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Journey Information

Austin to Dallas bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$17.00
Shortest Duration2h 55m
Trips per day10
Bus lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Why take the bus instead of driving yourself?

There are a number of reasons why it might make more sense to take the bus from Austin to Dallas than simply driving yourself. For one thing, you won’t have to worry about finding parking at your destination. Especially if you’re staying in downtown Dallas, commuting by bus will save you the time of having to find a secure parking lot, and the money you’d end up paying for it.

Traveling by bus is also a better use of your time. When you drive your own car, you have to pay close attention to the road, and will often find yourself stuck in traffic. (This is especially true along I35, which tends to see a lot of construction.) On the bus, you can sleep, stream a TV show or work on your laptop using the bus’s free WiFi.

How long does the bus ride take from Austin to Dallas?

Bus rides from Austin to Dallas typically average about 3.5 hours depending on traffic. Autobuses Torres is the quickest carrier on this route, averaging closer to 3 hours. On a day with little traffic, the fastest you could expect to make the commute would be about 2 hours and 25 minutes in duration.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Austin to Dallas right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Austin to Dallas?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $17.00 was the low point for bus fares from Austin to Dallas. Buses from Dallas to Austin are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $17.00 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 26 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $25.06 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 3 hours and 21 minutes to cover the 182 miles (293 kilometers) from Austin, TX to Dallas, TX. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 55.2 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Austin?

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Austin to Dallas, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 10 scheduled buses that travel from Austin to Dallas every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 16 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Austin to Dallas; ticket prices start at $15.00.

What bus companies travel from Austin to Dallas?

There are 3 bus lines from Austin, Texas to Dallas, Texas. With 8 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
El Expreso Bus13h 35m$44.22
Greyhound33h 19m$23.32
Tornado Bus83h 21m$44.21

Book El Expreso Bus from Austin to Dallas from $38. Typically there is one El Expreso Bus schedule per day from Austin to Dallas and you can expect on average to pay $44 for a El Expreso Bus ticket to Dallas. In Austin, El Expreso Bus departs to Dallas from 711 E Ben White Blvd, In Dallas, El Expreso Bus arrives at 501 E Jefferson Blvd and 2 other stations. An average trip on El Expreso Bus from Austin to Dallas takes 3 hours and 35 minutes, while the fastest available El Expreso Bus trip will get you to Dallas in 2 hours and 55 minutes, On weekends, El Expreso Bus offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Dallas.

Book Greyhound from Austin to Dallas from $17. There are 3 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Austin to Dallas and you can expect on average to pay $23 for a Greyhound ticket to Dallas. In Austin, Greyhound departs to Dallas from Bus Terminal - 916 E Koenig Ln, In Dallas, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 205 S Lamar St, An average trip on Greyhound from Austin to Dallas takes 3 hours and 19 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Dallas in 2 hours and 55 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Dallas.

Book Tornado Bus from Austin to Dallas from $38. There are 8 trips per day offered by Tornado Bus from Austin to Dallas and you can expect on average to pay $44 for a Tornado Bus ticket to Dallas. In Austin, Tornado Bus departs to Dallas from 711 E Ben White Blvd, In Dallas, Tornado Bus arrives at 501 E Jefferson Blvd and 2 other stations. An average trip on Tornado Bus from Austin to Dallas takes 3 hours and 21 minutes, while the fastest available Tornado Bus trip will get you to Dallas in 2 hours and 55 minutes, On weekends, Tornado Bus offers 17 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Dallas.

Where does the bus leave from in Austin?

Austin, Texas has two bus stations with service to Dallas, Texas:

  • 711 E Ben White Blvd
  • Bus Terminal - 916 E Koenig Ln

Where does the bus arrive in Dallas?

Buses arrive in Dallas at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Dallas, Texas:

  • 501 E Jefferson Blvd
  • Tornado Bus Station - 8630 E RL Thornton Fwy
  • Bus Terminal - 205 S Lamar St
  • 535 E Jefferson Blvd

Price trends for buses from Austin to Dallas

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15FebMar

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5MAMJJASONDJF

Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Austin, TX to Dallas, TX

(Based on 13 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

Prasad

January 19, 2020 - Solo travel

Megabus

Wifi speed could be improvedWifi speed could be improved

5.0

Peter

September 16, 2019 - Solo travel

Megabus

Pros: Everything, I was very impressed!yo. Cons: You could have a route to Galveston. Pros: Everything, I was very impressed!yo. Cons: You could have a route to Galveston.

5.0

Erina

September 2, 2019 - Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: Booking it was easy and quick. Cons: WiFi on bus didn’t work or it wasn’t free. Tips: Be aware of holiday traffic, it can affect arrival time. Pros: Booking it was easy and quick. Cons: WiFi on bus didn’t work or it wasn’t free. Tips: Be aware of holiday traffic, it can affect arrival time.

5.0

Scarllet

June 24, 2019 - Visiting friends

Megabus

Pros: Company staff very organized in getting everyone all set for the trip. Cons: Wi-Fi. Pros: Company staff very organized in getting everyone all set for the trip. Cons: Wi-Fi.

5.0

Valentine

May 26, 2019 - Vacation

OurBus

Pros: everything! the bus was so clean and the seats were really comfortable. The driver was also really nice! i never want to use greyhound again. Cons: n/a. Pros: everything! the bus was so clean and the seats were really comfortable. The driver was also really nice! i never want to use greyhound again. Cons: n/a.

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