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Draconian Sanctions
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re: Best driving route from BR to Austin?
I lived in Austin for a few years and would make this drive fairly regularly for holidays/LSU games. I preferred 290 because by the time I get to Houston I’m sick of straight shot interstate with no scenery.


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Trout Bandit
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Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Dec 2012
7835 posts

re: Best driving route from BR to Austin?
I-10 to 71 is the fastest way to the southern side of ATX but a detour through Luling for some City Market BBQ is highly recommended.


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Wayne Campbell
LSU Fan
Aurora, IL
Member since Oct 2011
4567 posts

re: Best driving route from BR to Austin?
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between LC and beaumont.


You'd be pretty boned at that point no matter what. There aren't a lot of great options for diverting between LC and Beaumont.


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MLCLyons
Member since Nov 2012
3161 posts

re: Best driving route from BR to Austin?
71 is the better option most of the time, unless you're going to N or E Austin then 290 is the better option. Use a GPS app and it should tell you the best route to your destination.


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Quatre Pot
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Member since Jan 2015
809 posts

re: Best driving route from BR to Austin?
Airplane


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Wayne Campbell
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Aurora, IL
Member since Oct 2011
4567 posts

re: Best driving route from BR to Austin?
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They are about the same if it is not rush hour...


Really is only about a 10 minute difference depending on traffic. Again, where in Austin you're trying to go may make all the difference really. 290 brings you in north, 71 brings you in south.


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Grandmike
LSU Fan
Houston, TX
Member since Jul 2009
608 posts

re: Best driving route from BR to Austin?
"I don't know if its any better or worse, but that's one boring drive past houston."

Not nearly as boring as the drive from Beaumont to Houston


LSUGrad9295
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since May 2007
23517 posts

re: Best driving route from BR to Austin?
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Best driving route from BR to Austin?


Well, there are several Waze to get there from here....


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LSUGrad9295
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since May 2007
23517 posts

re: Best driving route from BR to Austin?
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Not nearly as boring as the drive from Beaumont to Houston





No way. Houston has expanded so far east now that there really isn't much dead space between Beaumont and Houston.

25 years ago I might have agreed with you.


bigwheel
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Lake Charles
Member since Feb 2008
5436 posts

re: Best driving route from BR to Austin?
Avoid the -10 bridge in lake charles


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CP3LSU25
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Member since Feb 2009
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re: Best driving route from BR to Austin?
Gonna drink those soy boys under the table then watch LSU kick their ass


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TheRoarRestoredInBR
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Member since Dec 2004
24996 posts

re: Best driving route from BR to Austin?
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Best driving route from BR to Austin?


It all depends upon whether you like kolaches and beef jerky..and of course BBQ.
This post was edited on 5/16 at 4:27 pm


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Emteein
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jun 2011
2212 posts

re: Best driving route from BR to Austin?
Have my driver head up I-110 north to the Harding exit east then take left on to Merle Gustafson Dr. then a right on Chuck Yeager. Pick a parking spot closest to the door to the hanger and walk straight to the PJ.


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Walnut
LSU Fan
Austin, TX
Member since Nov 2014
1206 posts

re: Best driving route from BR to Austin?
Fastest way is 10 west onto 71. The drive on 290 is more boring anyway


Extremely Arrogant
Texas Fan
Member since Apr 2019
31 posts

re: Best driving route from BR to Austin?
Skip going to Austin. The aggies will tell you everything about Austin sucks, and playing a non-SEC team is a waste of time.

If you want the best of Texas, just go to College Station and watch the game on TV. CS has 5* Michelin Restaurants, world class museums, and is really the epicenter of culture for our great state.


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Dlab2013
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Pineville, Luzianna
Member since Jun 2013
6399 posts
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re: Best driving route from BR to Austin?
From Alexandria I go up to Natchitoches and take HWY 6 across Toledo Bend to Texas 21, the. to TX 103 through Lufkin to TX 7, Back on TX 21/190 from Crockett through Bryan then to Austin.

It’s a scenic drive, not boring, and depending on Houston traffic it’s actually faster sometimes.

Just an option for anyone not wanting to be on an interstate all day...


ShawSawTheMoor
LSU Fan
China Grove, Brazoria Co. TX FM 521
Member since Apr 2019
183 posts

re: Best driving route from BR to Austin?
I-10 West to US 71, at Columbus then through LaGrange and on to Austin.

Don't go 290 through Houston. There's lots of construction and it may be closed on the weekends.


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ShawSawTheMoor
LSU Fan
China Grove, Brazoria Co. TX FM 521
Member since Apr 2019
183 posts

re: Best driving route from BR to Austin?
Interesting detour. Seems a little long, but I like that TX 21 route through Nacogdoches, Crockett, Bryan-College Station, etc.


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S
Texas Southern Fan
RIP Wayde
Member since Jan 2007
102513 posts

re: Best driving route from BR to Austin?
I take 28 through Leesville, come out by Jasper.


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felps22
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2011
225 posts

re: Best driving route from BR to Austin?
just ask your fiance


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