Introduction & Background
This article is really going to be about the drive in between New Braunfels TX and Austin TX. The main idea of this article is to show the route, current driving times, and how much gas it will cost you. This way if you are wanting to get from one city to another without having to take a plane, you are able to get an idea on how long it would take, the current driving times and maybe also estimate what the gas cost might be.
First off, I live in New Braunfels and my destination was Austin. So it is going to be a direct comparison of one to the other. The main route that I am going to take will be Interstate 35 all the way down. That will guarantee the fastest driving time possible because this interstate is mostly straight and flat leading you down south towards Austin. So without further ado, let’s get started with all of the data that I have compiled on this trip.
The first day will be writing about driving from the west side in New Braunfels TX to the east side in Austin TX. This drive can be done in a little over an hour. It is a very straight forward route, however, due to construction on I-35 you might want to check out the website for new information on construction and officials obstacles. Also, since this is a drive that is going to be under 2 hours you will want to keep the kids happy with a DVD, an IPod or in our case a pink G1 (The best phone ever). One thing you will have to keep in mind is that I-35 closes at midnight, so if you are planning on heading out after a trip to the bar this is not the route you want to take. The drive would be horrible because people would be all over the place and it would be anything but relaxing.
If there was a time for me to say, “I’m going off roading” this would be that time. So what does off roading have to do with the drive and are you going to just get distracted from the subject? No, but in order for me to tell you about driving from New Braunfels Texas to Austin Texas I have to set the stage for you.
Because we were on a road trip we decided to make this drive in the middle of our vacation. Therefore it was easier for us to make a day out of it and just explore. However, if you are driving everyday it might be more practical for you to take two days for the whole ride and stay in Austin. Our guide said that we would need two days because of the distance and how busy it would be with traffic.
We took the back roads out of San Antonio to Georgetown and then merged on to I-35. The road was clear and not much traffic so we made good time. We stopped in Georgetown, Texas for tacos (a must-do) and gas. There was no traffic on this stretch of the drive either so we drove through Austin in a couple of hours. We drove through Austin on this stretch because I wanted to make sure that we did everything there was to do in Austin. We then drove up to Fort Worth and stayed there overnight before continuing on our next day’s journey.
This is going to be a fun thing where we post about one way trips between two cities. It will be in different states and different cities. I am hoping to get this into the hands of family so that they can also see some of the great sites and make sure that they take the best route for their travels as well as what to expect.
If you look at my first post, you will see that I am a little bit farther alive. My next stop is in the town of Braunfels, Texas. This is actually a suburb to Austin and it is a lot closer to Austin than you would expect. It is only about 15 miles away from the capital. A lot of people move out here so that they can be closer to where the action is, but still have a more relaxed and calming lifestyle than being in the city itself.
I hope that you take this answer and find it relatable to your needs and do not get stuck in traffic or driving past the toll booths. Driving is a great way to get around town, so make sure you try your best to make a plan for you and your children. For example, if you are going to be getting the kids from school, it would be a good idea to make all of that work for one day trip. I hope that you are able to find an article that will help you get from point A to point B.
Go here to find “driving basics” : https://www.wikihow.com/Drive
Go here for area codes: http://www.tollfreearea.com/AreaCodeRedirect.aspx?state=TX&carrier=SPNWIRE&language=En
Go here for speed limits: https://www.txdot.gov/roads/speed_limits.shtm
Go here for maps: https://www.folksam.com/mapsearch/?state=TX
Go here for “where to live” : https://www.wikihow.com/Live-in-Austin/or-Between-Austin-and-Houston/or-Between-Houston
Go here for “how do I find housing” : https://www.wikihow.com/Find-Housing
Go here for “how to sell house” : https://www.wikihow.com/Sell-Your-House
Go here for “what to do around austin” : https://www.liveabout.com/austin-tx/blog/top-100-things-to-do-in-austin—part-one—theatervr