Waco travel guide

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You're Going to Love Waco

With a population of 124,805, Waco is a must-see destination in Texas, United States.

Where to Eat in Waco

If you’re looking for affordable options, Cafe Homestead (388 Halbert Lane) and Magnolia Table (2132 S Valley Mills Dr) are great picks.

When to visit Waco

Waco in July
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Waco in July
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Waco in July, when the average temperature is 30 °C, and the highest can go up to 36 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 3 °C, with an average temperature of 9 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in May, when precipitation is around 116 mm. In contrast, August is usually the driest month of the year in Waco, with an average rainfall of 46 mm.

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How to Get to Waco


When flying to Waco, you’ll arrive at Waco (ACT), which is located 6 miles from the city centre.


Another option to get to Waco is to pick up a car hire from Houston, which is about 163 miles from Waco. You’ll find branches of Dollar and Thrifty, among others, in Houston.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Waco, including Bus, FlixBus and Greyhound. From Dallas, the bus ride to Waco takes 90 miles and will cost you around $156. From Houston, the ticket costs about $113 for a journey of 1060 miles. The most popular bus station is Waco 1500 S 18th St, located 1.3 miles from the city centre of Waco. Waco Downtown Transit Terminal is also a commonly used station, and is 0.9 miles from the city centre.

Airlines serving Waco

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
Good (2,058 reviews)
Air France
Good (820 reviews)
United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Austrian Airlines
Good (396 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (3,964 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (195 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (723 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Where to stay in Waco

Average rates range from around $241 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $313 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Hampton Inn & Suites Waco-South and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Waco South.

Where to stay in popular areas of Waco

Most booked hotels in Waco

Hotel Indigo Waco - Baylor
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
Quality Inn & Suites Waco
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
Comfort Suites Waco North - Near University Area
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)

Hiring a car in Waco

Expect to pay $1.84 per litre in Waco (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $21.99 and $29.31. The most frequently booked car type in Waco is Mini (Fiat 500 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Standard car hire (Class Commercial Truck or similar) is, on average, 28% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.