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There are 4 ways to get from Houston Airport (IAH) to Austin by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Austin (AUS) IAH - AUS

$103 - $388

Cheapest option

Bus, Megabus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Bush Iah Terminal C to Pierce St @ Travis St 102
  2. Take the Megabus from Houston, TX Pierce St to Austin

$16 - $32

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Bush Iah Terminal C to Milam St @ Dallas St 102
  2. Take the bus from Houston to Austin

$100 - $102

Drive  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Houston Airport (IAH) to Austin 177.3 miles

$17 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Houston Airport (IAH) to Austin is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Houston Airport (IAH) to Austin is to fly which costs $100 - $390 and takes 1 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Houston Airport (IAH) to Austin. However, there are services departing from Bush Iah Terminal C and arriving at Austin via Houston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 56 min.

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The distance between Houston Airport (IAH) and Austin is 146 miles. The road distance is 177.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Houston Airport (IAH) to Austin without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 56 min and costs $100 - $103.

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It takes approximately 1 h 29 min to get from Houston Airport (IAH) to Austin, including transfers.

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Houston Airport (IAH) to Austin bus services, operated by Metropolitan Transit Harris County, depart from Bush Iah Terminal C station.

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The best way to get from Houston Airport (IAH) to Austin is to fly which takes 1 h 29 min and costs $100 - $390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $103 and takes 4 h 56 min.

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The quickest flight from Houston Airport to Austin Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Houston Airport (IAH) to Austin bus services, operated by Vonlane, arrive at Austin station.

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Map of how to get from Houston Airport (IAH) to Austin.
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  • Distance: 145.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 29 min

What companies run services between Houston Airport (IAH), USA and Austin, TX, USA?

United Airlines flies from Houston Airport (IAH) to Austin every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Houston Airport (IAH) to Austin via Milam St @ Dallas St and Houston in around 4 h 56 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to Austin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Bus operators
Metropolitan Transit Harris County
Phone
+1 713-635-4000
Website
ridemetro.org
Bus from Bush Iah Terminal C to Milam St @ Dallas St
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ridemetro.org
Bus from Bush Iah Terminal C to Pierce St @ Travis St
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ridemetro.org
Vonlane
Website
vonlane.com
Bus from Houston to Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$99
Schedules at
vonlane.com
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vonlane.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Houston Airport (IAH) to Austin is 177 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 6 min to drive from Houston Airport (IAH) to Austin.

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United Airlines offers flights from Houston Airport to Austin Airport.

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There are 623+ hotels available in Austin. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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