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Journey Information

McAllen to Austin bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$50.00
Shortest Duration6h 5m
Trips per day2
Bus lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $51.00 was the low point for bus fares from McAllen to Austin. Buses from Austin to McAllen are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $51.00 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 25 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $7.09 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 7 hours and 59 minutes to cover the 282 miles (454 kilometers) from McAllen, TX to Austin, TX. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 4.8 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?

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, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave McAllen?

The first bus leaves at 12:00pm and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from McAllen to Austin, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from McAllen to Austin. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

What bus companies travel from McAllen to Austin?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from McAllen, Texas to Austin, Texas. However, each company only runs one bus per day. We've compiled their average prices and journey times for easy comparison:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound18h 18m$54.43
Tornado Bus16h 5m$58.60

Where does the bus leave from in McAllen?

Most buses depart from the main station in McAllen, Texas:

  • Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Austin?

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

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

Price trends for buses from McAllen to Austin

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20JanFeb

Monthly average prices

$75$60$45$30$15FMAMJJASONDJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from McAllen, TX to Austin, TX
5.0
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
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