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Journey Information

There are 23 intercity buses per day from Dallas to Austin. Traveling by bus from Dallas to Austin usually takes around 3 hours and 26 minutes, but the fastest Turimex bus can make the trip in 3 hours,

Distance182 mi (293 km)
Shortest duration3h 0m
Cheapest price$19.99
Trips per day23
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines5

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Dallas to Austin

(Based on 30 ratings and reviews)




September 13, 2023- Visiting family

RedCoach First Class

Pros: The trip was easy and affordable. The bus driver was wonderful! Cons: Have movies as an option....arrive on time...depart on signage so that we know where the bus picks up passengers...have benches to sit while waiting for a late bus...have water and peanuts (small snacks).



December 27, 2022- Visiting family


Pros: It’s was a smooth ride and good air conditioning. Cons: designated seats so you can be seated with the people you came with. Tips: bring headphones.



August 10, 2022- Visiting friends

RedCoach First Class

Pros: It was very calm and safe. Cons: A price a little lowered. Tips: A blackout curtain.



July 24, 2022- Solo travel

RedCoach First Class

Pros: I liked that I could easily recline back comfortably while charging my phone, and enjoying a snack provided by the bus. Cons: Maybe an announcement of common courtesy: a man loudly took his phone call on the bus and we all listened to him complaining to his friend over the phone for an hour straight. It made the ride unpleasant. Tips: Bring a pillow- you could literally sleep comfortably on this bus!



June 19, 2022- Vacation

RedCoach First Class

Original take off time was 9:00am. We showed up at 8:45 as suggested by the email we received. By 9:10am, bus had not shown up. Called and 800 number stated time moved back to 10:00am and we “should “ have received an email notifying us of this. We did not receive an email and therefore were there in “plenty” of time. If using this company, I would call day before to confirm your actual time!

How much is a bus ticket from Dallas to Austin?

Bus tickets for a trip from Dallas to Austin cost $27.47 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. 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


If you're planning to travel by bus from Dallas to Austin in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $24 to $37. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on October 3, 2023.

If you’re looking to travel to Austin this week, bus tickets are available starting at $27.

Monthly average prices

Taking the bus from Dallas to Austin is usually cheapest in September, when the average ticket price is only $28. If you're planning to take the bus from Dallas to Austin during February, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $39. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches


Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 23 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $18.54 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Dallas to Austin?

There are 5 bus lines from Dallas to Austin available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 12 daily trips, FlixBus US 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 US123h 38m$37.58
Greyhound73h 31m$34.66
RedCoach Business13h 7m$58.32
RedCoach First Class23h 5m$55.16
Turimex33h 9m$46.97
  • 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 12 trips per day from Dallas 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 7 bus trips from Dallas to Austin every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 31 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Austin usually start from $20.

  • Book RedCoach Business from Dallas to Austin from $20. Typically there is one RedCoach Business schedule per day from Dallas to Austin and you can expect on average to pay for a RedCoach Business ticket to Austin. In Dallas, RedCoach Business departs to Austin from Omni Dallas Hotel - Pegasus Pizza Bus Stop . In Austin, RedCoach Business arrives at 516 E 5th St .

    An average trip on RedCoach Business from Dallas to Austin takes 3 hours and 7 minutes , while the fastest available RedCoach Business trip will get you to Austin in 3 hours and 0 minutes .

  • RedCoach offers a premium travel option called First Class, emphasizing quality and comfort for passengers. The transportation company operates primarily in Texas and has a modern fleet with features such as air conditioning, extra legroom, and 21-inch wide reclining seats. First Class buses also offer restrooms, complimentary WiFi, and power outlets for device charging during the journey.

  • Turimex is a Mexican intercity coach company that operates across the Mexico-US border and is part of the Grupo Senda transportation company. The company is headquartered in Monterrey and offers services to combat high temperatures with air conditioning. The buses also have onboard restrooms, WiFi, and movie screenings for passengers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Greyhound does provide service from Dallas to Austin. Tickets for this route average about $19. Greyhound offers 13 daily trips, with an average duration of 3 hours and 24 minutes. The fastest possible time is 2 hours and 50 minutes.
There are multiple bus carriers that go from Dallas to Austin. Megabus, Turimex Internacional, Autobuses Torres, El Expreso Bus and Tornado Bus all provide bus routes to Austin. Autobuses Torres averages the fastest time for this route, at 2 hours and 50 minutes, while Megabus and Greyhound offer the best prices, with tickets averaging about $19.
The best way to travel from Dallas to Austin is by bus. There are more options when traveling by bus, making it easier to find a time that fits your travel schedule. The Amtrak Texas Eagle is the only rail option from Dallas to Austin, but tickets average $30 and the duration is about 6.5 hours. Bus travel is much faster, averaging closer to 3 hours.

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 26 minutes to cover the 182 miles from Dallas to Austin. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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.

Because many passengers travel from Dallas to Austin at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Dallas to Austin, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 23 scheduled buses that travel from Dallas to Austin every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Dallas to Austin without transferring.

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

City Information


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Dallas is one of the most vibrant and modern cities in Texas, as well as one of the state's best vacation destinations. While it is one of the foremost business, telecommunications and transportation hubs in the United States, Dallas is also one of the most exciting cities when it comes to culture and nightlife opportunities.

When you are planning a trip to Dallas, make sure you leave time in your schedule to check out some of the city’s world-famous museums. Some must-visits include The Sixth Floor Museum (that commemorates the assassination of John F. Kennedy), the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

If you want some fresh air and a feast to the eyes, you must visit the remarkable Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, which boasts one of the best botanical collections in the entire country. And if you are after some tasty grub and good people watching, then head to Stone Street Gardens, a row of restaurants located on a charming red brick strip surrounded with tons of greenery.

Both the main train station in Dallas, the Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station, and the main bus station are located in the heart of the city’s downtown historic district just a few blocks away from each other. That makes it super convenient to travel to Dallas from various places in Texas and the rest of the U.S. or Mexico. The stations’ central location also allows for an easy transfer to and from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport that is located pretty far outside the city.


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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 Dallas?

Bus Terminal - 205 S Lamar St - DALGLI-0

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Main departure station: Bus Terminal - 205 S Lamar St

The Dallas Greyhound Station is a bustling departure point for nearly 350 bus trips each day. Via Greyhound and Amtrak buses, passengers can make their way to major in-state cities like Houston, San Antonio, and Austin, and even travel as far north as Toronto. There is a Pizza Hut Express and coffee shops within the station and, thanks to its central location in Dallas’ historic downtown, the Greyhound station is within a half-mile of over 20 additional dining choices. Travelers can easily connect to train service in Dallas, with a quick walk to Amtrak’s Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station a few blocks away.

All bus stations in Dallas:

  • Bus Terminal - 205 S Lamar St

  • 2424 Swiss Ave (Lizard Lounge)

  • 4500 Harry Hines Blvd (Holiday Inn Market Ctr, rear lot)

  • Sabor a La Mexicana

  • Omni Dallas Hotel - Pegasus Pizza Bus Stop

Where does the bus arrive in Austin?

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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.

  • Austin Academy Sports & Outdoors

  • 516 E 5th St

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