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Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution 2017
July 2nd - 6th 2017 Austin, USA

Flight and TravelAustin Airport

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA)

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is an easily accessible destination from many major cities throughout the world. This state-of-the-art airport has 25 gates, full customs facilities, and two parallel runways.

Austin International Airport is a short seven and a half miles from the city downtown. It has roughly 300 daily flights with nonstop service to 45+ destinations including international flights to London, Frankfurt, Cancun, San Jose Del Cabo, and Toronto.

Transport options from the airport to Austin downtown include cabs, ride-share services (Uber, Lyft, Fasten, Ride Austin), and the Austin Metro Bus 100.

The Austin Metro Bus 100 is an express bus service from the Austin airport to downtown or campus, for only $1.25 (pay in cash or purchase ahead of time here). It runs every half hour on most days and stops at 4th and Trinity, only 0.3 miles from the JW Marriott, as well as on the UT Austin campus. Route and schedule can be found at


Entry Requirements

All visitors from abroad who are planning to visit the USA must have a passport valid for at least six months longer than their intended stay in the U.S. Depending on your nationality and the purpose of your journey, you may need a visa for entry into the United States. If a visa is required, please contact your local American Embassy or Consulate.

Note: Passport and visa requirements are liable to change at short notice. Travellers  are advised to look for complete information about the U.S. visa process. For more information click here.



We’re pleased to inform you that Emirates Airline has proudly been selected as the partner airline for the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution 2017.

Emirates has excellent connections to all six continents via Dubai with more than 150 current destinations worldwide – and are expanding their route network all the time.

Delegates can use the below Promotion Code when booking flights to get special fares on Emirates (via Dallas or Houston).

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Travel Validity: 25th June – 12th July 2017

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