Austin to Albuquerque Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $80
Fastest Way Flight — 6h 17min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 92 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — train, flight, bus and by car
Distance 615 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak
$382 · 1d 23h 48min · 529 lb of CO2
+3 more options
$307 · 6h 17min · 565 lb of CO2

Austin to Albuquerque Flights

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

Out of the 4 total modes of travel to Albuquerque from Austin, a flight is the quickest method.
$80 · 19h 41min · 109 lb of CO2
Austin to Albuquerque
+4 more options
$83 · 10h 34min · 120 lb of CO2
Austin to Albuquerque

Drive from Austin to Albuquerque

It's 615 miles between Austin to Albuquerque. On a typical day, it might take between 10h 34min and 11h 6min from Austin to Albuquerque 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 Albuquerque 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 Austin to Albuquerque?

Because Albuquerque is so far away from Austin, we recommend simply booking a flight. Other options to Albuquerque 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 Austin to Albuquerque?

For these medium length trips, it's important to book your tickets as soon as possible. While there are train, flight, bus 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 Austin to Albuquerque NM?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Austin to Albuquerque. 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 Albuquerque is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Austin/Albuquerque buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Austin 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 Austin TX and Albuquerque 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 Austin to Albuquerque? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Albuquerque 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 Albuquerque 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 Austin to Albuquerque?

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

Does Amtrak go from Austin to Albuquerque?

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

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

The total distance between Austin and Albuquerque 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 Austin to Albuquerque
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