Austin to SDL Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $65
Fastest Way Flight — 5h 49min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 70 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, train, flight and by car
Distance 475 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak
Bus
$95 · 13h 15min · 74 lb of CO2
Austin to Slidell
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Train
$116 · 12h 40min · 146 lb of CO2
AUS to NOL
+2 more options
Flight
$280 · 5h 49min · 523 lb of CO2
AUS to MSY

Austin to SDL Flights

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

Out of the 4 total modes of travel to SDL from Austin, a flight is the quickest method.
Drive
$64 · 8h 14min · 94 lb of CO2
Austin to SDL

Drive from Austin to SDL

It's 475 miles between Austin to SDL. On a typical day, it might take between 8h 14min and 8h 39min from Austin to SDL under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 9h 4min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to SDL 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 $64.

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

The are 9 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Austin to SDL. Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Austin to SDL?

On your trip from Austin to SDL, 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 SDL LA?

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

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Austin to SDL is by bus. The bus costs $65 roughly and will take 15 hours 1 minute.

Does Amtrak go from Austin to SDL?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between Austin area and SDL, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 13 hours 18 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 SAS San Antonio.

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

The total distance between Austin and SDL is 475 miles and will take you about 8 hours 14 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $64.

Travel companies on this route

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Amtrak Amtrak from Austin to SDL
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