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Journey Information

San Antonio to Dallas bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$23.00
Shortest Duration4h 25m
Trips per day10
Bus lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to get from San Antonio to Dallas?

The best way to get from San Antonio to Dallas is by bus. There are 6 bus carriers that cover this route, and Greyhound leads the pack with 10 daily trips. The average price for a bus ticket on this route is about $15.

For comparison, if you travel by train, you’d have to take the Amtrak Texas Eagle. The average train ticket runs about $35, and the duration is around 8 hours and 20 minutes because of the roundabout path the train takes. Alternatively, traveling by bus only takes about 5 hours and 18 minutes.

Is San Antonio to Dallas a good day-trip?

San Antonio to Dallas would not make for a very good day-trip. The bus ride takes more than 5 hours, which consumes most of the day. That means a round-trip would take you more than 10 hours of travel, which would not leave you enough time to fully enjoy Dallas. Instead, we recommend staying overnight and returning to San Antonio the following day — or, even better, stay the full weekend.

Is Dallas cheaper than San Antonio?

San Antonio is actually a cheaper city for travelers than Dallas. Taxes in San Antonio are 14% lower than the national average. A lot of people prefer San Antonio better because the city is more condensed and walkable, whereas Dallas is rather sprawling. Food and drink prices are more expensive in Dallas as well — a pint of domestic beer averages $4.25 in Dallas, whereas you can expect almost a dollar less in San Antonio.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $23.00 was the low point for bus fares from San Antonio to Dallas. Buses from Dallas to San Antonio are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $23.00 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 $20.56 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 5 hours and 17 minutes to cover the 252 miles (406 kilometers) from San Antonio, TX to Dallas, TX. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 25.2 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?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from San Antonio to Dallas 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, 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 San Antonio?

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from San Antonio to Dallas, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 10 scheduled buses that travel from San Antonio to Dallas every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 15 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 San Antonio to Dallas; ticket prices start at $19.00.

What bus companies travel from San Antonio to Dallas?

There are 3 bus lines from San Antonio, Texas to Dallas, Texas. With 7 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 50m$44.19
Greyhound46h 19m$30.51
Tornado Bus74h 53m$44.18

Book El Expreso Bus from San Antonio to Dallas from $38. Typically there is one El Expreso Bus schedule per day from San Antonio to Dallas and you can expect on average to pay $44 for a El Expreso Bus ticket to Dallas. In San Antonio, El Expreso Bus departs to Dallas from Tornado Bus Station, In Dallas, El Expreso Bus arrives at 501 E Jefferson Blvd and one other station. An average trip on El Expreso Bus from San Antonio to Dallas takes 5 hours and 50 minutes, while the fastest available El Expreso Bus trip will get you to Dallas in 4 hours and 25 minutes, On weekends, El Expreso Bus offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Dallas.

Book Greyhound from San Antonio to Dallas from $23. There are 4 trips per day offered by Greyhound from San Antonio to Dallas and you can expect on average to pay $31 for a Greyhound ticket to Dallas. In San Antonio, Greyhound departs to Dallas from Bus Terminal - 500 N St Marys St, In Dallas, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 205 S Lamar St, An average trip on Greyhound from San Antonio to Dallas takes 6 hours and 19 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Dallas in 4 hours and 25 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Dallas.

Book Tornado Bus from San Antonio to Dallas from $38. There are 7 trips per day offered by Tornado Bus from San Antonio to Dallas and you can expect on average to pay $44 for a Tornado Bus ticket to Dallas. In San Antonio, Tornado Bus departs to Dallas from Tornado Bus Station, In Dallas, Tornado Bus arrives at 501 E Jefferson Blvd and 2 other stations. An average trip on Tornado Bus from San Antonio to Dallas takes 4 hours and 53 minutes, while the fastest available Tornado Bus trip will get you to Dallas in 4 hours and 25 minutes, On weekends, Tornado Bus offers 16 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Dallas.

Where does the bus leave from in San Antonio?

San Antonio, Texas has two bus stations with service to Dallas, Texas:

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

Where does the bus arrive in Dallas?

Buses arrive in Dallas at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Dallas, Texas:

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

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from San Antonio, TX to Dallas, TX

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Norma

August 14, 2020 - Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: that the trip was almost direct. Cons: That in these times there are not many passengers on the bus. Tips: That they should not bring animals. Pros: that the trip was almost direct. Cons: That in these times there are not many passengers on the bus. Tips: That they should not bring animals.

3.0

Scott

August 3, 2019 - Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: It was cheaper than flying. Cons: Leave on time. Pros: It was cheaper than flying. Cons: Leave on time.

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