There are 6 ways to get from Austin to Lake Charles by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to Houston, Tx 9305 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Lake Charles, La 1254 / ...

$42 - $100

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Bus Vonlane  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin to Houston
  2. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Lake Charles, La 1254 / ...

$120 - $153

Bus, train  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to Houston, Tx 9305 / ...
  2. Take the train from Houston Amtrak to Lake Charles Amtrak Sunset Limited

$57 - $130

Drive  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Austin to Lake Charles 308.2 miles

$30 - $45

Fly from Austin  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Lake Charles (LCH) AUS - LCH

$183 - $880

Drive to Killeen, fly  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Austin to Killeen
  2. Fly from Killeen (GRK) to Lake Charles (LCH) GRK - LCH

$218 - $1,036

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No, there is no direct bus from Austin to Lake Charles. However, there are services departing from Austin, Tx and arriving at Lake Charles, La via Houston, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 45 min.

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The distance between Austin and Lake Charles is 273 miles. The road distance is 308.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Austin to Lake Charles without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 45 min to get from Austin to Lake Charles, including transfers.

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Austin to Lake Charles bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Austin, Tx station.

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The best way to get from Austin to Lake Charles is to bus which takes 6 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 4 h 22 min.

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There is no direct flight from Austin Airport to Lake Charles Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 42 min and has one stopover.

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Austin to Lake Charles bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Lake Charles, La station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Austin to Lake Charles is 308 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 13 min to drive from Austin to Lake Charles.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Austin Airport to Lake Charles Airport.

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  • Distance: 272.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 45 min

What companies run services between Austin, TX, USA and Lake Charles, LA, USA?

You can take a bus from Austin to Lake Charles via Houston, Tx in around 6 h 45 min. Alternatively, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Austin to Lake Charles hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Austin to Lake Charles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Killeen to Lake Charles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Austin to Lake Charles via Houston
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Killeen to Lake Charles via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Houston Amtrak to Lake Charles Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
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 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 Houston, Tx to Lake Charles, La
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
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

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Book your Austin to Lake Charles bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 58+ hotels available in Lake Charles. Prices start at $66 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 .

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