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Travelers usually depart from O Hare International, Chicago Midway International, Chicago, IL - Union Station, Chicago Rockford International, or Chicago Downtown Greyhound Station when they travel from Chicago to Austin. Book your trip to arrive at Austin–Bergstrom International, Austin, TX - Greyhound Station, Austin-South Congress, Austin, TX Train Station, or Austin-South Congress. The distance between Chicago and Austin is 1576 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines, Frontier Airlines, and Delta Air Lines. Chicago and Austin have 384 direct flights per week.

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Austin travel tips

1) Choose subway to get around Austin fast

The most convenient way to get around Austin is by subway. It’s not expensive, fast and quite comfortable. To get a detailed route map, visit the Capital Metro Transit Store located in the city centre. You may also find the Austin subway map on the Internet. Choose a metro to get to any attraction without any traffic jams.

2) Experience axe throwing, the unusual activity of Austin origin

No doubt, Austin is kept weird properly. Axe throwing is one more popular activity here. Once it was an entertainment of the ancient Indians, now it has grown into an international sport with championships. There are such clubs all over America where people throw axes cheerfully. Anyone can try it. They say it’s quite fun. Try this unusual activity as well!

3) Challenge yourself in the escape room in Austin

Austin is known for its superb escape rooms. The Escape Game Austin, a top company in this sphere, does everything possible to maintain this flawless reputation. They offer really cool challenges. It’s high time you tried an escape room in Austin!

United States COVID-19 travel restrictions

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Most travelers from Chicago, ORD can enter Austin, AUS.


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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Chicago to Austin?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Chicago and Austin takes around 3.0 hours.
What is the flight distance between Chicago and Austin?
The flight distance between Chicago and Austin is 1576 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Chicago and Austin?
Several carriers operate flights between Chicago and Austin. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include American Airlines, United Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Chicago?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Chicago and London, Manchester, Athens, Dublin, New York, Las Vegas, Vilnius, Los Angeles, Denver, Orlando, Minneapolis, Barcelona, Edinburgh, San Francisco, Paris, Nashville, Atlanta, Glasgow, Riga, Madrid.
What are the most popular routes to and from Austin?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Austin and London, Detroit, Dublin, New Orleans, Toronto, Las Vegas, Manila, Orlando, Washington, D.C., Bangkok, Denver, San Francisco, Edmonton, Edinburgh, New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Fort Lauderdale, Phoenix, Charlotte.
Which airports are there in Chicago?
Chicago is mainly served by O Hare International. But there are other airports nearby, including Chicago Midway International, Chicago Rockford International.
What airports are near Chicago?
The main airport in Chicago is O Hare International. It is also served by Gerald R. Ford International, General Mitchell International, Dane County Regional, General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International, Fort Wayne International, South Bend International, Quad City International, Central Illinois Regional, Muskegon County, Decatur.
What airports are near Austin?
The main airport in Austin is Austin–Bergstrom International. It is also served by George Bush Intercontinental, San Antonio International, William P. Hobby, Killeen–Fort Hood Regional, Easterwood, Waco Regional, Victoria Regional, David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Chicago and Austin?
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