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Journey Information

There are 34 intercity buses per day from Dallas to San Antonio. Traveling by bus from Dallas to San Antonio usually takes around 5 hours and 25 minutes, but the fastest Tornado Bus bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 27 minutes.

Distance252 mi (406 km)
Shortest duration3h 27m
Cheapest price$34.31
Trips per day40
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Dallas to San Antonio

(Based on 11 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

mani

May 4, 2024- Visiting friends

RedCoach Business

Pros: Carefree, I could spend time reading. Cons: Tell people to be quiet. some people were loudly talking on the phone. Tips: Take headphones Take snacks and a drink.

5.0

Myra

November 23, 2023- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: Great driver that seemed to care about his riders, good bus that felt very strong and stable, good speed and time of arrival, pricing competitive with other buses and less than half what it would be to fly. Cons: Nothing. It's nice to be able to sit and read or just relax, and let someone else do the driving! Tips: Greyhound is still a great choice for travel!

5.0

Stephen

October 15, 2023- Solo travel

FlixBus US

Pros: -Alert notice of status of bus. Cons: Need better communication on Correct bus. Multiple busses arrive and unsure which one. Also chair neck rest was not comfortable. Tips: It’s a great way to travel, riders were friendly and easy to interact.

5.0

Lashunder

December 8, 2022- Business

RedCoach First Class

Pros: The comfort and safety. Cons: N/A. Tips: Once you ride with this company no other company stands a chance.

5.0

Scharonda

April 19, 2022- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: Quick, minimal stops and locations were mostly well lit and safe (other people around). Cons: Get on board wifi. Have drivers make anouncements when you don't have a better form of communication like sound system.

How much is a bus ticket from Dallas to San Antonio?

Bus tickets for a trip from Dallas to San Antonio cost $43.72 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. 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

$62$41$21JulJul

If you're planning to travel by bus from Dallas to San Antonio in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $43 to $54. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on August 7, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to San Antonio this week, bus tickets are available starting at $45.

Monthly average prices

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Taking the bus from Dallas to San Antonio is usually cheapest in February, when the average ticket price is only $52. If you're planning to take the bus from Dallas to San Antonio during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $65. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

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 17 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $40.16 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Dallas to San Antonio?

There are 4 bus lines from Dallas to San Antonio available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 16 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 US165h 35m$48.99
Greyhound85h 16m$50.98
RedCoach Business24h 40m$59.45
Tornado Bus124h 56m$116.24
  • 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 16 trips per day from Dallas to San Antonio, 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 8 bus trips from Dallas to San Antonio every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 16 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to San Antonio usually start from $39.

  • Book RedCoach Business from Dallas to San Antonio from $34. There are 2 RedCoach Business schedules from Dallas to San Antonio and you can expect on average to pay for a RedCoach Business ticket to San Antonio. In Dallas, RedCoach Business departs to San Antonio from Omni Dallas Hotel - Pegasus Pizza Bus Stop and 1 other station. In San Antonio, RedCoach Business arrives at 165 Bowie St and no other station.

    An average trip on RedCoach Business from Dallas to San Antonio takes 4 hours and 40 minutes , while the fastest available RedCoach Business trip will get you to San Antonio in 3 hours and 27 minutes .

    On weekends, RedCoach Business offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to San Antonio.

  • 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

Yes, Megabus does go between Dallas and San Antonio. There are 2 daily Megabus trips from Dallas, Texas, to San Antonio, Texas, which cost an average of $16.92.
Yes, the rideshare company Uber operates in and around San Antonio. Uber resumed operating in San Antonio in October 2015 after a 6-month long hiatus.
San Antonio, Texas, is closer to Houston than it is to Dallas. Houston and San Antonio are 197 miles apart by road, while Dallas is 274 miles from San Antonio by road. The fastest bus from Dallas to San Antonio takes just over 4 hours.

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 25 minutes to cover the 406 kilometers from Dallas to San Antonio. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 27 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.

Because many passengers travel from Dallas to San Antonio at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Dallas to San Antonio, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 34 scheduled buses that travel from Dallas to San Antonio every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 40 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 San Antonio; ticket prices start at $32.95.

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.

San Antonio

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San Antonio is a fast-growing city located in the southwest corner of the Texas Triangle. In addition to the alluring year-round warm weather, San Antonio offers a blend of rich history with contemporary attractions and cuisine.

If there's one thing to remember from your trip to San Antonio, it’s the Alamo! This 18th century fortress is one of five Spanish missions in the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, all of which are connected by a scenic hiking and biking trail. If history isn't your thing, the River Walk along the San Antonio River is a much livelier spot. This shaded path is lined with shops and restaurants, and you could spend an entire day strolling, shopping, and eating along the river. Don't sleep on the riverside bars, either – San Antonio is one of the cheapest drinking cities in the U.S. so you can bar-hop to your heart’s (and your wallet’s) delight.

Traveling with little ones? San Antonio is home to the San Antonio Zoo, SeaWorld, and Six Flags Fiesta Texas, any one of which will provide a thrilling adventure with no screen time required. Visitors of all ages will find treasures at Historic Market Square, the largest Mexican market in the U.S., where handcrafted art from local artisans is available alongside authentic Mexican food.

San Antonio is one of the biggest cities in the Lone Star State, so it is very easy to travel to other Texas destinations like Austin, Houston, and Dallas by bus or by train, or to destinations farther afield through the San Antonio International Airport.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Dallas?

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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

  • 535 E Jefferson Blvd

  • 2424 Swiss Ave (Lizard Lounge)

  • Tornado Bus Station - 8630 E RL Thornton Fwy

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

  • Omni Dallas Hotel - Pegasus Pizza Bus Stop

  • Richardson - University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), TX

Where does the bus arrive in San Antonio?

Bus Terminal - 500 N St Marys St - SATGLI-0

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Main arrival station: Bus Terminal - 500 N St Marys St

The San Antonio Bus Terminal on St. Mary’s Street is open 24 hours a day, and welcomes travelers on Jefferson Lines and Greyhound bus trips throughout Texas and beyond. Just a stone’s throw from the San Antonio River in downtown, the bus station offers connections to local transit via nearby public bus stops and ample parking for those who’d like to leave their car in a lot or garage. Fresh food can be purchased in the station, or stop by any one of the nearby cafes and restaurants for a bite before your trip.

Bus stations in San Antonio:

  • Bus Terminal - 500 N St Marys St

  • Tornado Bus Station

  • Pearl District - 612 Avenue A

  • 165 Bowie St

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