How to travel from Chicago to Austin

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Travel Information from Chicago to Austin

distanceDistance975 miles (1572 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$78 - $118
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $78 (€70) • 2 h 44 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $78 (€70) • 2 h 44 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, Spirit Airlines or Amtrak

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 975 miles (1572 km) from Chicago to Austin. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 44 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $78 (€70). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Greyhound, Spirit Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Chicago to Austin.

Travel Tips: Travel from Chicago to Austin

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.

There are 3 travel options from Chicago to Austin: bus, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Austin is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $78 (€70) compared to other travel options to Austin:

Taking a flight is usually $27 (€25) less than taking a bus to Austin, which costs on average $105 (€94) for the same trip.

A flight is generally $41 (€37) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $118 (€106) from Chicago to Austin.

The quickest way to travel to Austin from Chicago is by flight, which takes on average 2 h 44 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 31 h 20 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 28 h 37 min.

The Chicago to Austin distance is around 975 miles (1572 km).

The average frequency per day from Chicago to Austin is:

  • 1 train a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Austin from Chicago 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:

    If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Chicago to Austin, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

    • Travel with Greyhound to go to Austin by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Greyhound Chicago to Austin tickets on Omio for $105 (€94).
    • Spirit Airlines can get you to Austin by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Spirit Airlines from Chicago to Austin for $78 (€70) on Omio.
    • Amtrak can take you to Austin by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Amtrak from Chicago to Austin for $118 (€106).
    Your trip from Chicago to Austin doesn't have to end in Austin. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Paris or Madrid. If you’d like to add London, Paris or Madrid to your Chicago to Austin tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Austin today!

    When planning your trip from Chicago to Austin, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

    • Bus tickets are costing on average $105 (€94) one way.
    • Plane tickets cost on average $78 (€70) one way.
    • Train tickets cost on average $118 (€106) one way.

    However, we recommend buying tickets from Chicago to Austin online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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