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Journey Information

There are 18 intercity buses per day from Brownsville to Austin. Traveling by bus from Brownsville to Austin usually takes around 10 hours and 40 minutes, but the fastest Tornado Bus bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance302 mi (486 km)
Shortest duration5h 55m
Cheapest price$45.48
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Brownsville to Austin

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Charles

December 27, 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: The bus trip was ahead of schedule. Everything about the travel was great!! Cons: I think everything was fine. Tips: No.

How much is a bus ticket from Brownsville to Austin?

Bus tickets for a trip from Brownsville to Austin cost $53.61 on average. Tickets cheaper than $53.61 are an excellent bargain. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

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If you're planning to travel by bus from Brownsville to Austin in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $47 to $59. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on July 11, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Austin this week, bus tickets are available starting at $49.

Monthly avg. prices

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Taking the bus from Brownsville to Austin is usually cheapest in May, when the average ticket price is only $49. If you're planning to take the bus from Brownsville to Austin during September, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $66. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

What bus companies travel from Brownsville to Austin?

There are 3 bus lines from Brownsville to Austin available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 11 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 US710h 27m$59.78
Greyhound1110h 47m$59.72
Tornado Bus15h 55m$90.00
  • 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 7 trips per day from Brownsville to Austin, 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 11 bus trips from Brownsville to Austin every day, with the average journey taking around 10 hours and 47 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Austin usually start from $45.

  • 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 10 hours and 40 minutes to cover the 302 miles from Brownsville to Austin. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 55 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.

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.

The first bus leaves at 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Brownsville to Austin, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 18 scheduled buses that travel from Brownsville to Austin every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 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, TX - AUS-1

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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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Brownsville?

Main departure station: Brownsville Bus Station

Brownsville has two bus stations with service to Austin.

All bus stations in Brownsville:

  • Brownsville Bus Station

  • Tornado Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Austin?

Bus Terminal - 916 E Koenig Ln - AUSGLI-0

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Main arrival 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

  • Downtown Austin

  • South Congress - 710 E Ben White Blvd.

  • 711 E Ben White Blvd

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