AIR: Austin Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) is served by all of the major airlines and some of the discount airlines. A website fare finder indicates that a cab from ABIA to the Sheraton will cost approximately $28 per person, airport fees and a 15% tip included. However, because the city recently deregulated cab fares to allow competition with the Ubers of the city, fares could go down. Uber, Lyft and Ride Austin are also options. The Uber fare from ABIA to the Sheraton is estimated at $15-20; Lyft estimates a $14-22 fare. Ride Austin estimates the ride as $20.42 without a tip. You can go to the Ride Austin web page and download the app. Super Shuttle/Blue Van, a shared van that does not guarantee direct service, is $12 one way. However, Blue Van has provided a 10% discount. The discount code is T678P and will be available from October 24-30. The discount may be used with advance reservations on the SuperShuttle/Execucar app or at SuperShuttle.com. Also, there should be a link on the Academy website or electronically for automatic use of the discount code. Bus service is available from the airport at $2.50 for a day pass. The #350 bus comes about every 30 minutes pretty much on the hour and half hour. You must transfer to the #2 bus at Airport and Oak Springs. The #2 bus stops very close to the hotel. The bus ride takes about an hour. The schedule will be different on Sunday.
RAIL: Amtrak runs through Austin, with the station downtown approximately 2 miles from the Sheraton. Cab fare to the hotel is approximately $10.75 per person, including a 15% tip.
CAR: For those driving, the hotel can be seen from I-35. Hotel parking is $30/day for self-parking and $38/day for valet parking, with in and out during the day allowed.
RENTAL CARS: Rental cars are available at ABIA or at a Hertz facility immediately behind the Sheraton, about a five-minute walk from the front of the hotel.
ALTERNATE IN-CITY TRAVEL: For a different kind of travel, try Austin Pedicab Company, 512-210-7914. Pedicabs cost more than the usual cabs, but they can be ordered. There are also horse-drawn carriages downtown.