Orbitz.com can help you find a low fare on flights from Austin, Texas. Austin's airport is Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, located five miles southeast of the city. The airport was built on the site of the former Bergstrom Air Force Base, which closed in 1993. Domestic and international flights are provided by 10 different airlines, including JetBlue, Delta, Southwest, United and US Airways.
The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport offers more than 10,000 parking spaces and complimentary shuttles. Parking is $3 per hour or up to $26 per day. Complimentary parking at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is provided to automobiles displaying Disabled Veteran, Congressional Medal of Honor, Former Prisoner of War, Pearl Harbor Survivor, Legion of Valor, Legion of Merit and Purple Heart Recipient license plates.
If you would prefer not to leave your car at the airport, metered taxis are available to transport you to the airport. The minimum fare for taxi customers is $12.85. All taxis have a four-passenger maximum, not including children. Austin also has a bus system with a fare of $1, or you can pay $2 for an all-day pass. Orbitz.com can help you plan both your air travel and ground transportation.
There are many restaurant options available at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. It features small versions of acclaimed local restaurants and stores, such as Maudie's Tex-Mex, Waterloo Ice House, Amy's Ice Cream and Austin Java. There are often live bands to entertain bored travelers waiting for a flight. Keep checking Orbitz.com for discount flights from Austin.
Orbitz.com can help you find cheap flights to Cologne, Germany, a cosmopolitan hotspot on the river Rhein. Visitors have the choice of using one of three area airports. Cologne Bonn Airport, located at Heinrich-Steinmann-Str. 12 in the district of Porz, is approximately nine miles from the center of Cologne's downtown area. Cologne Bonn Airport is the area's closest international airport with 24-hour service. Another option is Dusseldorf International Airport, which is located at Flughafenstraße 120 in Dusseldorf, a 40-minute train ride to downtown Cologne. Frankfurt Rhein Main International Airport in Frankfurt connects to Cologne's central station downtown by a one-hour high-speed train ride. Visitors with an air ticket and a train ticket have a wide range of options for travel when visiting Cologne.
Travelers flying into Dusseldorf International Airport or Frankfurt Rhein Main International Airport should take the train from the airport to Cologne's downtown central station. From there, a taxi, bus or S-Bahn local train service is available to a specific destination. The high-speed train service from Frankfurt costs approximately €58 per passenger. The regular train service from Dusseldorf International Airport is significantly cheaper. Cologne Bonn Airport offers a high-speed train service and S-Bahn local train service. Taking the local train to downtown from Cologne Bonn Airport takes about 15 minutes and costs approximately €2.60 per adult. The taxi service is also an economical option.
Cologne is a major point of interest for history and culture, so there is never a bad time to visit. However, one of the most popular times of year to go is November for the Cologne carnival, one of the biggest street festivals in Europe. Cologne experiences a full range of seasons, with weather comparable to that in the United Kingdom or Northern France. July is the city's hottest month, with high temperatures around 85 degrees F. January is the city's coldest month, with temperatures often below freezing. June is ordinarily the rainiest month of the year.
There are more things to do in Cologne than most people can fit into a single visit. Popular city attractions include Kölner Dom, Die Kölner Synagogue, Hohenzollern Bridge, Claudius Therme and the Romisch-Germanisches Museum. Orbitz.com can help you find deals on admission to area attractions, as well as cheap flights to Cologne.
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