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

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

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Bus  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to Dallas, Tx 9386 / ...

$19 - $60

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Train  •  5 h 49 min

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

$45 - $120

Drive  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Austin to Dallas 197 miles

$19 - $28

Fly Austin to Dallas, tram  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Dallas (DAL) AUS - DAL
  2. Take the tram from Inwood/Love Field Station to West End Station

$117 - $330

Fly Austin to Dallas/Ft.Worth  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) AUS - DFW

$84 - $286

Drive to Killeen, fly to Dallas/Ft.Worth  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Austin to Killeen
  2. Fly from Killeen (GRK) to Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) GRK - DFW

$139 - $292

Bus to San Antonio, fly to Dallas  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
  2. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to Dallas (DAL) SAT - DAL

$223 - $490

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Austin to Dallas is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 3 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Austin to Dallas is to fly and tram which costs $110 - $330 and takes 2 h 59 min.

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The distance between Austin and Dallas is 183 miles. The road distance is 197 miles.

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The bus from Austin, Tx to Dallas, Tx takes 3 h 5 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Austin, Tx and arriving at Dallas, Tx. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Austin Amtrak and arriving at Dallas Union Station Amtrak station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 49 min.

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Map of how to get from Austin to Dallas.
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  • Distance: 183.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 5 min

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Austin to Dallas hourly. Tickets cost $24 - $60 and the journey takes 3 h 5 min. Megabus also services this route 4 times a day. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Austin to Dallas once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 5 h 49 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Austin to Dallas
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $390
Flights from San Antonio to Dallas
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $550
Flights from San Antonio to Dallas via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Austin to Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Flights from Killeen to Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $450
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Austin to Dallas/Ft.Worth via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Austin Amtrak to Dallas Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)
Website
dart.org
Tram from Inwood/Love Field Station to West End Station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
dart.org
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Austin, Tx to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60
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
Megabus

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