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Journey Information

Austin to Dallas bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$1.00
Shortest Duration2h 55m
Trips per day15
Bus lines5
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Price trends for buses from Austin to Dallas

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20JulJul

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Austin to Dallas
4.5
Based on 13 reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 40 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.4
Staff
3.4
Value
4.2
Condition
3.8
Erina
5.0
September 2, 2019Solo travel
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.

Based on 5 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 25 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.8
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.3
Prasad
4.0
January 19, 2020Solo travel
Cons
Wifi speed could be improved
Peter
5.0
September 16, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Everything, I was very impressed!yo
Cons
You could have a route to Galveston.
Scarllet
5.0
June 24, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Company staff very organized in getting everyone all set for the trip.
Cons
Wi-Fi

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with OurBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
2.3
Staff
4.7
Value
4.7
Condition
4.7
Valentine
5.0
May 26, 2019Vacation
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
Alejandra
3.0
May 26, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Overall it was great the bus was great and the driver was nice and friendly.
Cons
I would say there would need some improvements in the driving and promise to the consumer. We did not recurve all of the amenities promised and after the first stop it was extremely bumpy like to where we were jumping in our seats even with our belts
Tips
You’ll get a different bus every time beware
Viviana
5.0
April 28, 2019Vacation
Pros
Was on time, very comfortable

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. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their 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, $10.55 was the low point for bus fares from Austin to Dallas. Buses from Dallas to Austin are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $10.55 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 29 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $29.13 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 to Dallas. 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?

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Austin?

The first bus leaves at 1:00am 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 15 scheduled buses that travel from Austin to Dallas every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 15 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 5 bus lines from Austin to Dallas. With 13 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 Bus23h 30m$58.53
Greyhound43h 16m$21.54
Megabus33h 29m$17.48
Tornado Bus133h 24m$61.04
Turimex Internacional23h 37m$34.00

Where does the bus leave from in Austin?

Buses to Dallas leave from multiple locations in Austin, Texas. These are the 4 most popular bus stations:

  • 711 E Ben White Blvd
  • Bus Terminal - 916 E Koenig Ln
  • 1500 San Jacinto Blvd
  • 1140 Airport Blvd

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
  • Bus Terminal - 205 S Lamar St
  • Tornado Bus Station - 8630 E RL Thornton Fwy
  • DART E Transfer Ctr - 330 N Olive St

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