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

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Bus  •  4h 21m

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

$27 - $63

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Megabus  •  6h 4m

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

$26 - $36

5 alternative options

Train  •  7h 24m

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

$46 - $106

Drive  •  3h 27m

  1. Drive from Plano to Austin 215.9 miles

$21 - $35

Tram to Dallas, fly to Austin  •  3h 52m

  1. Take the tram from Downtown Plano Station to Inwood/Love Field Station
  2. Fly from Dallas (DAL) to Austin (AUS) DAL - AUS

$117 - $330

Tram to Dallas/Ft.Worth, fly to Austin  •  4h 24m

  1. Take the tram from Downtown Plano Station to Dfw Airport Station
  2. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to Austin (AUS) DFW - AUS

$84 - $287

Tram to Dallas/Ft.Worth, fly to Killeen, drive  •  4h 51m

  1. Take the tram from Downtown Plano Station to Dfw Airport Station
  2. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to Killeen (GRK) DFW - GRK
  3. Drive from Killeen to Austin

$139 - $293

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The cheapest way to get from Plano to Austin is to Megabus which costs $25 - $40 and takes 6h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Plano to Austin is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Plano to Austin. However, there are services departing from Jupiter @ 14Th - S - Fs and arriving at Austin, Tx via South Garland Tc and Dallas/Fort Worth Dart East. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 4m.

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The distance between Plano and Austin is 201 miles. The road distance is 215.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Plano to Austin without a car is to bus which takes 4h 21m and costs $27 - $65.

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It takes approximately 4h 21m to get from Plano to Austin, including transfers.

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Plano to Austin bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Dallas/Fort Worth Dart East station.

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The best way to get from Plano to Austin is to bus which takes 4h 21m and costs $27 - $65. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $45 - $110 and takes 7h 24m.

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The quickest flight from Dallas Airport to Austin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Plano to Austin bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Austin, Tx station.

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Map of how to get from Plano to Austin.
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  • Distance: 201 miles
  • Duration: 4h 21m

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Plano to Austin hourly. Tickets cost $24 - $60 and the journey takes 3h 5m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Plano to Austin via Union Station, Union Station, Fort Worth Intermodal Transit Center, and Fort Worth Amtrak Station in around 7h 24m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Dallas to Austin
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $390
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Austin
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Killeen
Ave. Duration
54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $450
Train operators
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)
Phone
214-979-1111
Website
dart.org
Train from Union Station to Fort Worth Intermodal Transit Center
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
More information at
dart.org
Tram from Downtown Plano Station to Inwood/Love Field Station
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
More information at
dart.org
Tram from Downtown Plano Station to Dfw Airport Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Fort Worth Amtrak Station to Austin Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
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 Dallas, Tx to Austin, Tx
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60

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Yes, the driving distance between Plano to Austin is 216 miles. It takes approximately 3h 27m to drive from Plano to Austin.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Dallas 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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