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Dallas - Austin Train Schedule

Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Dallas to Austin. Traveling by train from Dallas to Austin usually takes around 6 hours and 32 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance182 mi (293 km)
Fastest train6h 32m
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 Dallas, TX to Austin, TX

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

alvesa

July 7, 2021

Amtrak Texas Eagle

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

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.

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

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

In the last month, $15.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Dallas, TX to Austin, TX. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 21 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $17.95 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Dallas to Austin will vary between $15 and $30. Planning a train trip to Austin within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Dallas 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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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Dallas to Austin by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for October. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $17 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Dallas to Austin in March, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $26 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 21 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Austin from Dallas will be about $17.95 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Dallas to Austin?

Amtrak Texas Eagle is the one and only train line which connects Dallas, Texas to Austin, Texas. 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 Eagle16h 32m$24.73
  • Amtrak Texas Eagle

    Amtrak Texas Eagle

    Amtrak Texas Eagle train tickets from Dallas to Austin start from $15, 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 6 hours and 32 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

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

The distance between Dallas and Austin is approximately 182 miles, or 293 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 32 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?

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 Wednesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Dallas at 11:00am and arrives in Austin around 6 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Dallas to Austin?

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. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Dallas to Austin for $15.00.

City Information

Dallas

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Dallas is one of the most vibrant and modern cities in Texas. 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. 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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Departure stations

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?

250 N Lamar Blvd - AUSAMT-0

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Arrival 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.

All train stations in Austin:

  • 250 N Lamar Blvd

Need a return trip from Austin to Dallas?

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