There are 7 ways to get from Austin to Galveston by bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Bus Greyhound USA, Amtrak Thruway  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to Houston, Tx 9305 / ...
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Houston, TX - Amtrak to Galveston, TX 6021 / ...

Cheapest option

Fly Austin to Houston, bus  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Houston (IAH) AUS - IAH
  2. Take the bus from George Bush Airport, Houston, TX to Galveston

$156 - $448

5 alternative options

Bus Vonlane, Amtrak Thruway  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin to Houston
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Houston, TX - Amtrak to Galveston, TX 6021 / ...

Drive  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Austin to Galveston 213.8 miles

$20 - $30

Fly Austin to Houston Hobby Apt  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) AUS - HOU

$166 - $488

Drive to Killeen, fly to Houston, bus  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Austin to Killeen
  2. Fly from Killeen (GRK) to Houston (IAH) GRK - IAH
  3. Take the bus from George Bush Airport, Houston, TX to Galveston

$191 - $614

Bus to San Antonio, fly to Houston Hobby Apt  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
  2. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) SAT - HOU

$262 - $339

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Austin to Galveston is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Austin to Galveston is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 42 min.

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The distance between Austin and Galveston is 190 miles. The road distance is 213.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 41 min to get from Austin to Galveston, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Austin to Galveston. However, there are services departing from Austin, Tx and arriving at Galveston, TX via Houston, TX - Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 41 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Austin to Galveston is 214 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 42 min to drive from Austin to Galveston.

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  • Distance: 189.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 41 min

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

You can take a bus from Austin to Galveston via Houston, Tx and Houston, TX - Amtrak in around 5 h 41 min. Alternatively, Southwest Airlines flies from Austin to Galveston 5 times a day.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Austin to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from San Antonio to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Austin to Houston
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Killeen to Houston
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Austin, Tx to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
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
Vonlane
Website
vonlane.com
Bus from Austin to Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$99
Schedules at
vonlane.com
Book at
vonlane.com
Galveston Limousine
Website
galvestonlimo.com
Bus from George Bush Airport, Houston, TX to Galveston
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
galvestonlimousineservice.com

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