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Top tips for finding a cheap flight to Austin (AUS)

Book in the Goldilocks Window

The Goldilocks Window isn’t too last minute and not too far in advance—just the perfect time to book a flight. Since you can pretty much predict that airlines will raise prices at the 21-, 14-, and 7-day marks, this window comes much earlier. As in 1-3 months before a domestic flight and 2-8 months before an international one.

When booking a flight during peak travel times (like the summer months or around the winter holidays), we’ve found that the window is a little different. Try to book your flights in the opposite season, meaning June or July for winter trips and December or January for summer ones.

Use the Greek Islands Trick

Although this trick works for just about anywhere, it was invented to bypass the expensive flights to the Greek Islands by splitting up the journey into a cheap flight across the ocean and then a cheap regional flight the rest of the way. When headed to Austin, use the Greek Islands Trick and look into flights to San Antonio as well as AUS. You may even want to check fares to Houston or Dallas—there could be a deal worth the extra drive!

If you’re looking for flights from your home airport to a dream destination and the prices just won’t budge, there’s no need to make different plans. By putting in a little extra research time to find an intermediary destination and then booking a regional flight or train ride from there, you can save enough money to make all that extra effort worth it.

Search alternate departure airports

Like the Greek Islands trick in reverse, you can also look for cheap flights to Austin out of different departure airports. If you live in Milwaukee, consider flights to AUS from Chicago, just an hour away. In some cases, your best bet is to find flights that depart from out of state. We’ve seen deals well worth the price of a connecting flight.

Fly when it’s cheap

It might seem obvious, but if you’re looking for the lowest fares, you’ve got to fly when it’s cheap. That means avoiding peak seasons like June through August or the time around the winter holidays. As an added bonus, you’ll have fewer tourists to contend with when you get to your destination.

If your schedule is fixed and you have to fly during busy times, make the best of it. That means looking for flights in the first couple weeks of June rather than mid-summer or opting to fly on a Tuesday instead of a Friday. Another trick is to book international travel during the Thanksgiving holiday when most people are flying domestically.

Set alerts for specific trips

If you know the dates you want to travel and where you want to go, consider setting up email alerts to get notified when prices drop. Or? Sign up for Going, and let us take care of that for you. Just remember to get the ball rolling many months before you’re hoping to fly—before the Goldilocks Window is best. That way you’ll leave plenty of time for the algorithms to do their thing and prices to go down.

While it’s not the busiest airport in Texas, AUS still offers flights from 18 different airlines to nearly 100 destinations in the US and beyond, giving you lots of opportunities to see the world.

Frequently asked questions about flying to Austin (AUS)

What is the airport code for Austin-Bergstrom International Airport?

The airport code for Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is AUS.

When is high season in Austin?

High season in Austin typically runs from April until August, despite the fact that temperatures and humidity levels soar during these months. That’s when most families are on summer vacation and when Austin’s nearby lakes and pools seem most inviting. March is another popular time to travel to Austin because of the South by Southwest festival held in the city each year, so be aware that flight prices might go up then.

When is the best time to visit Austin?

The best time to visit Austin is September through November when temperatures hover around the 70s and 80s during the day. March and April are also nice months to be in Austin, thanks to cooler weather and because wildflower season is in full swing. Flights are typically cheapest between November and February, when temperatures stay in the 50s and 60s, so that’s another window to consider.

Does Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) have its own on-site hotel?

There are a number of hotels nearby, including the following:

  • Hilton Austin Airport Hotel: This hotel is located less than a mile away from the airport, offering travelers an on-site restaurant, fitness center, outdoor pool, and a free shuttle to the airport. Rates start at $149 a night.
  • Hyatt Place Austin Airport Hotel: Just a quick shuttle ride away, the Hyatt Place Austin Airport Hotel has a gym, pool, free breakfast, a restaurant, and other amenities starting at $103.
  • Quality Inn & Suites Airport: A great budget option with free breakfast, the Quality Inn and Suites offers rooms from $60 a night near the airport.

What lounges are available at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)?

The Austin airport offers four lounges, all in the Barbara Jordan Terminal: an American Airlines Admirals Club, Chase Sapphire Terrace, Delta Sky Club, and United Club. The Admirals Club, located by Gate 22, offers WiFi, food, and drinks to Admirals Club members, qualifying First and Business Class passengers, qualifying Aadvantage members, oneworld Emerald and Sapphire members, active duty military members, Citi Aadvantage Executive card holders, and one-time pass holders. The Chase Sapphire Terrace near Gate 1 offers Sapphire Reserve cardholders food and beverages, games, and both indoor and outdoor seating. The Delta Sky Club by Gate 4 is open to members and qualifying passengers and has snacks and drinks (including a full bar), and the United Club across from Gate 22 comes with a buffet, bar, and a quiet setting.

What are the rules for traveling with pets to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)?

When flying to AUS with a pet, you must keep them on a leash or properly restrained at all times. There are two pet relief areas, located on both sides of the parking garage on the lower level, complete with pet drinking fountains, pick-up bags, and trash bins.

How far is Austin-Bergstrom Airport (AUS) from Austin?

AUS is located 7 miles (about a 15-minute drive) from downtown Austin.

What are the transportation options for getting from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to Austin?

There are several options for getting from AUS to Austin.

  • By taxi or rideshare: A rideshare ride or taxi from the airport to downtown Austin costs somewhere around $30. Rideshare pickup is available on the ground floor of the rental car garage.
  • By public transportation: CapMetro runs a bus service from the Austin airport to downtown Austin every 15 minutes, seven days a week. Route 20 Manor Road/Riverside costs just $1.25 per ride. You can’t miss the airport bus stop—it’s signaled with a giant neon guitar sculpture.

How long is the flight to Austin?

The length of your flight to Austin depends on where you’re starting from. You can get nonstop flights to Austin from the East Coast that take about 5 hours, while flights from the West Coast may take 3-4 hours, depending on your airport of origin.

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