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Journey Information

There are 19 intercity buses per day from San Antonio to Dallas. Traveling by bus from San Antonio to Dallas usually takes around 5 hours and 39 minutes, but the fastest Tornado Bus bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 19.8 minutes.

Distance252 mi (406 km)
Shortest duration4h 20m
Cheapest price€19.06
Trips per day17
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines6

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from San Antonio to Dallas

(Based on 6 ratings and reviews)

4.2

4.0

Christopher

25 June 2022- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: It was money well spent... only quarry is the A.C. could have been turned up higher... Cons: AIR CONDITIONER.... bus was warm.. wifi was weak as well... Tips: Bring a plug charger they have wall plugs...

Pros: It was money well spent... only quarry is the A.C. could have been turned up higher... Cons: AIR CONDITIONER.... bus was warm.. wifi was weak as well... Tips: Bring a plug charger they have wall plugs...

5.0

John

31 March 2021- Business

Greyhound

Pros: Only 8 to 10 minutes late because of transfers in Waco, traffic in Austin, and a mechanical stop/check by the driver. I'd rather be safe than sorry, so not a problem whatsoever.. The driver may have announced what he was checking on to rest any concerns, but othe...

Pros: Only 8 to 10 minutes late because of transfers in Waco, traffic in Austin, and a mechanical stop/check by the driver. I'd rather be safe than sorry, so not a problem whatsoever.. The driver may have announced what he was checking on to rest any concerns, but otherwise not a big issue.. Cons: Everything was completely satisfactory.. Tips: Book in advance for the most economical price..

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4.0

Norma

14 August 2020- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: that the trip was almost direct. Cons: That in these times there are not many passengers on the bus. Tips: That they should not bring animals.

Pros: that the trip was almost direct. Cons: That in these times there are not many passengers on the bus. Tips: That they should not bring animals.

3.0

Scott

3 August 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: It was cheaper than flying. Cons: Leave on time.

Pros: It was cheaper than flying. Cons: Leave on time.

How much is a bus ticket from San Antonio to Dallas?

€32.60 is the average price of a bus ticket from San Antonio 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

€57€38€19DecDec

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from San Antonio to Dallas is expected to range from €34 to €46. If you are looking to travel to Dallas within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €34. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €34 and can be found on 7 December 2022.

Monthly average prices

€48€38€29€19€10JFMAMJJASOND

The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in December. 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 San Antonio to Dallas in July, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €35 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

€71€57€43€29€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 27 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €21.55 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from San Antonio to Dallas?

There are 6 bus lines from San Antonio to Dallas available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 7 daily trips, Greyhound 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
El Expreso Bus25h 16m€54.90
FlixBus US75h 52m€40.67
Greyhound75h 47m€39.40
OurBus25h 44m€19.06
RedCoach First Class14h 36m€41.89
Tornado Bus94h 42m€54.73
  • El Expreso Bus

    El Expreso Bus

    El Expreso Bus, a sub-brand of Tornado Bus Company, operates intercity bus trips in the United States, plus several routes that cross the border into Mexico. The carrier’s professional and helpful staff are often fluent in both English and Spanish. El Expreso buses feature comfortable seats, onboard restrooms, power outlets, and free WiFi. The average ticket price for a San Antonio to Dallas trip is €55 on El Expreso Bus, and they usually make the trip in just 5 hours and 16 minutes.

  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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 7 trips per day from San Antonio to Dallas, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 San Antonio to Dallas every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 47 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Dallas usually start from €32.

  • OurBus

    OurBus

    OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets starting from €19, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from San Antonio to Dallas if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • RedCoach First Class

    RedCoach First Class

    Book RedCoach First Class from San Antonio to Dallas from €33. Typically there is one RedCoach First Class schedule per day from San Antonio to Dallas and you can expect on average to pay for a RedCoach First Class ticket to Dallas. In San Antonio, RedCoach First Class departs to Dallas from 165 Bowie St . In Dallas, RedCoach First Class arrives at Omni Dallas Hotel - Pegasus Pizza Bus Stop .

