We fly to Austin 4 times a week

10 hour flight time

London Heathrow (LHR)
Seasonal service until 7th January 2024

We also have fantastic indirect flight options available throughout 2024.

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Visas and entry requirements

Foreign nationals or
non-US citizens


  • Upload your passport details and complete contact tracing information ahead of departure (this can be done during Online Check In which opens 24 before your flight)
  • Ensure you have a valid passport and ESTA (if eligible for the US Visa Waiver Program). 

US citizens/nationals or Lawful permanent residents


  • Upload your passport details and complete contact tracing information ahead of departure (this can be done during Online Check In which opens 24 before your flight)

What you need to know

Handy hints to help you hit the ground running in Austin.

Local time

GMT -5 hours


US Dollar $


English and Spanish


120 volts 60Hz

Plug type A and B



Local transport

Getting around is super-easy. Capital Metro offers public transport in and around the area of Austin. or you could rent a Bird or Lime e-scooter.

Airport Guides

Before you set off, take a look at our Austin-Bergstrom Airport guide.

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Austin flight deals

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Discover Austin

Tuck into some proper barbecue, tour vineyards and try some Texan wine (yes, really), two-step to live music in a genuine Western bar, explore beaches, canyons and mountains, even learn how to be a cowboy on a real ranch. Everything’s bigger in Texas, and that includes the adventures waiting for you.

Curious to know more about Austin? Check out our stories below for more inspiration.

Live music in Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Your visit to Austin has to include a gig. There’s a proud musical heritage here, and in the city that gave us Janis Joplin and Willie Nelson, you’ll find anything from hip hop to honky tonk any night of the week. Catch headliners at the Moody Theater, local acts at the Continental Club on South Congress, or experience real down home country music at Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon – a mainstay of the scene for more than 40 years. 

BBQ in Austin

BBQ like no other

Austin has some of the best BBQ joints in the state. Prepare to tuck into ribs, brisket and pie – oh my – and much more at Franklin’s Barbecue or Salt Lick BBQ. Oh, and you can’t leave without trying the Tex-Mex signature dish, Queso. This melty, cheesey, chilli dip with tortilla chips is a must-try, so head to local spots like Magnolia Café, Taco Deli and Torchy’s Tacos and get scooping.

Austin in summer

Fun in the sun

Take advantage of the fantastic Texan summer sunshine – there are plenty of outdoor adventures to be had in Austin and beyond. Head to Lady Bird Lake, where you can bike around the edges, or head out on the water on a paddleboard or kayak. 

Wild swimming in Austin

Wild swimming

Further afield, there are swimming holes all over the state to cool off in – try Barton Springs just outside the city.
Or for something a bit different, travel to Monahans Sandhills State Park and try sandboarding. 

Beyond Austin

Curious to know more about Texas? This famous cities are within reach of Austin.



Take a trip to downtown Dallas and be fascinated by the events surrounding JFK's assassination. Or immerse yourself in Cowboy culture in nearby Fort Worth.

Dallas is a one hour flight or a 3 hour drive from Austin.

Flights to Dallas
San Antonio

San Antonio

Historic San Antonio is known for its rich Mexican heritage and a relaxed atmosphere. Visit the Alamo and learn about the battle for Texas independence then ake a walk along the river and indulge in some shopping and tasty Tex-Mex food.

San Antonio is just over an hour's drive from Austin. 

Flights to San Antonio


Head to Houston, the USA's fourth largest city, and discover fascinating attractions, such as the Space Center,  along with an ever-increasing number of galleries and museums.

Houston is an easy 2.5 hour drive from Austin. 

Flights to Houston

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