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All the Places You Can Visit from Houston for Less Than $20

Cheap bus and train travel from Houston.

For less than $20, you can travel to seven cities from Houston which means you can not only treat yourself to a fun trip trip but also splurge a little when you get there!

Some of the best travel deals we found, include popular destinations like New Orleans, Austin, and San Antonio where you can remember the Alamo and soak up the culture, art, and music the city has to offer.

For five of these destinations, there’s a good chance you could also snag $1 tickets and really redefine traveling on a budget. To score those cheap tickets, remember to plan ahead and book early so you don’t miss out!

If you are looking for more places to visit from Houston, you can use our Explore search tool to find additional travel destinations based on your budget.


Route $1 Deals? Cheapest Avg. Price
Houston to Baton Rouge $17.00
Houston to New Orleans $15.61

What is Cheapest Average Price?

The cheapest average price is the average amount of all of the cheapest bus or train prices available on Wanderu for a certain route over a 30-day period.

Bus and train carriers utilize what is known as dynamic pricing to determine ticket prices. That means that when a specific trip goes on sale (usually within four to six weeks prior to the trip date), tickets for that particular bus or train start at a certain low price and then get more expensive the more tickets are sold for that trip.

The cheapest average price may vary according to availability and carrier changes.

How to score the $1 deals

For certain routes, some bus carriers offer a starting ticket price of $1. That’s usually the price for the first couple of bookings for a bus that was just released for sale. Therefore, the earlier you book your trip, the higher chance you have of scoring a $1 deal.

However, if a bus sells out and the carrier decides to add another bus for the same date and time to meet the high demand, then the pricing cycle is reset, giving you the chance to score a $1 ticket at the last minute.

At Wanderu, we always bring you the best available deals out there and we’ve got even more tips to help you score really cheap bus tickets.

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About the author
Staffo Dobrev

Staffo Dobrev

Having lived in some of the greatest cities in the world, Staffo has always had a soft spot for travel and adventures. Instead of hitting the usual tourist attractions, though, Staffo prefers to make friends with local people and check out fun places and activities that are not in the travel books.

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