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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Dallas to Austin?

Lowest Price$15.00
Fastest Train6h 32m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

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

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

In the last month, $18.45 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 22 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $21.43 more than that for a same-day booking.

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?

Trains from Dallas to Austin are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Dallas at 11:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Dallas to Austin?

Trains leave the station in Dallas twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Austin with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or 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 $17.00.

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. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Texas Eagle26h 32m$25.77

Where is the train station in Dallas?

There is one train station in Dallas:

  • Union Station - 400 S Houston St

Where is the train station in Austin?

Austin has one train station:

  • 250 N Lamar Blvd

Price trends for trains from Dallas to Austin

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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