Fort Worth bus service Vonlane gets back on road to Austin for $99
Just in time for summer weddings, graduations and all the other face-to-face meetings Texans missed in 2020, the Dallas-based luxury bus operator has Vonlane resumes routes between some of its most popular cities. Fort Worth passengers can finally take the “private jet on wheels” to Austin and back from May 2nd.
Also on May 2nd, the route between Houston and San Antonio will resume.
Service between Fort Worth and Houston will resume on April 1, the company announced earlier this month.
“Welcome back Fort Worth and San Antonio,” they said in an email to customers on March 29th.
The service in both cities has been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 outbreaks and the subsequent winter storm Uri, the company said. Vonlane has not been on the Fort Worth-Houston and Houston-San Antonio routes since mid-December 2020. As of July 2020, passengers can no longer travel between Fort Worth and Austin.
The routes to Oklahoma City have not yet been restored.
A quick check of the online timetable shows that it is possible to book a one-way and round-trip from the Fort Worth Hilton to the Austin Hyatt Regency and vice versa from May 2nd. The departure times from both cities are 11am and 3pm. The journey takes three hours.
Prices are $ 99 each way.
Fort Worth routes to and from Houston are $ 105 each way. The departures start daily from April 1st at 10.45 a.m. and 3.30 p.m. (The timetable may vary on the weekends.)
Buses depart from outside the JFK Tribute on 916 Main St. in downtown Fort Worth. Passengers can use valet parking across the street at the Hilton Fort Worth, 815 Main St., or park in a nearby garage.
Vonlane buses operate a number of COVID-19 protocols, including blocked seats for social distancing through March 31. Face masks and temperature checks will continue to be required after March 31, which will continue to use an EPA-approved disinfectant for deep cleaning between trips, a spokesman says.
Vonlane launched its high-end bus service for business travelers in 2014. Every bus that can hold fewer than two dozen passengers has amenities such as WiFi, satellite TV and radio, snack and drink service, sleeping masks and leather seats.
Reservations can be booked online and canceled and fully refunded up to 24 hours before departure.
Vonlane also introduced the charter and parcel delivery service last year. Packages can be shipped aboard lines for a flat fee of $ 75 per item. More details can be found here.