Reservations Hotel Information Airport Ground Transportation




Hotel reservations opened Monday, November 6, 2017, Noon ET. 
The reservation cutoff date is January 5, 2018. 

The NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association housing bureau, SPARGO, handles all hotel reservations for the 2018 Rural Telecom Industry Meeting & Expo.

Please make reservations within the NTCA block to receive the discounted conference room rate. If no rooms are available, please place yourself on the wait list and you will be contacted by SPARGO when rooms become available.

Reservations will be accepted online or by phone (703) 654-6938.

Notice: NTCA is aware of companies calling registered attendees and exhibitors offering to help book hotel rooms in Austin at a special rate. This is a scam. NTCA housing bureau, Spargo, Inc., is the only vendor that NTCA has contracted with to manage hotel reservations for RTIME 2018. Please do not respond to unsolicited telephone calls or emails claiming to offer to help you find housing.





Hotel Information

Most meetings will take place at the Austin Convention Center with some meetings taking place at the JW Marriott. All hotels are within a short walk to the convention center. 



Hilton Austin
500 East 4th St.
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 482-8000         

Room Rate: $244 single/double


JW Marriott Austin
110 E 2nd St.
Austin, TX  78701
(512) 474-4777         

Room Rate: $249 single/double


Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center
300 East 4th St.
Austin, TX  78701
(512) 236-8008         

Room Rate:  $237 single/double


Residence Inn Austin Downtown/Convention Center
300 East 4th St.
Austin, TX  78701
(512) 236-8008         

Room Rate: $240 single/double




Getting to and from Austin Convention Center and hotels in Downtown Austin is easy. The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is located about 5 miles southeast of Downtown Austin. Take advantage of transportation discount offers for this event from American Airlines, Delta, and Hertz.


Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
3600 Presidential Blvd, Austin, TX 78719


Delta is offering discounted flights to Austin. Reservations and ticketing is available via or by calling our Delta Meeting Network Reservations at (800) 328-1111. Please note that a Direct Ticketing Charge will apply for booking by phone. When booking online at, select 'Book Your Flight' and enter your Meeting Code in the box provided. Enter the meeting code NMQUA in the box provided.

NTCA has partnered with American Airlines to provide our attendees to offer zone fares. Please contact the American Airlines Meeting Services Desk at 1 (800) 433-1790     for ticket purchases. You will need to provide the agent with this authorization number: A3827SS. Please note that a service charge will apply when ticketing through American Airlines. 

Ground Transportation

Rental Cars

Hertz is offering discount rates for this meeting. Special discounted rates are guaranteed one week before through one week after the meeting dates, subject to car availability; unlimited mileage is included. When a reservation is made, Hertz will compare NTCA's meeting rates to other Hertz published rates, ensuring you the best rate available.

Reservations may be made online, or by calling Hertz at (800) 654-2240    .

Refer to code CV# 02U60020.
Reservations are recommended.

Most major rental car companies are available at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. 


Minimum fare for taxi customers from the airport is $12.30, this includes a $1.00 airport surcharge. All taxis have a four-passenger maximum, excluding children 12 years old and under. All taxis accept major credit cards.

Capital Metro Bus Line
 Austin's public bus system is part of a 500 square-mile Central Texas system of more than 3,000 bus stops and 53 routes. Austin is serviced by multiple local bus routes, limited stop/flyer routes, express routes, and University of Texas shuttle routes.

 Connecting Austin on a 32-mile line that stretches all the way from the city of Leander to downtown Austin next to the Convention Center,MetroRail provides $1-$2.75 trips with nine in between. Services run six days a week until around 7, and until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

SuperShuttle is one of the leading airport shuttle services in the U.S., serving over eight million passengers a year. For a VIP experience, try their private black car service ExecuCar.

These carts pulled by local cyclists can be found all throughout Austin. Each driver is licensed by the City of Austin Ground Transportation Department and work solely on tips, so be generous.






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