SXSWORLD February 2013


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Travel & Transport The Austin Convention Center is the hub of all things SXSW, and attendees can walk or bike to most of the other content spread around downtown Austin. There are many other available options for attendees to get around SXSW. Shuttles, buses, pedicabs and the occasional taxi can all help get you to where you need to go in a timely manner. Capital Metro Bus Service & Airport Flyer American Airlines – SXSW 2013 Official Airline SXSW proudly welcomes American Airlines as the Official Airline of SXSW Music, Film and Interactive in March 2013. With service to more than 260 airports, including 100 international destinations, American continues to be a world leader in air travel. SXSW attendees will be eligible for discounted travel on American Airlines and American Eagle flights to Austin. More information can be found online at or at the American Airlines website: Trans-atlantic Air Travel London-based MediaTravel can assist with travel from London including addons from other cities in the UK and Europe. Visit or contact Gill Joseph by email ( or phone (+44 20-7627-2200). Australia / New Zealand Air Travel Sydney-based TravelManagers can help with travel from Australia and New Zealand. Visit or contact Brad Thomas by email ( or phone (+6102-8062-6442). Rentals from Enterprise Rent-A-Car Enterprise, the Preferred Car Rental Company of SXSW 2013, offers SXSW registrants competitive rates and a number of convenient locations in the Austin area. Rent online at or by phone (800-736-7433). Discount code: L65SXSW (Discount valid for rentals with Enterprise or its sister company National rentals). Limos, Charters and Airport Van Service R&R Limousine & Bus is the Official Chauffeured Vehicle Service of SXSW 2013. Choose from their fleet of limousine, luxury sedans, SUVs and buses for pre-reserved point-to-point transportation. Book limos or charters online at or email or call 512-9477433 for more information. R&R Hotel Shuttle R&R Limousine & Bus offers SXSW attendees a pay-to-ride shuttle service to most SXSW hotels outside the easily walkable downtown area. Attendees can easily get to the Convention Center for the conference and trade show activities during the day and back to their hotel after conference hours, film screenings, late parties, and late night showcases during the music festival. Visit for more information and to purchase your hotel shuttle pass today. 66 SXSWORLD / FEBRUARY 2013 Capital Metro Bus Service is the least expensive way to get around Austin. Daily passes cost just $2 and a variety of stored-value and multi-day passes are available. The Airport Flyer runs every 40 minutes from Austin Bergstrom International Airport and within walking distance of most Downtown hotels and the Austin Convention Center. Get more information and schedules at or plan your trip in advance at Interactive Venue Shuttle The Interactive Venue Shuttle is a free service for Interactive, Platinum and Gold Registrants. The Interactive Venue Shuttles run every 5–10 minutes, between 9am and 7pm, and stop within close walking distance to most Interactive Venues. There are three routes designed to get you to your destination as quickly as possible, all departing from Trinity and 2nd Street, outside the Austin Convention Center. Film Venue Shuttle Film Fest Flyer SXSW will be running a free circulating Film Fest Flyer for Film, Platinum, and Gold registrants, from 9:30am - 2:30am from Friday March 8 - Saturday March 16, between the Austin Convention Center, the Paramount Theatre, the Rollins Theatre, and the Topfer Theatre. Catch the Film Fest Flyer at Trinity and 2nd street, outside the Austin Convention Center. Bicycle Rentals Bicycles are a fast and efficient way to get around central Austin. SXSW offers SXcycles, a complimentary bike share program for registrants. See for more information. In addition, several companies in Austin rent bicycles by the day or by the week. Most offer delivery to the Austin Convention Center or your hotel as well as service and maintenance. Pedicabs Pedicabs operate in downtown Austin day and night. Pedicab drivers are licensed and regulated by the City of Austin Ground Transportation Department and work for tips from passengers. Catch a Chevy at SXSW! Keep your eyes peeled for shiny new Chevrolets with "Catch-A-Chevy" signage outside the Convention Center at 3rd and Trinity. Flag one down! They can take you to lots of official SXSW events.

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