Austin to Dallas Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $16
Fastest Way Flight — 55min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 18 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, train, flight and by car
Distance 182 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak, Turimex Internacional, Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Virgin America
$16 · 3h 15min · 18 lb of CO2
Austin to Dallas
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$48 · 3h 35min · 46 lb of CO2
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$103 · 55min · 83 lb of CO2
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Austin to Dallas Flights

There are 1 airports — AUS — that make sense to fly out of from Austin and 2 airports — DAL, DFW — to access Dallas. The best deals are usually found by flying out of AUS.

Southwest Airlines, Virgin America, Alaska Airlines operate flights which can help you travel from Austin to Dallas.

The cheapest way by air is via Southwest Airlines and flies from Austin Bergstrom Intl (AUS) to Dallas Love Fld (DAL). Southwest Airlines flies from Austin Bergstrom Intl (AUS) to Dallas Love Fld (DAL) and is the quickest flight to get you from Austin to Dallas.Out of the 4 total modes of travel to Dallas from Austin, a flight is the quickest method.
$25 · 3h 22min · 39 lb of CO2
Austin to Dallas

Drive from Austin to Dallas

It's 183 miles between Austin to Dallas. On a typical day, it might take between 3h 22min and 3h 32min from Austin to Dallas under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 3h 42min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Dallas 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 $24.

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

The are 10 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Austin to Dallas. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of Austin towards Dallas, as it is the cheapest to Dallas. It's common to find tickets for as low as $15. Greyhound operates from Austin to Dallas, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Austin to Dallas?

On your trip from Austin to Dallas, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.

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

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Austin to Dallas. 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 Dallas is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Austin/Dallas 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 Dallas 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 Dallas? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Dallas 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 Dallas 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 Dallas?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Austin to Dallas is by bus. The bus costs $16 roughly and will take 3 hours 15 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from Austin to Dallas?

Amtrak costs about $52 between Austin and Dallas. In total, the train will take roughly 4 hours 10 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at AUS Austin Amtrak, which is 1 miles from Austin. Further, once you arrive at DAL Dallas Union Station or you will still have 1 miles to Dallas.

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

The total distance between Austin and Dallas is 183 miles and will take you about 3 hours 22 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $25.

Travel companies on this route

Greyhound Greyhound from Austin to Dallas
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Customer Service1-214-849-8966
Customer Service Español1-800-531-5332
Amtrak Amtrak from Austin to Dallas
Useful Links Map Coverage Schedule Pet Policy Website
Customer Service and Reservations1-800-872-7245
International Visitors215-856-7952
Group Travel Requests1-800-872-1477
Turimex Internacional Turimex Internacional from Austin to Dallas
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Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines from Austin to Dallas
Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines from Austin to Dallas
Virgin America Virgin America from Austin to Dallas