There are 7 ways to get from Washington to Austin by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Reagan Washington  •  5h 28m

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

$104 - $477

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Fly from Washington Dulles  •  5h 41m

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

$84 - $452

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Train to Baltimore, fly  •  5h 43m

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

$114 - $495

Train, bus  •  37h 37m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
  2. Take the bus from New Orleans, LA to Houston, TX
  3. Take the bus from Hyatt Regency Houston to Austin

$241 - $311

Bus  •  39h 10m

  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 895 / ...

$173 - $245

Train  •  47h 17m

  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 Station Texas Eagle

$193 - $285

Drive  •  24h 51m

  1. Drive from Washington to Austin 1530.9 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 24h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Austin is to fly which costs $100 - $480 and takes 5h 28m.

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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 39h 10m.

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

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The distance between Washington and Austin is 1324 miles. The road distance is 1530.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Austin without a car is to train and bus which takes 37h 37m and costs $240 - $320.

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It takes approximately 5h 28m 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, depart from Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Austin is to fly which takes 5h 28m and costs $100 - $480. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $170 - $250 and takes 39h 10m, you could also train, which costs $190 - $290 and takes 47h 17m.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Austin.
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  • Distance: 1323.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 28m

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 39h 10m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Austin
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Reagan Washington to Austin via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Reagan Washington to Austin via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Austin via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Austin via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Austin via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Washington Dulles to Austin via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Baltimore to Austin
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Baltimore to Austin via Nashville
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Baltimore to Austin via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Baltimore to Austin via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Baltimore to Austin via Panama City
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Baltimore to Austin via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Baltimore to Austin via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Austin via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to Austin via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Austin via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Austin via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Reagan Washington to Austin via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Washington Dulles to Austin via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Washington Dulles to Austin via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Baltimore to Austin via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Austin via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Austin
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Austin
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $440
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
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 Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from Washington Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
26h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Premium
$350 - $490
Flexi Coach Seat
$230 - $340
Business Seat
$250 - $350
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $250
Train from Chicago Union Station to Austin Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
28h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Premium
$360 - $500
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $360
Business Seat
$260 - $370
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from New Orleans, LA to Houston, TX
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Book at
megabus.com
Vonlane
Website
vonlane.com
Bus from Hyatt Regency Houston to Austin
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$99
Schedules at
vonlane.com
Book at
vonlane.com
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 Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $25
Flexible
$35 - $55
Bus from Richmond, Va to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
32h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $180
Flexible
$190 - $270
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Austin, Tx
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Austin Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 30m.

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

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Austin is 1h behind Washington. It is currently 9:11 PM in Washington and 8:11 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 1531 miles. It takes approximately 24h 51m to drive from Washington to Austin.

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

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Book your Washington to Austin train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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

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There are 791+ hotels available in Austin. Prices start at $100 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 - $3.

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