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About Tornado Bus Company

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. It is currently active on 3814 routes connecting 226 cities. On average, there are 22,933 trips per month with prices ranging between $5.00 to $4,445.00.

Contact Tornado Bus Company

Phone number: MX: 1 (800) 601-6559Phone number: US: 1 (469) 227-2652Email: [email protected]

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Tornado Bus Company bus coverage

Daily Trips1,638
stations236
cities226
countries2

Tornado Bus Company bus amenities

Tornado Bus
Air conditioningAir conditioning
RestroomRestroom
Power outletPower outlet
WiFiWiFi

What travelers are saying about Tornado Bus Company

Here’s what Wanderu users who have booked trips with Tornado Bus Company had to say about their travel experience.

Traveling During COVID-19

"I felt safe even during the pandemic with the mask guideline enforced."
based on 14 reviews

Onboard Experience

"Easy to access the wifi."
based on 29 reviews
"Very nice employees and they tried to be as accommodating as possible."
based on 43 reviews
"Best deals I've seen for travel."
based on 46 reviews
"Bus was on time for departure and arrival."
based on 44 reviews
"Seating was comfy and had plenty of room."
based on 41 reviews
"Very clean bus!"
based on 45 reviews

Tornado Bus Company Routes & Network

Tornado Bus Company’s bus network features 3814 bus routes that connect 226 cities serving 236 stations. On average, Tornado Bus Company performs about 1638 bus trips every day. The top cities to which Tornado Bus Company offers the highest number of daily bus service include Dallas and Austin.

Top Cities Served by Tornado Bus Company

CityRouteEarliest busLatest bus
Dallas55:00 am4:30 am
Houston35:30 am4:30 am
El Paso35:30 am4:05 am
Austin55:00 am4:30 am
Midland16:30 am1:45 am
San Antonio55:00 am4:55 am
McAllen15:45 am4:55 am
Chicago46:30 am4:45 am
Laredo75:00 am4:55 am

Top States Served by Tornado Bus Company

StateCities ServedDaily TripsTop city
Guanajuato1315Celaya
Arkansas443Little Rock
Louisiana852Lafayette
Alabama659Birmingham
Tennessee348Nashville
North Carolina16210Charlotte
Texas31496Austin
Florida47362Orlando
Illinois12198Chicago

Tornado Bus Company reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Tornado Bus Company

(Based on 59 reviews)

4.0
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

3.9

Timeliness

4.2

Staff

4.2

Value

3.7

Condition

4.2

Tornado Bus Company passenger reviews

4.0

Geofrey

September 21, 2021- Solo travel

Dallas to Midland

Pros: Affordable, friendly. Cons: Phone charging ports. Tips: It's worthy it.

Pros: Affordable, friendly. Cons: Phone charging ports. Tips: It's worthy it.

5.0

William

September 14, 2021- Solo travel

Fort Worth to El Paso

Pros: Everything. Cons: ? Tips: It gets pretty cold. Wear a warm jacket or bring a warm blanket. Also...take a small pillow.

Pros: Everything. Cons: ? Tips: It gets pretty cold. Wear a warm jacket or bring a warm blanket. Also...take a small pillow.

3.0

William

September 10, 2021- Solo travel

El Paso to Fort Worth

Pros: It got me where I was going on time. Cons: More space when seated. Tips: Be on time, especially if they stop for a short break. If you are late returning to the bus, they leave you behind. They adhere strictly to schedule!

Pros: It got me where I was going on time. Cons: More space when seated. Tips: Be on time, especially if they stop for a short break. If you are late returning to the bus, they leave you behind. They adhere strictly to schedule!

5.0

Godfrey

August 14, 2021- Business

Rosenberg to Laredo

Pros: On time, polite driver. Cons: Keep the good work👍.

Pros: On time, polite driver. Cons: Keep the good work👍.

