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Dallas to Austin bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$1.36
Fastest time3h 0m
Trips per day17
Bus lines5
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Dallas to Austin
Based on 9 reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
February 2, 2020Visiting friends
Got there fast and safe!
Very fast route !
July 24, 2019Visiting friends
I had a whole row to myself.
The outlet didn't work. And the bus was cold.
Bring a blanket.
May 24, 2019Vacation
it was quick.
the station smelled weird.

Based on 5 reviews
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 60 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
February 28, 2020Vacation
Quick and easy. Loved taking Megabus but the bathrooms....No.
Again, fix the bathrooms or close them up.
Pee before you leave. The restrooms at the station were clean and neat. (Downtown Dallas)
December 27, 2019Visiting friends
I arrived safely and the trip took as long as anticipated, despite a 30 minute departure delay.
More communication around delays. None of the customers I spoke with knew what was happening.
Sahil Adil
November 26, 2019Solo travel
The washroom could be more cleaner and it was hard to sign in for the Wi-Fi.
October 24, 2019Solo travel
WiFi or tv did not work!
WiFi and tv
August 8, 2019Visiting friends
It was quick, cheap, and convenient
The bus arrived a few minutes late and some of the seats didn’t properly recline. I would’ve also like I liked feet rests.

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 right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Dallas to Austin?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $14.78 was the low point for bus fares from Dallas to Austin. Buses from Austin to Dallas are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $14.78 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 28 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $29.31 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 3 hours and 40 minutes to cover the 293 kilometers (182 miles) from Dallas to Austin. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours, It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

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

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Dallas?

The first bus leaves at 6:00am 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 17 scheduled buses that travel from Dallas to Austin every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 15 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 $20.41.

What bus companies travel from Dallas to Austin?

There are 5 bus lines from Dallas to Austin. With 12 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 21m$67.70
Greyhound63h 50m$29.65
Megabus33h 44m$23.08
Tornado Bus123h 15m$68.82
Turimex Internacional23h 30m$46.26

Where does the bus leave from in Dallas?

Buses to Austin leave from multiple locations in Dallas, Texas. These are the 5 most popular bus stations:

  • 501 E Jefferson Blvd
  • Bus Terminal - 205 S Lamar St
  • Tornado Bus Station - 8630 E RL Thornton Fwy
  • DART E Transfer Ctr - 330 N Olive St

Where does the bus arrive in Austin?

Buses arrive in Austin at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Austin, Texas:

  • 711 E Ben White Blvd
  • Bus Terminal - 916 E Koenig Ln
  • 1500 San Jacinto Blvd
  • Carts Headquarters
  • 1140 Airport Blvd

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