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About Omaha

Once known as the “Gateway to the West,” Omaha effortlessly blends its rich historical heritage with modern growth. To catch an air of the city’s old-town vibe, head towards the Old Market quarter. Featuring brick-paved streets along with horse-drawn carriages, the area is an idyllic time capsule that offers a glimpse into the past. Also situated within the quarter are the Joslyn Art Museum and the Omaha Children’s Museum. Animal lovers might want to check out Omaha’s Doorly Zoo or the Aquarium, which features cute Rockhopper penguins as well as a 70-foot shark tunnel.

Steakhouses dominate the city’s restaurant scene, but there has been a recent boom of modern eateries. If you wish to enjoy these modern foods, Kitchen Table will offer everything you need.

The busiest bus station in the city is the Burlington Trailways Terminal downtown. For trains, the main Amtrak station is located on S 9th St, not too far from the bus station. Omaha is served by Amtrak’s California Zephyr line. The city’s principal airport is the Eppley Airfield, located 3 miles northeast of downtown.

Station Information

The Burlington Trailways Station on Jackson St, located in east Omaha, provides bus services for several bus carriers: Greyhound, Jefferson Lines, Express Arrow, and Burlington Trailways. The station features an indoor waiting area, as well as vending machines and restrooms. The Burlington Trailways station is only a short walk from several cafes and restaurants if you feel like grabbing something more substantial to get you through your bus journey.

Popular bus stations in Omaha:

  • Burlington Trailways Terminal

  • Omaha - Eppley Airfield

  • TBC Omaha

What bus companies travel to Omaha, Nebraska?

Located in Nebraska, Omaha is accessible by bus from 21 other cities. You can choose from 35 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Omaha on Wanderu. Express Arrow usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Omaha are also available.

Bus companies serving Omaha

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Tornado Bus4321h 26m$189.72
Express Arrow152h 56m$47.60
El Expreso Bus722h 22m$218.25
  • 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.

  • El Expreso Bus

    El Expreso Bus

    El Expreso is a bus company with service to nine US states, including Illinois, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. Their buses have TV screens for onboard entertainment, outlets, complimentary WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning, and most of their staff is fluent in English and Spanish.

Which bus carrier has the best service to Omaha?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Omaha by bus with Burlington Trailways giving them a 4.7 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Express Arrow had the most comfortable bus service to Omaha taking into account the seats and amenities that Express Arrow offers. They rate Express Arrow a 4.3 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Omaha punctually, travelers suggest that Windstar Lines has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Omaha, rating them a 5 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a bus ticket to Omaha?

$18.15 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Omaha, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Omaha. In the last month, buses from Fremont to Omaha had the lowest average price at $18.38.

Where is the bus station in Omaha, NE?

The busiest bus station in Omaha is Burlington Trailways Terminal. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Omaha are:

  • Burlington Trailways Terminal
  • Omaha - Eppley Airfield
  • TBC Omaha

What is the closest airport to Omaha, NE?

The closest airport to Omaha is Eppley Airfield (OMA), it is located 6.5 miles from the city center of Omaha.

Is Omaha a popular bus travel destination?

Omaha ranks number 6 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 586 in United States. Omaha has the most bus connections in the region. There are 23 bus schedules arriving in Omaha each day.

What is the population of Omaha?

The population of Omaha is 443885. Omaha ranks number 1 in terms of population in Nebraska and number 148 in all of United States.

How much do bus tickets to Omaha cost?

Bus tickets to Omaha range from $18 for a short trip to Omaha, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Omaha starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Omaha can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $78.

What type of traveler does Omaha attract?

Solo travelers choose to travel by bus to Omaha for its affordable fares and because of the safe and convenient experience that they note in their reviews.

What bus station is located closest to the city center of Omaha?

The closest bus station to the city center of Omaha is Burlington Trailways Terminal, located just 3.1 miles away. Select Burlington Trailways Terminal as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Omaha. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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