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.

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
C$ 148
1 night at 3-star hotel
Waco in December
Estimated hotel price
C$ 148
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 The shortest flight to Waco from Canada departs from Montreal and takes around 8h 22m.


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


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Waco, including Tornado Bus, Bus and El Expreso Bus. From Dallas, the bus ride to Waco takes 90 miles and will cost you around C$ 158. From San Antonio, the ticket costs about C$ 94 for a journey of 180 miles. The most popular bus station is Waco 1500 S 18th St, located 1.3 miles from downtown Waco. Waco Tiger Mart South is also a commonly used station, and is 1.4 miles from the city centre.

Airlines serving Waco

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Qatar Airways
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Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
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Where to stay in Waco

Average rates range from around C$ 202 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 257 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 (8.9, Excellent reviews)
C$ 237+
Quality Inn & Suites Waco
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 131+
Comfort Suites Waco North - Near University Area
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 150+

Renting a car in Waco

Expect to pay C$ 1.38 per litre in Waco (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 16.50 and C$ 22.00. 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 rental cars (Class Commercial Truck or similar) are, on average, 48% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.