There are 6 ways to get from Austin to Brownsville by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Harlingen, bus  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Harlingen (HRL) AUS - HRL
  2. Take the bus from Harlingen, Tx to Brownsville, Tx

$171 - $588

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx 9403 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Brownsville, Tx 897

$45 - $112

4 alternative options

Fly to Brownsville  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Brownsville (BRO) AUS - BRO

$185 - $400

Fly to McAllen, bus  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to McAllen (MFE) AUS - MFE
  2. Take the bus from Mcallen, Tx to Brownsville, Tx

$269 - $1,240

Train, bus  •  9 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Austin Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak Texas Eagle
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Brownsville, Tx 897

$60 - $140

Drive  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Austin to Brownsville 353.4 miles

$30 - $50

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

United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Austin to Brownsville hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Austin to Brownsville via San Antonio, Tx in around 7 h 50 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Austin to Brownsville via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Austin to McAllen via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Austin to Brownsville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $650
Flights from Austin to McAllen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Austin to Harlingen
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to Harlingen via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Austin Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice 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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Harlingen, Tx to Brownsville, Tx
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $13
Flexible
$16 - $20
Bus from Mcallen, Tx to Brownsville, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
Bus from Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Brownsville, Tx
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Austin to Brownsville?

The distance between Austin and Brownsville is 486 km. The road distance is 565 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Austin to Brownsville?

The cheapest way to get from Austin to Brownsville is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 6 h 18 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Austin to Brownsville?

The quickest way to get from Austin to Brownsville is to fly and bus which takes 3 h 20 min and costs $170 - $600.

Is there a direct bus between Austin and Brownsville?

No, there is no direct bus from Austin to Brownsville. However, there are services departing from Austin, Tx and arriving at Brownsville, Tx via San Antonio, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 50 min.

How long does it take to get from Austin to Brownsville?

It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to get from Austin to Brownsville, including transfers.