Austin to Wichita Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $70
Fastest Way Flight — 6h 0min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 75 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, flight, train and by car
Distance 513 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak
$70 · 16h 37min · 92 lb of CO2
Austin to Wichita
+4 more options
$291 · 6h 0min · 540 lb of CO2

Austin to Wichita Flights

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

Out of the 4 total modes of travel to Wichita from Austin, a flight is the quickest method.

$286 · 1d 11h 9min · 391 lb of CO2
+2 more options
$69 · 8h 53min · 101 lb of CO2
Austin to Wichita

Drive from Austin to Wichita

It's 514 miles between Austin to Wichita. On a typical day, it might take between 8h 53min and 9h 19min from Austin to Wichita under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 9h 46min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Wichita 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 $69.

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

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

When to book trip from Austin to Wichita?

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.

Is the train or the bus better from Austin to Wichita KS?

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

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Austin to Wichita is by bus. The bus costs $70 roughly and will take 16 hours 37 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from Austin to Wichita?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between Austin area and Wichita, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 1 day 11 hours 48 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 Wichita by car?

The total distance between Austin and Wichita is 514 miles and will take you about 8 hours 53 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $69.

Travel companies on this route

Amtrak Amtrak from Austin to Wichita
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