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There are 7 ways to get from Charlotte to Austin by plane, car, bus or train

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Fly to Austin  •  5h 2m

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Austin (AUS) CLT - AUS

$143 - $556

Cheapest option

Bus  •  27h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Charlotte, Nc to Atlanta, Ga
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Dallas, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Austin, Tx 895 / ...

$132 - $337

5 alternative options

Fly to Killeen, drive  •  7h 36m

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Killeen (GRK) CLT - GRK
  2. Drive from Killeen to Austin

$228 - $1,012

Bus, Megabus  •  27h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Charlotte, NC to Atlanta, GA
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Houston, Tx
  3. Take the Megabus from Houston, TX Pierce St to Austin

$253 - $395

Train, bus, Megabus  •  29h 42m

  1. Take the train from Charlotte Amtrak Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
  2. Take the bus from New Orleans, LA to Houston, TX
  3. Take the Megabus from Houston, TX Pierce St to Austin

$143 - $381

Train  •  37h 15m

  1. Take the train from Charlotte Amtrak Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
  2. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to San Antonio Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from San Antonio Amtrak Station to Austin Amtrak Station

$220 - $602

Drive  •  19h 51m

  1. Drive from Charlotte to Austin 1219.1 miles

$110 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Charlotte to Austin is to drive which costs $110 - $180 and takes 19h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Charlotte to Austin is to fly which costs $140 - $600 and takes 5h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Charlotte to Austin. However, there are services departing from Charlotte, Nc and arriving at Austin, Tx via Atlanta, Ga and Dallas, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 11m.

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No, there is no direct train from Charlotte station to Austin station. However, there are services departing from Charlotte Amtrak Station and arriving at Austin Amtrak Station via New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal and San Antonio Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37h 15m.

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The distance between Charlotte and Austin is 1045 miles. The road distance is 1219.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Charlotte to Austin without a car is to bus which takes 27h 11m and costs $130 - $340.

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It takes approximately 5h 2m to get from Charlotte to Austin, including transfers.

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Charlotte to Austin bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Charlotte, Nc station.

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Charlotte to Austin train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Charlotte Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Charlotte to Austin is to fly which takes 5h 2m and costs $140 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $130 - $340 and takes 27h 11m, you could also train, which costs $220 - $600 and takes 37h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Charlotte to Austin.
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  • Distance: 1044.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 2m

What companies run services between Charlotte, NC, USA and Austin, TX, USA?

American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Charlotte to Austin hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Charlotte to Austin via Atlanta, Ga and Dallas, Tx in around 27h 11m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charlotte to Austin
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Charlotte to Austin via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Charlotte to Killeen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Charlotte to Killeen via Montgomery, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Charlotte to Killeen via Birmingham, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 31m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Charlotte to Killeen via Nashville, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Charlotte to Killeen via Huntsville, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Charlotte to Killeen via New Orleans, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Charlotte to Austin via Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Charlotte to Killeen via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Charlotte to Austin via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Charlotte to Austin via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $950
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Charlotte Amtrak Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
17h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $270
Business Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Room
$430 - $600
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to San Antonio Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $240
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Room
$350 - $490
Train from San Antonio Amtrak Station to Austin Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Charlotte, Nc to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
18h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $210
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Austin, Tx
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Charlotte, NC to Atlanta, GA
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
lacubanabus.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Houston, TX Pierce St to Austin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $29
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from New Orleans, LA to Houston, TX
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Book at
megabus.com

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The quickest flight from Charlotte Airport to Austin Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 56m.

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Charlotte to Austin bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Austin, Tx station.

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Austin is 1h behind Charlotte. It is currently 1:23 PM in Charlotte and 12:23 PM in Austin.

Charlotte to Austin train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Austin Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Charlotte to Austin is 1219 miles. It takes approximately 19h 51m to drive from Charlotte to Austin.

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Delta, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Charlotte Airport to Austin Airport.

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Book your Charlotte to Austin train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Charlotte to Austin bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 614+ hotels available in Austin. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Charlotte to Charlotte Airport is to line 5 bus which takes 25m and costs $3.

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