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Cab/Transportation Question

Louisville, Kentucky
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Cab/Transportation Question

My son is in Austin for SXSW this weekend. He arrived Wednesday morning and took a cab from the airport to Springhill Suites, South. The cab ride was $50.00!!! Do the rates go up for SXSW, or is this the normal rate?

He needs to get back to the airport Sunday, any cheaper suggestions? Thanks!

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1. Re: Cab/Transportation Question

$50 is way too high. I just did the fare estimator on the Yellow Cab website and it said $22 from the airport to the hotel. It would be a little more if traffic was bad, but not more than double. Did he use Yellow Cab or one of the other official taxis at the airport?

From downtown, he could take a the Airport Flyer bus to the airport, and it would only be about $1, but the Airport Flyer does not go as far south as his hotel. He could try Super Shuttle - http://www.supershuttle.com/ . If going with Super Shuttle, definitely call in advance to make reservations for pick up and get a price quote.

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