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Helpful info about taking the bus from Austin to Dallas

  • Traveling from Austin to Dallas without a car is very easy thanks to comfortable bus options like Greyhound, Flixbus, and RedCoach. These carriers offer daily service between the two cities, with ticket prices of $27 on average.

    • The Amtrak Texas Eagle train route travels from Austin to Dallas, but it makes 5 stops along the way, which lengthens the trip to nearly 6 hours. The train may be less convenient than the bus, but you can get lucky and find train tickets from Austin to Dallas that are even cheaper than bus tickets.

    • The trip from Austin to Dallas is nearly 200 miles by car, which means roughly three or four hours on the road. Most of the buses are non-stop and can complete the journey in as little as three hours with light traffic. You’ll travel on I-35 for most of the trip, passing through pastures and fields, along with the adorable city of Waco.

    • Day trips from Austin to Dallas are very realistic and convenient thanks to the schedule of buses between the cities. Buses depart from Austin all morning, and return trip buses leave Dallas as late as 11:00pm. You’ll have plenty of time to experience Dallas before boarding the bus and heading back to Austin.

    • If you want a luxury bus trip from Austin to Dallas, RedCoach First Class offers larger seats, more legroom, and a higher level of service, for hardly any difference in price. There are fewer daily trips, however, so be sure to book online well in advance to guarantee your ticket.

    • To get from Austin to the Dallas Airport, your cheapest option is to book a bus the day or morning before your flight. Most buses arrive downtown, where you can find many stops on the DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) orange line with service to DFW. Choosing a bus over a connecting flight can easily save you hundreds of dollars!

Austin - Dallas Bus Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 37 intercity buses per day from Austin to Dallas. Traveling by bus from Austin to Dallas usually takes around 3 hours and 34 minutes, but the fastest Tornado Bus bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance182 mi (293 km)
Shortest duration2h 40m
Cheapest price€4.61
Trips per day44
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines7

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Austin to Dallas

(Based on 30 ratings and reviews)

4.6

4.0

Anisha

12 July 2023- Solo travel

RedCoach First Class

Pros: The trip was fast, staff was friendly, bus was on time. Cons: The price was a bit much.

5.0

Dennis

6 July 2023- Solo travel

RedCoach First Class

It was on time comfortable and great price. The driver did a great job.

5.0

Tyler

20 March 2023- Vacation

RedCoach First Class

Pros: Bus was very clean and comfortable, driver was polite and helpful. Cons: Wifi did not work.

4.0

Mayankkumar

31 December 2022- Solo travel

RedCoach First Class

Pros: Comfortable. Cons: Toilet.

3.0

mohit

30 September 2022- Visiting family

RedCoach First Class

Pros: Comfortable sear. Cons: On Time departure and on time arrival.

How much is a bus ticket from Austin to Dallas?

€27.83 is the average price of a bus ticket from Austin to Dallas. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

€42€28€14MayJun

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Austin to Dallas is expected to range from €26 to €34. If you are looking to travel to Dallas within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €29. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €26 and can be found on 13 June 2024.

Monthly average prices

€46€37€28€18€9JJASONDJFMAM

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 €30 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Austin to Dallas in July, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €41 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

€69€55€42€28€143020100

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 17 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €20.62 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Austin to Dallas?

There are 7 bus lines from Austin to Dallas 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 US163h 34m€30.96
Greyhound73h 33m€30.68
Megabus23h 25m€34.90
RedCoach Business23h 17m€42.74
RedCoach Economy23h 16m€27.47
RedCoach First Class23h 17m€45.45
Tornado Bus134h 18m€61.34
  • 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 Austin to Dallas, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide coach 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 Austin to Dallas every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 33 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Dallas usually start from €23.

  • Book Megabus from Austin to Dallas from €5. There are 2 trips per day offered by Megabus from Austin to Dallas and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to Dallas. In Austin, Megabus departs to Dallas from 1500 San Jacinto Blvd . In Dallas, Megabus arrives at 801 S Riverfront Blvd .

    An average trip on Megabus from Austin to Dallas takes 3 hours and 25 minutes , while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Dallas in 2 hours and 40 minutes .

    On weekends, Megabus offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Dallas.

