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

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Bus  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx 895 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Ft Stockton, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Ft Stockton, Tx to Marfa, TX

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Train via San Antonio Amtrak Station  •  12 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Austin Amtrak Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station Texas Eagle
  2. Take the train from San Antonio Amtrak Station to Alpine Amtrak Station Sunset Limited / ...

$138 - $288

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Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  12 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx 895 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to Ft Stockton, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Ft Stockton, Tx to Marfa, TX

Train  •  21 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Austin Amtrak Station to Temple Amtrak Station Texas Eagle
  2. Take the train from Temple Amtrak Station to Alpine Amtrak Station Texas Eagle

$157 - $335

Drive  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Austin to Marfa 449.5 miles

$40 - $65

Fly, bus  •  9 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Midland/Odessa (MAF) AUS - MAF
  2. Take the bus from Midland/Odessa Airport to Marfa, TX

$238 - $310

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The cheapest way to get from Austin to Marfa is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 8 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Austin to Marfa is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 8 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Austin to Marfa. However, there are services departing from Austin, Tx and arriving at Marfa, TX via San Antonio, Tx and Ft Stockton, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 55 min.

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The distance between Austin and Marfa is 377 miles. The road distance is 449.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Austin to Marfa without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 55 min to get from Austin to Marfa, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Austin to Marfa is to bus which takes 10 h 55 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs $130 - $290 and takes 12 h 47 min.

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There is no direct flight from Austin Airport to Midland/Odessa Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h and has one stopover.

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Austin to Marfa bus services, operated by All Aboard America, arrive at Marfa, TX station.

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Map of how to get from Austin to Marfa.
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  • Distance: 376.7 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 55 min

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

You can take a bus from Austin to Marfa via San Antonio, Tx and Ft Stockton, Tx in around 10 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Austin to Marfa via San Antonio Amtrak Station and Alpine Amtrak Station in around 12 h 47 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Austin to Midland/Odessa via Dallas
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Austin to Midland/Odessa via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Austin to Midland/Odessa via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Austin to Midland/Odessa via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $470
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Austin Amtrak Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from San Antonio Amtrak Station to Alpine Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $170
Room
$270 - $380
Train from Austin Amtrak Station to Temple Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $55
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Temple Amtrak Station to Alpine Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $220
Room
$340 - $470
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 San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Ft Stockton, Tx
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
All Aboard America
Website
allaboardamerica.com
Bus from Ft Stockton, Tx to Marfa, TX
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
allaboardamerica.com
Bus from Midland/Odessa Airport to Marfa, TX
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
allaboardamerica.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Antonio to Ft Stockton, Tx
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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Yes, the driving distance between Austin to Marfa is 450 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 8 min to drive from Austin to Marfa.

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American Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Austin Airport to Midland/Odessa Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Marfa. Prices start at $100 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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