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There are 5 ways to get from Indianapolis to Austin by plane, car, bus or train

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Fly to Austin  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Austin (AUS) IND - AUS

$143 - $606

Cheapest option

Bus  •  27 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to University of Cincinnati
  2. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Dallas, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Austin, Tx 895 / ...

$127 - $315

3 alternative options

Fly to Killeen, drive  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Killeen (GRK) IND - GRK
  2. Drive from Killeen to Austin

$208 - $962

Bus, train  •  30 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Bloomington/Normal, IL 1401 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station to Austin Amtrak Station Texas Eagle

$173 - $466

Drive  •  17 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to Austin 1101.2 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Indianapolis to Austin is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 17 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Indianapolis to Austin is to fly which costs $140 - $650 and takes 5 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Indianapolis to Austin. However, there are services departing from Indianapolis, IN and arriving at Austin, Tx via Jefferson Ave & University Ave, Cincinnati, Oh and Dallas, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 20 min.

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The distance between Indianapolis and Austin is 932 miles. The road distance is 1101.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Austin without a car is to bus which takes 27 h 20 min and costs $120 - $320.

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It takes approximately 5 h 6 min to get from Indianapolis to Austin, including transfers.

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Indianapolis to Austin bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Indianapolis, IN station.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Austin is to fly which takes 5 h 6 min and costs $140 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $320 and takes 27 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Indianapolis Airport to Austin Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 46 min.

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Indianapolis to Austin bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Austin, Tx station.

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Map of how to get from Indianapolis to Austin.
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  • Distance: 931.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 6 min

What companies run services between Indianapolis, IN, USA and Austin, TX, USA?

Allegiant Air, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from Indianapolis to Austin hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Indianapolis to Austin via University of Cincinnati, Jefferson Ave & University Ave, Government Square Area B, Cincinnati, Oh, and Dallas, Tx in around 27 h 20 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Austin via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Indianapolis to Austin via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to Killeen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Indianapolis to Killeen via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Indianapolis to Killeen via Charlotte, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Austin via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Indianapolis to Killeen via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Killeen via Chicago O'Hare, Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Austin
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to Austin via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to Austin via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to Austin via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Austin
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station to Austin Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
26 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $220
Flexi Coach Seat
$250 - $370
Business Coach Seat
$300 - $420
Room
$550 - $800
Bus operators
Megabus
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 Cincinnati, Oh to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
19 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $230
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$90 - $150
Flexible
$170 - $230
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Austin, Tx
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60
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Austin is 1 h behind Indianapolis. It is currently 3:56 PM in Indianapolis and 2:56 PM in Austin.

Yes, the driving distance between Indianapolis to Austin is 1101 miles. It takes approximately 17 h 40 min to drive from Indianapolis to Austin.

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Allegiant Air, United Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis to Indianapolis Airport is to line 8 bus which takes 39 min and costs $2.

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