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Journey Information

There are 26 intercity buses per day from Dallas to Austin. Traveling by bus from Dallas to Austin usually takes around 3 hours and 41 minutes, but the fastest El Expreso Bus bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 58.2 minutes.

Distance182 mi (293 km)
Shortest duration2h 58m
Cheapest price$19.12
Trips per day32
Most frequent serviceTornado Bus
Bus lines6

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Dallas, TX to Austin, TX

(Based on 17 ratings and reviews)

4.4

4.0

Angela

November 11, 2021- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: Greyhound buses have come a long way. It was a smooth, enjoyable trip. You can't beat the price. Cons: To be on par with other travel options (buses), I would suggest a quick sweep and trash retrieval before the bus leaves on another journey.

Pros: Greyhound buses have come a long way. It was a smooth, enjoyable trip. You can't beat the price. Cons: To be on par with other travel options (buses), I would suggest a quick sweep and trash retrieval before the bus leaves on another journey.

5.0

FABIO

July 6, 2021- Solo travel

Greyhound

Trip was on time and got me to my destination.

Trip was on time and got me to my destination.

5.0

Teare

June 4, 2021- Vacation

Greyhound

Awesome experience, will definitely book again.

Awesome experience, will definitely book again.

4.0

Sasitorn

March 6, 2021- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: The price s not expensive much and easy to book. Cons: I would like you have a handle phone for travelers will be able to watch movie from the phone easily. Tips: Put curtain on the window so we will not get sunlight.

Pros: The price s not expensive much and easy to book. Cons: I would like you have a handle phone for travelers will be able to watch movie from the phone easily. Tips: Put curtain on the window so we will not get sunlight.

4.0

Kathy

February 28, 2020- Vacation

Megabus

Pros: Quick and easy. Loved taking Megabus but the bathrooms....No. Cons: Again, fix the bathrooms or close them up. Tips: Pee before you leave. The restrooms at the station were clean and neat. (Downtown Dallas).

Pros: Quick and easy. Loved taking Megabus but the bathrooms....No. Cons: Again, fix the bathrooms or close them up. Tips: Pee before you leave. The restrooms at the station were clean and neat. (Downtown Dallas).

How much is a bus ticket from Dallas to Austin?

$28.75 is the average price of a bus ticket from Dallas to Austin. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Dallas to Austin is expected to range from C$24 to C$51. If you are looking to travel to Austin within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from C$31. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are C$24 and can be found on December 12, 2021.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in April. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just C$28 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Dallas to Austin in December, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to C$46 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 17 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$18.45 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Dallas to Austin?

There are 6 bus lines from Dallas to Austin available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 11 daily trips, Tornado Bus usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
El Expreso Bus23h 18m$75.70
FlixBus US83h 52m$28.00
Greyhound63h 48m$33.89
RedCoach First Class23h 16m$32.93
Tornado Bus113h 24m$75.14
Turimex Internacional23h 30m$46.31
  • El Expreso Bus

    El Expreso Bus

    Book El Expreso Bus from Dallas to Austin from $68. There are 2 El Expreso Bus schedules from Dallas to Austin and you can expect on average to pay for a El Expreso Bus ticket to Austin. In Dallas, El Expreso Bus departs to Austin from Tornado Bus Station - 8630 E RL Thornton Fwy and 1 other station. In Austin, El Expreso Bus arrives at 711 E Ben White Blvd and no other station.

    An average trip on El Expreso Bus from Dallas to Austin takes 3 hours and 18 minutes , while the fastest available El Expreso Bus trip will get you to Austin in 2 hours and 58 minutes .

    On weekends, El Expreso Bus offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Austin.

  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 8 trips per day from Dallas to Austin, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 6 bus trips from Dallas to Austin every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 48 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Austin usually start from $25.

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  • RedCoach First Class

    RedCoach First Class

    Red Coach is an American bus company headquartered in Orlando, FL and one of the most prominent ground travel providers in the United States. Red Coach buses are some of the best in the industry, featuring large reclining seats, extra legroom, flat screen TVs, as well as free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. Red Coach First Class is one of the most luxurious way to travel featuring 21 inch wide seats that recline up to 140 degrees, footrests and 2 included checked bags. For journeys from Dallas to Austin, Red Coach’s schedule offers 2 bus trips every day with prices starting from $19.
  • Tornado Bus

    Tornado Bus

    Tornado Bus is a regional bus company that primarily serves the southern United States and Mexico. Founded in 1993, Tornado Bus Company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. For Tornado travel from Dallas to Austin, Tornado operates 11 scheduled trips per day with prices starting from $68.
  • Turimex Internacional

    Turimex Internacional

    Book Turimex Internacional from Dallas to Austin from $46. There are 2 Turimex Internacional schedules from Dallas to Austin and you can expect on average to pay for a Turimex Internacional ticket to Austin. In Dallas, Turimex Internacional departs to Austin from 501 E Jefferson Blvd and no other station. In Austin, Turimex Internacional arrives at 1140 Airport Blvd and no other station.

