The driving time from Houston, Texas to Austin, Texas is:

2 hours, 29 minutes

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Driving time from Houston, TX to Austin, TX

How long is the drive from Houston, TX to Austin, TX? The total driving time is 2 hours, 29 minutes.

Your trip begins in Houston, Texas. It ends in Austin, Texas.

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Before driving from Houston to Austin, get the true taste of Texas barbecue at Goode Co. Texas Bar-B-Que restaurant located at 5109 Kirby Dr. This Texas-style was opened in 1977. Try the popular smoked brisket, sausages, fresh pies, and the exclusive jalapeno cheese bread.

Grab a tray and eat at one of the picnic tables on the patio or pack and save for later. The restaurant received numerous awards for best BBQ joints including 2013 National Geographic Traveler’s America’s best BBQ joint and James Beard Award 2013 Semifinalist for Outstanding Restaurateur.

If you prefer dining with live music check out Armadillo Palace, another Goode Co. restaurant at 5015 Kirby Dr. You will notice a 12-foot glittering armadillo, mounted longhorns, vintage ranch regalia and dance floor at Armadillo Palace.

For Texas souvenirs stop by at Berdoll Pecan Candy and Gift Shop at 2626 State Hwy 71 West, Cedar Creek. Cedar Creek is about 24 miles outside of Austin. Shop for all types of Texas jerky, fresh pecans, homemade fudge, Texas snack mix and more.

Houston, Texas

City: Houston
State: Texas
Country: United States
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Austin, Texas

City: Austin
State: Texas
Country: United States
Category: cities

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