Luxury holidays in Austin

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When to go

March sees the South by Southwest music festival hit the city, so flock here if you love music, or avoid if you don't like crowds.

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Getting there

  • Planes

    Fly with United Airlines, American Airlines or British Airways and change at New York, Houston or Dallas for a connecting flight to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport | or ABIA ( An Airport Flyer Bus Service runs from the airport | along with the Capital Metro | which travels between the airport and downtown | Austin Central and the University of Texas. A taxi from the airport to the city centre costs around $25.
  • Trains

    Amtrak operates regular rail services to and from Austin station, which is at 250 North Lamar Boulevard (
  • Automobiles

    ‘Drive friendly’ is a Texas state motto | and exploring Austin by car is generally a stress-free experience. Most major car rental companies are available at ABIA.
  • Taxis

    Cabs can be flagged in the street, although in this health-conscious, outdoorsy city, bicycles and pedestrians are more common sights. If finding a taxi is proving difficult, try American Yellow Cab (+1 512 452 9999) or Austin Cab (+1 512 478 2222).