U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Austin
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 08-16-2008, 11:24 AM
 
3,367 posts, read 10,058,919 times
Reputation: 4166

Advertisements

Anyone have any suggestions for a one or two-day return trip out of Austin by train? I have a couple of visitors from overseas who'd like to do some traveling.

San Antonio would be good but the train times are all wrong.

Anywhere else that is no more than 3 (maybe 4) hours by train but a good place to spend a day or two?

thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-16-2008, 12:34 PM
 
324 posts, read 1,191,058 times
Reputation: 106
ft worth
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-16-2008, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
9,243 posts, read 23,449,498 times
Reputation: 2802
Yeah, you can take Amtrak to Dallas and surrounding areas.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-16-2008, 06:29 PM
 
4,608 posts, read 7,292,694 times
Reputation: 1243
I took the Amtrak from Temple to Dallas. The thing was not less than 30 minutes late getting to Temple, makes frequent 'cool down' stops out there, in the middle of nowhere. Actually, stops to let freight trains pass by. Temple to Dallas is a two hour drive but took at least five hours on the Amtrak. I wouldn't suggest it as a pleasure ride for anyone.

It does go to Ft Worth downtown first, sits for about a half hour then on to Dallas, downtown. From Dallas downtown you can take the metro train to lots of cool places including Ft Worth. So, yeah, you can cover lots of DFW from either downtown.

And as I understand, the Amtrak passes through only once daily, coming or going from San Antone to Big D. And was only $17u.s. one way with AAA discount.

For Dallas metro info you can go to DART.org - Dallas Area Rapid Transit (must use the www). From there you can find the Trinity Express link to get to Fort Worth. Runs frequently and includes a stop for the DFW bus.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Austin
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top