There are 8 ways to get from Raleigh to Austin by plane, bus, car 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Austin  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Austin (AUS) RDU - AUS

$163 - $357

Cheapest option

Bus  •  30 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Atlanta, Ga
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Houston, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Austin, Tx

$137 - $361

6 alternative options

Fly to San Antonio, bus  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to San Antonio (SAT) RDU - SAT
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx

$158 - $690

Fly to Killeen, drive  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Killeen (GRK) RDU - GRK
  2. Drive from Killeen to Austin

$208 - $913

Train, bus  •  32 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Baton Rouge, La
  4. Take the bus from Baton Rouge, La to Houston, Tx
  5. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Austin, Tx

$203 - $557

Megabus, bus  •  34 h 35 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Durham to Atlanta GA
  2. Take the Megabus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Downtown Dallas
  3. Take the bus from Downtown Dallas to Austin - San Jacinto/15Th

$137 - $188

Train  •  42 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak
  3. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak
  4. Take the train from San Antonio Amtrak to Austin Amtrak

$250 - $697

Drive  •  22 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Austin 1383.3 miles

$130 - $200

What companies run services between Raleigh, NC, USA and Austin, TX, USA?

Delta, Frontier Airlines and three other airlines fly from Raleigh to Austin hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Raleigh to Austin via Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd, Raleigh, Nc, Atlanta, Ga, and Houston, Tx in around 30 h 29 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Austin via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Austin via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Austin via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Austin via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Austin via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Austin via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Antonio via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Antonio via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Antonio via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Antonio via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Antonio via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Antonio via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Austin via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Austin via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Antonio via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Killeen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Killeen via Charlotte, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Killeen via Pittsburgh, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Killeen via Reagan Washington, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Killeen via Philadelphia, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Austin via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Antonio via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Austin via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $700
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Killeen via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $480
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Raleigh Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak
Ave. Duration
20 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Business Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Room
$470 - $650
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak
Ave. Duration
15 h 5 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $240
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Room
$350 - $490
Train from San Antonio Amtrak to Austin Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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 Raleigh, Nc to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200
Bus from Houston, Tx to Austin, Tx
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from New Orleans, La to Baton Rouge, La
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Baton Rouge, La to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Durham to Atlanta GA
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Downtown Dallas
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Downtown Dallas to Austin - San Jacinto/15Th
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Schedules at
us.megabus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Raleigh and Austin is 1880 km. The road distance is 2213 km.

The cheapest way to get from Raleigh to Austin is to Megabus and bus which costs $130 - $190 and takes 34 h 35 min.

The quickest way to get from Raleigh to Austin is to fly which takes 5 h 39 min and costs $160 - $360.

No, there is no direct train from Raleigh to Austin. However, there are services departing from Raleigh Amtrak and arriving at Austin Amtrak via Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak, New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak and San Antonio Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42 h 11 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Raleigh to Austin. However, there are services departing from GoRaleigh Station and arriving at Austin, Tx via Raleigh, Nc, Atlanta, Ga and Houston, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 29 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 39 min to get from Raleigh to Austin, including transfers.