There are 10 ways to get from Washington to Austin by plane, train, bus or car

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 Reagan Washington to Austin  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Austin (AUS) DCA - AUS

$184 - $497

Cheapest option

Bus, Megabus  •  39 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to Atlanta, GA - Marta Civic Center Station
  2. Take the Megabus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Grand Prairie
  3. Take the bus from Grand Prairie to Austin - San Jacinto/15Th

$144 - $212

8 alternative options

Fly Washington Dulles to Austin  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Austin (AUS) IAD - AUS

$150 - $464

Train to Baltimore, fly to Austin  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Austin (AUS) BWI - AUS

$257 - $754

Fly Washington Dulles to San Antonio, bus  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to San Antonio (SAT) IAD - SAT
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx

$255 - $747

Train to Baltimore, fly to San Antonio, bus  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to San Antonio (SAT) BWI - SAT
  3. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx

$262 - $787

Train, bus  •  36 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Baton Rouge, La
  3. Take the bus from Baton Rouge, La to Houston, Tx
  4. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Austin, Tx

$216 - $595

Bus  •  38 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Dallas, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Austin, Tx 831

$161 - $407

Train  •  47 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Capitol Limited
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Austin Amtrak Texas Eagle

$269 - $775

Drive  •  24 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Austin 1529.8 miles

$150 - $220

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Washington to Austin is to bus and Megabus which costs $140 - $220 and takes 39 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Austin is to fly which takes 5 h 26 min and costs $180 - $500.

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The distance between Washington and Austin is 2118 km. The road distance is 2448 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 26 min to get from Washington to Austin, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Austin. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Austin, Tx via Richmond, Va and Dallas, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Washington to Austin. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Austin Amtrak via Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 47 h 17 min.

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What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Austin, TX, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Washington to Austin hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Austin via Richmond, Va and Dallas, Tx in around 38 h 11 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Austin via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Austin via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Austin via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Austin via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to Austin via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Baltimore to Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Austin via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Austin via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Austin via Nashville
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Austin via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Antonio via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Antonio via Nashville
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Antonio via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Antonio via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Antonio via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Austin via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Austin via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Austin via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Austin via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Antonio via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Antonio via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Antonio via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Austin via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to Austin via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Antonio via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to San Antonio via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Austin via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Austin via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to Austin via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to Austin via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Austin via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Antonio via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to San Antonio via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak
Ave. Duration
26 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Flexi Coach Seat
$260 - $380
Business Coach Seat
$310 - $440
Room
$550 - $850
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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
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 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
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 Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Richmond, Va to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
32 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $310
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $210
Flexible
$240 - $310
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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Washington DC to Atlanta, GA - Marta Civic Center Station
Ave. Duration
15 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Grand Prairie
Ave. Duration
18 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Grand Prairie to Austin - San Jacinto/15Th
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
us.megabus.com

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