There are 6 ways to get from Austin to Lake Charles by bus, train, 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.

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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

5 alternative options

Bus Vonlane  •  6 h 52 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 33 min

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

$183 - $880

Drive to Killeen, fly  •  4 h 48 min

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

$218 - $1,036

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Austin to Lake Charles is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Austin to Lake Charles is to fly which costs $180 - $900 and takes 4 h 33 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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It takes approximately 6 h 45 min to get from Austin to Lake Charles, including transfers.

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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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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
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Austin to Lake Charles via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Killeen to Lake Charles via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Austin to Lake Charles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Killeen to Lake Charles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Train operators
Amtrak
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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
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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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