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Travel to and around Austin
Please note: Symposium programs officially end at 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, October 24


American Airlines, the official airline for the 17th National Trails Symposium, offers 5% - 15% discounts to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport for October 15 - 29. Book your flight early by calling American Airlines' Meeting Services Desk toll free at (800) 433-1790, 5:00 a.m. through midnight CST. Refer to Authorization Number 25H4AO.


For transportation to/from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport take Super Shuttle. The rate is $10.75 each way. At the airport, go to the Super Shuttle ticket counter on the lower level, near baggage claim carousel #1. Reservations are not required. For the return, call 512-258-3826 or 1-800-BLUE VAN to schedule a pickup to the airport. 24-hour notice is required.


Advantage Rent-a-Car has been chosen as the official car rental company for the National Trails Symposium with locations at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and downtown Austin. Call Advantage Reservations at (800) 777-5500 24 hours daily and refer to account number 153742-FSC.


The Austin 'Dillo (Capitol Metro Downtown Shuttle) While walking around Austin is a delightful way to go, the easy alternative is the downtown trolley, known as the 'Dillo (as in armadillo). It stops close to both hotels and most of the downtown tourist spots, as well as providing commuter service in the area. The 'Dillo from the Hyatt takes you across the bridge, where you transfer to another to go to the Austin Convention Center. Shuttles run every 5-10 minutes. Best of all, it's free. All 'Dillos are wheelchair accessible. These reproductions of trolley cars will take you to, from, and through downtown Austin, the Capitol Complex, University of Texas campus, Austin High School Park & Ride lot, and from the free Park & Ride lot at Bouldin and Barton Springs. Visit for routes and schedules.


The City of Austin's Capitol Metro Transportation Authority's system is 100% accessible. All buses and 'Dillos are wheelchair accessible. In addition, if an individual with a disability needs to use special transit, please call 512-389-7480 three weeks in advance of the Symposium to apply for and get registered for this service.