services including:
- Store, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
- Restaurants, bars, and cafes.
- Shoeshine stations, and massage bars.
- Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the airport.
- Multiple art installations and exhibits on display.
- Vending machines, and banks/ATMs.
Address: 3600 Presidential Blvd, Austin, TX 78719, USA
Phone: (512) 530 2242
Austin Airport: A Brief History Timeline
- On May 23, 1999, Austin-Bergstrom Airport was opened to the public.
- The Barbara Jordan passenger terminal had an 18-gate terminal facility.
- The opening of the airport coincided with a considerable number of nonstop flights being operated into Austin.
- In March 2014, the airport's first scheduled transatlantic service, to London–Heathrow, was inaugurated by British Airways.
- In 2015, the terminal's first expansion project was completed.
- In 2019, an addition to the east side of the terminal added nine new gates, increasing the total number of gates from 25 to 34.
- Currently, Aus Airport is in the final stages of preparing its 2040 master plan.
Q: Is Austin-Bergstrom International Airport the same as AUS?
A: Yes. While the official name is Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, it is also referred to by its IATA code AUS.
Q: What cities can I fly from AUS?
A: You can fly to many cities from AUS Airport. Please have a look at our direct flights page to see where you can fly.
Q: Are private screening areas available at AUS?
A: Yes. Private screening areas are available upon request at each checkpoint at Austin’s airport.
Q: Can I sleep at Austin International Airport?
A: The airport remains open 24 hours a day and passengers are permitted to sleep inside the airport, and they can also stay inside overnight. We also recommend these awesome AUS layover ideas here.
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