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San Antonio to Dallas, TX bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$1.00
Shortest Duration4h 25m
Trips per day10
Bus lines5
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Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
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August 3, 2019Visiting family
It was cheaper than flying
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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.

How much is a bus ticket from San Antonio to Dallas?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $16.66 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 $16.66 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 29 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $26.85 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 5 hours and 23 minutes to cover the 252 miles (406 kilometers) from San Antonio to Dallas. 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?

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave San Antonio?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am 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 10 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, TX; ticket prices start at $30.00.

What bus companies travel from San Antonio to Dallas?

There are 5 bus lines from San Antonio to Dallas. With 4 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 Bus25h 10m$60.00
Greyhound45h 13m$26.49
Megabus25h 37m$18.13
Tornado Bus95h 0m$60.00
Turimex Internacional35h 29m$42.00

Where does the bus leave from in San Antonio?

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

  • Bus Terminal - 500 N St Marys St
  • Tornado Bus Station
  • Parking Lot - 840 Probandt St
  • Of Turimex Intl

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:

  • Bus Terminal - 205 S Lamar St
  • 501 E Jefferson Blvd
  • DART E Transfer Ctr - 330 N Olive St
  • Tornado Bus Station - 8630 E RL Thornton Fwy

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