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Journey Information

Dallas to Austin bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$17.00
Shortest Duration3h 0m
Trips per day12
Bus lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Greyhound have a route from Dallas to Austin?

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.

Is there more than one bus carrier that goes from Dallas to Austin?

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.

Is it better to travel by bus or train from Dallas to Austin?

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.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $18.00 was the low point for bus fares from Dallas to Austin. Buses from Austin to Dallas are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $18.00 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 24 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $32.98 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 3 hours and 34 minutes to cover the 182 miles (293 kilometers) from Dallas, TX to Austin, TX. 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.

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

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Austin. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Dallas?

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Dallas to Austin, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 12 scheduled buses that travel from Dallas to Austin 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 Dallas to Austin; ticket prices start at $15.00.

What bus companies travel from Dallas to Austin?

There are 3 bus lines from Dallas, Texas to Austin, Texas. With 10 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 26m$61.17
Greyhound54h 7m$25.64
Tornado Bus103h 22m$57.76

Where does the bus leave from in Dallas?

Buses to Austin leave from multiple locations in Dallas, Texas. These are the 3 most popular bus stations:

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

Where does the bus arrive in Austin?

Buses arrive in Austin at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Austin, Texas:

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

Price trends for buses from Dallas to Austin

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 10 ratings and reviews)

4.3

4.0

Kathy

February 28, 2020 - Vacation

Megabus

Pros: Quick and easy. Loved taking Megabus but the bathrooms....No. Cons: Again, fix the bathrooms or close them up. Tips: Pee before you leave. The restrooms at the station were clean and neat. (Downtown Dallas). Pros: Quick and easy. Loved taking Megabus but the bathrooms....No. Cons: Again, fix the bathrooms or close them up. Tips: Pee before you leave. The restrooms at the station were clean and neat. (Downtown Dallas).

5.0

Hevi

February 2, 2020 - Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: Got there fast and safe! Cons: None. Tips: Very fast route ! Pros: Got there fast and safe! Cons: None. Tips: Very fast route !

4.0

Brittany

December 27, 2019 - Visiting friends

Megabus

Pros: I arrived safely and the trip took as long as anticipated, despite a 30 minute departure delay. Cons: More communication around delays. None of the customers I spoke with knew what was happening. Tips: No. Pros: I arrived safely and the trip took as long as anticipated, despite a 30 minute departure delay. Cons: More communication around delays. None of the customers I spoke with knew what was happening. Tips: No.

4.0

Sahil Adil

November 26, 2019 - Solo travel

Megabus

The washroom could be more cleaner and it was hard to sign in for the Wi-Fi.The washroom could be more cleaner and it was hard to sign in for the Wi-Fi.

5.0

Ana

October 24, 2019 - Solo travel

Megabus

Pros: WiFi or tv did not work! Cons: WiFi and tv. Pros: WiFi or tv did not work! Cons: WiFi and tv.

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