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There are 4 intercity buses per day from Austin to Plano. Traveling by bus from Austin to Plano usually takes around 4 hours and 21 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 55 minutes.
|Distance||200 mi (322 km)|
|Shortest duration||3h 55m|
|Trips per day||3|
|Most frequent service||FlixBus US|
How much is a bus ticket from Austin to Plano?
€25.37 is the average price of a bus ticket from Austin to Plano. 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.
Monthly average prices
The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in August. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just €25 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Austin to Plano in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €34 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
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 19 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €26.96 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
What bus companies travel from Austin to Plano?
There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Austin to Plano. FlixBus US connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|FlixBus US||4||4h 21m||€36.13|
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 4 trips per day from Austin to Plano, and the average ticket for this route costs only .
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The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 21 minutes to cover the 322 kilometers from Austin to Plano. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 55 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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.
"Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Plano. 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 03:00 and the last bus leaves at 20:00. To see the times for all buses from Austin to Plano, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
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Image credit: Unsplash
Image credit: Unsplash
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.
Where does the bus leave from in Austin?
Main departure station: Downtown Austin
Buses to Plano leave from 3 stations in Austin.
All bus stations in Austin:
South Congress - 710 E Ben White Blvd.
Eastside Bus Plz
Where does the bus arrive in Plano?
Main arrival station: QuikTrip
These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Plano.
Bus stations in Plano:
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