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Directions & Parking

Driving Directions

The Austin Convention Center is located at 500 E. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701.

  • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

Parking Garages

201 East 2nd Street

  • 10-story, 1,000-space garage just two blocks west of the facility.
  • Entrances on Brazos and San Jacinto
  • Clearance Height: 6’9”

601 East 5th Street

  • 5-story, 685-space garage just north of the facility
  • Entrance on 5th Street
  • Clearance Height: 6’11”


Days Times
Sundays - Thursdays 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Fridays & Saturdays 6:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.


Time Cost
2 hours $5.00
8 hours $10.00
12 hours $15.00
Additional Hour $3.00
Daily Max $45.00
Lost ticket $45.00

Rates reset every 24 hours.


Friday, January 18th Through Sunday, January 20 There will be a 30 minute grace period at both garages for package pick-ups.

This weekend only (Fridays 7:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.), (Saturdays 6:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.) rates will be as posted. Pay on entry during this timeframe. The flat rate is applicable from time of entry until 11 a.m. the following morning. At 11 a.m. the regular rates will apply.

Street Parking

Streets within a three block radius of the Center allow for additional spaces of on-street parking.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Parking

The Austin Convention Center’s 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.

Bicycle Racks

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 is available in the Austin Convention Center garages on all levels located near elevators. Vehicles with a specialty license plate with one of the following distinctions will receive complimentary parking:

  • Air Force Cross
  • Army Distinguished Service Cross
  • Disabled Veterans
  • Distinguished Service Cross
  • Legion of Merit Medal
  • Medal of Honor
  • Navy Cross
  • Pearl Harbor Survivors
  • Prisoners of War
  • Purple Heart