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.

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Fly Reagan Washington to Austin  •  5 h 19 min

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

$184 - $497

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Fly Washington Dulles to Austin  •  5 h 53 min

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

$150 - $464

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Train to Baltimore, fly to Austin  •  5 h 29 min

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

$257 - $754

Fly Washington Dulles to San Antonio, bus  •  8 h 7 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 to BWI 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 to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
  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

Bus, Megabus  •  39 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Springfield to Charlottesville, Va
  2. Take the bus from Charlottesville, Va to Dallas, Tx
  3. Take the Megabus from Dallas/Fort Worth Dart East to Austin, Tx

$153 - $378

Train  •  47 h 17 min

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

$269 - $775

Drive  •  24 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Austin 1529.8 miles

$150 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Austin is to drive which costs $150 - $220 and takes 24 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Austin is to fly which costs $180 - $500 and takes 5 h 19 min.

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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 station to Austin. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station and arriving at Austin Amtrak via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 47 h 17 min.

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The distance between Washington and Austin is 1324 miles. The road distance is 1529.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Austin without a car is to train and bus which takes 36 h 17 min and costs $210 - $600.

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It takes approximately 5 h 19 min to get from Washington to Austin, including transfers.

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Washington to Austin bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Washington, Dc station.

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

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The best way to get from Washington to Austin is to fly which takes 5 h 19 min and costs $180 - $500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $160 - $410 and takes 38 h 11 min, you could also train, which costs $260 - $800 and takes 47 h 17 min.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Austin.
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  • Distance: 1323.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 19 min

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 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Austin via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Austin via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Austin via Nashville
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Austin via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Austin via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to Austin via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Baltimore to Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Austin via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Austin via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Austin via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Austin via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Austin via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Antonio via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
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 Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Antonio via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Antonio via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Antonio via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to San Antonio via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Austin via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Austin via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to Austin via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Antonio via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to San Antonio via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Austin via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to Austin via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 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
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Antonio via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Antonio via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 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 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Austin via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Austin via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Antonio via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Antonio via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to San Antonio via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
Flights from Washington Dulles to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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 Washington Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
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 to Chicago Union Station
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 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

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 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
Bus from Springfield to Charlottesville, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Charlottesville, Va to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
31 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $300
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$110 - $200
Flexible
$220 - $300
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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Austin Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 25 min.

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

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Austin is 1 h behind Washington. It is currently 11:29 PM in Washington and 10:29 PM in Austin.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Austin is 1530 miles. It takes approximately 24 h 50 min to drive from Washington to Austin.

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United Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Austin Airport.

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

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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 Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs $2 - $4.

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