Austin is the capital of Texas. It is also known as the “live music capital of the world”. We welcome you, and hope you love Austin as much as we do.
If you’re flying to Austin for the fest, you will fly into the Austin Bergstrom International Airport, which is located just minutes from the venue.
Check out a map and directions to the festival HERE.
WHERE SHOULD I STAY?
Did you know you can camp on site? You can also rent a tent and have it set up and waiting for you when you arrive. Check out our FESTIVAL CAMPING OPTIONS
In addition to our festival camping options and hotel partners listed below, there are many places to stay while you’re in Austin.
If you’re looking for somewhere extra special, you should consider SAN JOSE and HOTEL ST. CECILIA, managed by the same folks behind EL COSMICO in Marfa, which we also highly recommend for a trip outside of Austin.
There are about a dozen hotels located right by the airport and venue that we recommend staying at for easy access. You can find them at the intersection of Riverside and Highway 71 / Ben White. Check out this Google link to get a view of your options in the area. You can also get some good deals on AirBnB, check it out.
Our hotel partners are all booked up, but you can still find rooms in the city for the weekend! Try Hotels.com or a similar site.
If you’re looking for a convenient place to stay, consider a camping rental package on site at the ranch!
Shuttles will run to and from two convenient locations throughout the day and night all weekend. There will be 2 routes running the whole weekend of the festival beginning at noon until 3 am (music ends at about 1:30 – 1:45 am).
We will add one bus to each route after midnight each night – 4 buses will be running each night from 12 am – 3 am to take attendees back to the pickup locations.
- One will travel to and from the festival venue and the airport hotels at Highway 71 and East Riverside Dr. The pickup and drop-off point will be the stop sign at Metro Center Dr. and East Riverside, behind Microtel Hotel.
- Another bus will stop at the corner of East 5th and Brushy. Look for the big yellow school bus!
PAY PER RIDE
You can hop on the bus at either location for $5 per ride.
If you use Facebook, please RSVP HERE so we can keep track of demand for this service.
Austin’s public transportation includes a network of city buses. Although buses will NOT stop at the venue, you can plan your route, see a map, and learn more here – http://www.capmetro.org/metrobus/.
Buses route 350 and 100 stop just down the street from Hampton Inn on East Riverside Dr. where the festival shuttle will be picking and dropping people off. Make sure you check the times that the city buses run.
If you plan on taking a taxi to and from the venue, make sure that you reserve your taxi in advance. Below are a few Austin taxi companies –
- Yellow Cab – (512) 452 – 9999
- Austin Cab Company – (512) 478 – 2222
- Lone Star Cab Company – (512) 836 – 4900
Unfortunately, biking to Carson Creek Ranch involves crossing highways, bridges and other potential hazards, and we cannot recommend a safe bike route.
Save money, reduce traffic, and socialize on your way to Austin Psych Fest. We definitely encourage carpooling to and from the festival. Erideshare.com has great reviews, and looks like a great tool to find a ride or offer one.