Flights to Austin

The liberal and cultural heart of Texas, Austin is a vibrant, modern city with plenty to entertain you. Known as ‘The Live Music Capital of the World’, you’ll find musicians and artists performing at more than 250 music venues across the city. The one thing that binds everyone together here is living the city’s motto – ‘keep Austin weird’.

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Discover Texas' unique capital

Whether you want to dip into the buzzing arts and music scene or fly to Austin as a launchpad to explore the rest of Texas, you won’t be short of things to do.

Take a walk around the Texas State Capitol, cycle through the picturesque Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail or check out Barton Springs Pool.

Whatever your interests, book your holiday to Austin now with British Airways and we'll look after you every step of the way.

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Flight time

10 hours

Time zone

GMT -5

Currency

Dollar

Austin flight FAQs

Our flights to Austin from London Heathrow take just over 10 hours and we run multiple flights a week. Once you’ve boarded, just sit back and enjoy our complimentary food and bar service until you touch down in the Texan capital.

With its warm year-round weather, Austin is always a popular destination for visitors. But there are more affordable times to visit, with February and October often proving the cheapest times to go. To find our cheapest flights to Austin, use our lowest fare finder.

You’ll find it possible to tailor your trip to Austin to suit whatever budget you have, as there’s plenty of free things to do. Enjoy one of the free guided tours of the city, marvel at the Texas State Capitol building and grounds or catch some live music. Downtown tends to be more expensive elsewhere, but there are food and drink options and accommodation choices to suit everyone.

It’s easy to get into Austin city centre from the airport, with the airport flyer bus service the cheapest option. You can also catch private charter transportation while a taxi from the airport to downtown takes about 15 minutes depending on traffic.

If you’re staying for a while or looking to explore the rest of Texas, you might want to rent a car. You can walk around some neighbourhoods in Austin but with so much to see outside the city, we recommend hiring a car with British Airways. You’ll get great benefits, with all mandatory charges included and 24-hour customer support, plus you’ll collect Avios points on every rental.

Austin is one of the most unique and interesting cities to visit in the US, with so much to offer. There are over 50 craft breweries to sip beers at and more than 400 restaurants and eateries, where you’ll find plenty of Tex-Mex food on the menu. Live music enthusiasts are spoilt for choice with some of the most popular clubs and concert calls in all of North America found here. Outdoorsy types can get their fill of nature too, with over 200 miles of parkland and green space in Austin. And, during the long, hot summer months in July and August, kayak down Lady Bird Lake and swim at Barton Springs Pool.

You can book a hand baggage-only ticket or make the most of our generous baggage allowance. If you choose economy standard or one of our British Airways Holidays’ packages, each passenger can check in a bag weighing up to 23kg – in addition to a handbag, laptop case or other small bag. Families travelling in any cabin with younger children can also check in one car seat and one fully collapsible pushchair. Read more about baggage allowances for children.

If you’re flying in our business cabin, you can check in two bags weighing up to 32kg each. Read our baggage guide for full details.

Citizens of the UK and Ireland and EU passport holders do not need a visa to visit the USA. However, you will need an ESTA, which permits travel to the US for 90 days or less. If you hold a passport from a country or territory outside of the listed areas, you may need to apply for a visa before you travel. You can find out more about visa requirements for all the countries we fly to at the IATA Travel Centre.

Discover outstanding service from the moment you book. Choose to fly with hand baggage only or pick a price that includes a 23kg checked baggage allowance and free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. On board you’ll find HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering and a warm, uniquely British welcome.

Simply relax and let us take care of you, every step of the way.

Our cabins

All our cabins offer an excellent – and uniquely British – experience. Choose your perfect way to fly, from economy to First.

Economy

Our World Traveller cabin offers all the touches you need to enjoy your flight at an affordable price.

World Traveller

Premium economy

Discover our World Traveller Plus cabin and treat yourself to a wider seat and more legroom in a separate, quieter cabin.

World Traveller Plus

Business

Work or relax in our Club World cabin and enjoy lounge access, a dedicated check-in area and fully flat beds for a restful sleep.

Club World

First

Choose First to enjoy a range of comforts, from fine dining to your own private suite and access to our elegant departure lounges.

First

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