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Journey Information

There are 19 intercity buses per day from Waco to Austin. Traveling by bus from Waco to Austin usually takes around one hour and 46 minutes, but the fastest Tornado Bus bus can make the trip in just one hour and 20 minutes.

Distance95 mi (154 km)
Shortest duration1h 20m
Cheapest price$21.99
Trips per day19
Most frequent serviceTornado Bus
Bus lines3

How much is a bus ticket from Waco to Austin?

Bus tickets for a trip from Waco to Austin cost $25.22 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15MayJun

Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Waco to Austin is expected to be between $27 and $36. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is May 29, 2024, when tickets are available for May 29, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $27.

Monthly avg. prices

$75$60$45$30$15JJASONDJFMAM
Bus tickets from Waco to Austin are at their cheapest average price in March. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $32. On the other hand, traveling on this route during August might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for August trips cost $52, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 16 days in advance to save $16.78 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Waco to Austin?

There are 3 bus lines from Waco to Austin available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 11 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
FlixBus US51h 49m$27.19
Greyhound41h 48m$27.54
Tornado Bus111h 32m$63.21
  • 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 5 trips per day from Waco to Austin, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 4 bus trips from Waco to Austin every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 48 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Austin usually start from $22.

  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of one hour and 46 minutes to cover the 95 miles from Waco to Austin. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 20 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus 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.

Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday 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.

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

There are 19 scheduled buses that travel from Waco to Austin 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 Waco to Austin without transferring.

City Information

Waco

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Waco, TX - WAO-1

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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.

Austin

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Austin is the capital of the Lone Star State and one of the best vacation destinations in Texas. Known as Texas’s “weird” city, Austin is famous for being the southern mecca for the arts. In addition to being a hot spot for both emerging and established artists from Texas and the surrounding states, Austin is well known for its eclectic live music scene. In addition, the University of Texas’ main campus is located in Austin, which makes the city a popular destination for young people from all over the world, keeping it vibrant at all times. It’s no surprise that it ranks among the top party cities in the U.S.

While you’re in town, make sure to stop by the hip South Congress neighborhood to shop at the trendy boutiques and grab some grub at the authentically Austin restaurants. Since Austin is one of the best craft beer cities in the country, you won’t regret checking out some of the local breweries too. After that, head over to Lady Bird Lake and rent a kayak for a relaxing paddling session on the water, or simply go for a walk on the picturesque Hike & Bike Trail. Finally, spend the night bar hopping along the pedestrian-only Sixth Street.

While the Austin airport is located on the outskirts of the city, the main train station is right in the heart of downtown. Similarly, the two bus stations that serve Austin are located close to the city center, making ground transportation the more convenient way to travel in and out of town.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Waco?

Main departure station: 1900 Speight Ave

Buses to Austin leave from 3 stations in Waco.

All bus stations in Waco:

  • 1900 Speight Ave

  • 301 South 8th St

  • 1020 S 5th St

Where does the bus arrive in Austin?

Main arrival station: 711 E Ben White Blvd

Buses arrive in Austin at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Austin:

  • 711 E Ben White Blvd

  • Eastside Bus Plz

  • Downtown Austin

  • South Congress - 710 E Ben White Blvd.

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