There are 5 ways to get from Chicago to Austin Airport (AUS) by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Chicago Midway  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Austin (AUS) MDW - AUS

$212 - $504

Cheapest option

Bus  •  23 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Dallas, Tx 1227
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Austin, Tx 7259 / ...

$120 - $302

3 alternative options

Fly from Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Austin (AUS) ORD - AUS

$162 - $365

Train, bus  •  25 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Dallas Union Station Texas Eagle
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Austin, Tx 7259 / ...

$189 - $481

Drive  •  18 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Austin Airport (AUS) 1136.7 miles

$110 - $170

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Austin Airport (AUS) is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 18 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Austin Airport (AUS) is to fly which costs $210 - $550 and takes 3 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Austin Airport (AUS). However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at ABIA Lower Level via Dallas, Tx, Speedway/45th and Dean Keeton/Speedway NE Corner. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 45 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Austin Airport (AUS) is 987 miles. The road distance is 1136.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Austin Airport (AUS) without a car is to bus which takes 23 h 45 min and costs $120 - $310.

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It takes approximately 3 h 59 min to get from Chicago to Austin Airport (AUS), including transfers.

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Chicago to Austin Airport (AUS) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago, Il station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Austin Airport (AUS) is to fly which takes 3 h 59 min and costs $210 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $310 and takes 23 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Austin Airport (AUS).
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  • Distance: 986.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 59 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Austin Airport (AUS), USA?

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Austin Airport (AUS) hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Austin Airport (AUS) via Dallas, Tx, Austin, Tx, Speedway/45th, 301 Dean Keeton/San Jacinto, and Dean Keeton/Speedway NE Corner in around 23 h 45 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Austin
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Austin via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Austin via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Austin via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Austin via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Austin
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Austin via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Austin
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Austin via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $750
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 Chicago Union Station to Dallas Union Station
Ave. Duration
21 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Flexi Coach Seat
$230 - $340
Business Coach Seat
$270 - $380
Room
$500 - $750
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 Chicago, Il to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
19 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $240
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$90 - $160
Flexible
$180 - $240
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Austin, Tx
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60

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