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There are 7 ways to get from McKinney to Austin by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Mckinney to Dallas, Tx 7329
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Austin, Tx 7259 / ...

$34 - $81

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Bus, Megabus  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Mckinney to Dallas, Tx 7329
  2. Take the Megabus from Dallas/Fort Worth Dart East to Austin, Tx

$33 - $54

5 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Victory Station to Fort Worth Intermodal Transit Center Tre
  2. Take the train from Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center to Austin Amtrak Texas Eagle

$75 - $140

Drive  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Drive from McKinney to Austin 229.6 miles

$22 - $35

Bus to Dallas, fly to Austin  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Mckinney to Dallas, Tx
  2. Fly from Dallas (DAL) to Austin (AUS) DAL - AUS

$127 - $351

Bus to Dallas/Ft.Worth, fly to Austin  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Mckinney to Dallas, Tx
  2. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to Austin (AUS) DFW - AUS

$94 - $308

Bus to Dallas/Ft.Worth, fly to Killeen, drive  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Mckinney to Dallas, Tx
  2. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to Killeen (GRK) DFW - GRK
  3. Drive from Killeen to Austin

$149 - $314

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The cheapest way to get from McKinney to Austin is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 3 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from McKinney to Austin is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 3 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from McKinney to Austin. However, there are services departing from Mckinney and arriving at Austin, Tx via Dallas, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 46 min.

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The distance between McKinney and Austin is 214 miles. The road distance is 229.6 miles.

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The best way to get from McKinney to Austin without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 46 min and costs $30 - $85.

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It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to get from McKinney to Austin, including transfers.

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McKinney to Austin bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Mckinney station.

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The best way to get from McKinney to Austin is to bus which takes 4 h 46 min and costs $30 - $85. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $75 - $140 and takes 7 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Dallas Airport to Austin Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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  • Distance: 214.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 46 min

What companies run services between McKinney, TX, USA and Austin, TX, USA?

You can take a bus from McKinney to Austin via Dallas, Tx in around 4 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from McKinney to Austin via Parker Road Station, Victory Station, Fort Worth Intermodal Transit Center, and Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center in around 7 h 35 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Dallas to Austin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $390
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Austin
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Killeen
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $450
Train operators
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)
Phone
214-979-1111
Website
dart.org
Train from Victory Station to Fort Worth Intermodal Transit Center
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
More information at
dart.org
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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center to Austin Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
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 Mckinney to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $22
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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Yes, the driving distance between McKinney to Austin is 230 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 42 min to drive from McKinney to Austin.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Dallas Airport to Austin Airport.

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