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Journey Information

There are 11 intercity buses per day from San Antonio to Waco. Traveling by bus from San Antonio to Waco usually takes around 3 hours and 29 minutes, but the fastest Tornado Bus bus can make the trip in 3 hours,

Distance167 mi (269 km)
Shortest duration3h 0m
Cheapest price$20.00
Trips per day11
Most frequent serviceTornado Bus
Bus lines5

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

Typically $21.87 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Waco. At this price a bus trip is a cheap way to travel from San Antonio to Waco. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in October. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $23 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from San Antonio to Waco in July, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $50 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 16 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $34.93 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from San Antonio to Waco?

There are 5 bus lines from San Antonio to Waco available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. 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 Bus23h 31m$68.25
FlixBus US23h 51m$35.33
OurBus23h 58m$20.04
Tornado Bus73h 3m$67.72
Turimex33h 27m$55.06
  • El Expreso Bus

    El Expreso Bus

    El Expreso is a bus company with service to nine US states, including Illinois, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. Their buses have TV screens for onboard entertainment, outlets, complimentary WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning, and most of their staff is fluent in English and Spanish.

  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 2 trips per day from San Antonio to Waco, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • OurBus

    OurBus

    OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets starting from $20, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from San Antonio to Waco if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • Tornado Bus

    Tornado Bus

    Tornado Bus is a Texan bus company operating in Texas and Mexico. Their bus service connects cities such as Houston, McAllen, San Antonio, and the international border at El Paso. Their buses offer onboard WiFi, plenty of leg room, air conditioning, restrooms, and power outlets.

  • Turimex

    Turimex

    Book Turimex from San Antonio to Waco from $55. There are 3 trips per day offered by Turimex from San Antonio to Waco and you can expect on average to pay for a Turimex ticket to Waco. In San Antonio, Turimex departs to Waco from 706 W Southcross Blvd . In Waco, Turimex arrives at 1500 S 18th St .

    An average trip on Turimex from San Antonio to Waco takes 3 hours and 27 minutes , while the fastest available Turimex trip will get you to Waco in 3 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, Turimex offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Waco.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from San Antonio 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.

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 San Antonio to Waco?

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 29 minutes to cover the 167 miles from San Antonio to Waco. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 1:00pm. To see the times for all buses from San Antonio to Waco, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve Waco each day?

There are 11 scheduled buses that travel from San Antonio 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 San Antonio to Waco without transferring.

City Information

San Antonio

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San Antonio is a fast-growing city located in the southwest corner of the Texas Triangle. In addition to the alluring year-round warm weather, San Antonio offers a blend of rich history with contemporary attractions and cuisine.

If there's one thing to remember from your trip to San Antonio, it’s the Alamo! This 18th century fortress is one of five Spanish missions in the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, all of which are connected by a scenic hiking and biking trail. If history isn't your thing, the River Walk along the San Antonio River is a much livelier spot. This shaded path is lined with shops and restaurants, and you could spend an entire day strolling, shopping, and eating along the river. Don't sleep on the riverside bars, either – San Antonio is one of the cheapest drinking cities in the U.S. so you can bar-hop to your heart’s (and your wallet’s) delight.

Traveling with little ones? San Antonio is home to the San Antonio Zoo, SeaWorld, and Six Flags Fiesta Texas, any one of which will provide a thrilling adventure with no screen time required. Visitors of all ages will find treasures at Historic Market Square, the largest Mexican market in the U.S., where handcrafted art from local artisans is available alongside authentic Mexican food.

San Antonio is one of the biggest cities in the Lone Star State, so it is very easy to travel to other Texas destinations like Austin, Houston, and Dallas by bus or by train, or to destinations farther afield through the San Antonio International Airport.

Waco

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Waco lies deep in Texas' heartland, and it is one of the most culturally unique cities in the state, offering a real treat to all travelers. You might be familiar with Waco thanks to the influence of Chip & Joanna Gaines (of Fixer Upper fame). To see the Gaines' full impact on Waco, visit the Magnolia Market At The Silos, a premier shopping area for locals and tourists alike. Here you can buy plenty of unique home decor items, and you can even go picnicking with your friends on the green fields within the area!

Waco is also comparatively famous for its many antique stores, so don't hesitate to check out local favorites such as La Salle Shoppes and Junque in the Trunk. You should also consider visiting the famous Dr. Pepper Museum and exploring the secrets behind the nation's most popular soft drink.

Waco offers a wide range of culinary options for tourists. If you are into a delectable breakfast with your friends and family, check out Magnolia Table (yes, that's in Magnolia Market!). For the best BBQ dishes around, don't miss out on Jasper's BBQ.

Although train service does not go directly into Waco, you can connect to Amtrak via several intercity bus lines or simply take a bus to destinations throughout Texas and beyond. Air travel is provided by Waco Regional Airport, about 6 miles away from the city.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in San Antonio?

Main departure station: Tornado Bus Station

Buses to Waco leave from 5 stations in San Antonio.

All bus stations in San Antonio:

  • Tornado Bus Station

  • 706 W Southcross Blvd

  • Pearl District - 612 Avenue A

  • San Antonio Downtown River Walk

  • 1301 E Commerce Street

Where does the bus arrive in Waco?

Main arrival station: 1500 S 18th St

Buses arrive in Waco at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Waco:

  • 1500 S 18th St

  • 1020 S 5th St

  • 213 Mary Avenue

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