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

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Bus, 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 / ...

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Fly Austin to Houston, bus  •  5 h 23 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

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Megabus, Amtrak Thruway  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Austin to Houston, TX Pierce St
  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, shuttle  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) AUS - HOU
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Houston Hobby Airport, TX to Galveston, TX

$166 - $488

Drive to Killeen, fly to Houston, bus  •  5 h 22 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, shuttle  •  6 h 38 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
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Houston Hobby Airport, TX to Galveston, TX

$262 - $339

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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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No, there is no direct bus from Austin to Galveston. However, there are services departing from Austin and arriving at Galveston, TX via Louisiana St @ Lamar St and Houston, TX - Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 44 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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The best way to get from Austin to Galveston without a car is to bus and Amtrak Thruway which takes 5 h 44 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 44 min to get from Austin to Galveston, including transfers.

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Austin to Galveston bus services, operated by Vonlane, depart from Austin station.

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The quickest flight from Austin Airport to Houston Hobby Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Austin to Galveston bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Galveston, TX station.

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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 44 min

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

You can take a bus from Austin to Galveston via Houston, Louisiana St @ Lamar St, Franklin St @ Congress St, and Houston, TX - Amtrak in around 5 h 44 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Austin to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from San Antonio to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Austin to Houston
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Killeen to Houston
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Killeen to Houston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Bus operators
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
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
Bus from Houston, TX - Amtrak to Galveston, TX
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Galveston Limousine
Website
galvestonlimo.com
Shuttle from Houston Hobby Airport, TX to Galveston, TX
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
galvestonlimousineservice.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
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

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Austin Airport to Houston Hobby Apt Airport.

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There are 785+ hotels available in Galveston. Prices start at $67 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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