Albuquerque to Austin Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $80
Fastest Way Flight — 6h 17min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 92 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, train, flight and by car
Distance 615 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak
$80 · 19h 41min · 109 lb of CO2
Albuquerque to Austin
+4 more options
$382 · 1d 23h 48min · 529 lb of CO2
+2 more options
$307 · 6h 17min · 565 lb of CO2

Albuquerque to Austin Flights

There are 1 airports — ABQ — that make sense to fly out of from Albuquerque and 1 airports — AUS — to access Austin. The best deals are usually found by flying out of ABQ.

Out of the 4 total modes of travel to Austin from Albuquerque, a flight is the quickest method.
$83 · 10h 34min · 120 lb of CO2
Albuquerque to Austin

Drive from Albuquerque to Austin

It's 615 miles between Albuquerque to Austin. On a typical day, it might take between 10h 34min and 11h 6min from Albuquerque to Austin under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 11h 38min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Austin by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $83.

What is the best way to travel from Albuquerque to Austin?

Because Austin is so far away from Albuquerque, we recommend simply booking a flight. Other options to Austin do exist, but going by plane will save you valuable time. Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Albuquerque to Austin?

For these medium length trips, it's important to book your tickets as soon as possible. While there are bus, train, flight or by car transportation options available, the sooner to book the better. While prices for buses or trains might not fluctuate as much as flights, their availability certainly will. It's recommended to book these flights at least 2 weeks away, but even more if you are able.

Is the train or the bus better from Albuquerque to Austin TX?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Albuquerque to Austin. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Austin is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Albuquerque/Austin buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Albuquerque is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Albuquerque NM and Austin during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Albuquerque to Austin? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Austin traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Austin is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Albuquerque to Austin?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Albuquerque to Austin is by bus. The bus costs $80 roughly and will take 19 hours 41 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from Albuquerque to Austin?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between Albuquerque area and Austin, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 2 day 27 minutes. We recommend catching the train at ABQ Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center, which is about 1 miles from Albuquerque. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at CHI Chicago.

How long does it take from Albuquerque to Austin by car?

The total distance between Albuquerque and Austin is 615 miles and will take you about 10 hours 34 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $83.

Travel companies on this route

Amtrak Amtrak from Albuquerque to Austin
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