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Austin to Galveston drive

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Austin to Galveston road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Austin to Galveston. If you're planning a road trip to Galveston, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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10:00 am  start in Austin
drive for about 38 minutes

10:38 am  Bastrop
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:38 am
drive for about 60 minutes

12:38 pm  Weimar (Texas)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:38 pm
drive for about 40 minutes

2:18 pm  Sealy
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:18 pm
drive for about 59 minutes

4:17 pm  Houston Galleria
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:17 pm
drive for about 39 minutes

5:56 pm  Space Center Houston
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 6:56 pm
drive for about 38 minutes

7:35 pm  arrive in Galveston
eat at Fisherman's Wharf

driving ≈ 4.5 hours

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

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?

Weimar (Texas)
Houston Galleria  (8 mentions)
Space Center Houston  (3 mentions)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Galveston, Texas.

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

Where's the best place to eat in Galveston?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Fisherman's Wharf, which was mentioned 2 times.

Want to research more popular restaurants in Galveston? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Galveston?

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

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 Galveston. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

 Valerie Sacksworth from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Galveston?  (5 answers)

 Christopher Hatch from asked:
Cruises effected by hurricane  (2 answers)

 Paula Hebert from asked:
places to stay  (1 answer)

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

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 Galveston 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 Galveston. Or get a full Austin to Galveston 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!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 215 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 20 minutes
161 Austin travel answers
1 Bastrop travel answer
1 Sealy travel answer
16 Galveston travel answers

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