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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Austin to Las Vegas. Traveling by train from Austin to Las Vegas usually takes around 61 hours and 13 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 46 hours and 34 minutes.

Distance1083 mi (1743 km)
Fastest train46h 34m
Lowest price$179.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Austin to Las Vegas?

In the last month, $298.75 was the average price of a train ticket from Austin, TX to Las Vegas, NV. Given how far apart Austin and Las Vegas are from each other, there's no getting around the fact that most train tickets are on the pricier side. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $133.68 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Austin to Las Vegas by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $222 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Austin to Las Vegas in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $373 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Las Vegas from Austin will be about $133.68 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Austin to Las Vegas?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Austin, Texas to Las Vegas, Nevada. 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
Amtrak12d 13h 13m$378.46
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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 Las Vegas every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $179.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Austin to Las Vegas during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Austin to Las Vegas?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Austin to Las Vegas, 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.

How long is the train journey from Austin to Las Vegas?

The distance between Austin and Las Vegas is approximately 1083 miles, or 1743 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 61 hours and 13 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 46 hours and 34 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Austin to Las Vegas are the most crowded on Thursday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Austin at 9:00am and arrives in Las Vegas around 46 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Austin to Las Vegas?

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 Las Vegas to Austin. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Austin to Las Vegas for $214.00.

City Information

Austin

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.

Las Vegas

People say that Las Vegas is a Disneyland for adults and they have a point – with more than 50 casinos and dozens of nightclubs in the Strip area alone, Vegas is the place where you can let loose and have some good old fun.

Why travel the globe when you can see some of the most iconic landmarks in the world right there next to each other on the Las Vegas Strip? Just by walking down the street, you can visit the Eiffel Tower (at the Paris Hotel), check out the Statue of Liberty (at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino), or go for a gondola ride down the canals of Venice (at the Venetian Resort).

Yes, the many gambling opportunities attract millions of visitors to Sin City every year, but it’s the unique shows and concert residencies that have made Las Vegas one of the key entertainment destinations in the world. While you can certainly relax by the pool during the day, Vegas is definitely not a vacation destination if you’re looking for peace and quiet. When you’re in Las Vegas, you better be ready to hit the town, and if you’re lucky – the jackpot!

Station Information

Where is the train station in Austin?

Departure stations

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.

Where is the train station in Las Vegas?

Arrival stations

The South Strip Transfer Terminal is the main bus station in Las Vegas. It is conveniently located near the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, making it easy to get between the station and all major Vegas resorts. The bus station is also in very close proximity to McCarran International Airport, and there’s a transit bus line that connects the two. The South Strip Transfer Terminal is the main bus station for all major bus companies that conduct trips in and out of Las Vegas, including Greyhound, Jefferson Lines and Tufesa Internacional. The terminal is the main hub for RTC, Southern Nevada’s transit bus authority, ensuring easy connections to all parts of Las Vegas and its surrounding areas.

Train stations in Las Vegas:

  • Tour Bus Loading Zone

  • McCarran Intl Airport, Terminal 1, Level 0

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