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Recommended option

Fly to Austin  •  5 h 44 min

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

$173 - $556

Cheapest option

Megabus, bus  •  32 h 40 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Downtown Detroit to Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Dallas/Forth Worth - Grand Prairie
  3. Take the bus from Grand Prairie to Austin - San Jacinto/15Th

$103 - $194

5 alternative options

Fly to Killeen, drive  •  8 h 3 min

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

$248 - $1,112

Fly to San Antonio, bus  •  8 h 1 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

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

Train  •  34 h 36 min

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

$211 - $598

Drive  •  22 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to Austin 1382.4 miles

$130 - $200

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
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Austin via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Killeen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $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 Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to San Antonio via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,700
Flights from Detroit to San Antonio via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Austin via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to Austin via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to Austin via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 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 48 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $2,000
Flights from Detroit to San Antonio via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $2,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Austin via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Austin via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Killeen via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to San Antonio via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $2,000
Flights from Detroit to San Antonio via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $2,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $2,000
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Detroit to Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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 Amtrak 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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Downtown Detroit to Chicago
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to Dallas/Forth Worth - Grand Prairie
Ave. Duration
21 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Grand Prairie to Austin - San Jacinto/15Th
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
us.megabus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Detroit and Austin is 1875 km. The road distance is 2212 km.

The cheapest way to get from Detroit to Austin is to Megabus and bus which costs $100 - $200 and takes 32 h 40 min.

The quickest way to get from Detroit to Austin is to fly which takes 5 h 44 min and costs $170 - $600.

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 Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 36 min.

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.

It takes approximately 5 h 44 min to get from Detroit to Austin, including transfers.