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, Austin, TX 78701, 2 blocks west of facility, between Cesar Chavez and 2nd Street. Entrances are 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: The 5-story, 685-space garage is located at 601 E. 5th Street, Austin, TX 78701, the northeast corner of facility at Red River and 4th Street, with the entrance on 5th Street. 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
|15 minutes – 1 hour:||$3.00|
|1 – 2 hours:||$5.00|
|2 – 7 hours:||$7.00|
|7 – 9 hours:||$9.00|
|9 – 12 hours:||$15.00|
Additional hours: Rates reset after 12 hours with daily max.
Weekend "Pay on Entry" Information:
During the weekend (Friday & Saturday Nights 6 p.m. – 2 a.m.) and special events, rates will be as posted.
Parking Garages Hours of Operation:
Sun. – Thurs.: 6:30 am – 9:30 pm / Fri. & Sat.: 6:30 am – 2:00 am
Cash and/or Credit Cards are accepted at all times.
The Convention Center Parking Garages accept cash, local checks, and the following credit cards: MasterCard; Visa; American Express; Diners Club; and Discover.
During the weekend (Fridays & Saturdays 6:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.) and special events, rates will be as posted. “Pay on entry” method will be used Fri. & Sat., 6:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Parking
- The Convention Center 2nd Street Parking Garage offers 30 preferred parking spaces for Alternative Fuel Vehicles. The 30 spaces will be spread throughout the garage, and will be in close proximity to the elevators located in the southwest corner.
- Alternative Fuel Vehicles include hybrid, electric, bio-diesel and flex fuel.
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
Mobility Impaired Parking:
Mobility Impaired Parking is available in the Austin Convention Center garages on all levels located near elevators. The following patrons will receive complimentary garage parking: vehicles with a specialty license plate for recipients of the Air Force Cross, Distinguished Service Cross, Army Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, Medal of Honor and Legion of Merit Medal; vehicles with a specialty license plate for recipients of the Purple Heart, Pearl Harbor Survivors, Prisoners of War and Disabled Veterans.
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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