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

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

Bus Greyhound USA, Amtrak Thruway  •  5 h 41 min

  1. 9305 / ...
  2. 6021 / ...

Cheapest option

Fly Austin to Houston, bus  •  5 h 23 min

  1. AUS - IAH

$156 - $448

5 alternative options

Bus Vonlane, Amtrak Thruway  •  5 h 44 min

  1. 6021 / ...

Drive  •  3 h 42 min

  1. 213.8 miles

$20 - $30

Fly Austin to Houston Hobby Apt  •  4 h 33 min

  1. AUS - HOU

$166 - $488

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

  1. SAT - HOU

$262 - $339

Drive to Killeen, fly to Houston, bus  •  5 h 26 min

  1. GRK - IAH

$191 - $614

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
54 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
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Killeen to Houston
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Austin and Galveston is 304 km. The road distance is 342 km.

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

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

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.

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