There are 8 ways to get from Austin to Arkansas by plane, bus, car or train

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Fly to Fort Smith  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Fort Smith (FSM) AUS - FSM

$214 - $1,120

Cheapest option

Megabus, bus  •  9 h 53 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Austin, Tx to Dallas/Fort Worth Dart East
  2. Take the bus from Dallas/Fort Worth Dart East to Little Rock

$57 - $85

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Fly to Fayetteville  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Fayetteville (XNA) AUS - XNA

$248 - $1,236

Fly to Little Rock, line 10 bus  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Little Rock (LIT) AUS - LIT
  2. Take the line 10 bus from River Cities Center to 15th & Main

$267 - $370

Fly to Memphis, bus  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Memphis (MEM) AUS - MEM
  2. Take the bus from Memphis, Tn to Jonesboro, Ar

$140 - $402

Fly to Tulsa, drive  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Tulsa (TUL) AUS - TUL
  2. Drive from Tulsa to Bentonville

$192 - $270

Train  •  14 h

  1. Take the train from Austin Amtrak to Little Rock Union Station Texas Eagle

$85 - $240

Drive  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Austin to Little Rock 517.5 miles

$50 - $75

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Austin Amtrak and arriving at Little Rock Union Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14 h.

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The distance between Austin and Arkansas is 462 miles. The road distance is 517.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Austin to Arkansas without a car is to Megabus and bus which takes 9 h 53 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to get from Austin to Arkansas, including transfers.

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Austin to Arkansas train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Austin Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Austin to Arkansas is to fly which takes 4 h 46 min and costs . Alternatively, you can Megabus and bus, which costs and takes 9 h 53 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 14 h.

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There is no direct flight from Austin Airport to Fort Smith Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Austin to Arkansas train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Little Rock Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Austin to Arkansas is 517 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 13 min to drive from Austin to Arkansas.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Austin Airport to Fort Smith Airport.

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  • Distance: 462 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 46 min

What companies run services between Austin, TX, USA and Arkansas, USA?

American Airlines and Delta fly from Austin to Fort Smith every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Austin to Little Rock via Dallas/Fort Worth Dart East and Little Rock in around 9 h 53 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Austin to Fort Smith via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to Fayetteville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to Fayetteville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Austin to Fayetteville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Austin to Memphis via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Austin to Tulsa via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Austin to Fayetteville via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to Fayetteville via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Austin to Memphis via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Austin to Little Rock via Dallas
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to Memphis via Dallas
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Austin to Memphis via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Austin to Tulsa via Dallas
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Austin to Fort Smith via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Austin to Fayetteville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
ViaAir
Website
flyviaair.com
Flights from Austin to Little Rock
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $360
Flights from Austin to Tulsa
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $250
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Austin to Memphis
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Austin Amtrak to Little Rock Union Station
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $240
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Business Coach Seat
$170 - $240
Room
$360 - $500
Bus operators
Rock Region Metro
Phone
+1 501-375-6717
Website
rrmetro.org
Bus from River Cities Center to 15th & Main
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
rrmetro.org
Book at
rrmetro.org
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 Memphis, Tn to Jonesboro, Ar
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$23 - $30
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Austin, Tx to Dallas/Fort Worth Dart East
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Dallas/Fort Worth Dart East to Little Rock
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
megabus.com

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There are 21+ hotels available in Arkansas. Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Austin to Austin Airport is to line 20 bus which takes 28 min and costs .

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