Festival Info

Getting to the San Antonio Book Festival

We hope the information below is useful in helping you plan your trip to the Book Festival. Please let us know if you have any questions!

Arriving at San Antonio International Airport

San Antonio International Airport is a short, 15-minute drive from downtown.Taxi cabs are available at the outer commercial curbside at Terminal A. For assistance, please contact the Airport Ground Transportation employee (wearing red shirt). Fare to San Antonio downtown areas start at $29 (U.S.) per taxicab. (Up to 6 may share a cab, if both luggage and passengers fit safely.)

Rideshare options meet customers on the outer commercial curbside lower level Terminal A. The following rideshare service companies are approved for operations at SAT: UberLyftGet Me.


If you need to book a hotel for your trip to San Antonio, we’ve partnered with the Hotel ValenciaMenger Hotel, and El Tropicano to offer Festival attendees lower rates. We will continue to update this page as we establish additional partnerships with San Antonio hotels. We encourage you to book early as these partnerships are based upon availability. 

Hotel Valencia Riverwalk
150 E. Houston
San Antonio, TX 78205
Room rate: $155/night
Book HERE or call (866) 042-0100 and use the group code “1804SANANT”

The Historic Menger Hotel
204 Alamo Plaza 
San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 223-4361
Room rate: $179/night
Book HERE or 
via phone at 1-800-345-9285 using the group name “San Antonio Book Festival” or the group code “040618SABF”

El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel
110 Lexington Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78205
Room rate: $109/night
Call or email Bea Luna to book a room: 210-277-4039 or bluna@eltropicanohotel.com 

Driving to the Festival

The Book Festival takes place at the Central Library and Southwest School of Art in downtown San Antonio (600 Soledad, San Antonio 78205). Construction is currently in effect for the surrounding streets for the city’s roundabout project. If you are driving to the Book Festival, please be aware of street closures, detours, and alternate bus routes. We encourage you to use VIA or rideshare options to get to the Book Festival.

The current construction affecting the library and patrons are as follows:

  • Lane closures and detours
    • San Pedro Ave. is being rerouted to Main Ave
    • Navarro St. has become 2-way traffic
  • Temporary bus stop at Richmond Ave. and Augusta St.; to replace the Navarro St. bus stop
  • Temporary stop sign at Augusta St. and Giraud St.
  • Caution for cars exiting parking garage on Giraud St.

Festival Map

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