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Journey Information

There are 35 intercity buses per day from Dallas to Austin. Traveling by bus from Dallas to Austin usually takes around 3 hours and 33 minutes, but the fastest Tornado Bus bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance182 mi (293 km)
Shortest duration2h 55m
Cheapest price€4.66
Trips per day41
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines7

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Dallas to Austin

(Based on 33 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Patricia

13 September 2023- Visiting family

RedCoach First Class

Pros: The trip was easy and affordable. The bus driver was wonderful! Cons: Have movies as an option....arrive on time...depart on time...post signage so that we know where the bus picks up passengers...have benches to sit while waiting for a late bus...have water and peanuts (small snacks).

4.0

Karn

22 May 2023- Solo travel

RedCoach First Class

Pros: Comfortable, quiet, clean, hassle free! Cons: Bathroom could be cleaner and needs a wash basin.

5.0

Anabella

27 December 2022- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: It’s was a smooth ride and good air conditioning. Cons: designated seats so you can be seated with the people you came with. Tips: bring headphones.

5.0

SUBHASH

9 November 2022- Visiting family

RedCoach First Class

Nice & comfortable trip.

5.0

Laura

10 August 2022- Visiting friends

RedCoach First Class

Pros: It was very calm and safe. Cons: A price a little lowered. Tips: A blackout curtain.

How much is a bus ticket from Dallas to Austin?

€25.59 is the average price of a bus ticket from Dallas to Austin. 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€14AprApr

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Dallas to Austin is expected to range from €24 to €40. If you are looking to travel to Austin within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €25. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €24 and can be found on 1 May 2024.

Monthly average prices

€47€37€28€19€9MJJASONDJFMA

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 €31 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Dallas to Austin 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

€70€56€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 26 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €30.29 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Dallas to Austin?

There are 7 bus lines from Dallas to Austin available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 15 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 US153h 37m€35.07
Greyhound73h 30m€34.64
Megabus33h 31m€36.71
RedCoach Business23h 27m€42.75
RedCoach Economy23h 18m€33.73
RedCoach First Class23h 20m€47.29
Tornado Bus123h 27m€60.80
  • 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 15 trips per day from Dallas to Austin, 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 Dallas to Austin every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Austin usually start from €23.

  • Book Megabus from Dallas to Austin from €5. There are 3 trips per day offered by Megabus from Dallas to Austin and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to Austin. In Dallas, Megabus departs to Austin from 801 S Riverfront Blvd . In Austin, Megabus arrives at 1500 San Jacinto Blvd .

    An average trip on Megabus from Dallas to Austin takes 3 hours and 31 minutes , while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Austin in 2 hours and 55 minutes .

    On weekends, Megabus offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Austin.

  • Book RedCoach Business from Dallas to Austin from €28. There are 2 trips per day offered by RedCoach Business from Dallas to Austin and you can expect on average to pay for a RedCoach Business ticket to Austin. In Dallas, RedCoach Business departs to Austin from Omni Dallas Hotel - Pegasus Pizza Bus Stop and one other station. In Austin, RedCoach Business arrives at 516 E 5th St .

    An average trip on RedCoach Business from Dallas to Austin takes 3 hours and 27 minutes , while the fastest available RedCoach Business trip will get you to Austin in 2 hours and 55 minutes .

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

  • Book RedCoach Economy from Dallas to Austin from €19. There are 2 trips per day offered by RedCoach Economy from Dallas to Austin and you can expect on average to pay for a RedCoach Economy ticket to Austin. In Dallas, RedCoach Economy departs to Austin from Richardson - University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), TX and one other station. In Austin, RedCoach Economy arrives at 516 E 5th St .

    An average trip on RedCoach Economy from Dallas to Austin takes 3 hours and 18 minutes , while the fastest available RedCoach Economy trip will get you to Austin in 2 hours and 55 minutes .

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

  • 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

Greyhound does provide service from Dallas to Austin. Tickets for this route average about $19. Greyhound offers 13 daily trips, with an average duration of 3 hours and 24 minutes. The fastest possible time is 2 hours and 50 minutes.
There are multiple bus carriers that go from Dallas to Austin. Megabus, Turimex Internacional, Autobuses Torres, El Expreso Bus and Tornado Bus all provide bus routes to Austin. Autobuses Torres averages the fastest time for this route, at 2 hours and 50 minutes, while Megabus and Greyhound offer the best prices, with tickets averaging about $19.
The best way to travel from Dallas to Austin is by bus. There are more options when traveling by bus, making it easier to find a time that fits your travel schedule. The Amtrak Texas Eagle is the only rail option from Dallas to Austin, but tickets average $30 and the duration is about 6.5 hours. Bus travel is much faster, averaging closer to 3 hours.

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 33 minutes to cover the 293 kilometers from Dallas to Austin. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 55 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.

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Austin. 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 07:00 and the last bus leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all buses from Dallas to Austin, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 35 scheduled buses that travel from Dallas to Austin every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 41 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 Austin; ticket prices start at €15.86.

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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Dallas?

Bus Terminal - 205 S Lamar St - DALGLI-0

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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

  • 2424 Swiss Ave (Lizard Lounge)

  • 535 E Jefferson Blvd

  • 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

  • 801 S Riverfront Blvd

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

Where does the bus arrive in Austin?

Main arrival station: 711 E Ben White Blvd

Buses arrive in Austin at 6 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Austin:

  • 711 E Ben White Blvd

  • Eastside Bus Plz

  • Downtown Austin

  • South Congress - 710 E Ben White Blvd.

  • 516 E 5th St

  • 1500 San Jacinto Blvd

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