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There are 5 ways to get from Seattle to Austin by plane, car, bus or train

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Fly to Austin  •  5h 57m

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Austin (AUS) SEA - AUS

$134 - $447

4 alternative options

Fly to Killeen, drive  •  8h 29m

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Killeen (GRK) SEA - GRK
  2. Drive from Killeen to Austin

$209 - $813

Bus  •  2 days 10h

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Antonio, Tx
  3. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx 836 / ...

$242 - $624

Train  •  2 days 21h

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Los Angeles Union Station Coast Starlight
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Austin Amtrak Station Texas Eagle

$367 - $1,114

Drive  •  36h 55m

  1. Drive from Seattle to Austin 2399 miles

$230 - $340

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The cheapest way to get from Seattle to Austin is to fly which costs $130 - $450 and takes 5h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Seattle to Austin is to fly which costs $130 - $450 and takes 5h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Seattle to Austin. However, there are services departing from Seattle, Wa and arriving at Austin, Tx via Los Angeles, Ca and San Antonio, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 10h.

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No, there is no direct train from Seattle station to Austin station. However, there are services departing from Seattle King Street Station and arriving at Austin Amtrak Station via Los Angeles Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 21h.

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The distance between Seattle and Austin is 1780 miles. The road distance is 2399 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Austin without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 10h and costs $240 - $650.

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It takes approximately 5h 57m to get from Seattle to Austin, including transfers.

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Seattle to Austin bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Seattle, Wa station.

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Seattle to Austin train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Seattle King Street Station.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Austin is to fly which takes 5h 57m and costs $130 - $450. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $240 - $650 and takes 2 days 10h, you could also train, which costs $360 - $1,200 and takes 2 days 21h.

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Austin.
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  • Distance: 1779.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 57m

What companies run services between Seattle, WA, USA and Austin, TX, USA?

Alaska Airlines, Inc., Delta and four other airlines fly from Seattle to Austin hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Seattle to Austin via Los Angeles, Ca and San Antonio, Tx in around 2 days 10h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Seattle to Austin via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Seattle to Killeen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Seattle to Killeen via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Seattle to Austin via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Seattle to Austin via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Seattle to Austin via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Seattle to Austin via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Seattle to Austin via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Seattle to Killeen via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Seattle to Killeen via San Francisco, Houston
Ave. Duration
9h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to Killeen via Denver, Houston
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Austin
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Seattle to Austin via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Seattle to Austin
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Seattle to Austin
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Seattle King Street Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
35h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$170 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$310 - $450
Business Coach Seat
$370 - $550
Room
$650 - $950
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Austin Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
33h 23m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$330 - $480
Business Coach Seat
$400 - $600
Room
$700 - $1,000
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 Seattle, Wa to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
27h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $270
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$100 - $180
Flexible
$210 - $270
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
27h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $210
Flexible
$240 - $320
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35

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More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Seattle Airport to Austin Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 45m.

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

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Austin is 2h ahead of Seattle. It is currently 5:12 AM in Seattle and 7:12 AM in Austin.

Seattle to Austin train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Austin Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Austin is 2399 miles. It takes approximately 36h 55m to drive from Seattle to Austin.

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Frontier Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc., American Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Seattle Airport to Austin Airport.

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Book your Seattle to Austin bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 614+ hotels available in Austin. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Seattle Airport is to tram which takes 31m and costs $2 - $4.

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