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City Information

Austin is the capital of the Lone Star State. Known as Texas’s “weird” city, Austin is famous for being the southern mecca for the arts. In addition to being a hot spot for both emerging and established artists from Texas and the surrounding states, Austin is well known for its eclectic live music scene. In addition, the University of Texas’ main campus is located in Austin, which makes the city a popular destination for young people from all over the world, keeping it vibrant at all times. It’s no surprise that it ranks among the top party cities in the U.S.

While you’re in town, make sure to stop by the hip South Congress neighborhood to shop at the trendy boutiques and grab some grub at the authentically Austin restaurants. Since Austin is one of the best craft beer cities in the country, you won’t regret checking out some of the local breweries too. After that, head over to Lady Bird Lake and rent a kayak for a relaxing paddling session on the water, or simply go for a walk on the picturesque Hike & Bike Trail. Finally, spend the night bar hopping along the pedestrian-only Sixth Street.

While the Austin airport is located on the outskirts of the city, the main train station is right in the heart of downtown. Similarly, the two bus stations that serve Austin are located close to the city center, making ground transportation the more convenient way to travel in and out of town.

Station Information

Built in 1947, the Amtrak Station in Austin is one of the stops along Amtrak’s Texas Eagle route which runs from Chicago to San Antonio and connects to Los Angeles. The station, located at 250 N Lamar Boulevard, sits near the banks of the Colorado River in downtown Austin. With just a quick walk from the station, you can reach the beautiful Ladybird Lake-Lamar Beach Park, stylish shopping and dining in the 2nd Street District, and even the state capital complex. Same-day and overnight parking is available at the station, as well as restrooms and vending machines inside.

Popular train stations in Austin:

  • 250 N Lamar Blvd

What train companies travel to Austin, Texas?

Located in Texas, Austin is accessible by train from 38 other cities. You can choose from 93 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Austin on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Austin are also available.

Train companies serving Austin

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Texas Eagle3814h 18m$70.28
Amtrak112d 0h 57m$256.35

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a train ticket to Austin?

$4.50 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Austin, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Austin. In the last month, trains from Taylor to Austin had the lowest average price at $4.50.

Where is the train station in Austin, TX?

The main train station in Austin is 250 N Lamar Blvd. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Austin.

Which train service has the best service to Austin?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Austin by train with Amtrak giving them a 5 rating out of 5. Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Texas Eagle had the most comfortable train service to Austin taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Texas Eagle offers. They rate Amtrak Texas Eagle a 4.5 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard. If you are looking to arrive to Austin punctually travelers suggest that Amtrak has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Austin, rating them a 4.5 based on their on time arrivals.

What is the closest airport to Austin, TX?

The closest airport to Austin is Austin Bergstrom Intl Airport (AUS), it is located 6.7 miles from the city center of Austin.

Is Austin a popular train travel destination?

Austin ranks number 8 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 277 in United States. Austin ranks number 5 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Austin via train service. On average 47 direct daily train trips serve Austin.

What is the population of Austin?

The population of Austin is 931830. Austin ranks number 4 in terms of population in Texas and number 87 in all of United States.

How much do train tickets to Austin cost?

Train tickets to Austin range from $5 for a short trip to Austin, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Austin starts at , and a longer trip by train to Austin can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $49 .

What type of traveler does Austin attract?

People who take the train to Austin are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a train last minute make taking a train to Austin easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.

What train station is located closest to the city center of Austin?

The closest train station to the city center of Austin is 250 N Lamar Blvd, located just 0.8 miles away. Select 250 N Lamar Blvd as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Austin. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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