There are 7 ways to get from Houston Airport (IAH) to Austin by plane, car, bus or tram

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Houston to Austin  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Austin (AUS) IAH - AUS

$103 - $388

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Bush Iah Terminal C to Milam St @ Jefferson St 102
  2. Take the bus from Houston to Austin - San Jacinto/15Th via Shell

$19 - $32

5 alternative options

Fly Houston to Killeen, drive  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Killeen (GRK) IAH - GRK
  2. Drive from Killeen to Austin

$140 - $524

Fly Houston to San Antonio, bus  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to San Antonio (SAT) IAH - SAT
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx

$131 - $451

Bus, line 800 tram to Houston Hobby Apt, fly to Austin  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Bush Iah Terminal C to Milam St @ Rusk St
  2. Take the line 800 tram from Theatre District Rusk Eb to Magnolia Park Tc Eb
  3. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Austin (AUS) HOU - AUS

$116 - $441

Bus Greyhound USA  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Austin, Tx 9304 / ...

$22 - $53

Drive  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Houston Airport (IAH) to Austin 177.3 miles

$17 - $26

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Houston Airport (IAH) to Austin is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Houston Airport (IAH) to Austin is to fly which takes 1 h 39 min and costs $100 - $390.

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The distance between Houston Airport (IAH) and Austin is 233 km. The road distance is 284 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 39 min to get from Houston Airport (IAH) to Austin, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Houston Airport (IAH) to Austin. However, there are services departing from Airmail Rd @ Pallet Rd and arriving at Austin, Tx via Houston, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 5 min.

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What companies run services between Houston Airport (IAH), USA and Austin, TX, USA?

United Airlines flies from Houston Airport (IAH) to Austin every 3 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Houston Airport (IAH) to Austin hourly. Tickets cost $21 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to Austin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Houston to Killeen
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Houston to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $490
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Austin
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Train operators
Metropolitan Transit Harris County
Phone
+1 713-635-4000
Website
ridemetro.org
Tram from Theatre District Rusk Eb to Magnolia Park Tc Eb
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ridemetro.org
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Houston, Tx to Austin, Tx
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Metropolitan Transit Harris County
Phone
+1 713-635-4000
Website
ridemetro.org
Bus from Bush Iah Terminal C to Milam St @ Rusk St
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ridemetro.org
Bus from Bush Iah Terminal C to Milam St @ Jefferson St
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ridemetro.org

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