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About Austin

Austin is the capital of the Lone Star State. Known as Texas’s “weird” city, Austin is famous for being the southern mecca for the arts. In addition to being a hot spot for both emerging and established artists from Texas and the surrounding states, Austin is well known for its eclectic live music scene. In addition, the University of Texas’ main campus is located in Austin, which makes the city a popular destination for young people from all over the world, keeping it vibrant at all times. It’s no surprise that it ranks among the top party cities in the U.S.

While you’re in town, make sure to stop by the hip South Congress neighborhood to shop at the trendy boutiques and grab some grub at the authentically Austin restaurants. Since Austin is one of the best craft beer cities in the country, you won’t regret checking out some of the local breweries too. After that, head over to Lady Bird Lake and rent a kayak for a relaxing paddling session on the water, or simply go for a walk on the picturesque Hike & Bike Trail. Finally, spend the night bar hopping along the pedestrian-only Sixth Street.

While the Austin airport is located on the outskirts of the city, the main train station is right in the heart of downtown. Similarly, the two bus stations that serve Austin are located close to the city center, making ground transportation the more convenient way to travel in and out of town.

Station Information

Bus Terminal - 916 E Koenig Ln - AUSGLI-0

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Travelers to and from the capital of Texas will likely stop through the bus station at 916 E Koenig Lane. Located in Austin’s quaint North Loop neighborhood, and with close proximity to several main highways, this station serves bus trips from both Greyhound and Jefferson Lines. The station has a comfortable seating area inside, along with restrooms and vending machines for on-the-go snacks. Takeout restaurants, coffeeshops, and a range of stores surround the station for those seeking heartier food options before or after their bus trip.

Popular bus stations in Austin:

  • Eastside Bus Plz

  • Downtown Austin

  • South Congress - 710 E Ben White Blvd.

  • Austin Academy Sports & Outdoors

  • 516 E 5th St

What bus companies travel to Austin, Texas?

Located in Texas, Austin is accessible by bus from 157 other cities. You can choose from 678 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Austin on Wanderu. FlixBus US usually has the most buses on any given day.

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

Bus companies serving Austin

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US63522h 25m$125.27
Turimex53h 1m$45.77
Greyhound46h 40m$44.55
RedCoach First Class43h 19m$54.52
RedCoach Business32h 49m$37.48
  • 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.

  • Turimex is a Mexican intercity coach company that operates across the Mexico-US border and is part of the Grupo Senda transportation company. The company is headquartered in Monterrey and offers services to combat high temperatures with air conditioning. The buses also have onboard restrooms, WiFi, and movie screenings for passengers.

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus 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 buses are outfitted with power outlets, free WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning for your comfort.

  • RedCoach offers a premium travel option called First Class, emphasizing quality and comfort for passengers. The transportation company operates primarily in Texas and has a modern fleet with features such as air conditioning, extra legroom, and 21-inch wide reclining seats. First Class buses also offer restrooms, complimentary WiFi, and power outlets for device charging during the journey.

Which bus carrier has the best service to Austin?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Austin by bus with RedCoach First Class giving them a 4.8 rating out of 5.

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

$7.99 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Austin, 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 Austin. In the last month, buses from Temple to Austin had the lowest average price at $9.99.

The busiest bus station in Austin is Eastside Bus Plz. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Austin are:

  • Eastside Bus Plz
  • Downtown Austin
  • South Congress - 710 E Ben White Blvd.
The closest airport to Austin is Austin Bergstrom Intl Airport (AUS), it is located 6.7 miles from the city center of Austin.
Austin ranks number 73 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 649 in United States. Austin ranks number 4 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Austin via bus service. On average 121 direct daily bus trips serve Austin.
The population of Austin is 931830. Austin ranks number 12 in terms of population in Texas and number 187 in all of United States.
Bus tickets to Austin range from $13 for a short trip to Austin, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Austin starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Austin 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 $30.
People who take the bus to Austin are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a bus last minute make taking a bus to Austin easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.
The closest bus station to the city center of Austin is 516 E 5th St, located just 0.3 miles away. Select 516 E 5th St as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Austin. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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