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Journey Information

There are 10 intercity buses per day from Waco to Dallas. Traveling by bus from Waco to Dallas usually takes around one hour and 41 minutes, but the fastest Tornado Bus bus can make the trip in just one hour and 25.2 minutes.

Distance87 mi (140 km)
Shortest duration1h 25m
Cheapest price$14.99
Trips per day13
Most frequent serviceTornado Bus
Bus lines5

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Waco to Dallas

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)




August 13, 2019- Visiting friends


Very fair price, competent driver who kept us informed.

Very fair price, competent driver who kept us informed.

How much is a bus ticket from Waco to Dallas?

The average price for a bus ticket to Dallas is $16.58, This is a superb deal on a bus trip, one of the best that we have seen. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Waco to Dallas is expected to range from $15 to $56. If you are looking to travel to Dallas within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $31. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $15 and can be found on June 9, 2022.

Monthly average prices


The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in April. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $21 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Waco to Dallas in June, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $47 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


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 19 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $19.23 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Waco to Dallas?

There are 5 bus lines from Waco to Dallas available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 9 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 Bus21h 55m$56.04
FlixBus US21h 40m$17.72
RedCoach First Class11h 30m$35.74
Tornado Bus91h 50m$55.89
Turimex Internacional11h 38m$41.78
  • 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 Waco to Dallas trip is $55 on El Expreso Bus, and they usually make the trip in just 1 hours and 55 minutes.

  • 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 Waco to Dallas, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • RedCoach First Class

    RedCoach First Class

    Red Coach is an American bus company headquartered in Orlando, FL and one of the most prominent ground travel providers in the United States. Red Coach buses are some of the best in the industry, featuring large reclining seats, extra legroom, flat screen TVs, as well as free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. Red Coach First Class is one of the most luxurious way to travel featuring 21 inch wide seats that recline up to 140 degrees, footrests and 2 included checked bags. For journeys from Waco to Dallas, Red Coach’s schedule offers 1 bus trips every day with prices starting from $15.
  • 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 Waco to Dallas, Tornado operates 9 scheduled trips per day with prices starting from $55.
  • Turimex Internacional

    Turimex Internacional

    Book Turimex Internacional from Waco to Dallas from $41. Typically there is one Turimex Internacional schedule per day from Waco to Dallas and you can expect on average to pay for a Turimex Internacional ticket to Dallas. In Waco, Turimex Internacional departs to Dallas from 1500 S 18th St . In Dallas, Turimex Internacional arrives at 501 E Jefferson Blvd .

    An average trip on Turimex Internacional from Waco to Dallas takes 1 hours and 38 minutes , while the fastest available Turimex Internacional trip will get you to Dallas in 1 hours and 25 minutes .

    On weekends, Turimex Internacional offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Dallas.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The bus takes an average of one hour and 41 minutes to cover the 87 miles from Waco to Dallas. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 25.2 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.

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, 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 Waco?

The first bus leaves at 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Waco 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 Waco to Dallas every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 13 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 Waco to Dallas; ticket prices start at $33.50.

City Information


Waco, TX - WAO-0

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Waco, TX - WAO-1

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Waco, TX - WAO-2

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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.


Dallas, TX - DAL-0

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Dallas, TX - DAL-1

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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 Waco?

Main departure station: 1500 S 18th St

Buses to Dallas leave from 3 stations in Waco.

All bus stations in Waco:

  • 1500 S 18th St

  • 1020 S 5th St

  • Baylor University - Exxon Gas Station

Where does the bus arrive in Dallas?

Main arrival station: Tornado Bus Station - 8630 E RL Thornton Fwy

Buses arrive in Dallas at 6 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Dallas:

  • Tornado Bus Station - 8630 E RL Thornton Fwy

  • 535 E Jefferson Blvd

  • Omni Dallas Hotel - Pegasus Pizza Bus Stop

  • 4500 Harry Hines Blvd (Holiday Inn Market Ctr, rear lot)

  • 2424 Swiss Ave (Lizard Lounge)

  • 501 E Jefferson Blvd

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