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. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Waco deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

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 December
Estimated hotel price
$104
1 night at 3-star hotel
Waco in December
Estimated hotel price
$104
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Waco in July, when the average temperature is 86 °F, and the highest can go up to 96.8 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 37.4 °F, with an average temperature of 48.2 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in May, when precipitation is around 4.6″. In contrast, August is usually the driest month of the year in Waco, with an average rainfall of 1.8″.

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How to Get to Waco

Plane

When flying to Waco, you’ll arrive at Waco (ACT), which is located 6 miles from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to Waco include American Airlines, Alaska Airlines and Gulf Air. The shortest domestic flight to Waco departs from Memphis and takes around 3h 41m.

Car

Another option to get to Waco is to pick up a car rental from Dallas, which is about 87 miles from Waco. You’ll find branches of Easirent and Hertz, among others, in Dallas.

Bus

The most popular bus station is Waco 1500 S 18th St, located 1.3 miles from downtown Waco. Waco Downtown Transit Terminal is also a commonly used station, and is 0.9 miles from the city center.

Plane

When flying to Waco, you’ll arrive at Waco (ACT), which is located 6 miles from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to Waco include American Airlines, Alaska Airlines and Gulf Air. The shortest domestic flight to Waco departs from Memphis and takes around 3h 41m.

Car

Another option to get to Waco is to pick up a car rental from Dallas, which is about 87 miles from Waco. You’ll find branches of Easirent and Hertz, among others, in Dallas.

Bus

The most popular bus station is Waco 1500 S 18th St, located 1.3 miles from downtown Waco. Waco Downtown Transit Terminal is also a commonly used station, and is 0.9 miles from the city center.

Airlines serving Waco

Lufthansa
Good (4,575 reviews)
KLM
Good (846 reviews)
SWISS
Good (919 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,395 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,597 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,273 reviews)
Air France
Good (971 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,543 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (482 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,921 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,115 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,479 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,651 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (222 reviews)
Finnair
Good (889 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (831 reviews)
LOT
Good (682 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,148 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (912 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,434 reviews)
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Where to stay in Waco

Average rates range from around $157 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $197 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Comfort Suites Waco Near University Area and Super 8 by Wyndham Waco University Area.

Where to stay in popular areas of Waco

Most booked hotels in Waco

Pivovar Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (9.3, 1488 reviews)
$124+
Staybridge Suites Waco South - Woodway, An IHG Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (9.2, 113 reviews)
$131+
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Waco Downtown - Baylor
2 stars
Excellent (8.8, 929 reviews)
$126+
Quality Inn & Suites Waco
2 stars
Excellent (8.5, 842 reviews)
$92+
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Waco Woodway
3 stars
Excellent (8.4, 89 reviews)
$117+
Best Western PLUS Woodway Waco South Inn & Suites
2 stars
Excellent (8.2, 445 reviews)
$92+

Renting a car in Waco

Renting a car in Waco costs $67 per day, on average, or $133 if you want to rent if for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 59% cheaper than airport locations in Waco.

Expect to pay $3.86 per gallon in Waco (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $46.33 and $61.78. The most frequently booked car type in Waco is Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Ford Focus or similar) are, on average, 45% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Waco costs $67 per day, on average, or $133 if you want to rent if for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 59% cheaper than airport locations in Waco.

Expect to pay $3.86 per gallon in Waco (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $46.33 and $61.78. The most frequently booked car type in Waco is Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Ford Focus or similar) are, on average, 45% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.