4.0

Godfrey

July 31, 2021- Business

Rosenberg to Laredo

Pros: Keeping to the scheduled time Also the driver was polite and friendly. Cons: Delay because vehicle was overheated. Tips: Worth the money.

Pros: Keeping to the scheduled time Also the driver was polite and friendly. Cons: Delay because vehicle was overheated. Tips: Worth the money.

Most popular Tornado Bus Company routes

The bus from Dallas to Austin is Tornado Bus Company’s most popular route. Trips from Odessa to Dallas and McAllen to Dallas are also highly popular.

Top Tornado Bus Company routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Dallas to Austin183h 22m$53
Odessa to Dallas26h 15m$80
McAllen to Dallas210h 1m$69
Midland to Houston211h 12m$107
Houston to San Antonio113h 51m$48
Houston to Laredo156h 26m$53
El Paso to Dallas210h 46m$69
Midland to Dallas25h 43m$69
Houston to Dallas64h 51m$53

Tornado Bus Company Cancellation Policy

Tornado Bus tickets are non-refundable and cannot be cancelled after you have completed your booking. It’s always smart to double check your trip details before completing your booking, especially for non-refundable tickets.

If you need to change your travel plans, you can reschedule your ticket up until 2 hours before the bus departs by contacting Tornado at 1 (469) 227-2652.Tickets can be exchanged for a different date within 90 days of the originally scheduled travel date, and a $5 USD fee will apply.

Wanderu also offers an affordable trip protection option by Allianz Global Assistance that you can purchase when booking your tickets. In addition to 24-hour assistance during your trip and helpful benefits if the bus is delayed, trip protection can help you get your money back in case your travel plans change. If you cannot travel on your bus trip due to covered reasons such as extreme weather, illness, or required work shifts, you can file a claim to be reimbursed by Allianz.

Tornado Bus Company Bus Guide & FAQs

How many bags can you bring onto the bus?

According to the luggage policy, each passenger can bring two checked bags and one carry-on item for free. Checked luggage must be under 40 pounds each, while carry-on bags must weigh under 25 pounds and fit in the overhead bin. Tornado Bus requires that all luggage and carry-on items have a tag with the passenger's information.

Does Tornado Bus have WiFi?

Yes, Tornado Bus Company offers WiFi on their buses. Although most trips with Tornado Bus Company will have WiFi as advertised, some buses might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Tornado Bus Company WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Are there power outlets or USB plugs on the bus?

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Tornado Bus Company buses. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a USB power adapter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since Tornado Bus Company might sometimes use replacement bus vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

What is the Tornado Bus schedule?

Tornado Bus schedules vary from route to route. Currently, there are about 1638 buses on an average day. However, the best way to find the exact schedule for your desired trip is to use the search tool on this page.

Can you pick up will call tickets at the station?

No, Tornado Bus Company does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.

Do you need an ID to get on the bus?

Yes, Tornado Bus Company requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the bus. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.

What are Tornado Bus Company’s COVID-19 policies?

Visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide to view the most up-to-date information about Tornado Bus Company’s cleaning protocols and adjusted ticket change policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Are there bathrooms on the bus?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Tornado Bus Company buses. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Are meals or beverages available?

Tornado Bus Company does not offer meals or beverages onboard. We recommend you bring a drink and some snacks for your trip. We also suggest packing a reusable water bottle with you to reduce your impact on the environment. However, note that most buses do not allow you to bring your own alcoholic drinks.

Do you have to print your Tornado Bus ticket?

Yes, Tornado Bus Company requires that all passengers have printed tickets to board the bus. When you book with Wanderu and activate your account, you will be able to easily find and download your tickets for most buses.

Does Tornado Bus Company offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Tornado Bus Company focuses on delivering a great travel experience at a low price and currently does not offer premium features like extra legroom or onboard entertainment. But these days, between your laptop, tablet, smartphone and e-reader, you’re the master of your own entertainment even on longer journeys.

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