Locations

Directions to our departure/arrival points.

Dallas Terminal

map Doubletree Love Field
3300 W. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas 75235.

From the Dallas North Tollway

Exit Mockingbird Lane and proceed west towards Love Field approximately 1.5 miles. The Doubletree is on your left. Vonlane passengers may park in any complimentary parking spot or in the secure, paid lot to the left of the hotel entrance.

From 75 Central Expressway

Exit Mockingbird Lane and proceed west towards Love Field approximately 3.5 miles. The Doubletree is on your left. Vonlane passengers may park in any complimentary parking spot or in the secure, paid lot to the left of the hotel entrance.

From I35E

Exit Mockingbird Lane and proceed East towards Love Field approximately 2.5 miles. The Doubletree is on your right. Vonlane passengers may park in any complimentary parking spot or in the secure, paid lot to the left of the hotel entrance.

Austin Terminal

map Hyatt Regency Austin
208 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas 78704.

From I35

Take exit 234A toward Cesar Chavez Street. Proceed west for 1/2 mile and turn south onto Congress Avenue. In less than 1/2 mile turn west onto Barton Springs Road. The hotel entrance in on your right. Vonlane passengers may park in the multi-story parking garage on your right as you enter the hotel property or enjoy the hotel's valet parking service.

Houston Downtown Terminal

map Corner of Dallas Street and Louisiana Street

Vonlane passengers in downtown Houston will board or disembark on Dallas Street at the corner of Louisiana Street. The motor coach staging area is just outside the Hyatt Regency Houston located at 1200 Louisiana Street. When exiting the main hotel lobby entrance on Louisiana Street make a left and walk to the corner at Dallas Street. Your Vonlane motor coach will be positioned for boarding approximately 15 minutes prior to departure on Dallas Street. There is not a boarding announcement in the Hyatt lobby.

Schedule

Depart Dallas Arrive Austin Depart Austin Arrive Dallas
06:00 AM 09:00 AM 10:00 AM 01:00 PM
07:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 02:00 PM
02:00 PM 05:00 PM 06:00 PM 09:00 PM
03:00 PM 06:00 PM 07:00 PM 10:00 PM

Insights

Why Vonlane?


Von: Preposition 1. from; of (used in German and Austrian personal names, originally to indicate place of origin and later to indicate nobility):

Lane: Noun 1. a longitudinally marked part of a highway wide enough to accommodate one vehicle, often set off from adjacent lanes by painted lines

Vonlane: Noun 1. A new way to travel in Texas. 2. The reinvention of bus travel into a first-class, premium cabin service that eliminates the stress and hassle associated with short-haul flights and Texas highways.

In 2000 I received my first Southwest Airlines "buddy pass". A few years later I would complete my first 1 million miles aboard American Airlines. 44 states and 19 countries later it was clear to me that my most dreaded flight was the short-hop trip within the state of Texas. Why? A few reasons:

  • A 45-minute flight would consume 3 hours of my time when I factored in parking, security, time at the gate, and getting off the plane at my destination.
  • I always felt cramped and uncomfortable in what seemed to be a cabin with less legroom and seat width.
  • Arriving at my destination, I felt disheveled and stressed. My suit coat was routinely wrinkled and creased from its trip folded up in the overhead compartment.
  • A first-class upgrade for this spoiled business traveler was not an option on a short flight between Dallas and Austin or Houston.

For a time I drove my personal vehicle when duty called for a trip within Texas. Unfortunately, I found this wasn't a better solution. While driving, I couldn't respond to text messages from my team, read email, or even relax (due to traffic). Again, I was basically wasting 3 hours of my time and adding more stress to my life.

I created Vonlane to give Texas travelers, like me, a transportation alternative similar to what Europeans and folks in the Northeast have enjoyed for years aboard first-class train cars. A bullet train in Texas is years and years away; if you look at the Acela high-speed train that runs in the Northeast as a proxy, you'll see that fares are over $180 one-way. In Vonlane I am striving to give travelers a completely new concept that reinvents motor coach transportation and provides a First-Class, stress-free experience at a reasonable price. Our fares are half the cost of flying and less than the cost of expensing your personal mileage!

After five months of operations the results are in: anyone who uses Vonlane loves it. Our customer satisfaction survey results are just amazing. Daily we get comments like, “I'll never fly to Austin again,” or “Easiest and most relaxing trip I've ever taken to Dallas.”

I'd like to personally invite you to try Vonlane. I am confident you'll never want to fly or drive yourself again.


Alex Danza
Founder and CEO



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