SXSWORLD February 2014


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Travel & Transportation 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 available options for attendees to get around SXSW including shuttles, buses, pedicabs and the occasional taxi. Here are some of the options to help you get to where you are going. Interactive and Gaming Venue Shuttle The Interactive and Gaming Venue Shuttle is a free service for Interactive, Platinum and Gold Registrants and a quick way to get to your next session. The Interactive and Gaming Shuttles run every 5-10 minutes from Friday, March 7 - Tuesday March 11. Stops are within close walking distance of most Interactive and Gaming venues. Film Venue Shuttle SXSW will be running free Film Festival Shuttles for Film, Gold and Platinum registrants between the Austin Convention Center and most Film Festival venues. Shuttles leave every 10-15 minutes, Friday, March 7 - Saturday, March 15. Stops are within close walking distance of most Film venues. Catch the Film Venue Shuttle outside Exhibit Hall 2 at the Austin Convention Center. TMS Hotel Shuttle Passes TMS Hotel Shuttle is offering SXSW attendees a reasonably priced shuttle service between the Austin Convention Center and more than 50 hotels outside the easily walkable downtown area. TMS offers a history of exceptional customer service and has reworked our Official Hotel Shuttles in order to offer our registrants an effective and efficient service. Visit attend/hotels/shuttles for more information and to purchase your hotel shuttle pass today. Hotel Shuttle During Interactive/Film: March 6: 12pm-10pm; March 7-10: 7am–1am; March 11: 7am-3am Hotel Shuttle During Music: March 12-15: 9am-3am Ground Charters and Airport Transportation TMS is the Official Ground Transportation Provider of SXSW 2014. TMS offers Transportation Management Solutions for all of your ground transportation needs. From private airport charters to coaches for your group TMS has solutions to fit your needs. Visit for information or to book your charter service. Rentals from Enterprise Rent-A-Car Enterprise, the preferred Car Rental Company of SXSW 2014, offers SXSW registrants competitive rates and a number of convenient locations in the Austin area. Rent online at and enter rental code: L65SXSW (PIN:SXS) or by phone (800-261-7331). (Discount valid for rentals with Enterprise or its sister company National rentals). Capital Metro Bus Service & Airport Flyer 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 to 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 SXcycles Take advantage of this full service bike share program presented by NBC and enjoy a fun transit alternative during SXSW. Each rented bicycle comes complete with a helmet, lights, lock and rear basket and is available for the full day with security deposit. Bicycle numbers are limited so come early to get moving! Pedicabs Pedicabs operate in downtown Austin day and night, mostly in the 6th Street, Rainey Street and Warehouse District areas. Pedicab drivers are licensed and regulated by the City of Austin Ground Transportation Department and work for tips from passengers. Trans-atlantic Air Travel London-based MediaTravel offers great trans-atlantic airfares from London with add-ons from other cities in the United Kingdom and Europe. Visit or contact Gill Joseph by email ( or phone (+44 20-7627-2200). Australia / New Zealand Air Travel Let Entertainment Travel Managers help with your air travel needs from Australia and New Zealand. Visit or contact Brad Thomas by email ( or phone (+61 29280 3767). Catch a Chevy at SXSW! Keep your eyes peeled for shiny new Chevrolets with "Catch-A-Chevy" signage on Trinity Street outside the Austin Convention Center. They can take you to lots of official SXSW events. Lots of New & Exciting Things Will Be Happening in This Area: • • • • • • 62 SXSWORLD / FEBRUARY 2014 Film Festival Screenings SXSW Gaming Expo SXSW Gaming Awards SXSW Create Outdoor Stage Concert Series Renegade Craft Fair: SXSW Edition

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