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About El Expreso Bus

El Expreso is a bus carrier that conducts trips to 49 destinations across the United States, including Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Nashville and Minneapolis. In addition to domestic travel options, the company also offers occasional cross-border journeys between the U.S. and two destinations in Mexico. El Expreso Bus is a preferred carrier among Spanish speaking travelers, as the company’s onboard crew is usually fluent in both English and Spanish. El Expreso Bus is a sub-brand of the Tornado Bus Company, one of the leading ground travel service providers in the Central and Eastern United States.

Contact El Expreso Bus

Phone number: MX: 1 (800) 601-6559Phone number: US: 1 (469) 227-2652Email: [email protected]

El Expreso Bus Amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning
Power outletPower outlet


El Expreso Bus bus coverage

Daily Trips279

What travelers are saying about El Expreso Bus

Here’s what Wanderu users who have booked trips with El Expreso Bus had to say about their travel experience.

Traveling During COVID-19

“They took COVID safety precautions seriously.”
based on 9 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 12 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 16 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 16 reviews
“The bus got there on time.”
based on 18 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 15 reviews
“The bus was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 17 reviews

El Expreso Bus reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for El Expreso Bus

(Based on 23 reviews)

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El Expreso Bus passenger reviews



October 12, 2021- Visiting family

McAllen to Dallas

Pros: The bus ride was very smooth&relaxable.The bus conductor was very professional. Cons: Im very satisfied with Tornado bus line.

Pros: The bus ride was very smooth&relaxable.The bus conductor was very professional. Cons: Im very satisfied with Tornado bus line.


Nadia Karina Guevara Antunes

September 4, 2021- Vacation

Brownsville to Houston

Excelente servicio

Excelente servicio



August 28, 2021- Solo travel

Brownsville to Houston

I accidentally picked the wrong seat. But no one made me move or anything it was really good

I accidentally picked the wrong seat. But no one made me move or anything it was really good



August 26, 2021- Business

McAllen to Houston

Very convenient

Very convenient



June 30, 2021

McAllen to Houston

Pros: The seats are super uncomfortable. Cons: Seats.

Pros: The seats are super uncomfortable. Cons: Seats.

El Expreso Bus Routes & Network

El Expreso Bus’s bus network features 562 bus routes that connect 49 cities serving 52 stations. On average, El Expreso Bus performs about 279 bus trips every day. The top cities to which El Expreso Bus offers the highest number of daily bus service include McAllen and Houston.

Top Cities Served by El Expreso Bus

CityRouteEarliest busLatest bus
Houston26:15 am4:30 am
McAllen16:25 am4:55 am
Dallas36:25 am1:55 am
Brownsville16:10 am4:40 am
El Paso28:10 am1:55 am
Miami18:10 am12:17 am
San Antonio26:15 am4:30 am
Odessa27:30 pm1:55 am

Top States Served by El Expreso Bus

StateCities ServedDaily TripsTop city
Kansas12Kansas City
Iowa19Des Moines
Oklahoma221Oklahoma City
South Carolina330Greenville
North Carolina11152Charlotte

Most popular El Expreso Bus routes

The bus from McAllen to Houston is El Expreso Bus’s most popular route. Trips from McAllen to Dallas and Dallas to El Paso are also highly popular.

Top El Expreso Bus routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
McAllen to Houston36h 37m$54
McAllen to Dallas27h 52m$87
Dallas to El Paso113h 25m$94
Dallas to Odessa19h 25m$87
Houston to Miami20h 43m$213
Harlingen to Houston26h 32m$54
Houston to Brownsville66h 30m$54
Oklahoma City to Dallas97h 32m$67
Victoria to Brownsville24h 10m$54

El Expreso Bus Bus Guide & FAQs

How much baggage can you bring on the bus?

El Expreso has a very generous luggage policy. You are able to bring two checked bags that weigh up to 40 pounds each. If you are traveling with children, each child is allowed only one bag up to 30 pounds. You can also have one carry-on bag that does not exceed 25 pounds and fits properly in the overhead compartment.

Make sure all your bags, including your carry-on, have luggage tags with your name, address and contact information. The El Expreso Bus crew may refuse to allow you to take any luggage that does not have a tag.

Your electronic devices cannot be stored in your checked luggage and must be in your carry-on.

Do El Expreso Bus buses have WiFi?

Yes, El Expreso Bus offers WiFi on their buses. Although most trips with El Expreso Bus will have WiFi as advertised, some buses might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. El Expreso Bus WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Are there power outlets or USB plugs on the bus?

Yes, there are power outlets onboard El Expreso Bus buses. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a USB power adapter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since El Expreso Bus might sometimes use replacement bus vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

What is El Expreso Bus's schedule?

On a typical day, El Expreso Bus has 279 scheduled bus trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

Can you pick up will call tickets at the station?

No, El Expreso Bus does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.

Do you need an ID to get on the bus?

Yes, you must have a government issued ID on you at all times, or you may not be allowed to board the bus. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, will not be accepted.

If you are going on a cross-border El Expreso Bus trip, you must have your passport (including any relevant travel authorizations) with you or you will not be allowed to cross the border.

What are El Expreso Bus’s COVID-19 policies?

Visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide to view the most up-to-date information about El Expreso Bus’s cleaning protocols and adjusted ticket change policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Are there bathrooms on El Expreso Bus buses?

Yes, there are bathrooms on El Expreso Bus buses. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Are meals or beverages available?

El Expreso Bus does not offer meals or beverages onboard. We recommend you bring a drink and some snacks for your trip. We also suggest packing a reusable water bottle with you to reduce your impact on the environment. However, note that most buses do not allow you to bring your own alcoholic drinks.

Do you have to print your El Expreso Bus ticket?

Yes, El Expreso Bus requires that all passengers have printed tickets to board the bus. When you book with Wanderu and activate your account, you will be able to easily find and download your tickets for most buses.

Does El Expreso Bus offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

El Expreso Bus focuses on delivering a great travel experience at a low price and currently does not offer premium features like extra legroom or onboard entertainment. But these days, between your laptop, tablet, smartphone and e-reader, you’re the master of your own entertainment even on longer journeys.

Cheap El Expreso Bus tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 279 El Expreso Bus trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and El Expreso Bus tickets start at just $6.28. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

How do I get the best deal on El Expreso Bus tickets?

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