Convention Center Parking Garages
The Austin Convention Center has two Parking Garages
2nd Street Garage: The 10-story, 1,000-space garage is located at 201 East 2nd Street, 2 blocks west of facility, between Cesar Chavez and 2nd Street. Entrances are on Brazos and San Jacinto streets.
5th Street Garage: The 5-story, 685-space garage is located at 601 E. 5th Street, the northeast corner of facility at Red River and 4th Street, with the entrance on 5th Street.
SXSW PARKING INFORMATION
- Entry Pay - $15.00 per vehicle per entry effective March 5th through 15th. No in/out privileges and no new monthly parking available.
- Special Operating Hours in effect for the duration of all SXSW activities
- Overnight parking strictly prohibited…Towing will be enforced
- Valid “parking paid” receipt needed for exit
- No oversized vehicle parking in ACCD garages during SXSW
- All questions regarding parking to be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd Street Garage
201 East 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701. Entrances on Brazos and San Jacinto streets.
Most convenient parking for events scheduled in Exhibit Halls 1, 2 and 3, and meeting rooms 1-10.
5th Street Garage
601 East 5th Street, Austin, TX 78701 Entrance on 5th Street, between Red River and Sabine streets.
Most convenient parking for events scheduled in Exhibit Halls 5, 4 and 3 and Level 4 meeting rooms 11-19.
Location of Convention Center Parking Garages
Cash and/or Credit Cards are accepted at all times.
There are 124 bicycle racks secured to the sidewalks or pavements around the exterior of the Austin Convention Center building. Most racks are located along 4th Street, between Red River and Trinity. Along 4th street, there are 52 individual stands with cables and another 33 u-shaped steel tubes for 66 bikes. A tire stand rack for six bikes is located near the Administrative Offices along Cesar Chavez.
There are no racks at the parking garages
Directions to the Center
(500 E. Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78701)
From Austin Bergstrom International Airport:
The Austin Convention Center is about 11 miles from the Austin Bergstrom International Airport.
Take Bastrop Hwy TX-71 W (TX-71 becomes E. Ben White Blvd) for 5.6 miles. Turn slight right onto S I-35 (.2 miles). Merge onto I-35 N / US-290 E / US-81N (2.8 miles). Take Exit 234B toward 2nd-4th Streets / 1st Street / Cesar Chavez (.1 miles). Stay straight to go onto I-35 N (.1 miles). Turn left onto E. 1st Street / Cesar Chavez Street E (.2 miles). Facility is on your right.
From I-35 North:
Go South on I-35. Take Exit 234A toward 1st Street / Holly Street. Turn right onto E 1st Street. / Cesar Chavez Street E. Facility is on your right.
From I-35 South:
Go North on I-35. Take Exit 234B toward 2nd-4th Streets. / 1st Street. / Cesar Chavez. Stay straight. Turn left onto E. 1st Street / Cesar Chavez Street E. Facility is on your right.
From Loop 1 (N. Mo-pac):
Take TX-1 Loop S / N MO-PAC Expy. Take the 5th Street / 1st Street exit. Take the 1st Street ramp. Merge onto Cesar Chavez Street E / W 1st Street. Facility is on your left.
From Loop 1 (S. Mo-pac):
Take TX-1 Loop N / S MO-PAC Expy. Take the 5th Street / Lake Austin Blvd. / 1st Street exit. Merge onto Cesar Chavez Street E / W 1st Street. Facility is on your left.
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