There are 6 ways to get from Minneapolis to Austin by plane, car, bus or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Austin  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Austin (AUS) MSP - AUS

$183 - $607

5 alternative options

Fly to Killeen, drive  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Killeen (GRK) MSP - GRK
  2. Drive from Killeen to Austin

$198 - $863

Fly to San Antonio, bus  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to San Antonio (SAT) MSP - SAT
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx

$208 - $640

Bus  •  26 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Oklahoma City, OK 801
  2. Take the bus from Oklahoma City, Ok to Dallas, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Austin, Tx 831

$192 - $318

Train  •  38 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station Empire Builder
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Austin Amtrak Texas Eagle

$227 - $653

Drive  •  18 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Austin 1141.2 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Minneapolis to Austin is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 18 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Minneapolis to Austin is to fly which costs $180 - $650 and takes 4 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Minneapolis to Austin. However, there are services departing from Minneapolis, MN and arriving at Austin, Tx via Oklahoma City, Ok and Dallas, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 37 min.

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The distance between Minneapolis and Austin is 1051 miles. The road distance is 1141.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Austin without a car is to bus which takes 26 h 37 min and costs $190 - $320.

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It takes approximately 4 h 37 min to get from Minneapolis to Austin, including transfers.

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Minneapolis to Austin bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, depart from Minneapolis, MN station.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Austin is to fly which takes 4 h 37 min and costs $180 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $190 - $320 and takes 26 h 37 min, you could also train, which costs $220 - $700 and takes 38 h 53 min.

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The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to Austin Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 40 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Minneapolis to Austin.
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  • Distance: 1051.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 37 min

What companies run services between Minneapolis, MN, USA and Austin, TX, USA?

Sun Country Airlines, Delta and four other airlines fly from Minneapolis to Austin hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Minneapolis to Austin via Oklahoma City, OK, Oklahoma City, Ok, and Dallas, Tx in around 26 h 37 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Austin via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Minneapolis to Austin via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Minneapolis to Killeen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Minneapolis to Killeen via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Minneapolis to San Antonio via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Austin via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,700
Flights from Minneapolis to Austin via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,700
Flights from Minneapolis to Austin via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,700
Flights from Minneapolis to San Antonio via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,300
Flights from Minneapolis to San Antonio via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,300
Flights from Minneapolis to San Antonio via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,300
Flights from Minneapolis to San Antonio via Nashville
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,300
Flights from Minneapolis to San Antonio via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Austin via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,700
Flights from Minneapolis to Killeen via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Minneapolis to San Antonio via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Austin
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from Minneapolis to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Austin
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Austin
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $400
Train from Chicago Union Station 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

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 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 Oklahoma City, Ok to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65
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
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Oklahoma City, OK
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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