Departing passengers are advised to arrive inside the terminal at least two hours before their flight during peak travel times (5-8 a.m., 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., 3:30-5:30 p.m.) and 90 minutes before their flight for all other times. Passengers should expect longer than normal waits at security checkpoints. The first TSA checkpoint opens daily at 3:30 a.m. All gates are accessible via any of three TSA checkpoints.
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 checkpoint one and checkpoint two open at 3:30 a.m. daily. Checkpoint three opens 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.