Travel & Transportation

International Travel


IDEA is proud to be an organization that represents a diverse membership from over 25 different countries around the world. Our conferences have always been and will always be open to anyone who has an interest in district energy, regardless of immigration status or nationality. We will strive to assist anyone traveling internationally to an IDEA conference by providing any and all information and support that we are able.

Air Travel

The Austin - Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) is the official airport of IDEA2021, located just 5 miles from  downtown Austin and about 15 minutes from the Austin Convention Center. 

Airport Parking

AUS offers convenient on-airport parking options. Choose from two parking garages just a short walk from the Barbara Jordan Terminal at prices to fit your parking budget.

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Taxi & Airport Shuttle

Capital Metro is Austin's public transportation provider, operating buses, MetroRail, and more. Passengers traveling to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport can take Capital Metro's high-frequency Route 20. For more information, click here or call 512-474-1200.


Several taxi services operate at AUS. The minimum fare for taxi customers is $13.80, including a $2.50 airport surcharge. All taxis have a four passenger maximum, excluding children 12-years and under. All taxis accept major credit cards.

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Ride Sharing Apps

Passengers traveling to AUS can also use a rideshare app. Apps that currently service AUS are below.

If you're an arriving passenger using a rideshare app, watch the below videos for directions to the rideshare pick-up area.

Video for Ride App / Taxi passengers without checked luggage (Upper level)

Video for Ride App / Taxi passengers from Baggage Claim

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