How to travel from Chicago to Austin

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Travel Information between Chicago and Austin

distanceDistance975 miles (1572 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$170 - $272
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $170 (€151) • 28 h 37 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $272 (€240) • 2 h 29 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, United or Amtrak

Travel 975 miles (1572 km) by bus, flight or train between Chicago and Austin. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 29 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $170 (€151). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Greyhound, United or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct train from Chicago to Austin.

Travel Tips: Travel from Chicago to Austin

Travel Tips: Travel to Austin easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Chicago to Austin.

You can travel from Chicago to Austin 3 different ways: bus, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Austin is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $170 (€151) compared to other travel options to Austin:

Taking a train is usually $29 (€25) less than taking a bus to Austin, which costs on average $199 (€176) for the same trip.

A train is generally $101 (€89) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $272 (€240) from Chicago to Austin.

The fastest way from Chicago to Austin is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 29 min.

There are alternative travel options to Austin that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Austin by bus can take on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, getting to Austin by train can take on average 28 h 37 min.

You should expect to travel around 975 miles (1572 km) between Chicago and Austin.

The average frequency per day from Chicago to Austin is:

  • 1 train a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Chicago and Austin as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Chicago to Austin:

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Chicago to Austin:

    • You can travel to Austin from Chicago by bus with Greyhound. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $199 (€176) with Greyhound from Chicago to Austin.
    • You can travel from Chicago to Austin by flight with United. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $272 (€240) with United from Chicago to Austin.
    • You can travel to Austin from Chicago by train with Amtrak. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $170 (€151) with Amtrak from Chicago to Austin.

    Yes, there are direct routes from Chicago to Austin with the following travel companies:

    • You can find 1 direct train per day to Austin with Amtrak.

    Direct services to Austin tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

    Looking to extend your trip from Chicago to Austin? Many Omio customers who go from Chicago to Austin usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Dallas, TX, San Antonio or Houston, TX. If you're looking to explore Dallas, TX, San Antonio or Houston, TX from Austin, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

    Before traveling from Chicago to Austin, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

    • A bus ticket for this trip is costing $199 (€176) one way on average.
    • A plane ticket costs $272 (€240) one way on average for this journey.
    • A train ticket is costing on average $170 (€151) one way for this journey.

    But we recommend booking Chicago to Austin tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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