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Journey Information

There are 23 intercity buses per day from Dallas to San Antonio. Traveling by bus from Dallas to San Antonio usually takes around 5 hours and 58 minutes, but the fastest Tornado Bus bus can make the trip in 4 hours,

Distance252 mi (406 km)
Shortest duration4h 0m
Cheapest price$29.30
Trips per day27
Most frequent serviceTornado Bus
Bus lines5

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Dallas, TX to San Antonio, TX

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Alfredo

August 13, 2021

Greyhound

Got to see my family

Got to see my family

4.0

Norma

August 17, 2020- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: that it was very quiet and was always on time. Cons: there is more space between the front seat and the back seat. They are very close. Tips: No, they were all very respectful.

Pros: that it was very quiet and was always on time. Cons: there is more space between the front seat and the back seat. They are very close. Tips: No, they were all very respectful.

5.0

Ellen

July 27, 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: I really liked the driver. He made great announcements and he was very personable and professional. Cons: The toilet was an atrocity. I have never smelled anything that badly. The odor was absorbed into my clothing and I washed my pants and took a long hot sho...

Pros: I really liked the driver. He made great announcements and he was very personable and professional. Cons: The toilet was an atrocity. I have never smelled anything that badly. The odor was absorbed into my clothing and I washed my pants and took a long hot shower, when I came home from San Antonio. It was gross. Tips: Make sure you pack a small meal, because you may visit a bus station that does not have vendors or a restaurant.

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5.0

Xinyi

July 24, 2019- Business

Turimex Internacional

Pros: The driver was very nice to me. He knew that I couldn't speak Spanish, so he came to me and repeat what he said in English. Thanks to him I didn't miss anything. Cons: We were one hour late, and I was catching an airplane. Luckily it only took me 20 min to go thr...

Pros: The driver was very nice to me. He knew that I couldn't speak Spanish, so he came to me and repeat what he said in English. Thanks to him I didn't miss anything. Cons: We were one hour late, and I was catching an airplane. Luckily it only took me 20 min to go through the security check, but it still freaked me out. I was wondering if we could add a stop at the airport. Tips: Most of the travelers and the driver spoke Spanish. Even the movies were also in Spanish. I felt a little bit lost in the beginning, but the driver talked to me in English after broadcasting. As long as you let the driver know ahead of time you should be good.

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

The average price for a bus ticket to San Antonio is $33.87, Traveling by bus on this route is one of the most affordable ways to hit the road from Dallas. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Average prices by travel date

$76$51$25NovDec

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Dallas to San Antonio is expected to range from C$33 to C$71. If you are looking to travel to San Antonio within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from C$43. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are C$33 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 May. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just C$42 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Dallas to San Antonio in December, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to C$59 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 29 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$29.36 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Dallas to San Antonio?

There are 5 bus lines from Dallas to San Antonio 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 Bus25h 17m$89.23
FlixBus US75h 36m$35.99
Greyhound76h 46m$43.48
Tornado Bus115h 16m$88.78
Turimex Internacional25h 1m$52.25
  • El Expreso Bus

    El Expreso Bus

    Book El Expreso Bus from Dallas to San Antonio from $81. There are 2 El Expreso Bus schedules from Dallas to San Antonio and you can expect on average to pay for a El Expreso Bus ticket to San Antonio. In Dallas, El Expreso Bus departs to San Antonio from 535 E Jefferson Blvd and 1 other station. In San Antonio, El Expreso Bus arrives at Tornado Bus Station and no other station.

    An average trip on El Expreso Bus from Dallas to San Antonio takes 5 hours and 17 minutes , while the fastest available El Expreso Bus trip will get you to San Antonio in 4 hours and 0 minutes .

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

  • 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 7 trips per day from Dallas to San Antonio, 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 7 bus trips from Dallas to San Antonio every day, with the average journey taking around 6 hours and 46 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to San Antonio usually start from $34.

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  • 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 San Antonio, Tornado operates 11 scheduled trips per day with prices starting from $81.
  • Turimex Internacional

    Turimex Internacional

    Book Turimex Internacional from Dallas to San Antonio from $52. There are 2 Turimex Internacional schedules from Dallas to San Antonio and you can expect on average to pay for a Turimex Internacional ticket to San Antonio. In Dallas, Turimex Internacional departs to San Antonio from 501 E Jefferson Blvd and no other station. In San Antonio, Turimex Internacional arrives at Of Turimex Intl and no other station.

    An average trip on Turimex Internacional from Dallas to San Antonio takes 5 hours and 1 minutes , while the fastest available Turimex Internacional trip will get you to San Antonio in 4 hours and 0 minutes .

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a Megabus from Dallas to San Antonio?

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.

Is there Uber in San Antonio, Texas?

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.

Is San Antonio closer to Houston or Dallas?

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.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Dallas to San Antonio 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 5 hours and 58 minutes to cover the 406 kilometers from Dallas to San Antonio. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours. 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.

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

"Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in San Antonio. 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, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Dallas?

The first bus leaves at 7:00am 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.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 23 scheduled buses that travel from Dallas to San Antonio every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 27 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 $24.21.

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.

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 Texas, so it is very easy to travel to other nearby destinations in the Lone Star State 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?

Departure stations

Buses to San Antonio leave from 6 stations in Dallas.

All bus stations in Dallas:

  • 535 E Jefferson Blvd

  • Bus Terminal - 205 S Lamar St

  • Tornado Bus Station - 8630 E RL Thornton Fwy

  • 2424 Swiss Ave (Lizard Lounge)

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

  • 501 E Jefferson Blvd

Where does the bus arrive in San Antonio?

Arrival stations

Buses arrive in San Antonio at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in San Antonio:

  • Tornado Bus Station

  • Bus Terminal - 500 N St Marys St

  • Pearl District - 612 Avenue A

  • Downtown - 602 Urban Loop

  • Of Turimex Intl

Need a return trip from San Antonio to Dallas?

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