Directions & Parking
Directions to Brackenridge Field Laboratory:
(Driving time from UT Austin main campus: 15 minutes)
BFL is located on the north bank of the Colorado River (Lady Bird Lake) near downtown Austin at 2907 Lake Austin Blvd.
(BFL is serviced directly on weekdays by the LA UT shuttle bus that departs from Jester Dormitory at 21st and Speedway.)
From UT Austin campus:
Drive west on 24th St. (24th Street becomes Windsor Road after it crosses Lamar) Turn left on Exposition and proceed for about a mile. Turn right on Lake Austin Blvd. Drive 100 yards and turn left into the BFL parking lot.
From South Austin (Via Mo-Pac):
Drive north on Mo- Pac. Take the 5th St. / Lake Austin Blvd. / 1st St. exit. Take the W 5th Street / Lake Austin Blvd ramp. Merge onto Lake Austin Blvd. Drive for about a mile. Proceed through intersection at Exposition Blvd. Drive 100 yards and turn left into BFL parking lot.
From North Austin (Via Mo-Pac):
Drive south on Mo-Pac. Take the exit toward Lake Austin Blvd. Stay straight to go onto Winsted Ln. Winsted Ln. becomes Atlanta St. Turn right onto lake Austin Blvd. Drive for about a mile. Proceed through intersection at Exposition Blvd. Drive 100 yards and turn left into BFL parking lot.
There is free parking available in two lots:
1) A small lot in front of Brackenridge Field Laboratory, which contains two dedicated handicap parking spots.
2) A larger overflow lot at the Lake Austin Centre Building (LAC). The physical address for LAC is:
3001 Lake Austin Blvd.
Austin, TX 78703
This is the building directly NW of Brackenridge Field Laboratory along Lake Austin Blvd. An update on parking at BFL: new signs have been placed in the parking lot that state that parking is only allowed for UT permit-holders. Please disregard these signs; you are allowed to park at BFL for SUTS!