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Train Route Overview: Austin to Dallas

There is one daily train from Austin to Dallas. Traveling by train from Austin to Dallas usually takes around 5 hours and 49 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance182 mi (293 km)
Fastest train5h 49m
Lowest price$15.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Texas Eagle
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Austin to Dallas

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

Wlodzimierz

April 2, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Texas Eagle

Pros: The freedom of sleep and muving around if you have time that it great to discover 🤜🚂. Cons: Have more trains in this country. Tips: In join the country.

Pros: The freedom of sleep and muving around if you have time that it great to discover 🤜🚂. Cons: Have more trains in this country. Tips: In join the country.

5.0

Emma

November 1, 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Texas Eagle

Pros: Very comfortable seats and perfect heat in the cabin: not too hot or cold. Cons: More food options. Tips: Book and take the chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Pros: Very comfortable seats and perfect heat in the cabin: not too hot or cold. Cons: More food options. Tips: Book and take the chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

What is the price of a train ticket from Austin to Dallas?

Typically $15.00 is the average price you should expect to pay for a train ticket to Dallas. This one of the best deals on train tickets we have seen recently on Wanderu, we recommend booking your travel as prices tend to go up quickly. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Austin to Dallas will vary between $15 and $23. Planning a train trip to Dallas within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Austin over the next 7 days is $15. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Austin to Dallas by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around $20 whenever you decide to board the train to Dallas.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Austin to Dallas remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Austin to Dallas?

Amtrak Texas Eagle is the one and only train line which connects Austin to Dallas. 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
Amtrak Texas Eagle15h 49m$18.87
  • Amtrak Texas Eagle

    Amtrak Texas Eagle

    The Amtrak Texas Eagle is a 1,306-mile train route from Chicago, Illinois to San Antonio, Texas. Because of the route’s length, the train offers sleeper car options in addition to standard coach seats. Like most Amtrak trains, the Texas Eagle features power outlets at each seat, restrooms in each car, and a cafe car where passengers can purchase food and drinks. A journey from Austin to Dallas on the Texas Eagle usually takes 5 hours and 49 minutes, which is best spent enjoying the incredible scenery along the way.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Austin to Dallas 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.

How long is the train journey from Austin to Dallas?

The distance between Austin and Dallas is approximately 182 miles, or 293 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 49 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?

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for train travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for train travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded trains to Dallas, book your ticket for the last 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 Dallas around 5 hours later.

How many trains are there each day?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Dallas with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Dallas 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.

Dallas

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Dallas is one of the most vibrant and modern cities in Texas, as well as one of the state's best vacation destinations. While it is one of the foremost business, telecommunications and transportation hubs in the United States, Dallas is also one of the most exciting cities when it comes to culture and nightlife opportunities.

When you are planning a trip to Dallas, make sure you leave time in your schedule to check out some of the city’s world-famous museums. Some must-visits include The Sixth Floor Museum (that commemorates the assassination of John F. Kennedy), the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

If you want some fresh air and a feast to the eyes, you must visit the remarkable Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, which boasts one of the best botanical collections in the entire country. And if you are after some tasty grub and good people watching, then head to Stone Street Gardens, a row of restaurants located on a charming red brick strip surrounded with tons of greenery.

Both the main train station in Dallas, the Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station, and the main bus station are located in the heart of the city’s downtown historic district just a few blocks away from each other. That makes it super convenient to travel to Dallas from various places in Texas and the rest of the U.S. or Mexico. The stations’ central location also allows for an easy transfer to and from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport that is located pretty far outside the city.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Austin?

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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 Dallas?

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Main arrival station: Union Station - 400 S Houston St

Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station first opened in 1916, and connected Dallas to the United States’ growing rail network. Today, the station offers service on Amtrak’s Texas Eagle line which runs from Chicago to San Antonio. Passengers can also connect to Dallas Area Rapid Transit (or DART) within the station. Located just east of downtown Dallas, Union Station is conveniently close to the Dallas Convention Center, the primary bus station, and several of the area’s main freeways. Parking, restrooms, and vending machines are available at the station, and it’s easy to grab a quick bite at any one of numerous nearby eateries, from fast food joints to steakhouses.

All train stations in Dallas:

  • Union Station - 400 S Houston St

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