• Posted on January 19, 2022 in Buses Travel

    Charter a Bus from Dallas to Las Vegas

    At more than 1,200 miles, the trip from Dallas to Las Vegas is a long one but well worth the trek for big groups. Traveling by plane can be difficult and oftentimes expensive for large groups, so how else are you going to get to Sin City from DFW? That’s where Shofur comes in with private multi-state charter bus rental transportation. Keep on reading to learn more about traveling between Dallas and Vegas with a group and why a personal bus rental is the best way to hit the road.

    A Shofur charter bus

    How to Travel Between Dallas and Las Vegas

    Organizing airfare and a plane ride for relatively small groups is no sweat but if you’ve got a large group going to Vegas for a group vacation or other occasion, renting a charter bus is a simple and cost-efficient alternative. Shofur provides personalized group transportation services for long-distance trips across the country. A private minibus or full-size bus rental is an easy way to have everyone travel together without the hassle of booking group airfare, transporting endless luggage to the airport, and worrying if everyone will make the flight on time. When you rent a private charter bus, you’ll have a dedicated ride working with your group’s size, unique itinerary, and specific schedule.

    Worried about comfort on such a long drive? Charter buses offer peak comfort compared to cramped planes or personal vehicles. You’ll have plenty of legroom, plush reclining seats, and even premium amenities like WiFi, TVs with DVD players, personal climate controls, and USB/power outlets.

    When you make such a long trip by charter bus, you can also open in some stops along your itinerary as well as some much-needed rest at lodging, of course. Just keep in mind that your charter bus driver will need to rest 8 hours for every 10 hours of driving, meaning you can take your time, make a few stops, and see the scenery. Call 1-800-436-8719 to talk with a Shofur expert and get a free, customized bus rental quote.


    The main and most-traveled route from Dallas to Las Vegas will take your group on US-287 N and I-40 W. This route clocks in at just over 18 hours and will take you through North Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and into Nevada. Depending on your starting point in Dallas, this route may include some tolls.

    If you want to take a slightly different route and stop in different towns in North Texas, your group can opt to take I-20 and I-40 through Abilene and Lubbock. This route is toll-free and will tack on about 30 minutes to your drive. You can also take US-84 W and I-40 W, which will only take you through Lubbock but may include tolls. Expect this route to add 30 to 40 minutes onto your drive.

    Suggested Stop: Amarillo, TX or Lubbock, TX

    Distance from Dallas: 5.5 hours or 365 miles

    Distance from Las Vegas: 12-13 hours or 895 miles

    Groups sticking to the quickest route between Dallas and Las Vegas will ride through Amarillo, while groups taking an alternative route will go through Lubbock. If you have some time to spare, here are a few stops to consider in both Amarillo and Lubbock:

    Palo Duro Canyon State Park in Amarillo, Texas


    Amarillo is the largest city in the Texas Panhandle and is home to a few unique attractions for your group to see. Make a stop at Cadillac Ranch, one of Texas’s coolest and most iconic public art installations made up of painted junk cars. Outdoorsy groups may want to stop at Palo Duro Canyon State Park. This park houses one of the largest canyons in the country and has more than 60 miles of trails perfect for everything from light to strenuous hikes. Even if you’re not looking to break a sweat, the rock formations in the canyon would make breathtaking backdrops for group photos.


    Groups interested in museum-hopping may enjoy a stop in Lubbock. This northwestern Texas city is home to one-of-a-kind museums like the Buddy Holly Center, American Windmill Museum, National Ranching Heritage Center, and Silent Wings Museum. Interested in prairie dog spotting? Okay, maybe that’s not on your agenda but the local Lubbock prairie dogs are pretty cute and you can visit them at Prairie Dog Town.

    Suggested Stop: Albuquerque, NM and Santa Fe, NM

    Distance from Dallas: 9.5 hours or 650 miles

    Distance from Las Vegas: 8.5 hours or 576 miles

    Regardless of which route you take, you’ll eventually end up on I-40. You’ll go directly through the center of Albuquerque and can even make a stop in New Mexico’s capital of Santa Fe if you have additional time for an hour driving detour.

    Air balloons in flight at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta event at New Mexico


    Albuquerque is New Mexico’s largest city, which means there’s a long list of things to see and do as you travel. Old Town Albuquerque is the perfect location for groups of history lovers to explore the ways that Native American and Spanish cultures have influenced this historic neighborhood. You’ll also find a variety of museums like the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and the Petroglyph National Monument dedicated to teaching visitors about native history spanning thousands of years.

    Groups traveling with kids should make a trip to the ABQ BioPark located on the Rio Grande. This 64-acre riverfront zoo is home to more than 200 species of animals. Are you traveling through Albuquerque in early October? Considering taking some time to stop in ABQ for the famous Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

    Santa Fe

    Art buffs will love the selection of museums and attractions in New Mexico’s capital. Stop at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, learn about global folk art at the Museum of International Folk Art, and tour the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. If museums aren’t your thing but you still love arts and culture, make a stop at Meow Wolf Santa Fe. This 70-room multimedia immersive installation has visitors follow a fantastical storyline as they make their way through the art house.

    Suggested Stop: Flagstaff, AZ and Grand Canyon National park

    Distance from Dallas: 14.5 hours or 970 miles

    Distance from Las Vegas: 4 hours or 250 miles

    Once you hit Arizona, you can relax knowing you’re not too far from Las Vegas! Your route will take you directly through the small mountain town of Flagstaff and you can also opt for a detour to the Grand Canyon. Although this detour will add a little over an hour of driving to your trip, it’s well worth it if you’ve never been to one of the most famous wonders of the natural world.

    Pubelo ruins at Wupatki National Monument


    Flagstaff has small-town charm, unique attractions, and a beautiful desert landscape. If you’re not making your way to the Grand Canyon, check out nearby natural marvels at the Walnut Canyon National Monument, Coconino National Forest, or Meteor Crater Natural Landmark. You can even hike around an extinct cinder cone volcano at Sunset Crater.

    Is your group more interested in history? Stop at the Wupatki National Monument to learn about the archeological site’s ruins and the Ancient Pueblo People who once lived there. The Lowell Observatory is also a must-stop location for groups interested in history in science. Fun fact: Pluto was discovered at the Lowell Observatory in 1930.

    Grand Canyon National Park

    The Grand Canyon is approximately 1.5 hours from Flagstaff. You can make a stop at the main Grand Canyon Visitor Center to snap a few photos, explore a few of the shorter and less strenuous trails around the South Rim, and enjoy the awe-inspiring view from overlooks like Yavapai Point.

    Charter bus information: Entrance fees to the Grand Canyon are different for commercial and ono-commercial groups. Pricing is also determined by the capacity of your charter bus rental. Be sure to thoroughly read through the park’s fees and passes before your visit.

    Rent a Charter Bus from Dallas to Vegas Today

    Booking your private bus rental between Dallas and Las Vegas starts with getting a free quote at 1-800-436-8719. A Shofur reservation expert will help you organize your group transportation ease from DFW to Sin City. The team is here 24/7 to assist you!

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