There are 6 ways to get from Detroit to Austin by plane, bus, car or train

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 to Austin  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Austin (AUS) DTW - AUS

$173 - $556

Cheapest option

Bus  •  30 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Dallas, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Austin, Tx 831

$145 - $360

4 alternative options

Fly to San Antonio, bus  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to San Antonio (SAT) DTW - SAT
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx

$208 - $1,239

Fly to Killeen, drive  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Killeen (GRK) DTW - GRK
  2. Drive from Killeen to Austin

$248 - $1,112

Train  •  34 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Wolverine
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Austin Amtrak Texas Eagle

$211 - $598

Drive  •  22 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to Austin 1382.4 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Detroit to Austin is to drive which costs $130 - $200 and takes 22 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Detroit to Austin is to fly which costs $170 - $600 and takes 5 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Detroit to Austin. However, there are services departing from Detroit, Mi and arriving at Austin, Tx via Dayton Trotwood, Oh and Dallas, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Detroit to Austin. However, there are services departing from Detroit Amtrak and arriving at Austin Amtrak via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 36 min.

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The distance between Detroit and Austin is 1172 miles. The road distance is 1382.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Austin without a car is to bus which takes 30 h 15 min and costs $140 - $360.

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It takes approximately 5 h 32 min to get from Detroit to Austin, including transfers.

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Detroit to Austin bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Detroit, Mi station.

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Detroit to Austin train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Detroit Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Austin is to fly which takes 5 h 32 min and costs $170 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $140 - $360 and takes 30 h 15 min, you could also train, which costs $210 - $600 and takes 34 h 36 min.

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Map of how to get from Detroit to Austin.
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  • Distance: 1171.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 32 min

What companies run services between Detroit, MI, USA and Austin, TX, USA?

Delta, Frontier Airlines and three other airlines fly from Detroit to Austin hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Detroit to Austin via Dayton Trotwood, Oh and Dallas, Tx in around 30 h 15 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Austin via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Austin via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to San Antonio via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,700
Flights from Detroit to San Antonio via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,700
Flights from Detroit to Killeen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Killeen via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Killeen via Charlotte, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Killeen via Reagan Washington, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Austin via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to Austin via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to Austin via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to San Antonio via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $2,000
Flights from Detroit to San Antonio via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $2,000
Flights from Detroit to San Antonio via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $2,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Austin via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to San Antonio via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $2,000
Flights from Detroit to Killeen via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $2,000
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Detroit to Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
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 Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station to Austin Amtrak
Ave. Duration
28 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Flexi Coach Seat
$280 - $400
Business Coach Seat
$330 - $470
Room
$600 - $850
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 San Antonio, Tx to Austin, 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 Detroit, Mi to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
22 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $240
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$95 - $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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