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There are 8 ways to get from Austin to Houston by bus, car or plane

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Bus Vonlane  •  3 h

  1. Take the bus from Austin to Houston

$15 - $100

7 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to Houston, Tx 9305 / ...

$23 - $58

Drive  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Austin to Houston 163 miles

$16 - $24

Fly Austin to Houston  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Houston (IAH) AUS - IAH

$102 - $398

Fly Austin to Houston Hobby Apt  •  3 h 27 min

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

$113 - $436

Drive to Killeen, fly to Houston  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Austin to Killeen
  2. Fly from Killeen (GRK) to Houston (IAH) GRK - IAH

$137 - $563

Bus to San Antonio, fly to Houston Hobby Apt  •  5 h 27 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

$209 - $286

Bus to San Antonio, fly to Houston  •  5 h 34 min

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

$128 - $458

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Austin to Houston is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Austin to Houston is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2 h 51 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Austin and arriving at Houston. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h.

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The distance between Austin and Houston is 147 miles. The road distance is 163 miles.

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The best way to get from Austin to Houston without a car is to bus which takes 3 h and costs $15 - $100.

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The bus from Austin to Houston takes 3 h including transfers and departs four times a day.

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

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The best way to get from Austin to Houston is to bus which takes 3 h and costs $15 - $100. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $100 - $400 and takes 3 h 26 min.

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The quickest flight from Austin Airport to Houston Airport is the direct flight which takes 51 min.

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Austin to Houston bus services, operated by Vonlane, arrive at Houston station.

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Map of how to get from Austin to Houston.
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  • Distance: 147.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h

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

Vonlane operates a bus from Austin to Houston 4 times a day. Tickets cost $99 and the journey takes 3 h. Megabus also services this route 4 times a day. Alternatively, United Airlines flies from Austin to Houston every 3 hours.

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
54 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 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from San Antonio to Houston
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $490
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Killeen to Houston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday 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
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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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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
3 times a day
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35

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Yes, the driving distance between Austin to Houston is 163 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 51 min to drive from Austin to Houston.

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United Airlines offers flights from Austin Airport to Houston Airport.

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There are 576+ hotels available in Houston. Prices start at $60 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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