Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Travel / Hotel

Airports, Airport Shuttles and Car Rentals

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) is a mid-sized airport served by major US airlines with nonstop service from 36 cities coast to coast.  Austin is a focus city for Southwest Airlines and JetBlue Airways.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Web site

Super Shuttle provides service from ABIA to major destinations throughout Austin and the surrounding counties.  Reservations can be made online or (800) BLUE-VAN.

The following national agencies have car rental facilities at the Austin Airport, however, due to difficuties in parking on and near the University campus, we do not recommend driving yourself.  The campus area is within walking distance of much of downtown Austin, and is also well-served by the Capital Metro bus system, which also operates a series of free University shuttles around campus and to various neighborhoods around town.

  • Alamo -- 1-800-327-9633 / TDD 305-468-2132
  • Avis -- 1-800-831-2847 / TDD 800-331-2323
  • Budget -- 1-800-527-0700 / TDD 800-826-5510
  • Dollar Car Rental -- 1-800-800-4000
  • Enterprise -- 1-800-325-8007 / TDD 800-736-8227
  • Hertz -- 1-800-654-3131 / TDD 800-654-2280
  • National -- 1-800-328-4567 / TDD 800-328-6323
  • Thrifty Car Rental -- 1-800-847-4389

Hotel Information

The AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center will serve as the conference and hotel facility for the 25th annual Arabic Linguistics Symposium. 

Featuring 276 guest rooms and 21 suites onsite, the hotel offers inspiring views of the university's Tower, the State Capitol, and our serene central courtyard. Room technologies and guest amenities make your stay for either business or pleasure equally enjoyable.

Single/Double rooms are available at the conference rate of $159.00 per night. 

Reservations may be made through the Web site, or by calling toll free 877-744-8822  Be sure to enter or mention group code ARLING0410 in order to receive the conference rate.

University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin is the largest institution of The University of Texas System. The University of Texas at Austin is a major research university home to more than 50,000 students, 2,900 faculty and 21,000 staff members. 

Centrally located just north of downtown Austin, the main campus is easily accessible via Interstate 35 and the MoPac (Loop 1) Expressway, via Capital Metro (Austin's metropolitan transit authority) and the University of Texas shuttle service, and via public transportation such as SuperShuttle and various taxi companies.

Directions to the University of Texas campus

Maps of the University of Texas Campus
The AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center is labelled ATT on submap 3.

Visitor Parking Information
The University of Texas heavily enforces parking restrictions.  For this reason, we suggest that those not staying in the conference hotel plan to take public transportation to campus.

University of Texas Shuttle System
The UT Shuttle System is the largest university shuttle system in the country, with 14 routes and over 7.5 million passengers annually. The shuttle system provides an easy and cost effective way for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to access the UT campus. UT students, faculty, and staff may ride the shuttles at no charge with a valid UT photo ID. Without a UT photo ID, the charge is $.75 for local service and UT shuttle service. For Express service the fee is $1.50 and for Downtown Dillo service the fee is $.50.

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    The University of Texas at Austin
    204 W 21st Street Stop F9400
    Calhoun Hall (CAL) 528
    Austin, TX 78712