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

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Fly from Austin  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to El Paso (ELP) AUS - ELP

$173 - $706

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  12 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx 9403 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to El Paso, Tx 1419

$70 - $172

4 alternative options

Bus to San Antonio, fly  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
  2. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to El Paso (ELP) SAT - ELP

$199 - $396

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  14 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin to San Antonio Turimex Internacional
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to El Paso Monterrey-Ciudad Juárez / ...

$82 - $166

Train  •  19 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Austin Amtrak to El Paso Union Depot Texas Eagle

$95 - $280

Drive  •  10 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Austin to El Paso 580 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Austin to El Paso is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 10 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Austin to El Paso is to fly which costs $170 - $750 and takes 3 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Austin to El Paso. However, there are services departing from Austin, Tx and arriving at El Paso, Tx via San Antonio, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Austin Amtrak and arriving at El Paso Union Depot. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 19 h 52 min.

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The distance between Austin and El Paso is 531 miles. The road distance is 580 miles.

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The best way to get from Austin to El Paso without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 55 min and costs $65 - $180.

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It takes approximately 3 h 47 min to get from Austin to El Paso, including transfers.

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Austin to El Paso bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Austin, Tx station.

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

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The best way to get from Austin to El Paso is to fly which takes 3 h 47 min and costs $170 - $750. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $180 and takes 12 h 55 min, you could also train, which costs $95 - $280 and takes 19 h 52 min.

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Map of how to get from Austin to El Paso.
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  • Distance: 530.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 47 min

What companies run services between Austin, TX, USA and El Paso, TX, USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Austin to El Paso hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Austin to El Paso via San Antonio, Tx in around 12 h 55 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Austin to El Paso
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $440
Flights from Austin to El Paso via Dallas
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $440
Flights from Austin to El Paso via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $440
Flights from San Antonio to El Paso
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from San Antonio to El Paso via Dallas
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from San Antonio to El Paso via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Antonio to El Paso via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
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 Austin Amtrak to El Paso Union Depot
Ave. Duration
19 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $280
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$170 - $250
Business Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Room
$400 - $550
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 Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to El Paso, Tx
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Grupo Senda
Phone
US: (81) 8151 5253, México: 1 800 733 7330
Website
ticket.gruposenda.com
Bus from Austin to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$14 - $21
Ejecutivo
$14 - $16
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Antonio to El Paso
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Austin Airport to El Paso Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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

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El Paso is 1 h behind Austin. It is currently 5:40 AM in Austin and 4:40 AM in El Paso.

Austin to El Paso train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at El Paso Union Depot station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Austin to El Paso is 580 miles. It takes approximately 10 h 18 min to drive from Austin to El Paso.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Austin Airport to El Paso Airport.

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Book your Austin to El Paso bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 122+ hotels available in El Paso. Prices start at $46 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 $1 - $4.

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