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Dallas to Waco bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$14.00
Shortest Duration1h 30m
Trips per day4
Bus lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Dallas to Waco 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.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

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 much is a bus ticket from Dallas to Waco?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $15.00 was the low point for bus fares from Dallas to Waco. Buses from Waco to Dallas are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $15.00 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 16 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $12.29 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 1 hour 55 minutes to cover the 87 miles (140 kilometers) from Dallas, TX to Waco, TX. However, the fastest bus only takes 1 hour 30 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short trip.

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

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Dallas to Waco for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Waco, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Dallas?

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

How many buses are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Dallas to Waco 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 Texas to Texas without transferring.

What bus companies travel from Dallas to Waco?

There are 3 bus lines from Dallas, Texas to Waco, Texas. With 3 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
El Expreso Bus11h 45m$43.87
Greyhound31h 57m$19.90
Tornado Bus61h 45m$40.22

Book El Expreso Bus from Dallas to Waco from $44. Typically there is one El Expreso Bus schedule per day from Dallas to Waco and you can expect on average to pay $44 for a El Expreso Bus ticket to Waco. In Dallas, El Expreso Bus departs to Waco from Tornado Bus Station - 8630 E RL Thornton Fwy and one other station. In Waco, El Expreso Bus arrives at 1500 S 18th St, An average trip on El Expreso Bus from Dallas to Waco takes 1 hours and 45 minutes, while the fastest available El Expreso Bus trip will get you to Waco in 1 hours and 30 minutes,

Book Greyhound from Dallas to Waco from $14. There are 3 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Dallas to Waco and you can expect on average to pay $20 for a Greyhound ticket to Waco. In Dallas, Greyhound departs to Waco from Bus Terminal - 205 S Lamar St, In Waco, Greyhound arrives at 301 South 8th St, An average trip on Greyhound from Dallas to Waco takes 1 hours and 57 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Waco in 1 hours and 30 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $22 for a weekend trip to Waco.

Book Tornado Bus from Dallas to Waco from $38. There are 6 trips per day offered by Tornado Bus from Dallas to Waco and you can expect on average to pay $40 for a Tornado Bus ticket to Waco. In Dallas, Tornado Bus departs to Waco from Tornado Bus Station - 8630 E RL Thornton Fwy and 2 other stations. In Waco, Tornado Bus arrives at 1500 S 18th St, An average trip on Tornado Bus from Dallas to Waco takes 1 hours and 45 minutes, while the fastest available Tornado Bus trip will get you to Waco in 1 hours and 30 minutes, On weekends, Tornado Bus offers 8 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $38 for a weekend trip to Waco.

Where does the bus leave from in Dallas?

Buses to Waco leave from multiple locations in Dallas, Texas. These are the 4 most popular bus stations:

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

Where does the bus arrive in Waco?

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

  • 301 South 8th St
  • 1500 S 18th St

Price trends for buses from Dallas to Waco

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10FebMar

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

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