SXSW: Austin airport music & free rides in town

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Heading to Austin for the South by Southwest (SXSW 2013) music, film and technology conferences and festivals later this month?

If you are flying into town, be sure to listen up when you’re at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on your way in and out of town.


The airport’s year-round Music in the Air  program, now offers 23 live weekly music performances in six different venues inside the airport, with a special series of concerts lined up during the SXSW music conference, March 12-17.


If you’re heading into town from the airport, you have several transportation options: there are taxis and rental cars, of course, including the all-Audi A4 Silvercar service, but the Airport Flyer  bus runs into town every 40 minutes for a fare of just $2.

And once in town, your options for getting around are quite varied. The festival will be running a complimentary bike sharing program for event registrants and will have shuttles running between many venues.

There will also be some interesting free and shared car services operating during the festival, including the free “Catch a Chevy”  service, SideCar (the ride-sharing program is determined to operate despite the city’s cease and desist order), and (according to this WSJ story), a social networking site, will be offering free limo rides from the airport to destinations within 30 miles of downtown Austin.

More details about Travel and Transport at SXSW.

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