Travel from Austin to McKinney

6h 15min
35 lb of CO2
83 lb of CO2

Austin to McKinney Flights

There are 1 airports — AUS — that make sense to fly out of from Austin and 2 airports — DAL, DFW — to access McKinney. 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 McKinney.

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 McKinney.Out of the 4 total modes of travel to McKinney from Austin, a flight is the quickest method.
3h 35min
46 lb of CO2
3h 52min
44 lb of CO2

Drive from Austin to McKinney

It's 213 miles between Austin to McKinney. On a typical day, it might take between 3h 52min and 4h 4min from Austin to McKinney under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 4h 16min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to McKinney 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 $28.

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

The are 10 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Austin to McKinney. The fastest way out of Austin towards Garland is by bus, as it is the quickest to the McKinney area. This doesn't necessarily take into consideration traffic or weather - so these may impact some of your decision making. It's common to find tickets for as low as $39. Southwest Airlines operates from Austin to McKinney, 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 McKinney?

On your trip from Austin to McKinney, 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.

Austin to McKinney TX - take the train or bus?

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

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Austin to McKinney is by bus. The bus costs $40 roughly and will take 6 hours 55 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from Austin to McKinney?

Amtrak costs about $52 between Austin and McKinney. 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 32 miles to McKinney.

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

The total distance between Austin and McKinney is 213 miles and will take you about 3 hours 52 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $29.

Austin to McKinney Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $40
Fastest Way Flight — 55min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 33 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, flight, train and by car
Distance 213 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak, Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Virgin America

Travel companies on this route

Amtrak from Austin to McKinney
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Alaska Airlines from Austin to McKinney
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Southwest Airlines from Austin to McKinney
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Virgin America from Austin to McKinney
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