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Cheap train tickets from Dallas, TX to Austin

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Cheapest

$34

Average

$34

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Dallas, TX to Austin will cost around $ 34 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 34.

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11:50AMUnion Station6h32 06:22PMAustin Station
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$341One-way

Train schedule from Dallas, TX to Austin

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May 22
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May 23
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$166American Airlines
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May 25
$17Amtrak
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May 27
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Fastest train times from Dallas, TX to Austin

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Fastest Journey

6 h 32 m

Average

6 h 32 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

293 km

Of the 1 trains that leave Dallas, TX for Austin every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 293 km distance in an average of 6 h 32 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 6 h 32 m .

The slowest trains will take 6 h 32 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

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11:50AMUnion Station6h32 06:22PMAustin Station
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$341One-way

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Overview: Train from Dallas, TX to Austin

distanceDistance182 miles (293 km)
durationAverage train duration6 h 32 min
priceAverage train ticket price$25 (€23)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak

Trains from Dallas, TX to Austin cover the 182 miles (293 km) long route taking on average 6 h 32 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $17 (€15), but the average price of train tickets is $25 (€23).

Train providers: Amtrak from Dallas, TX to Austin trains

Buy your official Amtrak train tickets between Dallas, TX and Austin from $17 (€15) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient journey.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train company in the United States and operates medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 American states and 3 Canadian provinces. With over 300 Amtrak trains running daily, you can travel by train across America and explore destinations near and far. Take the Acela train for high-speed services connecting popular cities in the Northeast, the Coast Starlight to travel up and down the stunning West Coast or the Empire Builder to travel from Chicago to the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest among others. Amtrak offers different class options to suit any traveler’s budget with classes like Coach, Business, First and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. When you book your train journey to Austin from Dallas, TX, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

  • Average Price: $17

Please follow the recommendations outlined by Amtrak when booking your train tickets to Austin from Dallas, TX due to the coronavirus:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • Change fees have been waived for all reservations made before March 31, 2021.
  • If you've booked with Omio, to change your reservation, go to Amtrak.com (Modify Trip) or the Amtrak app. A fare difference may apply to your new itinerary. If you want to cancel your reservation, you must call 800-USA-RAIL (not available via Amtrak.com or the app).

Trains from Dallas to Austin

The train from Dallas to Austin is operated by the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, better known as Amtrak. This is the largest passenger train company in the United States. The only line that offers service between Dallas and Austin is Texas Eagle, which is the longest train route in the country.

There are two other lines that operate at stations throughout Texas, but this is the only with service between Dallas and Austin Texas Eagle runs from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California with stops in major cities like Saint Louis, Missouri and Tucson, Arizona.

There is only one train per day running between Dallas and Austin, departing around 11:50 a.m. and arriving around 6:30 p.m. with about 6h 40min of travel. The departure station is Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station in Dallas and the arrival station is Austin Amtrak Station.

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Train companies from Dallas to Austin

The train company operating from Dallas to Austin is National Railroad Passenger Corporation, more commonly known as Amtrak. The only route that provides service between these two cities is Texas Eagle, which originates in Chicago, Illinois and travels all the way to Los Angeles, California.

As you pass through the American Midwest and Lone Star State, you will be treated to some of the most scenic views in the country before crossing through the desert of Nevada and into the bustling Los Angeles area.

Popular international routes by train

Even though Texas shares an international border with Mexico, there are no train routes that provide international travel into Mexico from the United States. However, this does not mean that you are limited to domestic travel when you travel by train from Texas. If you wish to visit Canada, you would only need to ride the train until you connect with one of the three international routes - Maple Leaf, Adirondack, and Cascades.

The Maple Leaf and Adirondack both depart from Penn Station in New York City, which is about 50h away from Dallas. From there, it is another 7h until you reach Montreal via Adirondack or 10h to Toronto via Maple Leaf. If you prefer to visit British Columbia in the west, you would just need to connect with Cascades in Eugene, Oregon, which is a 75h ride from Dallas. After reaching Eugene, you would ride the Cascades route into Vancouver, BC for about 11h.

When arriving by train in Austin

Texas is known as the Lone Star State in reference to its iconic flag, with a single star to represent the freedom and history of independence that Texans are still proud to honor.

Upon your arrival in Austin, you might realize that this city is quite a bit different than most other parts of Texas. As the home of University of Texas, this is a college town brimming with a fun atmosphere and passionate sports fans. Texas has a dry, arid climate that is typically quite warm, but can still see its fair share of downpours and cold weather in the winter.

Come prepared for whatever weather is in the forecast, and maybe a few layers just in case. As with the rest of the United States, the currency used in Texas is the US Dollar. Texans love their food, and you are in for a treat when you visit Austin, which is rapidly becoming a culinary hotspot.

Amtrak in Texas

Amtrak - The National Railroad Passenger Corporation - is the only train provider in Texas, and is the largest provider throughout the United States. With about 3,000 miles (4,800 km) between the Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean, there is plenty to explore by train throughout North America. Amtrak provides comfortable and convenient travel with scenic views and relaxing accommodations.

While you may be abe to get where you are going faster via airplane, traveling with Amtrak gives you the unique opportunity to actually enjoy your journey and gain a deeper appreciation for the cities and landscapes across which you will travel.

