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Austin - Midland Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 6 intercity buses per day from Austin to Midland. Traveling by bus from Austin to Midland usually takes around 14 hours and 12 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 10 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance283 mi (455 km)
Shortest duration10h 20m
Cheapest price$63.48
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines3

How much is a bus ticket from Austin to Midland?

Bus tickets for a trip from Austin to Midland cost $64.23 on average. While it’s a bit pricey for a bus ticket, it’s still significantly more cost-effective than flying. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly avg. prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Austin to Midland, mark your calendar for May. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $118. However, taking the bus from Austin to Midland during September is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $185. The best way to find deals on a trip in September is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

What bus companies travel from Austin to Midland?

There are 3 bus lines from Austin to Midland available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 5 daily trips, Greyhound 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
FlixBus US514h 40m$190.74
Greyhound514h 12m$141.67
Tornado Bus413h 0m$130.00
  • 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. On average, FlixBus US operates 5 trips per day from Austin to Midland, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 performs about 5 bus trips from Austin to Midland every day, with the average journey taking around 14 hours and 12 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Midland usually start from $63.

  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 14 hours and 12 minutes to cover the 283 miles from Austin to Midland. However, the fastest bus only takes 10 hours and 20 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

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.

The first bus leaves at 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Austin to Midland, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Austin to Midland every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 4 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

City Information

Austin

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Austin is the capital of the Lone Star State and one of the best vacation destinations in Texas. 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.

Midland

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Midland is famous because of Interstate 20, a highway where millions of cars pass through every year. However, Midland is not just a city to breeze by. It's also suitable for a couple of night's stay. It has lots of things to offer, such as galleries, parks, historic sites, and shopping areas, as well as some sports-oriented fun and entertainment.

If you would like to know more about Midland's history, visit the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum. There's also the Alamo’s first bell located at the Haley Library that's worth checking out. Other museums of interest include the Midland County Historical Museum and Museum of the Southwest.

Those who love the outdoors will surely enjoy Midland's many parks, nature centers, and golf courses. Over at Beal Park and C.J. Kelley Park, visitors can try their hand at fishing. For golfing, the go-to places are the Midland Country Club and Hogan Park Golf Course. Nature trips, on the other hand, are best experienced at the Sibley Nature Center.

Nightlife and entertainment never run dry in Midland at all. For sumptuous food, check out Bourbon Street downtown and Rockin' Rodeo at Loop 250. If you want to do some specialty shopping or are looking for seasonal gifts, drop by the Alldredge Gardens – you'll definitely find what you're looking for.

There isn't a shortage of transportation options at Midland, since it is located right at Interstate 20. There are shuttle services, taxis, and EZ-Rider buses running all over the city. Midland is served by the Midland International Air and Space Port – good luck booking a seat on a spaceship, though. You might have a better shot with ground travel like Tornado Bus and El Expreso Bus to travel from Midland to destinations throughout Texas and beyond.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Austin?

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Main departure station: Eastside Bus Plz

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.

All bus stations in Austin:

  • Eastside Bus Plz

  • 711 E Ben White Blvd

  • Downtown Austin

  • South Congress - 710 E Ben White Blvd.

Where does the bus arrive in Midland?

Main arrival station: Midland Odessa

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Midland.

All bus stations in Midland:

  • Midland Odessa

  • Whataburger - 2217 E Interstate 20

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