Passengers are advised to check-in with their airline at least two hours prior to departure time during the daily peak travel times of 5 a.m. to 8 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Lines will be longer during these peak times with security waits over 45 minutes possible. For all other flight times, passengers are advised to arrive at least 90 minutes prior to departure.
Please note that the first security checkpoint opens at 4 a.m. and some concessions open at 4:30 a.m.
Passenger traffic is up at Austin’s airport, meaning more passengers in lines. Arrive on time - then it’s on your way.
Opening times of passenger services
Passenger screening checkpoints and checked baggage screening begin opening at 4:00 a.m. daily.
Airline ticket counters generally open at least one hour before their time of the first scheduled departure. Please contact your airline to confirm ticket counter opening and departure times.
Some Restaurants with breakfast menus open at 4:30 a.m.
News and gift shops open at 5 a.m. daily.
Airport shuttles run continuously to and from the on-airport parking lots, 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Doors to the terminal are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.