If you're wanting to travel from Texas to the Grand Canyon and explore this historically fascinating landscape, bus tours are cheap and easy for tourists, and allow you to sit back and relax as you leave the Lone Star State. While there are no direct tours from Texas to the Grand Canyon, passengers can travel by bus from Texas to Las Vegas, NV, and purchase separate tours for Grand Canyon sightseeing.
Passengers taking buses will want to get as close to the Grand Canyon as possible. Las Vegas, NV is a great starting point when heading to the Grand Canyon, and bus rides from Dallas, Houston and San Antonio,Texas average from 24 to 38 hours in traveling, depending on time of departure, traffic conditions, and any scheduled stops along the route. Tour times through the Grand Canyon vary, from the 13-hour South Rim excursion with Las Vegas Grand Canyon Tours, to the West Rim Deluxe Look Tour, at 12 hours. Another tour, The Paradise Found West Rim bus tour, takes approximately 11 hours.
Departure and Arrival Points
Buses depart from San Antonio, Texas and travel to Las Vegas--one of the Grand Canyon's major stopover cities--on a regular basis. There are also buses traveling to Las Vegas from the major cities of Dallas, and Houston, Texas. Bus tours through the Grand Canyon, from companies such as Look Tours, Las Vegas Grand Canyon Tours, and Paradise Found, have free pick-up and drop-off from most major hotels.
Greyhound tickets traveling from either San Antonio, Dallas, or Houston, Texas to Las Vegas, NV, start at $137 for web-only fares. Look Tours offers $110 West Rim bus excursions of the Grand Canyon which includes continental breakfast and a Skywalk pass. Paradise Found gives passengers a tour of the West Rim also, and includes lunch for $114 per person. Las Vegas Grand Canyon Tours have $79 South Rim tours that include complimentary breakfast and lunch. All prices are as of 2010.
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