Austin is a big city, with a population at almost a million and almost 30 million visitors a year. Somehow, Texas' state capital has kept its small-town heart, earning the love with live music, a great food scene with many food trucks to try, hospitable locals and many attractions to see. Be sure to visit the Texas State Capitol, Lady Bird Lake and Continental Music Club in this buzzing US city.
Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Austin (AUS)
Reasons to fly with Qantas
Visiting from Melbourne to Austin
When to visit
Austin has a humid subtropical climate where the summers are very long and hot and winters tend to be short and mild. Summer (June to August) has scorching heat making it barley tolerable to enjoy the city. Autumn (September to November) is the best time to visit with many outdoor activities and music events, including the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Temperatures range between 21 to 32°C, making it the perfect time to enjoy a swim in Barton Springs pool.
What is the main airport called?
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)Opens external site in a new window in Austin, Texas, United States serves the Greater Austin metropolitan area. Located about 8 km southeast of Downtown Austin. It has two terminals and is a focus for Delta Airlines.
Arriving in Austin
The helpful staff at Austin International Airport will be greet you when you land. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are a number of different transport options available to get you on your way.
Getting into Austin from Austin International Airport
There are multiple transport options available for passengers at Austin airport to get to downtown Austin. There are several taxi services and rental car companies available at AUS terminal. Other standard transport options include the Capital Metro Bus Line and ride-hailing services from companies such as Uber, Lyft and Ride Austin. SuperShuttle is also available to transport passengers from the airport to locations around the city. Frequent shuttle service to downtown is available for those that want to explore Austin's many diverse entertainment districts. Limousines and charter services are also available.
Getting around Austin
It’s easy to get around Austin with many modes of transport available. Capital Metro Bus System has more than 1,600 bus stops and 82 routes, Central Texas is served by local, MetroRapid limited-stops, MetroFlyer, MetroExpress and University of Texas Shuttle routes. The CapMetro App allows riders to buy passes and plan their trips. The convenient metro rail connects Austin and is a great way to see the sights. Local taxis are available along with ride share options. On-the-go bike rentals from Austin MetroBike are available to use at more than 40 stations located throughout the city and a fun way to experience Austin is via pedicab.
Fly from Melbourne
Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.
What is the main airport called?
Melbourne Airport.Opens external site in a new window Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic Airport (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.
Passengers on Qantas flights from Melbourne are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.
The benefits of flying Qantas
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