Austin Blue Hour. Source: Shutterstock

Main train stations from Dallas to Austin

The departure station for travel from Dallas to Austin via train is Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station. Built in 1916, this station supports connections to local public transit such as DART lightrail, Trinity Railway, regional commuter trains that serve nearby cities, and the local bus system.

It is located about 1 mile (1.5 km) west of the Dallas city centre. The station includes restrooms, overnight parking, ticket offices, checked baggage service, a waiting area, and vending machines. The arrival station for this route is Austin Amtrak Station, about 1 mile east of the Austin city centre.

Inside the station you will find restrooms, ticket offices, a waiting area, and vending machines. You can get to the station from Austin city centre in about 20min using Austin’s public transit system - Capital Metro.

Popular journey in Texas

There are three Amtrak routes in Texas - Heartland Flyer, Texas Eagle, and Sunset Limited. Texas Eagle is the only route that provides service between Dallas and Austin. The Heartland Flyer route provides service between Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Fort Worth, Texas over the course of 4h for about $50.

This train also provides connections to Texas Eagle to continue further west after Fort Worth. It includes stops in smaller stops like Norman, Oklahoma and Gainesville, Texas. Another route that runs through Texas is the Texas Eagle, originating in Chicago, Illinois and passing through the Lone Star State before arriving in Los Angeles, California. This is the longest train route in the country, with stops in major American cities like St. Louis, Little Rock, Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio, costing about $140 for the full journey.

The third route that runs through Texas is Sunset Limited, which starts in New Orleans, Louisiana and provides travel to Los Angeles, California for about $140 over the course of 66h. This is the only route that provides service to Houston, Texas. These are the only three routes that provide service throughout Texas. However, the only route that provides service between Dallas and Austin is Texas Eagle.

Austin Golden Hour. Source: Shutterstock

Popular train routes from Texas

The Heartland Flyer, Texas Eagle, and Sunset Limited not only provide excellent service within the Lone Star State, but also provide service to other cities and states throughout the country. For instance, the Heartland Flyer crosses the Red River into Oklahoma, so any football fans who are visiting their rival school for the Red River Showdown between Texas and Oklahoma can enjoy a relaxing train ride along the way.

This costs only $50 for an 11h 20min journey. Another popular train route from Texas is the Texas Eagle, originating in Chicago, Illinois and passing through the Lone Star State before arriving in Los Angeles, California after 66h. The total cost for the entire journey is about $145. Sunset Limited - which starts in New Orleans, Louisiana and provides travel to Los Angeles, California in about 47h - costs about $140. These are the only three routes that involve any connection to Texas.

Good to know

For the journey from Dallas to Austin, there are only five stops before you arrive at your destination. The final stop before Austin is Taylor, so be sure to start packing up your belongings and checking to make sure you have everything when you hear that station announced.

If you are going in the other direction for a return trip, the final stop before you arrive in Dallas is Fort Worth. If you are lucky, you might be able to catch a narrated tour of the scenery from volunteer park rangers who ride along certain portions of the trip.

To Austin by train—travel tips

There is a lot more to Austin, Texas than the “I love you so much” mural you have seen all your friends post on social media when they visit. As the capital city of Texas, this city is packed with historic buildings, natural beauty, and a bustling entertainment scene that only comes with college towns like this home of University of Texas.

On the business side, Austin has rapidly evolved into one of the leading technology hubs in the country, rivaling prominent locations like Silicon Valley in California. Austin has also attracted some of the top chefs in America, turning the city into a culinary hotspot that is home of famous restaurants and world-renowned chefs.

If you are looking to get outside, take a walk (or a run) along the Colorado River on the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail. You can also visit the capitol building, famous for its massive dome and the fact that it is taller than the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. If you are ready to keep the party going, the nightlife on Sixth Street and the surrounding area is popular for bars and clubs.

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FAQs

How much are cheap trains from Dallas, TX to Austin?

Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Dallas, TX to Austin to cost as little as $17 (€15)  in the next 7 days.

How much does it cost to take a train to Austin from Dallas, TX?

The train price to Austin from Dallas, TX is on average $25 (€23)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.

How far is it from Dallas, TX to Austin by train?

The train distance from Dallas, TX to Austin is around 182 miles (293 km).

How many hours is the train time to Austin from Dallas, TX?

The train time from Dallas, TX to Austin is on average 6 h 32 min  for the 182 miles (293 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Austin from Dallas, TX by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

What train companies go from Dallas, TX to Austin?

For the journey from Dallas, TX to Austin you can take a train with Amtrak. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services from Dallas, TX to Austin on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

Can I book a direct train from Dallas, TX to Austin?

Yes, you can find a direct train to Austin from Dallas, TX with Amtrak  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.

When does the first train depart from Dallas, TX to Austin? When does the last train depart from Dallas, TX to Austin?

You can take the earliest train from Dallas, TX to Austin at 4: 50 PM   or take the last train from Dallas, TX to Austin leaving at 5: 50 PM. Look for the latest Dallas, TX to Austin train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.

How far in advance should I purchase train tickets from Dallas, TX to Austin for the best deals?

You can find trains from Dallas, TX to Austin to cost on average $25 (€23) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Dallas, TX to Austin train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.