    An average trip on RedCoach First Class from San Antonio to Dallas takes 4 hours and 36 minutes , while the fastest available RedCoach First Class trip will get you to Dallas in 4 hours and 20 minutes .

    On weekends, RedCoach First Class offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Dallas.

  • Tornado Bus

    Tornado Bus

    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

What is the best way to get from San Antonio to Dallas?

The best way to get from San Antonio to Dallas is by bus. There are 6 bus carriers that cover this route, and Greyhound leads the pack with 10 daily trips. The average price for a bus ticket on this route is about $15.

For comparison, if you travel by train, you’d have to take the Amtrak Texas Eagle. The average train ticket runs about $35, and the duration is around 8 hours and 20 minutes because of the roundabout path the train takes. Alternatively, traveling by bus only takes about 5 hours and 18 minutes.

Is San Antonio to Dallas a good day-trip?

San Antonio to Dallas would not make for a very good day-trip. The bus ride takes more than 5 hours, which consumes most of the day. That means a round-trip would take you more than 10 hours of travel, which would not leave you enough time to fully enjoy Dallas. Instead, we recommend staying overnight and returning to San Antonio the following day — or, even better, stay the full weekend.

Is Dallas cheaper than San Antonio?

San Antonio is actually a cheaper city for travelers than Dallas. Taxes in San Antonio are 14% lower than the national average. A lot of people prefer San Antonio better because the city is more condensed and walkable, whereas Dallas is rather sprawling. Food and drink prices are more expensive in Dallas as well — a pint of domestic beer averages $4.25 in Dallas, whereas you can expect almost a dollar less in San Antonio.

Is it safe to travel by bus from San Antonio to Dallas during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from San Antonio to Dallas?

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 39 minutes to cover the 406 kilometers from San Antonio to Dallas. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 19.8 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by buses from San Antonio to Dallas on Sunday. Tickets for Sunday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Thursday. Thursday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave San Antonio?

The first bus leaves at 01:00 and the last bus leaves at 19:00. To see the times for all buses from San Antonio to Dallas, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 19 scheduled buses that travel from San Antonio to Dallas every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 17 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 San Antonio to Dallas; ticket prices start at €18.11.

City Information

San Antonio

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San Antonio is a fast-growing city located in the southwest corner of the Texas Triangle. In addition to the alluring year-round warm weather, San Antonio offers a blend of rich history with contemporary attractions and cuisine.

If there's one thing to remember from your trip to San Antonio, it’s the Alamo! This 18th century fortress is one of five Spanish missions in the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, all of which are connected by a scenic hiking and biking trail. If history isn't your thing, the River Walk along the San Antonio River is a much livelier spot. This shaded path is lined with shops and restaurants, and you could spend an entire day strolling, shopping, and eating along the river. Don't sleep on the riverside bars, either – San Antonio is one of the cheapest drinking cities in the U.S. so you can bar-hop to your heart’s (and your wallet’s) delight.

Traveling with little ones? San Antonio is home to the San Antonio Zoo, SeaWorld, and Six Flags Fiesta Texas, any one of which will provide a thrilling adventure with no screen time required. Visitors of all ages will find treasures at Historic Market Square, the largest Mexican market in the U.S., where handcrafted art from local artisans is available alongside authentic Mexican food.

San Antonio is one of the biggest cities in the Lone Star State, so it is very easy to travel to other Texas destinations like Austin, Houston, and Dallas by bus or by train, or to destinations farther afield through the San Antonio International Airport.

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 San Antonio?

Main departure station: Tornado Bus Station

Buses to Dallas leave from 6 stations in San Antonio.

All bus stations in San Antonio:

  • Tornado Bus Station

  • Bus Terminal - 500 N St Marys St

  • Pearl District - 612 Avenue A

  • San Antonio Downtown River Walk

  • 165 Bowie St

  • 1301 E Commerce Street

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)

  • 4500 Harry Hines Blvd (Holiday Inn Market Ctr, rear lot)

  • Omni Dallas Hotel - Pegasus Pizza Bus Stop

  • Tornado Bus Station - 8630 E RL Thornton Fwy

  • Lot next to 2112 Commerce St

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