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McAllen - Dallas Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from McAllen to Dallas. Traveling by bus from McAllen to Dallas usually takes around 8 hours and 30 minutes, but the fastest Tornado Bus bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 34.8 minutes.

Distance462 mi (744 km)
Shortest duration7h 35m
Cheapest price$85.00
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceTornado Bus
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from McAllen to Dallas

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)




April 11, 2022- Solo travel

El Expreso Bus

Pros: Very clean bus, the driver was very professional and he made the scheduled arrival time. Cons: Everything was goid. Tips: Try this bus line they performance is outstanding.

Pros: Very clean bus, the driver was very professional and he made the scheduled arrival time. Cons: Everything was goid. Tips: Try this bus line they performance is outstanding.



October 12, 2021- Visiting family

El Expreso Bus

Pros: The bus ride was very smooth&relaxable.The bus conductor was very professional. Cons: Im very satisfied with Tornado bus line.

Pros: The bus ride was very smooth&relaxable.The bus conductor was very professional. Cons: Im very satisfied with Tornado bus line.

Price trends for buses from McAllen to Dallas

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What bus companies travel from McAllen to Dallas?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from McAllen to Dallas that you can compare and book on Wanderu. However, each company only runs one bus per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
El Expreso Bus19h 6m$85.00
Tornado Bus18h 3m$85.00
  • 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 McAllen to Dallas trip is $85 on El Expreso Bus, and they usually make the trip in just 9 hours and 6 minutes.

  • 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 McAllen to Dallas, Tornado operates 1 scheduled trips per day with prices starting from $85.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 30 minutes to cover the 462 miles from McAllen to Dallas. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 34.8 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Dallas at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave McAllen?

The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from McAllen to Dallas, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Dallas are there per day?

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

City Information


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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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in McAllen?

Main departure station: 1501 W Highway 83

Most buses depart from the main station in McAllen.

All bus stations in McAllen:

  • 1501 W Highway 83

Where does the bus arrive in Dallas?

Main arrival station: 535 E Jefferson Blvd

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Dallas.

All bus stations in Dallas:

  • 535 E Jefferson Blvd

  • Tornado Bus Station - 8630 E RL Thornton Fwy

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