Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Guide


ABOUT AUS
Located just five miles southeast of Downtown Austin, the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), formerly the Bergstrom Air Force Base, is the third busiest airport in Texas. With two runways and three helipads, AUS covers 42 acres, and AUS sees over 500 arrivals and departures daily to 76 North American and European destinations.

AUS completed its first major expansion project in 2015, focusing its renovations on an expanded immigration and customs area and two new baggage claim belts. In 2019, AUS added nine additional gates, with two accommodating bridges that serve larger aircrafts. The airport team is preparing their 2040 master plan, with planned updates including new satellite concourse with 32 gates, a new 10,000 ft runway and corresponding taxiway improvements and a new head-terminal for expanded check-in, security, and pick-up/drop-off.

Airlines servicing AUS include Aeroméxico Connect, Air Canada, Air Canada Express, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, American Eagle, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, Taos Air, United Airlines, United Express, and WestJet.

AIRPORT DINING AND AMENITIES
AUS offers ample dining and shopping options for travelers. The American Airlines Admirals Club and United Club members can find a home away from home across from Austin’s well-known Salt Lick BBQ restaurant. The Delta Sky Club can be found at Gate 1.

Free WiFi is available for up to four hours through Boingo, and complimentary hydration stations are on the ticketed side of the terminal.

Nursing mothers can find a private Mamava lactation suite across from Second Bar + Kitchen under the balcony across from Gate 10.


PARKING
Parking near AUS with The Parking Spot helps travelers find the best, most convenient and cost-effective parking option so their car-to-air transfer is as seamless as possible. The Parking Spot has two convenient AUS locations—2935 Hwy 71 and 1600 Hwy 71 —and offers reservable spots that are approximately 40% less expensive than parking at the airport.

  • Access to the lowest rates via reservation and pre-pay on The Parking Spot app or TheParkingSpot.com
  • Shuttle service every 5-7 minutes from the parking lot to the airport
  • On-call shuttle hours between 10 p.m. - 6 a.m.
  • Shuttle tracking through The Parking Spot app
  • Luggage assistance
  • Free bottled water.
  • Soft Hands Car Care for select locations and parking types
  • Short and long-term parking options
  • Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Express check-in and check-out through The Parking Spot app
  • Valet parking at West location
  • Electric charging stations at East location

HOTELS NEAR AUS
Whether you are planning in advance or experiencing unexpected overnight delays, finding a place to lay your head near AUS is a breeze. Check out these nearby hotel options:

ATTRACTIONS NEAR AUS
  • Live Old Brewing Company(1615 Crozier Lane, Del Valle, TX 78617) Experience this Texas brewhouse and take a tour of the brewery. Beer selections range from hefeweizens to weizenbock. (1.5 miles from AUS)
  • The Rainey Street Historic District (Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701) is a perfect spot for travelers looking to experience a bit of Austin’s famous nightlife. Old residential homes are converted into bungalow bars, which make for a charming atmosphere as visitors stroll from location to location with pit stops at food trailers in between. (6.7 miles from AUS)
  • Prohibition Creamery (1407 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702) Booze and ice cream make a perfect match at this decadent frozen dessert shop that offers both dairy-full and dairy-free selections. (7.8 miles from AUS)

FAQ
Q. Does the Austin airport have TSA Precheck?
A. As of 2016, AUS offers TSA pre-check.

Q. How early should I get to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport ?
A. AUS recommends getting to the airport 2-3 hours before your flight time.

Q. How far is Austin-Bergstrom International Airport from downtown Austin?
A. AUS is about 10 miles away from downtown Austin.

Q. Is there more than one airport in Austin?
A. AUS is the only airport in the Austin area.

Q. Can you sleep in Austin-Bergstrom International Airport ?
A. There are no sleeping lounges inside AUS, but there are plenty of nearby hotel options.

Q. Does Austin-Bergstrom International Airport have a smoking area?
A. AUS does not have any smoking lounges but there is smoking allowed 25 feet outside the main entrance of the airport.

Q. Are you allowed to vape inside AUS?
A. Vaping inside AUS is not permitted.

Q. Is there a kid-friendly area inside AUS?
A. AUS does not have a designated kid-friendly area, but it does have a family airplane viewing area near the east runway.

Q. Are pets allowed to fly out of AUS?
A. Pets are allowed to fly out of AUS. The airport offers a pet relief area outside the lower level at both ends of the terminal garage.

