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There are 5 ways to get from Austin to Lake Charles by plane, car, bus or train

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Map of how to get from Austin to Lake Charles.
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  • Distance: 272.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 31 min

What companies run services between Austin, TX, USA and Lake Charles, LA, USA?

United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Austin to Lake Charles every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Austin to Lake Charles via Houston, TX in around 8 hours 25 minutes.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Austin to Lake Charles via Houston
Avg. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Killeen to Lake Charles via Houston
Avg. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Austin to Lake Charles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Avg. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Killeen to Lake Charles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Avg. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Houston Amtrak to Lake Charles Amtrak
Avg. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
Bus operators
Vonlane
Bus from Austin to Houston
Avg. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$99
Schedules at
vonlane.com
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Megabus
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Houston, TX to Lake Charles, LA
Avg. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
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Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55

How far is it from Austin to Lake Charles?

The distance between Austin and Lake Charles is 436 km. The road distance is 493 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Austin to Lake Charles?

The cheapest way to get from Austin to Lake Charles is to drive which costs $35 and takes 5 hours 13 minutes.

What is the fastest way to get from Austin to Lake Charles?

The quickest way to get from Austin to Lake Charles is to fly which takes 4 hours 31 minutes and costs $490.

Is there a direct bus between Austin and Lake Charles?

No, there is no direct bus from Austin to Lake Charles. However, there are services departing from Austin - San Jacinto/15Th and arriving at Lake Charles, LA via Houston, TX. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 hours 25 minutes.

How long does it take to get from Austin to Lake Charles?

It takes approximately 4 hours 31 minutes to get from Austin to Lake Charles, including transfers.