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Austin to Baton Rouge drive in 1 day

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 Nederland (Texas)
 Lake Charles
   Baton Rouge 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Austin to Baton Rouge road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Austin to Baton Rouge. If you're planning a road trip to Baton Rouge, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Austin and Baton Rouge. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Austin and Baton Rouge. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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8:00 am  start in Austin
drive for about 2 hours

9:59 am  Sealy
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:59 am
drive for about 51 minutes

11:50 am  Houston
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 1:50 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:16 pm  Nederland (Texas)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:16 pm
drive for about 1 hour

5:24 pm  Lake Charles
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:24 pm
drive for about 1 hour

7:30 pm  Crowley
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 8:30 pm
drive for about 1 hour

9:45 pm  arrive in Baton Rouge

driving ≈ 7.5 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Austin to Baton Rouge.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Austin, Texas.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?


Houston  (85 answers)
    Houston Galleria  (8 mentions)
    Hermann Park  (7 mentions)
    Houston Museum of Natural Science  (5 mentions)
    Cavender's Boot City  (4 mentions)
    Miller Outdoor Theatre  (4 mentions)
    restaurants around Houston:
        Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse
        Gatlin's BBQ
        Goode Company Barbeque
    hotels around Houston:
        Hotel ZaZa
    questions about Houston:
        Best Mexican restaurants in town?
        Young Professional Neighborhood
        Favorite places to eat in Houston?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Houston?
        MD Anderson patient

Nederland (Texas)

Lake Charles


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

What are some things to do in Baton Rouge?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Chelsea's Cafe  (4 mentions)
The Varsity Theatre  (3 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Baton Rouge. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  John from Omaha, Nebraska asked:
Great music spots in Baton Rouge?  (6 answers)

profile  Allison from Washington, DC asked:
Must Eats in Baton Rouge?  (2 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Baton Rouge?  (2 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Baton Rouge.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Baton Rouge to Austin drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Austin to Baton Rouge. Or get a full Austin to Baton Rouge flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Austin well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Austin!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 435 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 31 minutes
155 Austin travel answers
1 Sealy travel answer
85 Houston travel answers
1 Nederland (Texas) travel answer
1 Lake Charles travel answer
16 Baton Rouge travel answers


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