There are 5 ways to get from Houston Airport (IAH) to Austin by plane, bus or car

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Fly from Houston  •  1h 36m

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

$91 - $254

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Bus  •  5h 19m

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

$14 - $33

3 alternative options

Fly from Houston Hobby Apt  •  3h 33m

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Austin (AUS) HOU - AUS

$116 - $299

Line 102 bus, bus  •  4h 35m

  1. Take the line 102 bus from Airmail Rd @ Pallet Rd to Milam St @ Texas Ave 102
  2. Take the bus from Hyatt Regency Houston to Austin Houston

$101 - $106

Drive  •  3h 5m

  1. Drive from Houston Airport (IAH) to Austin 177.5 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 3h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Houston Airport (IAH) to Austin is to fly which costs $90 - $260 and takes 1h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Houston Airport (IAH) to Austin. However, there are services departing from Airmail Rd @ Pallet Rd and arriving at Austin via Smith St @ Rusk St and Hyatt Regency Houston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 35m.

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The distance between Houston Airport (IAH) and Austin is 146 miles. The road distance is 177.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Houston Airport (IAH) to Austin without a car is to line 102 bus and bus which takes 4h 35m and costs $100 - $110.

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It takes approximately 1h 36m 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 Airmail Rd @ Pallet Rd station.

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The best way to get from Houston Airport (IAH) to Austin is to fly which takes 1h 36m and costs $90 - $260. Alternatively, you can line 102 bus and bus, which costs $100 - $110 and takes 4h 35m.

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The quickest flight from Houston Airport to Austin Airport is the direct flight which takes 53 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: 1h 36m

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 @ Texas Ave, Smith St @ Rusk St, Smith St @ Dallas St, and Hyatt Regency Houston in around 4h 35m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Austin
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to Austin
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Bus operators
Metropolitan Transit Harris County
Phone
+1 713-635-4000
Website
ridemetro.org
Bus from Airmail Rd @ Pallet Rd to Milam St @ Texas Ave
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ridemetro.org
Bus from Bush Iah Terminal C to Pierce St @ Travis St
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ridemetro.org
Vonlane
Website
vonlane.com
Bus from Hyatt Regency Houston to Austin
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$99
Schedules at
vonlane.com
Book at
vonlane.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Houston, TX Pierce St to Austin
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Book at
megabus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Houston Airport (IAH) to Austin is 177 miles. It takes approximately 3h 5m 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 699+ hotels available in Austin. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Houston Airport (IAH) to Houston Hobby Apt Airport is to shuttle which takes 1h and costs $25 - $35.

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