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

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Fly  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to Austin (AUS) ATL - AUS

$214 - $656

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Bus  •  21 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Houston, Tx 1563 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Austin, Tx 9304 / ...

$100 - $246

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Bus via Dallas, Tx  •  22 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Dallas, Tx 1547 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Austin, Tx 7259 / ...

$105 - $261

Bus, train  •  25 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Longview, Tx 1547 / ...
  2. Take the train from Longview Amtrak to Austin Amtrak Texas Eagle

$129 - $330

Drive  •  15 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Atlanta to Austin 973.1 miles

$95 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Atlanta to Austin is to drive which costs $95 - $140 and takes 15 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Atlanta to Austin is to fly which costs $210 - $700 and takes 4 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Atlanta to Austin. However, there are services departing from Atlanta, Ga and arriving at Austin, Tx via Houston, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 25 min.

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The distance between Atlanta and Austin is 823 miles. The road distance is 973.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Atlanta to Austin without a car is to bus which takes 21 h 25 min and costs $100 - $250.

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It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to get from Atlanta to Austin, including transfers.

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Atlanta to Austin bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Atlanta, Ga station.

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The best way to get from Atlanta to Austin is to fly which takes 4 h 12 min and costs $210 - $700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $250 and takes 21 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from Atlanta Airport to Austin Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 16 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Atlanta to Austin.
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  • Distance: 822.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 12 min

What companies run services between Atlanta, GA, USA and Austin, TX, USA?

Delta, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines fly from Atlanta to Austin hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Atlanta to Austin via Houston, Tx in around 21 h 25 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Atlanta to Austin
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Atlanta to Austin
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
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 Longview Amtrak to Austin Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $370
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200
Bus from Houston, Tx to Austin, Tx
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
18 h 25 min
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
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Longview, Tx
Ave. Duration
14 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$130 - $170

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Austin is 1 h behind Atlanta. It is currently 10:46 AM in Atlanta and 9:46 AM in Austin.

Yes, the driving distance between Atlanta to Austin is 973 miles. It takes approximately 15 h 39 min to drive from Atlanta to Austin.

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Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Atlanta Airport to Austin Airport.

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There are 620+ hotels available in Austin. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Atlanta to Atlanta Airport is to subway which takes 17 min and costs $3.

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