All the Places You Can Visit from Austin for Less Than $20

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Cheap bus and train travel from Austin.

There are a few places you can visit for cheap if you’re based in Austin. We found 10 different destinations across Texas that you can travel to for less than $20. That means that you’re just one cheap bus ticket away from visiting some awesome cities like San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston!

If you decide to go on a weekend trip to Houston and you can’t decide what to do when you get there, we’ve got your back. We’ve come prepared with a guide of the best things to do in Houston featuring trips to the zoo, a NASA visit, and chowing down on some succulent bbq, among other fun activities.

And when we say that you can travel for cheap, we mean it! We’ve filtered out only destinations for which the average lowest price is below $20, and we’ve also marked the routes for which there are $1 deals available.

Don’t see any destinations that call out to you? You can check out our Explore search tool to find other places to visit from Austin based on your own budget.

What is Cheapest Average Price?

The cheapest average price is the average amount of all of the cheapest bus or train prices available on Wanderu for a certain route over a 30-day period.

Bus and train carriers utilize what is known as dynamic pricing to determine ticket prices. That means that when a specific trip goes on sale (usually within four to six weeks prior to the trip date), tickets for that particular bus or train start at a certain low price and then get more expensive the more tickets are sold for that trip.

The cheapest average price may vary according to availability and carrier changes.

How to score the $1 deals

For certain routes, some bus carriers offer a starting ticket price of $1. That’s usually the price for the first couple of bookings for a bus that was just released for sale. Therefore, the earlier you book your trip, the higher chance you have of scoring a $1 deal.

However, if a bus sells out and the carrier decides to add another bus for the same date and time to meet the high demand, then the pricing cycle is reset, giving you the chance to score a $1 ticket at the last minute.

At Wanderu, we always bring you the best available deals out there and we’ve got even more tips to help you score really cheap bus tickets.

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About the author
Staffo Dobrev

Staffo Dobrev

Having lived in some of the greatest cities in the world, Staffo has always had a soft spot for travel and adventures. Instead of hitting the usual tourist attractions, though, Staffo prefers to make friends with local people and check out fun places and activities that are not in the travel books.