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About Tornado Bus Company

Tornado Bus is a bus company from the Lone Star State that's been operating for 30 years. Well-known locally for its brightly colored coaches splashed with English and Spanish phrases, Tornado Bus connects passengers with destinations across Texas and Mexico. Their bus service connects 260 cities such as Houston, McAllen, San Antonio, and the international border at El Paso.

Tornado Bus has a fleet of modern single-decker and double-decker vehicles. These buses offer onboard WiFi, a good amount of leg room, much-needed air conditioning, restrooms, and power outlets so that passengers can recharge their electronic devices while on the move and not miss a minute of their favorite Netflix series.

Rated as one of the best bus companies in the region, Tornado Bus was ranked fifth in the 2022 Wanderu Passengers' Choice Award in the southwest. Travelers rate the company for the comfort of their buses, the ease of connecting devices to the onboard WiFi, staff friendliness, and safety when traveling.

Tornado Bus has been an official Wanderu partner since 2017, ensuring it's a simple process to find and book journeys without any unexpected fees. Use Wanderu to check schedules, and discover deals for Tornado Bus trips.

 #5 Best Ground Travel Provider in the Southwest
 #5 Best Ground Travel Provider in the Southwest

Tornado Bus Company Amenities

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Tornado Bus Company bus coverage

Daily Trips2,366

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 38 reviews

Onboard Experience

"Easy to access the wifi."
based on 49 reviews
"Very nice employees and they tried to be as accommodating as possible."
based on 70 reviews
"Best deals I've seen for travel."
based on 73 reviews
"Bus was on time for departure and arrival."
based on 62 reviews
"Seating was comfy and had plenty of room."
based on 66 reviews
"Very clean bus!"
based on 72 reviews

Tornado Bus Company reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Tornado Bus Company

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Tornado Bus Company passenger reviews



August 4, 2022- Couples trip

Monterrey to Houston

Pros: Drivers were professional. Cons: More space between seats. Tips: Be ready for a cold trip, they keep the temperature very cold and a jacket is needed especially for the elder.

Pros: Drivers were professional. Cons: More space between seats. Tips: Be ready for a cold trip, they keep the temperature very cold and a jacket is needed especially for the elder.



July 9, 2022- Visiting friends

Midland to Dallas

Pros: Fast and safe. Cons: Excellent. Tips: Nice ride.

Pros: Fast and safe. Cons: Excellent. Tips: Nice ride.


Cynthia R

April 9, 2022- Visiting family

Shreveport to Dallas

Pros: Fast and easy. Cons: Na. Tips: Na.

Pros: Fast and easy. Cons: Na. Tips: Na.



March 24, 2022- Business

San Antonio to Houston

Schedule pick up time and arrival time need more adjustments due to traffic and other issues like custom.

Schedule pick up time and arrival time need more adjustments due to traffic and other issues like custom.


Cynthia R

March 19, 2022

Shreveport to Dallas

Pros: Friendly driver, nice clean bus, smooth ride, no complications. Cons: N/A. Tips: Use this service.

Pros: Friendly driver, nice clean bus, smooth ride, no complications. Cons: N/A. Tips: Use this service.

Tornado Bus Company Routes & Network

Tornado Bus Company’s bus network features 7917 bus routes that connect 260 cities serving 273 stations. On average, Tornado Bus Company performs about 2366 bus trips every day. The top cities to which Tornado Bus Company offers the highest number of daily bus service include Odessa and Dallas.

Top Cities Served by Tornado Bus Company

CityRouteEarliest busLatest bus
Dallas15:23 am4:56 am
Houston15:00 am4:56 am
El Paso15:23 am4:56 am
San Antonio15:00 am4:56 am
Austin15:30 am4:40 am
McAllen15:23 am4:56 am
Midland16:00 am2:30 am
Chicago16:00 am4:45 am
Laredo15:30 am4:50 am

Most popular Tornado Bus Company routes

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

Top Tornado Bus Company routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Odessa to Dallas26h 15m$90
Dallas to Austin93h 24m$63
McAllen to Dallas38h 35m$85
Houston to San Antonio63h 40m$58
Houston to Laredo96h 17m$63
Houston to Dallas24h 22m$63
Midland to Houston211h 12m$116
Midland to Dallas25h 45m$79
El Paso to Dallas210h 45m$95

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 (888) 358-6762.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 2366 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.

Cheap Tornado Bus Company tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 2,366 Tornado Bus Company trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Tornado Bus Company tickets start at just $5.63. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

How do I get the best deal on Tornado Bus Company tickets?

Wanderu is the best place to score cheap Tornado Bus Company tickets. Wanderu offers the lowest available fares every day and charges no extra booking fees. Plus, you can compare Tornado Bus Company prices with trips offered by other bus companies to be sure you’re getting the best deal on your tickets!

Pro travelers know that booking your ticket well in advance is key to finding the lowest price. Ticket prices normally go up the closer you get to the travel date, so don’t miss out on a good deal when you see one. If you can be flexible with your travel date, you can also get cheap tickets by traveling on weekdays instead of weekends.

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