Travel from Austin to Indio

cheapest quickest Eco-Friendly
Bus$127 | 1d 10h 47min Flight$390 | 7h 38min Bus169 lb of CO2
  1. Bus$127
    1d 10h 47min · 193 lb of CO2
  2. Flight$390
    7h 38min · 686 lb of CO2
  3. Train$216
    1d 1h 56min · 283 lb of CO2
  4. Drive$149
    18h 46min · 213 lb of CO2

Austin to Indio Buses

bus tickets from Austin to Indio

$127 · 1d 10h 47min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $127
Travel Duration
1d 10h 47min

bus tickets from Austin to North Palm Springs

$212 · 1d 6h 39min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $212
Travel Duration
1d 6h 39min

bus tickets from Elgin to Indio

$212 · 1d 6h 38min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $212
Travel Duration
1d 6h 38min

bus tickets from Lockhart to Indio

$211 · 1d 6h 27min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $211
Travel Duration
1d 6h 27min

Austin to Indio Flights

bus tickets from AUS to PSP

$390 · 7h 38min
Various airlines
Oneway
About $390
Travel Duration
7h 38min

Austin to Indio Trains

train tickets from Austin to Palm Springs

$216 · 1d 1h 56min
AmtrakAmtrak AUS train to PSN
Train Tickets
About $216
Travel Duration
1d 1h 56min
Austin - AUS
Amtrak from AUS to PSNAmtrak · 1d 1h 56minTexas Eagle
Palm Springs - PSN

train tickets from Taylor to Palm Springs

$219 · 1d 2h 15min
AmtrakAmtrak TAY train to PSN
Train Tickets
About $219
Travel Duration
1d 2h 15min
Taylor - TAY
Amtrak from TAY to PSNAmtrak · 1d 2h 15minTexas Eagle
Palm Springs - PSN

train tickets from San Marcos to Palm Springs

$216 · 1d 1h 54min
AmtrakAmtrak SMC train to PSN
Train Tickets
About $216
Travel Duration
1d 1h 54min
San Marcos - SMC
Amtrak from SMC to PSNAmtrak · 1d 1h 54minTexas Eagle
Palm Springs - PSN

Drive from Austin to Indio

Driving from Austin to Indio

$149 · 18h 46min

It's 1107 miles between Austin to Indio. On a typical day, it might take between 18h 46min and 19h 42min from Austin to Indio under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 20h 38min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Indio 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 $149.

Our recommendation to Indio

Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Austin to Indio?

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

Austin to Indio CA - take the train or bus?

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

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Austin to Indio is by bus. The bus costs $127 roughly and will take 1 day 10 hours 47 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from Austin to Indio?

Amtrak costs about $216 between Austin and Indio. In total, the train will take roughly 1 day 1 hour 56 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 PSN Palm Springs Amtrak or you will still have 23 miles to Indio.

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

The total distance between Austin and Indio is 1107 miles and will take you about 18 hours 46 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $149.

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