2015 February SXSWorld


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5 8 S X S W o r l d | F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 5 | S X S W. C O M PREVIEW GUIDE 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 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. SXSW Festival Shuttles The SXSW Festival Shuttle is the free circulating shuttle that runs between the Austin Convention Center and most Interactive Festival venues. Shuttles leave the convention center every 15 minutes. Two routes make the system easy to navigate and offer an efficient and cost-free way to get around downtown. Catch the SXSW Festival Shuttle outside the convention center on Trinity Street. You can track the Festival Shuttles in real time at and find more information online at shuttles. TMS Hotel Shuttle Passes TMS Hotel Shuttle is offering SXSW attendees a reasonable cost shuttle service to the Austin Convention Center and most official hotels outside of the easily walkable downtown area. TMS offers a history of exceptional customer service, which will revamp our Official Hotel Shuttles in order to offer our registrants a more effective and efficient service. For more information and to purchase your hotel shuttle pass, visit Charters and Airport Service TMS is the Official Ground Transportation Provider of SXSW 2015. 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. For more information or to book your charter service, visit Rentals from Enterprise Rent-A-Car Enterprise, the Preferred Car Rental Company of SXSW 2015, 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 at 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 Enjoy a fun transit alternative during SXSW with Austin Bcycle. Bicycles come complete with lights, lock and front basket and are available for use throughout downtown. Stop by the official SXcycles station for a quick break in between events, and don't forget to ask for your complimentary day pass! Pedicabs Pedicabs operate throughout Austin day and night, mostly in the Central Business District, Rainey Street, and East 6th Street area. Pedicab drivers are licensed and regulated by the City of Austin Ground Transportation Department and usually work for tips or charge a per block fare. International Air Travel London-based MediaTravel offers great hassle- free booking abroad airfares from the United Kingdom and Europe. Visit or contact Gill Joseph by email (gill@mediatravel. com) 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). J A M I L M U H A I S E N

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