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Journey Information

There are 19 intercity buses per day from Waco to San Antonio. Traveling by bus from Waco to San Antonio usually takes around 3 hours and 34 minutes, but the fastest Tornado Bus bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance167 mi (269 km)
Shortest duration2h 40m
Cheapest price€27.24
Trips per day19
Most frequent serviceTornado Bus
Bus lines3

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

€28.35 is the average price of a bus ticket from Waco to San Antonio. 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€14MayMay

Bus tickets from Waco to San Antonio are expected to cost between €30 and €36 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to San Antonio within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from €31. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

€69€55€42€28€14JJASONDJFMAM

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 €36 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Waco to San Antonio in August, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €51 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

To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 26 days in advance to save up to €18.07.

What bus companies travel from Waco to San Antonio?

There are 3 bus lines from Waco to San Antonio available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 11 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 US53h 39m€30.28
Greyhound43h 39m€30.28
Tornado Bus113h 5m€63.53
  • 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 Waco to San Antonio, 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 4 bus trips from Waco to San Antonio every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 39 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to San Antonio usually start from €27.

  • 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 3 hours and 34 minutes to cover the 269 kilometers from Waco to San Antonio. 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 San Antonio 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, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go."

The first bus leaves at 09:00 and the last bus leaves at 21:00. To see the times for all buses from Waco to San Antonio, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 19 scheduled buses that travel from Waco to San Antonio every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Waco to San Antonio without transferring.

City Information

Waco

Waco, TX - WAO-0

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Waco, TX - WAO-1

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Waco, TX - WAO-2

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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.

San Antonio

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San Antonio, TX - SAT-1

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San Antonio, TX - SAT-2

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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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Waco?

Main departure station: 1900 Speight Ave

Buses to San Antonio leave from 3 stations in Waco.

All bus stations in Waco:

  • 1900 Speight Ave

  • 301 South 8th St

  • 1020 S 5th St

Where does the bus arrive in San Antonio?

Main arrival station: Tornado Bus Station

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

Bus stations in San Antonio:

  • Tornado Bus Station

  • Bus Terminal - 500 N St Marys St

  • Pearl District - 612 Avenue A

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