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Austin - Wichita Train Schedule

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Other ways to get from Austin to Wichita

There are usually 8 daily bus trips available from Austin to Wichita.

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Avg. Price
Avg. Price
$107.43
Avg. Price
$94.66
Daily Trips
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Duration
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14h 22m
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15h 21m
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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Austin to Wichita. Traveling by train from Austin to Wichita usually takes 15 hours and 21 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance513 mi (826 km)
Fastest train15h 21m
Lowest price$83.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Austin to Wichita?

Over the past month, a train ticket between Austin and Wichita cost $89.83, on average. Booking your trip at least 29 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $21.86 more.

Average prices by travel date

$120$80$40JulJul

Over the next 30 days, a one-way train trip from Austin to Wichita will cost between $84 and $112. Book in advance to secure the best price in the next few weeks.

Monthly average prices

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during May. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Austin to Wichita, with the average price at just $89. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in August, when the average price goes up to $116. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from Austin to Wichita. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 29 days before departure, you can save around $21.86. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from Austin to Wichita?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Austin to Wichita. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak115h 21m$96.65
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from Austin to Wichita every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $83.

Frequently Asked Questions

While the train is the main method of transportation from Austin to Wichita, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

The distance between Austin and Wichita is approximately 513 miles, or 826 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 15 hours and 21 minutes,

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Austin to Wichita. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Tuesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Austin at 9:00am and arrives in Wichita around 15 hours later.

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Wichita to Austin.

City Information

Austin

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Austin is the capital of the Lone Star State and one of the best vacation destinations in Texas. 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

Where is the train station in Austin?

250 N Lamar Blvd - AUSAMT-0

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Main departure station: 250 N Lamar Blvd

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.

All train stations in Austin:

  • 250 N Lamar Blvd

Where is the train station in Wichita?

Main arrival station: 214 S Topeka St

Wichita has one train station.

All train stations in Wichita:

  • 214 S Topeka St

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