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There are 7 ways to get from Dallas to Austin by bus, train, car, tram or plane

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Bus  •  3h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Austin, Tx 7259 / ...

$19 - $60

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Train via Fort Worth Amtrak Station  •  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

$43 - $103

Train  •  6h 32m

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

$45 - $120

Drive  •  3h 7m

  1. Drive from Dallas to Austin 196.9 miles

$19 - $28

Tram to Dallas, fly to Austin  •  3h 12m

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

$117 - $330

Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to Austin  •  3h 44m

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

$84 - $287

Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to Killeen, drive  •  4h 11m

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

$139 - $293

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The cheapest way to get from Dallas to Austin is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 3h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Dallas to Austin is to bus which costs $19 - $60 and takes 3h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dallas, Tx and arriving at Austin, Tx. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 5m.

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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 once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 32m.

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The distance between Dallas and Austin is 183 miles. The road distance is 196.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Dallas to Austin without a car is to bus which takes 3h 5m and costs $19 - $60.

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The bus from Dallas, Tx to Austin, Tx takes 3h 5m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from Dallas to Austin is to bus which takes 3h 5m and costs $19 - $60. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $40 - $110 and takes 6h 3m, you could also fly, which costs $80 - $290 and takes 3h 44m.

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Map of how to get from Dallas to Austin.
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  • Distance: 183.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 5m

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Dallas to Austin hourly. Tickets cost $24 - $60 and the journey takes 3h 5m. Megabus also services this route 4 times a day. 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
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Dallas to Austin
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $390
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Austin
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Killeen
Ave. Duration
54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $450
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
51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
More information at
dart.org
Tram from West End Station to Inwood/Love Field Station
Ave. Duration
11m
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Fort Worth Amtrak Station to Austin Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Train from Dallas Union Station to Austin Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
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 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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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 Greyhound USA, 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 7m 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 611+ hotels available in Austin. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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

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