Transportation overview

Austin's land and air transportation are favorable for materials distribution and business travel. Distribution takes advantage of the region's location in Central Texas at the intersection of I-35 and a network of U.S. and state highways.

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Three of the nation's 10 largest cities – Houston, San Antonio and Dallas – are no more than three hours away. Laredo, major port of entry from Mexico is four hours away. State highway 130, is one of several recently completed roadway improvement projects speeding goods and traffic flow through Austin, connects to I-35 north of Georgetown and to I-10 east of San Antonio.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) is centrally located within the metropolitan area, less than 8 miles from downtown. ABIA is 34 miles from the metro’s northern most major community, Georgetown, and 34 miles from the metro’s southern most major community, San Marcos.

ABIA has nonstop service to over 70 destinations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe, and served over 17 million passengers in 2019. Airlines operating out of Austin's airport include: Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, American, British Airways, Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Lufthansa, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country, United, Vacation Express, and Virgin Atlantic.

Cargo shipped from ABIA in 2021 totaled over 239.3 million pounds (and in past years the facility has handled as much as 357.3 million pounds).

Austin's international airport is entirely self-sustaining, generating its own revenue to cover its operating costs. The airport is growing to meet the future needs of Austin with improvements ranging from terminal expansion to parking.