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

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Fly from Chicago Midway  •  4h 14m

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

$212 - $504

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Bus  •  24h 11m

  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  •  4h 28m

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

$162 - $365

Train, bus  •  25h 48m

  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  •  18h 36m

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

$110 - $170

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

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Austin Airport (AUS) is to fly which costs $210 - $550 and takes 4h 14m.

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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 24h 11m.

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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 24h 11m and costs $120 - $310.

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It takes approximately 4h 14m 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 4h 14m and costs $210 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $310 and takes 24h 11m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Austin Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 45m.

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Chicago to Austin Airport (AUS) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Austin, Tx station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Austin Airport (AUS).
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  • Distance: 986.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 14m

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 24h 11m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Austin
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Austin via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Austin via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
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
4h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Austin via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Austin
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Austin via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Austin
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Austin
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Austin
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
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 Chicago Union Station to Dallas Union Station
Ave. Duration
21h 45m
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
19h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $240
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$90 - $160
Flexible
$180 - $240
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Austin, Tx
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Austin Airport (AUS) is 1137 miles. It takes approximately 18h 36m to drive from Chicago to Austin Airport (AUS).

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Austin Airport.

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There are 550+ hotels available in Austin Airport (AUS). Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago Midway Airport is to subway which takes 23m and costs $2 - $4.

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