  • Book RedCoach Business from Austin to Dallas from €23. There are 2 trips per day offered by RedCoach Business from Austin to Dallas and you can expect on average to pay for a RedCoach Business ticket to Dallas. In Austin, RedCoach Business departs to Dallas from 516 E 5th St . In Dallas, RedCoach Business arrives at Omni Dallas Hotel - Pegasus Pizza Bus Stop and one other station.

    An average trip on RedCoach Business from Austin to Dallas takes 3 hours and 17 minutes , while the fastest available RedCoach Business trip will get you to Dallas in 2 hours and 40 minutes .

    On weekends, RedCoach Business offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Dallas.

  • Book RedCoach Economy from Austin to Dallas from €18. There are 2 trips per day offered by RedCoach Economy from Austin to Dallas and you can expect on average to pay for a RedCoach Economy ticket to Dallas. In Austin, RedCoach Economy departs to Dallas from 516 E 5th St . In Dallas, RedCoach Economy arrives at Omni Dallas Hotel - Pegasus Pizza Bus Stop and one other station.

    An average trip on RedCoach Economy from Austin to Dallas takes 3 hours and 16 minutes , while the fastest available RedCoach Economy trip will get you to Dallas in 2 hours and 40 minutes .

    On weekends, RedCoach Economy offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Dallas.

  • RedCoach offers a premium travel option called First Class, emphasizing quality and comfort for passengers. The transportation company operates primarily in Texas and has a modern fleet with features such as air conditioning, extra legroom, and 21-inch wide reclining seats. First Class buses also offer restrooms, complimentary WiFi, and power outlets for device charging during the journey.

  • 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

There are a number of reasons why it might make more sense to take the bus from Austin to Dallas than simply driving yourself. For one thing, you won’t have to worry about finding parking at your destination. Especially if you’re staying in downtown Dallas, commuting by bus will save you the time of having to find a secure parking lot, and the money you’d end up paying for it.

Traveling by bus is also a better use of your time. When you drive your own car, you have to pay close attention to the road, and will often find yourself stuck in traffic. (This is especially true along I35, which tends to see a lot of construction.) On the bus, you can sleep, stream a TV show or work on your laptop using the bus’s free WiFi.

Bus rides from Austin to Dallas typically average about 3.5 hours depending on traffic. Autobuses Torres is the quickest carrier on this route, averaging closer to 3 hours. On a day with little traffic, the fastest you could expect to make the commute would be about 2 hours and 25 minutes in duration.

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 34 minutes to cover the 293 kilometers from Austin to Dallas. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 40 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Dallas at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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 03:00 and the last bus leaves at 21:00. To see the times for all buses from Austin to Dallas, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 37 scheduled buses that travel from Austin to Dallas every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 44 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 Austin to Dallas; ticket prices start at €12.01.

City Information

Austin

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Austin is the capital of the Lone Star State and one of the best vacation destinations in Texas. Known as Texas’s “weird” city, Austin is famous for being the southern mecca for the arts. In addition to being a hot spot for both emerging and established artists from Texas and the surrounding states, Austin is well known for its eclectic live music scene. In addition, the University of Texas’ main campus is located in Austin, which makes the city a popular destination for young people from all over the world, keeping it vibrant at all times. It’s no surprise that it ranks among the top party cities in the U.S.

While you’re in town, make sure to stop by the hip South Congress neighborhood to shop at the trendy boutiques and grab some grub at the authentically Austin restaurants. Since Austin is one of the best craft beer cities in the country, you won’t regret checking out some of the local breweries too. After that, head over to Lady Bird Lake and rent a kayak for a relaxing paddling session on the water, or simply go for a walk on the picturesque Hike & Bike Trail. Finally, spend the night bar hopping along the pedestrian-only Sixth Street.

While the Austin airport is located on the outskirts of the city, the main train station is right in the heart of downtown. Similarly, the two bus stations that serve Austin are located close to the city center, making ground transportation the more convenient way to travel in and out of town.

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 Austin?

Main departure station: 711 E Ben White Blvd

Buses to Dallas leave from 6 stations in Austin.

All bus stations in Austin:

  • 711 E Ben White Blvd

  • Eastside Bus Plz

  • Downtown Austin

  • 516 E 5th St

  • South Congress - 710 E Ben White Blvd.

  • 1500 San Jacinto Blvd

Where does the bus arrive in Dallas?

Bus Terminal - 205 S Lamar St - DALGLI-0

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Main arrival 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.

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

  • 801 S Riverfront Blvd

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