    An average trip on Turimex Internacional from Dallas to Austin takes 3 hours and 30 minutes , while the fastest available Turimex Internacional trip will get you to Austin in 2 hours and 58 minutes .

    On weekends, Turimex Internacional offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Austin.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Greyhound have a route from Dallas to Austin?

Greyhound does provide service from Dallas to Austin. Tickets for this route average about $19. Greyhound offers 13 daily trips, with an average duration of 3 hours and 24 minutes. The fastest possible time is 2 hours and 50 minutes.

Is there more than one bus carrier that goes from Dallas to Austin?

There are multiple bus carriers that go from Dallas to Austin. Megabus, Turimex Internacional, Autobuses Torres, El Expreso Bus and Tornado Bus all provide bus routes to Austin. Autobuses Torres averages the fastest time for this route, at 2 hours and 50 minutes, while Megabus and Greyhound offer the best prices, with tickets averaging about $19.

Is it better to travel by bus or train from Dallas to Austin?

The best way to travel from Dallas to Austin is by bus. There are more options when traveling by bus, making it easier to find a time that fits your travel schedule. The Amtrak Texas Eagle is the only rail option from Dallas to Austin, but tickets average $30 and the duration is about 6.5 hours. Bus travel is much faster, averaging closer to 3 hours.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Dallas to Austin during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 41 minutes to cover the 293 kilometers from Dallas to Austin. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 58.2 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Buses from Dallas to Austin are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your bus tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Thursday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Dallas?

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Dallas to Austin, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 26 scheduled buses that travel from Dallas to Austin every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 32 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Dallas to Austin; ticket prices start at $19.12.

City Information

Dallas

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Dallas is one of the most vibrant and modern cities in Texas. While it is one of the foremost business, telecommunications and transportation hubs in the United States, Dallas is also one of the most exciting cities when it comes to culture and nightlife opportunities.

When you are planning a trip to Dallas, make sure you leave time in your schedule to check out some of the city’s world-famous museums. Some must-visits include The Sixth Floor Museum (that commemorates the assassination of John F. Kennedy), the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

If you want some fresh air and a feast to the eyes, you must visit the remarkable Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, which boasts one of the best botanical collections in the entire country. And if you are after some tasty grub and good people watching, then head to Stone Street Gardens, a row of restaurants located on a charming red brick strip surrounded with tons of greenery.

Both the main train station in Dallas, the Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station, and the main bus station are located in the heart of the city’s downtown historic district just a few blocks away from each other. That makes it super convenient to travel to Dallas from various places in Texas and the rest of the U.S. or Mexico. The stations’ central location also allows for an easy transfer to and from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport that is located pretty far outside the city.

Austin

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Austin is the capital of the Lone Star State. Known as Texas’s “weird” city, Austin is famous for being the southern mecca for the arts. In addition to being a hot spot for both emerging and established artists from Texas and the surrounding states, Austin is well known for its eclectic live music scene. In addition, the University of Texas’ main campus is located in Austin, which makes the city a popular destination for young people from all over the world, keeping it vibrant at all times. It’s no surprise that it ranks among the top party cities in the U.S.

While you’re in town, make sure to stop by the hip South Congress neighborhood to shop at the trendy boutiques and grab some grub at the authentically Austin restaurants. Since Austin is one of the best craft beer cities in the country, you won’t regret checking out some of the local breweries too. After that, head over to Lady Bird Lake and rent a kayak for a relaxing paddling session on the water, or simply go for a walk on the picturesque Hike & Bike Trail. Finally, spend the night bar hopping along the pedestrian-only Sixth Street.

While the Austin airport is located on the outskirts of the city, the main train station is right in the heart of downtown. Similarly, the two bus stations that serve Austin are located close to the city center, making ground transportation the more convenient way to travel in and out of town.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Dallas?

Departure stations

Buses to Austin leave from 7 stations in Dallas.

All bus stations in Dallas:

  • 535 E Jefferson Blvd

  • Tornado Bus Station - 8630 E RL Thornton Fwy

  • Bus Terminal - 205 S Lamar St

  • 2424 Swiss Ave (Lizard Lounge)

  • 4500 Harry Hines Blvd (Holiday Inn Market Ctr, rear lot)

  • Omni Dallas Hotel - Pegasus Pizza Bus Stop

  • 501 E Jefferson Blvd

Where does the bus arrive in Austin?

Arrival stations

Buses arrive in Austin at 6 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Austin:

  • 711 E Ben White Blvd

  • Bus Terminal - 916 E Koenig Ln

  • Downtown - 720 E 6th St

  • South Congress - 710 E Ben White Blvd.

  • Embassy Suites by Hilton - 300 S Congress Ave

  • 1140 Airport Blvd

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