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Dallas - Waco Bus Timetable

Tornado Bus
  1. Fri
7:00 AM
DallasTornado Bus Station - 8630 E RL Thornton Fwy
9:00 AM
Waco1900 Speight Ave
from €64.66
FlixBus US
  1. Sun,
  2. Mon,
  3. Tue,
  4. Wed,
  5. Fri
7:15 AM
DallasBus Terminal - 205 S Lamar St
9:10 AM
Waco301 South 8th St
from €16.62
  1. Sun,
  2. Mon,
  3. Tue,
  4. Wed,
  5. Thu,
  6. Fri,
  7. Sat
7:15 AM
DallasBus Terminal - 205 S Lamar St
9:10 AM
Waco301 South 8th St
from €21.24
Tornado Bus
  1. Fri
7:30 AM
Dallas535 E Jefferson Blvd
9:00 AM
Waco1900 Speight Ave
from €64.66
Tornado Bus
  1. Fri
7:30 AM
DallasTornado Bus Station - 8630 E RL Thornton Fwy
9:18 AM
Waco1900 Speight Ave
from €64.66

Journey Information

There are 21 intercity buses per day from Dallas to Waco. Traveling by bus from Dallas to Waco usually takes around one hour and 50 minutes, but the fastest Tornado Bus bus can make the trip in just one hour and 15 minutes.

Distance87 mi (140 km)
Shortest duration1h 15m
Cheapest price€21.24
Trips per day31
Most frequent serviceTornado Bus
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Dallas to Waco

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)




2 July 2023- Business

Tornado Bus

driver and staff made me feel safe and secured. I did the Turimex bus going back but i regret because the Turimex was very late and not friendly and also not clean. But the tornado bus was awesome, comfy seats and nice driver!



9 May 2022- Visiting family

RedCoach First Class

Pros: Everything was fine except for the delay in picking us up. More than an hour late and no explanation. No “…sorry…”. Cons: Seating in pick up area…no fun standing for more than an hour… Tips: …

How much is a bus ticket from Dallas to Waco?

€21.24 is the average price of a bus ticket from Dallas to Waco. 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


Bus tickets from Dallas to Waco are expected to cost between €23 and €34 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Waco within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from €23. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices


The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in November. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just €24 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Dallas to Waco in August, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €48 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


The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 26 days in advance to save €15.79 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Dallas to Waco?

There are 3 bus lines from Dallas to Waco available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 13 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
FlixBus US51h 45m€22.65
Greyhound51h 53m€22.66
Tornado Bus131h 51m€57.59
  • 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 5 trips per day from Dallas to Waco, 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 5 bus trips from Dallas to Waco every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 53 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Waco usually start from €21.

  • 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

The bus takes an average of one hour and 50 minutes to cover the 140 kilometers from Dallas to Waco. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 15 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus 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.

"Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Waco 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, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week."

The first bus leaves at 07:00 and the last bus leaves at 20:00. To see the times for all buses from Dallas to Waco, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 21 scheduled buses that travel from Dallas to Waco every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 31 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

City Information


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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.


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Waco lies deep in Texas' heartland, and it is one of the most culturally unique cities in the state, offering a real treat to all travelers. You might be familiar with Waco thanks to the influence of Chip & Joanna Gaines (of Fixer Upper fame). To see the Gaines' full impact on Waco, visit the Magnolia Market At The Silos, a premier shopping area for locals and tourists alike. Here you can buy plenty of unique home decor items, and you can even go picnicking with your friends on the green fields within the area!

Waco is also comparatively famous for its many antique stores, so don't hesitate to check out local favorites such as La Salle Shoppes and Junque in the Trunk. You should also consider visiting the famous Dr. Pepper Museum and exploring the secrets behind the nation's most popular soft drink.

Waco offers a wide range of culinary options for tourists. If you are into a delectable breakfast with your friends and family, check out Magnolia Table (yes, that's in Magnolia Market!). For the best BBQ dishes around, don't miss out on Jasper's BBQ.

Although train service does not go directly into Waco, you can connect to Amtrak via several intercity bus lines or simply take a bus to destinations throughout Texas and beyond. Air travel is provided by Waco Regional Airport, about 6 miles away from the city.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Dallas?

Main departure station: 535 E Jefferson Blvd

Buses to Waco leave from 4 stations in Dallas.

All bus stations in Dallas:

  • 535 E Jefferson Blvd

  • Tornado Bus Station - 8630 E RL Thornton Fwy

  • Bus Terminal - 205 S Lamar St

  • 2424 Swiss Ave (Lizard Lounge)

Where does the bus arrive in Waco?

Main arrival station: 1900 Speight Ave

Buses arrive in Waco at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Waco:

  • 1900 Speight Ave

  • 301 South 8th St

  • 1020 S 5th St

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