Transportation in Austin, TX
Address for the Conference:
Renaissance Austin Hotel
9721 Arboretum Blvd
Austin, TX 78759
In keeping with the "Keep Austin Weird" tagline, you will not find Uber nor Lyft in town. However, there are a slew of alternatives for getting around Austin:
Easy to find at the airport, they need to be called to pick you up elsewhere, although there are usually a few waiting to pickup passengers at downtown hotels. There is an app to call Austin taxis: Z-Trip
Useful mainly to schedule pickup from the airport and from hotel back to airport. Cheaper than taxis, ride shares, and car rental, but you do have to share the van with others for various pickups and drop-offs. Leave yourself plenty of travel time (1-2 hrs) just in case. More information and reservations can be made on their site: supershuttle.com
There are several rideshare options to replace Uber and Lyft. Most of these are basically the same, but with small differences to try to set them apart from the two rideshare giants in other markets.
Allows you to choose your driver.
No surge pricing.
Request rides or deliveries.
Schedule a pickup to Airport for plat $25 fee in a big black Escalade.
Grab any Car 2 Go around town using your smart phone, drive it where you want to, and leave it where you are going. There's likely to be one around you everywhere. Open an account at car2go.com