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About Tornado Bus Company

Tornado Bus is a regional bus company that primarily serves the southern United States and Mexico. Founded in 1993, Tornado Bus Company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. It is currently active on 50 routes connecting 28 cities. On average, there are 82 trips per month with prices ranging between €33.09 to €291.73.

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Tornado Bus Company Amenities

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What travelers are saying about Tornado Bus Company

Here’s what Wanderu users who have booked trips with Tornado Bus Company had to say about their travel experience.

Traveling During COVID-19

"I felt safe even during the pandemic with the mask guideline enforced."
based on 65 reviews

Onboard Experience

"Easy to access the wifi."
based on 65 reviews
"Very nice employees and they tried to be as accommodating as possible."
based on 101 reviews
"Best deals I've seen for travel."
based on 108 reviews
"Bus was on time for departure and arrival."
based on 90 reviews
"Seating was comfy and had plenty of room."
based on 96 reviews
"Very clean bus!"
based on 104 reviews

Tornado Bus Company reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Tornado Bus Company

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Tornado Bus Company passenger reviews



15 May 2023- Business

Houston to Midland

Pros: It was worth the travel. Cons: Everything is good. No room for improvement. Tips: No.


Maria Eugenia

17 March 2023- Visiting friends

Monterrey to Houston

Pros: The bus driver after we pass Mexico was extremely rude to passengers and will not answer questions. a lot of us needed to be drooped off at the airline location and he said he does not stop there at the station they offer a bus back but a lot of us already had to call family members so we can get pick up. Cons: Have more customer orient people. More communication between drivers. And not asking passengers to give money to the bus driver. When they want money they are friendly and after they can be so rude. Tips: Bring a blanket and a pillow.


Maria Eugenia

11 March 2023- Solo travel

Houston to Monterrey

Pros: None. Cons: Less time at the board. Tips: Since you can’t used the restroom don’t drink liquids and internet never works.



20 October 2022- Business

Dallas to Midland

Pros: On time. Cons: Everything was great.



4 August 2022- Couples trip

Monterrey to Houston

Pros: Drivers were professional. Cons: More space between seats. Tips: Be ready for a cold trip, they keep the temperature very cold and a jacket is needed especially for the elder.

Tornado Bus Company Routes & Network

Tornado Bus Company’s bus network features 50 bus routes that connect 28 cities serving 31 stations. On average, Tornado Bus Company performs about 7 bus trips every day. The top cities to which Tornado Bus Company offers the highest number of daily bus service include San Marcos and Dallas.

Top Cities Served by Tornado Bus Company

CityRouteEarliest busLatest bus
Dallas19:05 am6:15 pm
El Paso16:30 pm7:30 pm
San Antonio17:10 am10:01 am
Austin17:30 am8:45 am
Chicago16:45 am1:30 am
McAllen13:55 am3:55 am

Most popular Tornado Bus Company routes

The bus from San Marcos to Dallas is Tornado Bus Company’s most popular route. Trips from El Paso to Chicago and Dallas to Fort Worth are also highly popular.

Top Tornado Bus Company routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
San Marcos to Dallas143h 52m€53
El Paso to Chicago214h 37m€218
Dallas to Fort Worth31h 30m€33
Raleigh to Charlotte13h 10m€50
West Memphis to Chicago29h 15m€143
San Antonio to Chicago50h 1m€160
Chicago to Milwaukee12h 0m€71
Austin to McAllen15h 30m€77
Champaign to Chicago22h 45m€86

Tornado Bus Company Cancellation Policy

Tornado Bus tickets are non-refundable and cannot be cancelled after you have completed your booking. It’s always smart to double check your trip details before completing your booking, especially for non-refundable tickets.

If you need to change your travel plans, you can reschedule your ticket up until 2 hours before the bus departs by contacting Tornado at 1 (800) 867-6236.Tickets can be exchanged for a different date within 90 days of the originally scheduled travel date, and a $5 USD fee will apply.

Wanderu also offers an affordable trip protection option by Allianz Global Assistance that you can purchase when booking your tickets. In addition to 24-hour assistance during your trip and helpful benefits if the bus is delayed, trip protection can help you get your money back in case your travel plans change. If you cannot travel on your bus trip due to covered reasons such as extreme weather, illness, or required work shifts, you can file a claim to be reimbursed by Allianz.

Tornado Bus Company Bus Guide & FAQs

According to the luggage policy, each passenger can bring two checked bags and one carry-on item for free. Checked luggage must be under 40 pounds each, while carry-on bags must weigh under 25 pounds and fit in the overhead bin. Tornado Bus requires that all luggage and carry-on items have a tag with the passenger's information.

Yes, Tornado Bus Company offers WiFi on their buses. Although most trips with Tornado Bus Company will have WiFi as advertised, some buses might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Tornado Bus Company WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Tornado Bus Company buses. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a USB power adapter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since Tornado Bus Company might sometimes use replacement bus vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

Tornado Bus schedules vary from route to route. Currently, there are about 7 coaches on an average day. However, the best way to find the exact schedule for your desired trip is to use the search tool on this page.

No, Tornado Bus Company does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.

Yes, Tornado Bus Company requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the bus. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.

Visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide to view the most up-to-date information about Tornado Bus Company’s cleaning protocols and adjusted ticket change policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yes, there are bathrooms on Tornado Bus Company buses. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Tornado Bus Company does not offer meals or beverages onboard. We recommend you bring a drink and some snacks for your trip. We also suggest packing a reusable water bottle with you to reduce your impact on the environment. However, note that most buses do not allow you to bring your own alcoholic drinks.

Yes, Tornado Bus Company requires that all passengers have printed tickets to board the bus. When you book with Wanderu and activate your account, you will be able to easily find and download your tickets for most buses.

Tornado Bus Company focuses on delivering a great travel experience at a low price and currently does not offer premium features like extra legroom or onboard entertainment. But these days, between your laptop, tablet, smartphone and e-reader, you’re the master of your own entertainment even on longer journeys.

How do I get the best deal on Tornado Bus Company tickets?

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Pro travelers know that booking your ticket well in advance is key to finding the lowest price. Ticket prices normally go up the closer you get to the travel date, so don’t miss out on a good deal when you see one. If you can be flexible with your travel date, you can also get cheap tickets by traveling on weekdays instead of weekends.

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