Travel to Austin
CAR — Austin is a 1.5 hour drive from San Antonio, a 3 drive from Houston and a 3 hour drive from Dallas.

It is not essential to have a car at this conference, however, if you plan on staying in Texas before or after the conference, a car will definitely aid in your exploration. 
Self-parking is available at the conference hotel for $15/ day (including overnight). Valet parking is $30 overnight and $20 for day/ event valet.

PLANE— Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) is located 7.5 miles from downtown Austin.  AirTran Airways, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America offer flights to med_image_490AUS. Rental vehicles, taxi cabs, Capital Metro and SuperShuttle services are available to aid in transportation from the airport to downtown Austin and the convention host site.

TRAIN — There is an Amtrak station located in downtown Austin. The Texas Eagle route runs daily between Chicago and San Antonio, stopping in St. Louis, Dallas and Austin.

BUS — Megabus offers service to Austin from Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio. The Megabus stop for all arrivals and departures in Austin is located in the parking lot next to Dobie Mall on the west side of Whitis Avenue between West 20th Street and West 21st Street. Greyhound also serves Austin, with a station located at 916 East Koenig Lane.

Local Transportation


  • Catch a CapMetro bus from the airport straight to downtown! The cost is $1.50 (bring exact change). Click here for full details.
  • Super Shuttle also provides shared van rides from the airport as well as private sedan service. They are offering a 10% discount to National Farm to Cafeteria Conference attendees. To receive your discounted rate, book online here or visit and use the discount code NF2CC.
  • A taxi from the airport costs around $25, depending on traffic conditions.


  • Pedicabs abound for short trips around the downtown area.
  • Full info and trip planner for Austin’s CapMetro (including rail and bus service) can be found on their website.
  • There are multiple companies offering cab service to and from all areas of town.
  • By bike: Austin’s B-Cycle has 40 plus bike share stations around town–check out their website for more info!