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Dallas - Austin Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There is usually just one train option from Dallas to Austin per day. The average train journey from Dallas to Austin takes 7 hours, but some Amtrak Texas Eagle train trips are as short as 6 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance182 mi (293 km)
Fastest train6h 35m
Lowest price$13.00
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Texas Eagle
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Dallas to Austin

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Illya

June 6, 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Texas Eagle

Pros: Cheap seats in Coach. Cons: Cleaner seats and seating area. Tips: Book your tickets in advance and upgrade them in the Amtrak app if you can.

5.0

alvesa

July 7, 2021

Amtrak Texas Eagle

Quick trip to visit family and everything went very smoothly! Highly recommend.

5.0

Miranda

June 20, 2021

Amtrak Texas Eagle

Got me there on time, very comfortable seats and friendly staff.

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

The average price for a train ticket from Dallas to Austin is $24.23, This is one of the best deals we’ve seen for train fares recently. By booking your trip at least 29 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $7.89 more.

Average prices by travel date

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For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from Dallas to Austin will range from $15 to $167. If you're planning to travel by train to Austin in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from Dallas you can find in the next 7 days is $18. Be sure to book your trip in advance as train ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Dallas to Austin often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in April when the average ticket price is only $19. If you're thinking of traveling from Dallas to Austin during July, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $31 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in July, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you're looking to save on your train trip from Dallas to Austin, book online with Wanderu at least 29 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $7.89 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Dallas to Austin?

Amtrak Texas Eagle is the one and only train line which connects Dallas to Austin. 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 Eagle17h 1m$32.11
  • Amtrak Texas Eagle train tickets from Dallas to Austin start from $13, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Amtrak Texas Eagle schedules to Austin. Amtrak Texas Eagle in Dallas leaves from Union Station - 400 S Houston St . And in Austin trains arrive at 250 N Lamar Blvd .

    From Dallas to Austin train travel on Amtrak Texas Eagle takes 7 hours and 1 minutes. If you are looking to get to Austin faster, Amtrak Texas Eagle offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 35 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Texas Eagle offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Austin.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Dallas and Austin is approximately 182 miles, or 293 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 35 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.

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

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Dallas at 12:00pm and arrives in Austin around 6 hours later.

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Austin 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 Austin to Dallas.

City Information

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.

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 Dallas?

Union Station - 400 S Houston St - DALAMT-0

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Main departure 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

Where is the train station in Austin?

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Main arrival 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

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