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There are 5 ways to get from Austin to Research Triangle by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  4h 11m

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) AUS - RDU

$161 - $354

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Bus  •  30h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Austin to Hyatt Regency Houston
  2. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Atlanta, Ga
  3. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Durham, Nc

$230 - $295

Megabus, bus, train  •  34h 21m

  1. Take the Megabus from Austin to Houston, TX Pierce St
  2. Take the bus from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA
  3. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Greensboro Amtrak Station
  4. Take the train from Greensboro Amtrak Station to Durham Amtrak Station

$173 - $473

Train  •  43h 36m

  1. Take the train from Austin Amtrak Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from San Antonio Amtrak Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
  3. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Greensboro Amtrak Station
  4. Take the train from Greensboro Amtrak Station to Durham Amtrak Station

$251 - $694

Drive  •  22h 33m

  1. Drive from Austin to Research Triangle 1371 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Austin to Research Triangle is to drive which costs $130 - $200 and takes 22h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Austin to Research Triangle is to fly which costs $160 - $360 and takes 4h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Austin to Research Triangle. However, there are services departing from Austin and arriving at RDU Airport at Terminal 1 via Lamar St @ Louisiana St, Houston, Tx, Atlanta, Ga, GoDurham Station and Regional Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 50m.

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The distance between Austin and Research Triangle is 1169 miles. The road distance is 1371 miles.

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The best way to get from Austin to Research Triangle without a car is to bus which takes 30h 50m and costs $230 - $300.

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It takes approximately 4h 11m to get from Austin to Research Triangle, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Austin to Research Triangle is to fly which takes 4h 11m and costs $160 - $360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $230 - $300 and takes 30h 50m, you could also train, which costs $250 - $700 and takes 43h 36m.

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The quickest flight from Austin Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 46m.

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Austin to Research Triangle bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Durham, Nc station.

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Map of how to get from Austin to Research Triangle.
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  • Distance: 1169 miles
  • Duration: 4h 11m

What companies run services between Austin, TX, USA and Research Triangle, NC, USA?

Delta, Frontier Airlines and three other airlines fly from Austin to Research Triangle hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Austin to Research Triangle via Hyatt Regency Houston, Lamar St @ Louisiana St, Louisiana St @ Preston St, Houston, Tx, Atlanta, Ga, GoDurham Station, and Regional Transit Center in around 30h 50m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Austin to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Flights from Austin to Raleigh/Durham via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Flights from Austin to Raleigh/Durham via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Flights from Austin to Raleigh/Durham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Flights from Austin to Raleigh/Durham via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Flights from Austin to Raleigh/Durham via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Austin to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Flights from Austin to Raleigh/Durham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Austin to Raleigh/Durham via Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $700
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Austin to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $480
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Austin to Raleigh/Durham via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Flights from Austin to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $700
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 New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Greensboro Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
19h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Business Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Room
$470 - $650
Train from Greensboro Amtrak Station to Durham Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Train from Austin Amtrak Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
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 New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $240
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Room
$350 - $490
Bus operators
Vonlane
Website
vonlane.com
Bus from Austin to Hyatt Regency Houston
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$105
Schedules at
vonlane.com
Book 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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Houston, Tx to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $120
Flexible
$120 - $180
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Durham, Nc
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $100
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Austin to Houston, TX Pierce St
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Book at
megabus.com

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Austin to Research Triangle is 1371 miles. It takes approximately 22h 33m to drive from Austin to Research Triangle.

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Frontier Airlines, American Airlines, Delta and two other airlines offer flights from Austin Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport.

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There are 218+ hotels available in Research Triangle. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Austin to Austin Airport is to line 20 bus which takes 25m and costs $1 - $4.

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