Houston to AUS Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $11
Fastest Way Flight — 50min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 16 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — flight, bus, train and by car
Distance 141 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak, Alaska Airlines, jetBlue, Southwest Airlines, United, PublicCharters.com, Multiple Airlines
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$87 · 50min · 75 lb of CO2
HOU to AUS
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Houston airport Flights

There are 2 airports — HOU, IAH — that make sense to fly out of from Houston and 1 airports — AUS — to access AUS. The best deals are usually found by flying out of IAH.

United, Southwest Airlines, jetBlue, Alaska Airlines operate flights which can help you travel from Houston to AUS.

The cheapest way by air is via United and flies from George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) to Austin Bergstrom Intl (AUS). Southwest Airlines flies from George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) to Austin Bergstrom Intl (AUS) and is the quickest flight to get you from Houston to AUS.Out of the 4 total modes of travel to AUS from Houston, a flight is the quickest method.
Bus
$11 · 2h 49min · 16 lb of CO2
Houston to Austin
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Train
$61 · 5h 22min · 66 lb of CO2
HOS to AUS
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Drive
$19 · 2h 41min · 31 lb of CO2
Houston to AUS

Drive from Houston airport

It's 142 miles between Houston to AUS. On a typical day, it might take between 2h 41min and 2h 49min from Houston to AUS under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 2h 57min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to AUS 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 $19.

What is the best way to travel from Houston to AUS?

The are 10 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Houston to AUS. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of Houston towards Austin, as it is the cheapest to AUS. It's common to find tickets for as low as $11. Greyhound operates from Houston to AUS, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Houston to AUS?

On your trip from Houston to AUS, 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. Shuttle service may be available to AUS. If you're traveling with a large group, you should probably take a shuttle as it will reduce the price per person. Alternatively, there are shared shuttle services available. With this option, you'll want to book as soon as possible to allow the shuttle service enough time to coordinate your pickup and dropoff.

Is the train or the bus better from Houston to AUS Austin?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Houston to AUS. 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 AUS is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Houston/AUS buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Houston 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 Houston TX and AUS 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 Houston to AUS? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of AUS 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 AUS 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 Houston to AUS?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Houston to AUS is by bus. The bus costs $11 roughly and will take 2 hours 49 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from Houston to AUS?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between Houston area and AUS, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 6 hours. We recommend catching the train at HOS Houston Amtrak, which is about 1 miles from Houston. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at SAS San Antonio.

How long does it take from Houston to AUS by car?

The total distance between Houston and AUS is 142 miles and will take you about 2 hours 41 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $19.

Travel companies on this route

Bus
Greyhound Greyhound from Houston to AUS
Useful Links Greyhound Contact Page Greyhound Bustracker Website
Customer Service1-214-849-8966
Customer Service Español1-800-531-5332
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Amtrak Amtrak from Houston to AUS
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
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Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines from Houston to AUS
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jetBlue jetBlue from Houston to AUS
Useful Links Website
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Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines from Houston to AUS
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United United from Houston to AUS
Useful Links Map Reservations Coverage Baggage Website
Reservations1-800-864-8331
Damaged, Delayed, or Lost Luggage & Lost Items1-800-335-2247
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PublicCharters.com PublicCharters.com from Houston to AUS