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Trips per day64
bus lines3
Stations3
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About Waco

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.

Station Information

The station at 301 South 8th Street is a hub for local transit within Waco, as well as for Amtrak and Jefferson Lines buses. Intercity routes from Waco reach some of the best destinations in Texas, like Houston, Austin, and Dallas, plus further destinations all over the country. The brick station is open every day, and inside you’ll find an ATM, vending machines, restrooms, and an information desk. Ideally located in downtown Waco, the station is only one block from the famous Magnolia Market and its insta-ready silos, home goods, bakery, and more.

Popular bus stations in Waco:

  • 301 South 8th St

  • 1020 S 5th St

  • 1900 Speight Ave

What bus companies travel to Waco, Texas?

Located in Texas, Waco is accessible by bus from 10 other cities. You can choose from 64 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Waco on Wanderu. Greyhound usually has the most buses on any given day.

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

Bus companies serving Waco

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US22410h 7m$70.54
Greyhound135h 57m$50.47
Tornado Bus133h 0m$70.29
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Which bus carrier has the best service to Waco?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Waco by bus with Tornado Bus giving them a 5 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Tornado Bus had the most comfortable bus service to Waco taking into account the seats and amenities that Tornado Bus offers. They rate Tornado Bus a 4 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

$9.99 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Waco, 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 Waco. In the last month, buses from Temple to Waco had the lowest average price at $11.03.

The busiest bus station in Waco is 301 South 8th St. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Waco are:

  • 301 South 8th St
  • 1020 S 5th St
  • 1900 Speight Ave
The closest airport to Waco is Waco Regional Airport (ACT), it is located 6.6 miles from the city center of Waco.
Waco ranks number 17 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 369 in United States. Waco ranks number 9 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Waco via bus service. On average 41 direct daily bus trips serve Waco.
The population of Waco is 132356. Waco ranks number 16 in terms of population in Texas and number 191 in all of United States.
Bus tickets to Waco range from $10 for a short trip to Waco, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Waco starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Waco 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 $38.
People who take the bus to Waco 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 Waco 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 Waco is 301 South 8th St, located just 0.9 miles away. Select 301 South 8th St as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Waco. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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