The nearest major airport to Hot Springs is Clinton National Airport in Little Rock.
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Airport Shuttle Service:
Shuttle service from Clinton National Airport to the Hot Springs Music Festival is available through Resort Shuttle. Call (501) 760-3200 at least one week in advance to arrange a shuttle.
Cost is $40 one way. You should make reservations at least one week in advance, and Resort Shuttle will call you back 48 hours before your trip to confirm details.
Gratuity is not included in the fare.
Travel by Train:
Amtrak’s Texas Eagle provides passenger train service from Chicago, St. Louis, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Austin, and San Antonio (and many smaller towns in between) to Malvern, AR which is 30 minutes by cab from Hot Springs, AR. The Malvern stop is not a staffed station. Be sure to arrange transportation (by cab) between Malvern and Hot Springs.
Cab Service to Hot Springs:
Those traveling by train from Malvern should call exactly 30 minutes in advance of their desired pickup time. The cab will arrive in precisely 30 minutes. They will wait 5 minutes for free and then start charging by the minute. Average fare from Malvern to Hot Springs is $45.
From Hot Springs Memorial Field Airport, you will need to call upon arrival. The fare is approximately $11 to ASMSA.
Checker Cab (501) 623-2525
Hot Springs Taxi (501) 624-9494
Service Cab (501) 624-5656
Yellow Cab (501) 623-1616
Travel by Bus:
Greyhound (800) 231-2222, has a stop near downtown Hot Springs. The bus station is within a one mile walking distance of the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts, but travelers with baggage and instruments will likely prefer to take a cab.
Hot Springs National Park is 55 miles southwest of Little Rock. Take I-30 West (or East, depending on your point of origin) to exit 111, then follow Hwy. 70 west for 16 miles. Turn right at Central Avenue (Hwy. 7) and go through the historic district. Turn left at Whittington Avenue (landmarks: large fountain and Majestic Hotel).
Turn right off of Whittington Avenue onto Cedar Street between the ASMSA and the old Majestic Hotel. Turn into the third driveway on your left, Alumni Drive, which leads up the hill to the ASMSA Dormitory and parking area.
The interactive map below will be updated as needed to include all Festival performance venues.
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Lodging near Downtown Hot Springs:
Alpine Inn Motel, 741 Park Avenue, 501.624.9164
The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa, 239 Central Avenue, 501.623.7771
Hotel Hot Springs, 305 Malvern Avenue, 501.623.6600
The B Inn, 316 Park Avenue, 501.547.7172
Dogwood Manor Bed & Breakfast, 906 Malvern Avenue, 501.609.0100
The Gables Inn, 318 Quapaw Avenue, 501.623.7576
Happy Hollow Motel, 231 Fountain Street, 501.321.2230
Park Hotel, 211 Fountain Street, 501.624.5323
Prospect Place Bed & Breakfast Inn, 472 Prospect Avenue, 501.772.5050
1884 Wildwood Bed & Breakfast Inn, 808 Park Avenue, 501.624.4267
1890 Williams House Inn, 420 Quapaw Avenue, 501.624.4275