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El Paso is a large international city, located at the intersection of two countries (United States and Mexico), and three states (Texas, New Mexico and the Mexican state of Chihuahua), at the western tip of Texas. 
El Paso International Airport (ELP) is just six miles from all our festival venues in downtown El Paso, and connects the city to the world with over 100 flights a day on mainline jets of every major US airline. You can fly to El Paso from any commercial airport in the United States, usually with just one connecting flight.
Click here for a real-time look at all flights arriving and departing El Paso International today.
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES, the world’s largest discount air carrier, offers the most flights to El Paso with more than 20 flights per day. Southwest flies mainline 737 jets to El Paso from Dallas (Love Field), San Antonio, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Austin, Houston (Hobby) and Las Vegas. Southwest’s route network serves more than 120 US cities in 41 states, four cities in Mexico and five cities in the Caribbean. Over 80% of the US population lives in or near a Southwest city, and El Paso is less than a 2-hour flight away from every Southwest city west of Chicago.
You can reach El Paso from any Southwest origin city with at most, two connections. Travel from as far away as Portland, ME or Spokane, WA, to El Paso on Southwest’s fast, low-cost route network. Click here for a map showing all the cities served by Southwest.
Uniquely, Southwest offers these two great juggler-friendly benefits:
  • Two bags fly free: Southwest customers can check two pieces of luggage at no charge on any Southwest flight (size and weight limitations apply).
  • No-fee itinerary changes: Southwest does not impose fees when passengers need to change their flights.
Visit southwest.com for booking.
AMERICAN AIRLINES serves El Paso with several daily flights to their world hubs at Dallas/Ft. Worth International (DFW) and Chicago O’Hare (ORD), plus several daily flights to Los Angeles (LAX) and Phoenix. Through the oneWorld global network, American connects to over 1,000 cities and 14 partner airlines. Visit aa.com for booking, or visit oneworld.com for information on oneWorld partner airlines worldwide.
DELTA AIRLINES flies twice-daily mainline jet non-stops to El Paso from their world hub at Atlanta Hartsfield International (ATL). From Hartsfield, Delta flies to 325 destinations on six continents. Through the SkyTeam global network, Delta connects to over 600 additional international destinations through 20 partner airlines. Visit delta.com for booking, or visit skyteam.com for information on SkyTeam partner airlines worldwide.   
UNITED AIRLINES serves El Paso with over a dozen daily flights to their world hubs at Denver and Houston (IAH). Through the Star Alliance global network, United connects to over 1,400 worldwide cities through 50 hubs on two dozen Star Alliance partner airlines. Visit united.com for booking, or visit staralliance.com for information on Star Alliance partner airlines worldwide.
ALLEGIANT AIRLINES provides twice-weekly round-trips from El Paso to San Diego and Las Vegas. From their Las Vegas hub, Allegiant connects you to over 60 cities in the West and Midwest. Visit allegiantair.com for booking or click here for an interactive route map of their flights.


All three IJA festival hotels provide complimentary airport shuttle service for registered guests. Just call your hotel once you get to the baggage claim area at El Paso International Airport, and your shuttle bus will be on the way for the short 15-minute ride to your festival hotel. And once you're in downtown El Paso, there's no need to drive or take a taxi or bus anywhere the rest of the week, because all of our festival venues are within a compact, easily walkable convention and theater district just steps from your hotel room! In addition, all three hotels provide complimentary guest shuttle service within a 3-mile radius, perfect for a shopping trip, a night out at a local restaurant, or some additional sightseeing.

El Paso lies along US Interstate 10, connecting the city to all three US coasts. Jacksonville, Florida is 1,650 miles east of El Paso, and Los Angeles, California is 800 miles west of El Paso. Along I-10 are several major cities, including Tucson, Phoenix, San Antonio, Houston, New Orleans, Mobile and Tallahassee.
The Amtrak passenger train network connects El Paso to routes across the Southwest, West and Midwest with service on the Sunset Limited (New Orleans to Los Angeles) and the Texas Eagle (Chicago, St. Louis, Dallas, San Antonio, Los Angeles). The Amtrak station is in downtown El Paso, just three blocks from the Convention Center and Camino Real Hotel, at 700 West San Francisco Avenue. Visit amtrak.com for booking.
The Greyhound Lines bus terminal is right in downtown El Paso, at 200 San Antonio Street, just a short walk from the Convention Center and Camino Real Hotel. Greyhound operates frequent interstate bus service to and from El Paso throughout the United States, and to many parts of Mexico through connections with Greyhound's Transportes Chihuahuaenses and Americanos USA brands in Mexico. Visit greyhound.com for booking.
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