What to find out about touring by way of Austin’s airport throughout ACL Fest

October in Austin means not solely cooler climate but additionally throngs of holiday makers swarming the town for 2 main international occasions: the Austin Metropolis Limits Music Pageant in Zilker Park — which begins this weekend — and the U.S. Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas later this month.

The inflow of vacationers and attendees will flood the passenger gates at Austin-Bergstrom Worldwide Airport, the place officers are asking vacationers to plan forward and put together for busy days over the subsequent few weekends. The airport has offered solutions to some often requested questions:

What are the crowds at Austin’s airport going to be like?

Count on greater than 30,000 vacationers every day through the occasions.

“Following a busy summer time journey season that noticed record-breaking journey volumes, passengers flying out and in of (the airport) ought to know what to anticipate this October, which is anticipated to herald a brand new document variety of single-day departing vacationers for each ACL and the Method 1 race,” airport officers stated in a press release.

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When are essentially the most crowded days?

Days that can most likely see greater than 30,000 departing passengers embrace:

  • Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for ACL Week One.
  • Oct. 16-18 for ACL Week Two.
  • Oct. 20-26 for Method 1 races.
Travelers wait in line to go through the TSA security line before boarding their flights at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on March 31. Although the lines at the airport can be overwhelming in March for the South by Southwest festivals, they are actually at their worst in October for ACL Fest and Formula 1 races.

When ought to I arrive on the airport?

Airport officers urge passengers utilizing basic Transportation Safety Administration screening to reach a minimum of 2 ½ hours earlier than departure for home flights and three hours earlier than departure for worldwide flights.

Passengers that must verify baggage or return a rental automotive earlier than getting within the TSA safety line ought to arrive even earlier.

Texas 71 and U.S. 183, which intersect close to the airport, are anticipated to be busy, particularly F1 race weekend. Passengers ought to account for heavy visitors and extra journey time to the airport.

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