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. Stay tuned for our mini guide to the city, featuring some of our favorite things to do and see.
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 setup 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 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.
We’ve negotiated deals with a few hotels located just minutes from the venue. When you call to reserve your room, make sure you mention Austin Psych Fest for the discounted rate.
More hotel partnerships coming soon.
MICROTEL INN & SUITES
Price per night – Singles & Suites – $80 + tax; Doubles – $85 + tax
Includes – Complimentary hot breakfast, high-speed internet, airport shuttle runs from 6am – 10pm, and more
Address – 7705 Metro Center Drive, Austin, TX 78744
Phone # – 512-386-7800
HAMPTON INN & SUITES
Price per night – $139 + tax
Room type – (choose your preference) Double Standard, King Standard, King Suite with a pull-out sofa
Includes – Complimentary shuttle service to and from the Austin airport from 5am-11pm daily, complimentary hot breakfast, high-speed internet, and more
Address – 7712 East Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78744
Phone # – 512-389-1616
Price per night – $179.55 + tax
Room type – Double Standard or Single w/ King
Includes – High-speed internet and more
Address – 300 East 11th St., Austin, TX 78701
Phone # – 512-386-7800
There will be 2 festival shuttle routes : one traveling between the venue and the designated airport hotels located at 71 and Riverside and another one servicing the downtown Austin area.
More details about the shuttle will be posted closer to the fest, stay tuned!
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 the buses run.
If you plan on taking a taxi to and from the venue, make sure that you reserve your taxi in advance. Austin Psych Fest will setup a cab stand at the front of the venue this year, but it’s always best to plan ahead. 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.