Let us answer your questions with this guide to Frequently Asked Questions. Select the question below that best fits your inquiry, or contact our team for more information.

Q: How many square feet of exhibit space does the Austin Convention Center have? 
A: More than 247,000 gross square feet - contiguous and column-free. This space can be divided into five exhibit halls. Learn more about the Convention Center.

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

Q: What are the largest hotels surrounding the Convention Center? How many rooms? Meeting space? 

  • The Hilton Austin is adjacent to the Convention Center. The hotel offers 800 total rooms and 80,000 square feet of meeting space, along with a new skybridge which connects the hotel to the Center.
  • The JW Marriott Austin is located two blocks from the Convention Center, providing 1,012 rooms and 110,000 square feet of meeting space.
  • The Fairmont Austin is adjacent and connected to the Convention Center via the Red River Canopy Walk. The hotel offers 1,048 rooms and 140,000 square feet of total meeting space.
  • Located across the street from the Austin Convention Center, the 613-room Austin Marriott Downtown features 64,000 square feet of event space.

Q: How many hotel rooms are within walking distance to the Convention Center? 
A: By the end of 2023, there will be 14,000+ total hotel rooms downtown and 49,000+ rooms citywide.

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). Learn more about Austin's seasons and weather.

Q: What is the distance from the airport to downtown? 
A: It's a mere 7.5 miles, less than 15 minutes drive time. Learn more about the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

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. Learn more about getting around Austin.

  • 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
  • Carter Transportation
    • See pricing & make reservations online at
    • 512-BLUEVAN (258-3826)
    • 24/7 Dispatch: 512-929-3900 x 2
    • 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. Learn more about dining in Austin.

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.