MEETING FAQ

How many square feet of exhibit space does the Austin Convention Center have?
How many meeting rooms does the Convention Center have?
What are the largest downtown hotels? How many rooms? Meeting space?
How many hotel rooms are within walking distance to the Convention Center?
How old is the Austin Convention Center?
What are the average monthly temperatures in Austin?
How far is it from the airport to downtown?
What are the transportation options from the airport to downtown?
How many restaurants are in downtown Austin?
Is there a welcome program at the airport?


Q: How many square feet of exhibit space does the Austin Convention Center have? 
A: 246,000 gross square footage - contiguous and column-free. This space can be divided into five halls.


Q: How many meeting rooms does the Convention Center have? 
A: There are 54 meeting rooms and show offices.


Q: What are the 2 largest hotels surrounding the convention center? How many rooms? Meeting space? 
A: The Hilton Austin is adjacent to the convention center. The hotel offers 800 total rooms and 80,000 square feet of meeting space. 
B: The new JW Marriott Austin opened in early 2015 and is 2 blocks from the convention center, providing 1,012 rooms and 110,000 square feet of meeting space.


Q: How many hotels rooms are within walking distance to the Convention Center? 
A: In 2017, there will be 11,000 total rooms downtown (36,000 in the Austin area).


Q: How old is the Austin Convention Center? 
A: The center was built in 1992 and expanded to 881,400 gross square feet in 2002.


Q: What are the average monthly temperatures in Austin? 
A: Normal average daily temperature: 65.4°F (18.9°C).


Q: What is the distance from the airport to downtown? 
A: It's a mere seven and a half miles, less than 15 minutes drive time.


Q: What are the transportation options from the airport to downtown? 
A: Your attendees have many convenient choices to get where they need to be.

  • Airport Flyer Bus Service
    • $1.75 one way bus service
    • Austin's Capitol Metro offers direct airport bus service via a dedicated route that travels between the airport and downtown, the Capitol and The University of Texas.
    • 512-474-1200
    • Toll-free: 800-474-1201
  • Super Shuttle
    • $14 (one way), $28 (round-trip from downtown)
    • 512-258-3826
    • Toll-Free: 800-258-3826
    • Group Sales: 512-929-3900
  • Taxi
    • $30 (one way from airport to downtown)

Q: How many restaurants are in downtown Austin? 
A: There are more than 200 restaurants, with a wide culinary range and many award-winning options.


Q: Is there a welcome program at the airport? 
A: Yes. Options such as banners, welcome stations, live music performances and special transportation accommodations can be arranged through Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Welcoming Services.