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

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Bus  •  3h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Dallas/Fort Worth Dart East to Austin, Tx Dallas

$16 - $35

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Train via Fort Worth  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the train from Victory Station to Fort Worth Intermodal Transit Center Tre
  2. Take the train from Fort Worth Amtrak Station to Austin Amtrak Station Texas Eagle

$38 - $58

Train  •  6h 32m

  1. Take the train from Dallas Union Station to Austin Amtrak Station Texas Eagle

$35 - $55

Bus via 5207 Eastside Bus Plaza Bay G  •  7h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Dallas to Austin

Drive  •  3h 8m

  1. Drive from Dallas to Austin 196.8 miles

$19 - $28

Tram to Dallas, fly to Austin  •  3h 14m

  1. Take the tram from West End Station to Inwood/Love Field Station
  2. Fly from Dallas (DAL) to Austin (AUS) DAL - AUS

$97 - $330

Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to Austin  •  4h

  1. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to Austin (AUS) DFW - AUS

$74 - $227

Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to Killeen, drive  •  4h 21m

  1. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to Killeen (GRK) DFW - GRK
  2. Drive from Killeen to Austin

$219 - $443

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The cheapest way to get from Dallas to Austin is to bus which costs $16 - $35 and takes 3h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Dallas to Austin is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 3h 8m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dallas/Fort Worth Dart East and arriving at Austin, Tx. Services depart six times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Dallas Union Station station and arriving at Austin Amtrak Station station. Services depart six times a week, and operate Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6h 32m.

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The distance between Dallas and Austin is 183 miles. The road distance is 196.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Dallas to Austin without a car is to bus which takes 3h 45m and costs $16 - $35.

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The bus from Dallas/Fort Worth Dart East to Austin, Tx takes 3h 45m including transfers and departs six times a week.

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Dallas to Austin bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Dallas/Fort Worth Dart East station.

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Dallas to Austin train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Dallas Union Station.

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The best way to get from Dallas to Austin is to bus which takes 3h 45m and costs $16 - $35. Alternatively, you can train via Fort Worth, which costs $35 - $60 and takes 6h 3m, you could also fly, which costs $70 - $230 and takes 4h.

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Map of how to get from Dallas to Austin.
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  • Distance: 183.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 45m

What companies run services between Dallas, TX, USA and Austin, TX, USA?

Megabus operates a bus from Dallas/Fort Worth Dart East to Austin, Tx 6 times a week. Tickets cost $16 - $35 and the journey takes 3h 45m. Omnibus Mexicanos S.A. de C.V. also services this route 5 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Dallas to Austin via Fort Worth Intermodal Transit Center and Fort Worth Amtrak Station in around 6h 3m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Austin
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Killeen
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $500
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Dallas to Austin
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $320
Train operators
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)
Phone
214-979-1111
Website
dart.org
Train from Victory Station to Fort Worth Intermodal Transit Center
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
More information at
dart.org
Tram from West End Station to Inwood/Love Field Station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
More information at
dart.org
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 Fort Worth Amtrak Station to Austin Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Seat
$60 - $90
Train from Dallas Union Station to Austin Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $100
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Dallas/Fort Worth Dart East to Austin, Tx
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $35
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megabus.com
Omnibus Mexicanos S.A. de C.V.
Website
omnibusmexicanos.com.mx
Bus from Dallas to Austin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
omnibusmexicanos.com.mx
TL Premium
Phone
449 106 7033 / 449 146 8888
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Dallas to Austin
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
facebook.com

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The quickest flight from Dallas Airport to Austin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Dallas to Austin bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Austin, Tx station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Dallas to Austin is 197 miles. It takes approximately 3h 8m to drive from Dallas to Austin.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Dallas Airport to Austin Airport.

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There are 2217+ hotels available in Austin. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dallas to Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport is to tram which takes 50 min and costs $3.

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