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Journey Information

There are 24 intercity buses per day from Dallas to Austin. Traveling by bus from Dallas to Austin usually takes around 3 hours and 42 minutes, but the fastest El Expreso Bus bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 58.2 minutes.

Distance182 mi (293 km)
Shortest duration2h 58m
Cheapest price$16.99
Trips per day30
Most frequent serviceTornado Bus
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Dallas to Austin

(Based on 23 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Jean

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 a...

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!

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4.0

Charles

June 9, 2022- Business

Greyhound

Pros: On time and the bus was clean and cool. Cons: Seats are small.

Pros: On time and the bus was clean and cool. Cons: Seats are small.

5.0

Mijkl

March 13, 2022- Solo travel

RedCoach First Class

Pros: it was fast and easy and i didnt have to drive! Cons: it was a peaceful bus experience. Maybe put a few beds in? Tips: take this busline.

Pros: it was fast and easy and i didnt have to drive! Cons: it was a peaceful bus experience. Maybe put a few beds in? Tips: take this busline.

4.0

Sravani

February 17, 2022- Visiting family

RedCoach First Class

Pros: Everything was clean and neat and the employee was very nice and helpful for everyone. Cons: The wifi was not there . I even can't see the username to login the wifi.. You guys must improve the wifi . Yesterday I haven't got the wifi in the whole travel. In wifi ...

Pros: Everything was clean and neat and the employee was very nice and helpful for everyone. Cons: The wifi was not there . I even can't see the username to login the wifi.. You guys must improve the wifi . Yesterday I haven't got the wifi in the whole travel. In wifi issue the rating is 0 even i can't see the username to login.. so improve the wifi connection.

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4.0

Angela

November 11, 2021- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: Greyhound buses have come a long way. It was a smooth, enjoyable trip. You can't beat the price. Cons: To be on par with other travel options (buses), I would suggest a quick sweep and trash retrieval before the bus leaves on another journey.

Pros: Greyhound buses have come a long way. It was a smooth, enjoyable trip. You can't beat the price. Cons: To be on par with other travel options (buses), I would suggest a quick sweep and trash retrieval before the bus leaves on another journey.

How much is a bus ticket from Dallas to Austin?

$22.63 is the average price of a bus ticket from Dallas to Austin. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Dallas to Austin is expected to range from $22 to $39. If you are looking to travel to Austin within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $33. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $22 and can be found on July 19, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in December. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $25 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Dallas to Austin in June, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $34 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 27 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $21.23 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Dallas to Austin?

There are 4 bus lines from Dallas to Austin available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. 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 Bus33h 29m$62.92
FlixBus US53h 52m$24.87
Greyhound93h 47m$28.41
Tornado Bus103h 24m$62.92
  • El Expreso Bus

    El Expreso Bus

    El Expreso Bus, a sub-brand of Tornado Bus Company, operates intercity bus trips in the United States, plus several routes that cross the border into Mexico. The carrier’s professional and helpful staff are often fluent in both English and Spanish. El Expreso buses feature comfortable seats, onboard restrooms, power outlets, and free WiFi. The average ticket price for a Dallas to Austin trip is $63 on El Expreso Bus, and they usually make the trip in just 3 hours and 29 minutes.

  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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 Dallas to Austin, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 9 bus trips from Dallas to Austin every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 47 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Austin usually start from $20.

  • Tornado Bus

    Tornado Bus

    Tornado Bus is a regional bus company that primarily serves the southern United States and Mexico. Founded in 1993, Tornado Bus Company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. For Tornado travel from Dallas to Austin, Tornado operates 10 scheduled trips per day with prices starting from $63.

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 during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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.

How long is the bus ride from Dallas to Austin?

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 42 minutes to cover the 182 miles from Dallas to Austin. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 58.2 minutes. 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.

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

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by buses from Dallas to Austin on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Thursday. Thursday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Dallas?

The first bus leaves at 7:00am 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.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 24 scheduled buses that travel from Dallas to Austin every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 30 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.

City Information

Dallas

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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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Dallas?

Main departure station: 535 E Jefferson Blvd

Buses to Austin leave from 5 stations in Dallas.

All bus stations in Dallas:

  • 535 E Jefferson Blvd

  • Tornado Bus Station - 8630 E RL Thornton Fwy

  • Bus Terminal - 205 S Lamar St

  • 2424 Swiss Ave (Lizard Lounge)

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

Where does the bus arrive in Austin?

Main arrival station: 711 E Ben White Blvd

Buses arrive in Austin at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Austin:

  • 711 E Ben White Blvd

  • Eastside Bus Plz

  • South Congress - 710 E Ben White Blvd.

  • Downtown - 720 E 6th St

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