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

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Fly to Zacatecas  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Zacatecas (ZCL) AUS - ZCL

$351 - $1,616

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Bus Grupo Senda  •  21 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin to San Luis Potosí Turimex Internacional
  2. Take the bus from San Luis Potosí to Zacatecas

$62 - $130

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Fly to Aguascalientes, bus  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Aguascalientes (AGU) AUS - AGU
  2. Take the bus from Aguascalientes to Zacatecas

$341 - $1,038

Fly to San Luis Potosi, bus  •  9 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to San Luis Potosi (SLP) AUS - SLP
  2. Take the bus from San Luis Potosí to Zacatecas

$233 - $1,134

Fly to Guadalajara, bus  •  10 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Guadalajara (GDL) AUS - GDL
  2. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Aguascalientes
  3. Take the bus from Aguascalientes to Zacatecas

$156 - $532

Bus ETN  •  15 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx 831
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Laredo, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Nuevo Laredo to Zacatecas

$77 - $158

Train, bus  •  20 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Austin Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to Nuevo Laredo
  3. Take the bus from Nuevo Laredo to Monterrey
  4. Take the bus from Monterrey to Zacatecas

$111 - $182

Drive  •  12 h

  1. Drive from Austin to Zacatecas 658.8 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Austin to Zacatecas is to bus which costs $60 - $130 and takes 21 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Austin to Zacatecas is to fly which costs $350 - $1,700 and takes 8 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Austin to Zacatecas. However, there are services departing from 115 7th/Colorado and arriving at Zacatecas via Austin and San Luis Potosí. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 11 min.

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The distance between Austin and Zacatecas is 602 miles. The road distance is 658.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Austin to Zacatecas without a car is to train and bus which takes 20 h 44 min and costs $110 - $190.

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It takes approximately 8 h 2 min to get from Austin to Zacatecas, including transfers.

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Austin to Zacatecas bus services, operated by Grupo Senda, depart from Austin station.

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The best way to get from Austin to Zacatecas is to fly which takes 8 h 2 min and costs $350 - $1,700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $160 and takes 15 h 18 min.

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There is no direct flight from Austin Airport to Zacatecas Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 12 min and has one stopover.

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Austin to Zacatecas bus services, operated by Omnibus de Mexico, arrive at Zacatecas station.

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Map of how to get from Austin to Zacatecas.
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  • Distance: 601.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 2 min

What companies run services between Austin, TX, USA and Zacatecas, Mexico?

American Airlines and Aeroméxico fly from Austin to Zacatecas once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Austin to Zacatecas via San Antonio, Tx, Laredo, Tx, and Nuevo Laredo in around 15 h 18 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Austin to Zacatecas via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $2,000
Flights from Austin to Aguascalientes via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,500
Flights from Austin to San Luis Potosi via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,400
Flights from Austin to Guadalajara via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Austin to Aguascalientes via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,500
Flights from Austin to San Luis Potosi via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
Flights from Austin to Guadalajara via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Austin to Zacatecas via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 12 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,600
Flights from Austin to Aguascalientes via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to San Luis Potosi via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to Guadalajara via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Austin to San Luis Potosi via Cancun
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Austin to Aguascalientes via Cancun
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $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 Austin Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak
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
Bus operators
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from Aguascalientes to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $23
Schedules at
venta.etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$15 - $23
Full Fare
$11 - $16
Regular Price
$13
Internet Discount
$11
Bus from Nuevo Laredo to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
venta.etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$40 - $65
Full Fare
$55 - $75
Grupo Senda
Phone
US: (81) 8151 5253, México: 1 800 733 7330
Website
ticket.gruposenda.com
Bus from Aguascalientes to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$14 - $21
Ejecutivo
$14 - $15
Bus from Austin to San Luis Potosí
Ave. Duration
16 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$50 - $75
Ejecutivo
$82 - $87
Omnibus de Mexico
Website
odm.com.mx
Bus from San Luis Potosí to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
Bus from Monterrey to Zacatecas
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
Primera Plus
Website
primeraplus.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Aguascalientes
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $19
Schedules at
primeraplus.com.mx
Regular Price
$19
Internet Discount
$17
Estrella Blanca
Website
estrellablanca.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Aguascalientes
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$11 - $17
Primera Select
$15 - $21
Bus from Nuevo Laredo to Monterrey
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$12 - $18
Primera Select
$16 - $22
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 San Antonio, Tx to Laredo, Tx
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Antonio to Nuevo Laredo
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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Yes, the driving distance between Austin to Zacatecas is 659 miles. It takes approximately 12 h to drive from Austin to Zacatecas.

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Aeroméxico and American Airlines offer flights from Austin Airport to Zacatecas Airport.

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There are 53+ hotels available in Zacatecas. Prices start at $28 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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