Explore Southwest Airlines® destination Austin.

Whether learning the two-step with live country tunes or bat watching while kayaking, any traveler seeking a little bit of weird is sure to enjoy Austin’s old-meets-new vibes.

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Visit Austin.

As one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, Austin has something for everyone. A pinch of southern hospitality mixed into a bustling metropolis make this the perfect destination for a taste of both the Wild West and trendy attractions.

Expect to find several opportunities to swim or engage in outdoor sightseeing with Austin’s often temperate climate. Make a splash with a visit to Barton Springs Pool, a natural springs-filled outdoor swimming pool. If you’re interested in kayaking with a one-of-a-kind view, book a tour at Congress Avenue Bridge. From March to early autumn, nearly 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats residing under the bridge emerge at dusk and fly across Lady Bird Lake. If you’d prefer an outdoor activity that allows you to explore art, visit The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden + Museum, home to Charles Umlauf’s largest collection of works. Enjoy nature and art simultaneously with indoor and outdoor exhibitions at one of the most picturesque settings in Austin.

Of course, if you prefer indoor sightseeing, there are plenty of excellent museums to visit. Explore the Blanton Museum of Art, one of the largest university art museums in the United States. Recognized for its modern and contemporary American and Latin American art, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to view this eclectic collection. Once the sun sets, consider filling your evening with honky tonk! There’s nowhere like Austin to master the two-step and listen to live country music. Stop by any local music venue and check out their schedule for their next two-step night. Of course, you can’t leave Austin without making time—and room—for a little bit of food tourism. From chicken-fried steak to some of the best Tex-Mex food around, get ready to send all of your senses on a trip of their own, right at the table.

Southwest Airlines flies to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport often, which makes planning your next Lone Star State visit a breeze. When you book with Southwest®, rest assured that the process will be simple from selecting your flight to checkout. Of course, having a great time in Austin takes more than finding a cheap flight to get you there. Learn more about the Southwest® Experience and book your upcoming flight.

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Things to do in Austin.
Fun in the sun
  • Barton Springs Pool
  • Congress Avenue Bridge
  • Mount Bonnell
Live entertainment
  • Circuit of the Americas
  • Moody Theater
  • Sixth Street entertainment district
Must-see museums
  • Blanton Museum of Art
  • Bullock Texas State History Museum
  • UMLAUF Sculpture Garden + Museum

Other destinations in and beyond the Southwest.

Plan your next trip to one of the many cities served by Southwest.

 
Chicago (Midway)

The hustle and bustle of the City of the Big Shoulders awaits. Enjoy a world class city filled with Midwest nice people—start your Chicagoland adventure.

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Denver

See the world from a higher perspective. Let the Mile High City enamor you with its beautiful mix of urban and mountain style living.

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Dallas (Love Field)

Get ready to be wowed by the Big D! Dallas does everything big and they do it well—from blues to leading a herd of bronze steers.

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Houston (Hobby)

Explore this urban jewel of art and architecture steeped in diverse cultures and uniquely Texan history.

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Phoenix

See what life is like in the Valley of the Sun when you fly to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

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Atlanta

Stroll tree lined streets in the sprawling City in a Forest, a hospitable Southern belle that’s home to cutting edge culinary stars, world class centers for the fine arts, and so much more.

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San Jose, CA

Immerse yourself in SoCal culture, spend time in the great outdoors, and take in the city’s unique architectural history.

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Seattle/Tacoma

Whether you choose to explore Emerald City or Grit City, your adventure starts with a flight to Seattle Tacoma International Airport.

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Check out our Route Tool for a full list of Southwest® destinations in every region.
Travel Advisory

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the availability, health and safety procedures, operations, and schedules for local attractions are changing constantly. Please contact attractions directly for hours of operation, potential temperature screenings, and other possible health and safety procedures and restrictions. Visit our Coronavirus Travel Information page for information about potential restrictions on air travel.

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Details about Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

Airport code:AUS

City:Austin

State:Texas

Main Terminal

Gates A: 14-21

26

Cities with nonstop daily service to AUS*

92

Cities with daily service to AUS*

*Based on DOT published scheduled average flights Monday-Friday between 10/30/2020 and 12/31/2020, as of 11/2/2020.

Why fly Southwest?

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Bags fly free®1

Your bags fly free, because nothing should be left behind. So pack up without paying up with our two free checked bags.

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No change fees2

Think your plans may change? Don’t sweat it. We don’t charge you fees to change your mind2.

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Gate to gate WiFi3

Surf the web from origin to destination with gate-to-gate WiFi on your flight. Bring your device, and for $8 the Internet will make time fly by on all our flights.

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Fly in comfort

Southwest seats give you up to a 31-inch pitch, 17-inch width, and 2-inch recline, which all adds up to a more comfortable flight.

100% free entertainment.

Boredom doesn’t fly with us. So on your flight, watch a movie3 for free. Just one way we make getting to your destination as nice as being there. Well...almost.

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Your trip comes with low fares and no hidden fees thanks to Transfarency®.

Southwest is bringing our low fares and no hidden fees with us. We want to make your trip special, so we’re taking everything you love about Southwest and bringing it all to your travels. Get everything Transfarency has to offer on your next trip, only with Southwest.

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Join Rapid Rewards, our award-winning frequent flyer program4.

Southwest Rapid Rewards lets you use your points on any flight, any day, any time, which means you can turn your points into a reward flight. Sign up and see why we’ve been named the best rewards program four years in a row4. Points that actually reward you with getaways, that’s Southwest Rapid Rewards.

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100% reward availability5.

You can use your points to book any seat, on any flight, no exceptions. Any day, any time, any flight, your points are ready to take you to where you want to go.

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No blackout dates.

If there’s a seat available on a Southwest flight, you can use your points. It’s that easy. So no matter when you want to get away, you can use your points to get you there. As long as we have a spot available on a flight, you can book it with your Southwest Rapid Rewards points.

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Your points don’t expire.

No matter when you earn them, they’ll be there for you to redeem on your flight to anywhere you want to go.

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Rapid Rewards. Rapid redemption.

You can earn points on flights and on everyday purchases with our partners, which makes getting to our destinations easy. And our reward flights are based on our low fares, so the lower the fare, the fewer points you have to use. It’s almost like we want you to have the trip of a lifetime.

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1First and second checked bags. Weight and size limits apply.

2Fare difference may apply.

3Download the Southwest® app to view movies and on-demand content. Inflight messaging only allows access to iMessage and WhatsApp. Apps must be downloaded before the flight. Internet access for $8 a day per device on WiFi-enabled aircraft. Price is subject to change. May not be available for the full duration of flight. Prohibits access to high-bandwidth applications and websites, including Netflix, HBO GO® and VoIP, along with certain obscene/offensive content.

42016-2019 Freddie Awards.

5As reported in the CarTrawler Reward Seat Availability Survey, May 16, 2019, and Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Surveys 2010 – 2019, at IdeaWorksCompany.com.