There are 9 ways to get from Raleigh 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 Raleigh/Durham to Austin  •  5 h 25 min

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

$163 - $357

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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

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Fly Raleigh/Durham to Killeen, drive  •  7 h 28 min

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

$208 - $913

Fly Raleigh/Durham to San Antonio, bus  •  7 h 37 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

Train to Charlotte, fly to Austin  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Charlotte Amtrak
  2. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Austin (AUS) CLT - AUS

$181 - $647

Bus via Durham, NC  •  32 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Durham, NC to Atlanta GA
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Houston, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Houston to Austin

$215 - $369

Train, bus  •  32 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
  2. Take the train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
  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

Train  •  42 h 9 min

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

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The cheapest way to get from Raleigh to Austin is to drive which costs $130 - $200 and takes 22 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Raleigh to Austin is to fly which costs $160 - $360 and takes 5 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Raleigh station 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.

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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, New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal and San Antonio Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42 h 9 min.

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The distance between Raleigh and Austin is 1175 miles. The road distance is 1383.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Austin without a car is to bus which takes 30 h 29 min and costs $130 - $370.

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It takes approximately 5 h 25 min to get from Raleigh to Austin, including transfers.

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Raleigh to Austin bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Raleigh, Nc station.

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Raleigh to Austin train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Raleigh Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Austin is to fly which takes 5 h 25 min and costs $160 - $360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $130 - $370 and takes 30 h 29 min, you could also train, which costs $250 - $700 and takes 42 h 9 min.

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Map of how to get from Raleigh to Austin.
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  • Distance: 1174.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 25 min

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
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Austin via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Austin via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Killeen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Killeen via Charlotte, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Killeen via Pittsburgh, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Killeen via Philadelphia, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Killeen via Reagan Washington, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Antonio via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Antonio via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Charlotte to Austin
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Charlotte to Austin via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Austin via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Austin via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Austin via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Austin via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Austin via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Antonio via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Antonio via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Antonio via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Antonio via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Antonio via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Charlotte to Austin via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Charlotte to Austin via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Charlotte to Austin via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Austin via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Antonio via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Charlotte to Austin via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Austin via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $700
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Killeen via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Antonio via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Charlotte to Austin via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $480
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Austin
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Raleigh Amtrak to Charlotte Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $90
Room
$190 - $260
Train from Raleigh Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 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 to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
20 h 10 min
Frequency
Once 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 to San Antonio Amtrak
Ave. Duration
15 h 5 min
Frequency
3 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
Once 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

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 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
Vonlane
Website
vonlane.com
Bus from Houston to Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$99
Schedules at
vonlane.com
Book at
vonlane.com

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The quickest flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Austin Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 14 min.

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

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Austin is 1 h behind Raleigh. It is currently 1:18 PM in Raleigh and 12:18 PM in Austin.

Raleigh to Austin train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Austin Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Raleigh to Austin is 1383 miles. It takes approximately 22 h 35 min to drive from Raleigh to Austin.

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Frontier Airlines, United Airlines, Delta and two other airlines offer flights from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Austin Airport.

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There are 584+ hotels available in Austin. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Raleigh/Durham Airport is to line 100 bus which takes 26 min and costs $2 - $3.

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