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

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Fly Austin to Reagan Washington  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Reagan Washington (DCA) AUS - DCA

$183 - $498

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Fly Austin to Washington Dulles  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Washington Dulles (IAD) AUS - IAD

$149 - $462

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Fly Austin to Baltimore, train  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Baltimore (BWI) AUS - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station

$256 - $758

Bus to San Antonio, fly to Washington Dulles  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
  2. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to Washington Dulles (IAD) SAT - IAD

$255 - $742

Bus  •  35 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to Dallas, Tx 894
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Charlottesville, Va
  3. Take the bus from Charlottesville, Va to Washington, Dc

$152 - $391

Bus, train  •  36 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to Houston, Tx
  2. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Baton Rouge, La
  3. Take the bus from Baton Rouge, La to New Orleans, La
  4. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Washington Union Station

$216 - $600

Train  •  46 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Austin Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Texas Eagle
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station Capitol Limited

$260 - $771

Drive  •  24 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Austin to Washington 1529.8 miles

$150 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from Austin to Washington is to drive which costs $150 - $220 and takes 24 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Austin to Washington is to fly which costs $180 - $500 and takes 4 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Austin to Washington. However, there are services departing from Austin, Tx and arriving at Washington, Dc via Dallas, Tx and Charlottesville, Va. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Austin to Washington station. However, there are services departing from Austin Amtrak and arriving at Washington Union Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46 h 46 min.

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The distance between Austin and Washington is 1324 miles. The road distance is 1529.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Austin to Washington without a car is to bus which takes 35 h 9 min and costs $150 - $400.

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It takes approximately 4 h 58 min to get from Austin to Washington, including transfers.

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

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Austin to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Austin Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Austin to Washington is to fly which takes 4 h 58 min and costs $180 - $500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $150 - $400 and takes 35 h 9 min, you could also train, which costs $260 - $800 and takes 46 h 46 min.

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Map of how to get from Austin to Washington.
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  • Distance: 1323.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 58 min

What companies run services between Austin, TX, USA and Washington, DC, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Austin to Washington hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Austin to Washington via Dallas, Tx and Charlottesville, Va in around 35 h 9 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Austin to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to Reagan Washington via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to Reagan Washington via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to Reagan Washington via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to Reagan Washington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to Reagan Washington via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to Washington Dulles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Austin to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to Baltimore via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to Baltimore via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to Baltimore via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to Baltimore via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from San Antonio to Washington Dulles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Austin to Reagan Washington via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Flights from Austin to Washington Dulles via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Flights from San Antonio to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from San Antonio to Washington Dulles via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Austin to Reagan Washington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to Reagan Washington via Covington
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to Washington Dulles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to Baltimore via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from San Antonio to Washington Dulles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Austin to Reagan Washington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Flights from Austin to Reagan Washington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Flights from Austin to Washington Dulles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from Austin to Washington Dulles via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from San Antonio to Washington Dulles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from San Antonio to Washington Dulles via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Austin to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
Flights from San Antonio to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 BWI Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
25 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Flexi Coach Seat
$260 - $380
Business Coach Seat
$310 - $440
Room
$550 - $850
Train from Austin Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
28 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Flexi Coach Seat
$280 - $400
Business Coach Seat
$330 - $470
Room
$600 - $850
Train from Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
17 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Austin, Tx to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Charlottesville, Va
Ave. Duration
27 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$110 - $190
Flexible
$220 - $290
Bus from Charlottesville, Va to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45
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 Baton Rouge, La
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from Baton Rouge, La to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35

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The quickest flight from Austin Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 10 min.

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Austin to Washington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Washington, Dc station.

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Washington is 1 h ahead of Austin. It is currently 10:09 AM in Austin and 11:09 AM in Washington.

Austin to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Austin to Washington is 1530 miles. It takes approximately 24 h 50 min to drive from Austin to Washington.

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American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Austin Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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Book your Austin to Washington bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 846+ hotels available in Washington. Prices start at $88 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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