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Dallas - McAllen Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 20 intercity buses per day from Dallas to McAllen. Traveling by bus from Dallas to McAllen usually takes around 12 hours and 1 minute, but the fastest Tornado Bus bus can make the trip in 8 hours and 26 minutes.

Distance462 mi (744 km)
Shortest duration8h 26m
Cheapest price$54.77
Trips per day6
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Dallas to McAllen

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Josue

December 24, 2019- Visiting family

El Expreso Bus

Pros: I was able to sit alone. Cons: When we stop for food.. well I guess it would be best if not only a Mexican buffet with limited food. Restroom had no hand cleaner left. And that was half way thru. Driver hot lost or something in Waco for about 30min. Apparently there is assigned seating, or some people told me. But on my ticket it had no seat number. Then I was told the seat number was on the stub I gave to the driver. That makes no sense. And still people sit where ever they want. So just saying there is an assigned seat if many have no idea what it is. But I guess you get what you pay for. Take a good pillow and have trying to sleep.. lol Also, why have so many plugs and none work. I even sat next to a USB plug. And of course it didnt work..restroom smelt bad.. but it is what it is. Tips: Pack a good pillow and blanket. Hand sanitizer, maybe some snacks and water. If you have a cell phone, pack a good battery back up supply, if you planning on using it during the ride.

How much is a bus ticket from Dallas to McAllen?

Bus tickets for a trip from Dallas to McAllen cost $68.05 on average. Tickets cheaper than $68.05 are an excellent bargain. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Dallas to McAllen is expected to be between $66 and $88. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is July 23, 2024, when tickets are available for July 23, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $68.

Monthly avg. prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Dallas to McAllen, mark your calendar for August. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $71. However, taking the bus from Dallas to McAllen during November is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $105. The best way to find deals on a trip in November is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 27 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $61.69 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Dallas to McAllen?

There are 3 bus lines from Dallas to McAllen available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 9 daily trips, FlixBus US 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
FlixBus US912h 10m$82.94
Greyhound911h 59m$82.14
Tornado Bus28h 47m$109.60
  • 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 9 trips per day from Dallas to McAllen, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 9 bus trips from Dallas to McAllen every day, with the average journey taking around 11 hours and 59 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to McAllen usually start from $55.

  • Tornado Bus is a Texan bus company operating in Texas and Mexico. Their bus service connects cities such as Houston, McAllen, San Antonio, and the international border at El Paso. Their buses offer onboard WiFi, plenty of leg room, air conditioning, restrooms, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 12 hours to cover the 744 kilometers from Dallas to McAllen. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 26 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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.

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in McAllen. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Dallas to McAllen, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 20 scheduled buses that travel from Dallas to McAllen every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 6 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

City Information

Dallas

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Dallas is one of the most vibrant and modern cities in Texas, as well as one of the state's best vacation destinations. 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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Dallas?

Bus Terminal - 205 S Lamar St - DALGLI-0

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Main departure station: Bus Terminal - 205 S Lamar St

The Dallas Greyhound Station is a bustling departure point for nearly 350 bus trips each day. Via Greyhound and Amtrak buses, passengers can make their way to major in-state cities like Houston, San Antonio, and Austin, and even travel as far north as Toronto. There is a Pizza Hut Express and coffee shops within the station and, thanks to its central location in Dallas’ historic downtown, the Greyhound station is within a half-mile of over 20 additional dining choices. Travelers can easily connect to train service in Dallas, with a quick walk to Amtrak’s Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station a few blocks away.

All bus stations in Dallas:

  • Bus Terminal - 205 S Lamar St

  • 2424 Swiss Ave (Lizard Lounge)

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

  • 535 E Jefferson Blvd

  • Tornado Bus Station - 8630 E RL Thornton Fwy

Where does the bus arrive in McAllen?

Main arrival station: Tornado Bus Station

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in McAllen.

Bus stations in McAllen:

  • Tornado Bus Station

  • 1501 W Highway 83

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