The driving distance from Dallas, Texas to Austin, Texas is:

196 miles / 315 km

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Driving distance from Dallas, TX to Austin, TX

The total driving distance from Dallas, TX to Austin, TX is 196 miles or 315 kilometers.

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

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Your drive from Dallas to Austin is easy through I-35. You’ll arrive within 3 to 4 hours depending on traffic conditions. Austin has over 51,000 students and 3,000 teaching faculty. Home to UT, The University of Texas at Austin, it is a city that is filled with creativity and the University’s Blanton Museum of Art houses America’s largest University-owned art collection.

Blanton Museum of Art has more than 18,000 works from European paintings, modern and contemporary American and Latin American art and an encyclopedic collection of prints and drawings. (Source:

The museum is open to the public from Tuesday through Friday 10-5, Saturday 11-5 and Sunday 1-5. Admission is free on Thursdays and every third Thursday is late night at the museum (until 9 pm).

Visit the Harry Ransom Center, another museum in UT where you’ll find the rare Gutenberg Bible, the Watergate papers, the world’s first photograph and “Gone with the Wind” collection.

Dallas, Texas

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

Austin, Texas

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

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