Q. Are there nursing pods inside AUS?
A. AUS has private lactation suites for nursing and pumping across from Second Bar + Kitchen under the balcony across from Gate 10.


ABOUT BNA
With four runways and land spanning 3,900 acres, Nashville International Airport (BNA) serves 20 airlines and 585 daily arriving and departing flights to more than 72 cities in North America and Europe. The airport is the home to the 118th Airlift Wing and is the headquarters of the Tennessee Air National Guard.

BNA is a former hub to American Airlines, who invested $115 million into the development of a new 15-gate concourse in the mid 1980s. After December 1995, American gradually scaled back its operations at BNA, and Southwest Airlines began using the airport as a major hub. Today, Southwest dominates most of the gates at the airport.

In recent years, the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, expressed interested in building out BNA's service to include more nonstop destinations, increasing cargo service, and adding more international flights. The airport authority committed $1.2 billion to BNA's renovation project called BNA Vision.

Airlines serving BNA travelers include Air Canada Express, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, American Eagle, British Airways, Contour Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue, Southern Airways Express, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines, United Express, WestJet, and WestJet Encore.

AIRPORT DINING AND AMENITIES
Dine and Shop at BNA in style! The airport features several shopping and dining options that offer both local fare and global choices. BNA displays several permanent art collections and rotating exhibits. Find a full list of arts and events here.


PARKING
Off-Site BNA Parking with The Parking Spot Finding convenient and affordable parking is easy with The Parking Spot. We offer reservable spots that are approximately 40% less expensive than parking on-site at BNA. Our Donelson Pike location is just a few minutes from the airport, and includes complimentary door-to-door shuttle service. Other benefits include:
  • Access to the lowest rates via reservation and pre-pay on The Parking Spot app or TheParkingSpot.com
  • Shuttle service every 5-7 minutes from the parking lot to the airport
  • On-call shuttle hours between 11 p.m. - 7 a.m.
  • Shuttle tracking through The Parking Spot app
  • Luggage assistance
  • Free bottled water
  • Soft Hands Car Care for select parking types
  • Short and long-term parking options
  • Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Express check-in and check-out through The Parking Spot app
  • Valet parking

HOTELS NEAR BNA
Whether you are planning in advance or experiencing unexpected overnight delays, finding a place to lay your head near BNA is not difficult. Check out these nearby hotel options:

BNA AIRPORT ATTRACTIONS
Nashville Flight Training(801 N. Hanger Ln., Hanger #7, BNA) - Want to learn how to fly? BNA is home to this exciting flight school that has a fleet of aircrafts that include Cessnas, Pipers, Socatas, and two state-of-the-art simulators.

ATTRACTIONS NEAR BNA
Nashville Paddle Company (2901 Bell Road, at the Hamilton Creek Recreation Area) - Outdoor enthusiasts will have a blast at this stand-up paddleboarding site located at nearby lakeside waterfront boathouse. (6.0 miles from BNA)

Nashville Zoo (3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville) - Enjoy one of Tennessee's best outdoor adventures at this zoological park that offers immersive habitats and a daily schedule of animal-centric activities. (7.8 miles from BNA)

Grand Ole Opry (2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville) - Honoring country music legends of the past and present, this iconic venue offers one-of-a-kind entertainment experiences and backstage tours. (8.2 miles from BNA)

FAQ
Q. Can you sleep in the Nashville airport?
A. You can sleep inside BNA but security may check your ID. There are no designated sleeping lounges inside the airport, but BNA is located near several hotels including Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport, Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, and Radisson Hotel Nashville Airport.

Q. Can you smoke at BNA?
A. There is smoking allowed inside the Graycliff Boutique & Lounge with a purchase, and outside the airport in designated smoking areas.

Q. Is this an international airport?
A. BNA is an international airport and serves domestic and global destinations.

Q. How far is Nashville International Airport from downtown?
A. BNA is about 9 miles away from downtown Nashville.

Q. How many terminals are at BNA Airport?
A. BNA has one terminal, but there are 4 concourses within the terminal.

Q. Is there a kid-friendly area at BNA?
A. There is a kid friendly area inside BNA located between gate B8 and B10.

Q. Is there a pet relief area at BNA?
A. There are two outdoor pet relief areas at opposite ends of the central terminal.

Q. Are there nursing suites at BNA?
A. BNA has a nursing room for women to feed their children in privacy. It is located near the Concourse A/B Food Court.

Q. How many runways does BNA have?
A. BNA has four runways for flights to touch down and take off.
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