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Journey Information

Dallas to San Antonio bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$23.00
Shortest Duration4h 20m
Trips per day10
Bus lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a Megabus from Dallas to San Antonio?

Yes, Megabus does go between Dallas and San Antonio. There are 2 daily Megabus trips from Dallas, Texas, to San Antonio, Texas, which cost an average of $16.92.

Is there Uber in San Antonio, Texas?

Yes, the rideshare company Uber operates in and around San Antonio. Uber resumed operating in San Antonio in October 2015 after a 6-month long hiatus.

Is San Antonio closer to Houston or Dallas?

San Antonio, Texas, is closer to Houston than it is to Dallas. Houston and San Antonio are 197 miles apart by road, while Dallas is 274 miles from San Antonio by road. The fastest bus from Dallas to San Antonio takes just over 4 hours.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Dallas to San Antonio 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 San Antonio?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $25.18 was the low point for bus fares from Dallas to San Antonio. Buses from San Antonio to Dallas are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $25.18 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 23 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $35.63 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 5 hours and 21 minutes to cover the 252 miles (406 kilometers) from Dallas, TX to San Antonio, TX. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 19.8 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

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.

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 San Antonio, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 10 scheduled buses that travel from Dallas to San Antonio 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 San Antonio; ticket prices start at $19.00.

What bus companies travel from Dallas to San Antonio?

There are 3 bus lines from Dallas, Texas to San Antonio, Texas. With 9 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 Bus15h 49m$61.83
Greyhound45h 53m$31.88
Tornado Bus95h 14m$64.61

Where does the bus leave from in Dallas?

Buses to San Antonio 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 San Antonio?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in San Antonio, Texas:

  • Tornado Bus Station
  • Bus Terminal - 500 N St Marys St

Price trends for buses from Dallas to San Antonio

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20JanFeb

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Dallas, TX to San Antonio, TX
4.7
Based on 3 ratings and reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
5.0
Value
4.5
Condition
4.5
Norma
4.0
August 17, 2020Solo travel
Pros
that it was very quiet and was always on time.that it was very quiet and was always on time.
Cons
there is more space between the front seat and the back seat. They are very close.there is more space between the front seat and the back seat. They are very close.
Tips
No, they were all very respectful.No, they were all very respectful.
Ellen
5.0
July 27, 2019Visiting family
Pros
I really liked the driver. He made great announcements and he was very personable and professional. I really liked the driver. He made great announcements and he was very personable and professional.
Cons
The toilet was an atrocity. I have never smelled anything that badly. The odor was absorbed into my clothing and I washed my pants and took a long hot shower, when I came home from San Antonio. It was gross. The toilet was an atrocity. I have never smelled anything that badly. The odor was absorbed into my clothing and I washed my pants and took a long hot shower, when I came home from San Antonio. It was gross.
Tips
Make sure you pack a small meal, because you may visit a bus station that does not have vendors or a restaurant. Make sure you pack a small meal, because you may visit a bus station that does not have vendors or a restaurant.

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Turimex Internacional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
3.0
Condition
4.0
Xinyi
5.0
July 24, 2019Business
Pros
The driver was very nice to me. He knew that I couldn't speak Spanish, so he came to me and repeat what he said in English. Thanks to him I didn't miss anything. The driver was very nice to me. He knew that I couldn't speak Spanish, so he came to me and repeat what he said in English. Thanks to him I didn't miss anything.
Cons
We were one hour late, and I was catching an airplane. Luckily it only took me 20 min to go through the security check, but it still freaked me out. I was wondering if we could add a stop at the airport. We were one hour late, and I was catching an airplane. Luckily it only took me 20 min to go through the security check, but it still freaked me out. I was wondering if we could add a stop at the airport.
Tips
Most of the travelers and the driver spoke Spanish. Even the movies were also in Spanish. I felt a little bit lost in the beginning, but the driver talked to me in English after broadcasting. As long as you let the driver know ahead of time you should be good. Most of the travelers and the driver spoke Spanish. Even the movies were also in Spanish. I felt a little bit lost in the beginning, but the driver talked to me in English after broadcasting. As long as you let the driver know ahead of time you should be good.

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