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About Houston

Houston, Texas is one of the most populous cities and among the most expansive cities in the U.S. As a result, Houston has become the leading commercial center in the Southern United States. Astronomy aficionados recognize Houston as the city where NASA’s Mission Control Center is located, and music fans know Houston as the birthplace of Queen B herself, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter.

Even though Houston has a relatively small downtown area, it is packed with exciting things you can do while you’re in town. If you’re in the mood for a cultural outing, head to the Theater District where you are sure to find a play or a music performance you’d enjoy, or check out the Museum District that boasts more than 20 different museums and galleries. Since Houston is the most racially and ethnically diverse city in the country, its restaurant scene is one of a kind offering a rich variety of cuisines from all over the world.

As one of the main metropolitan cities in the U.S., Houston is very well connected to the rest of the country and the world. The main bus and train stations are both located right in the heart of downtown making it easy to get to your final destination by public transit or car. There are also several airports within the city’s vicinity that provide a good variety of options depending on where you’re flying to or from.

Station Information

Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St - HOUGLI-0

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The Bus Terminal at 2121 Main Street is centrally located within downtown Houston and serves as a hub for bus service from Greyhound, Jefferson Lines and Tornado Bus. From Houston’s bus terminal, you might connect to other cities in Texas such as Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio, or further afield to Los Angeles and New York. The station is open 24 hours a day, with restrooms, seating, and several food options available onsite. Within a few minutes’ walk from the bus terminal, you’ll find parking, rental car agencies, gas stations, fast food, and a Light Rail station to easily access the rest of Houston.

Popular bus stations in Houston:

  • Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St

  • Tornado Bus Station - Airport

  • Downtown - 605 Gray St

  • Houston Southwest Fwy

  • 2525 Southwest Fwy (Timewise/Shell gas station lot)

  • Tornado Bus Station - Lockwood

  • Congress Ave & Milam St, NW corner

  • Love's

  • 904 Dallas St

  • 7011 Harrisburg Blvd

What bus companies travel to Houston, Texas?

Located in Texas, Houston is accessible by bus from 323 other cities. You can choose from 590 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Houston on Wanderu. Tornado Bus usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Houston are also available..

Bus companies serving Houston

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Tornado Bus22413h 32m$226.14
Jefferson Lines761d 5h 16m$302.42
El Expreso Bus689h 38m$201.61
FlixBus US184h 21m$50.03
OurBus105h 38m$30.47
Greyhound67h 11m$76.46
RedCoach Business43h 31m$48.56
RedCoach First Class45h 31m$56.81
Turimex37h 37m$96.41
RedCoach Economy14h 30m$53.75
  • Tornado Bus

    Tornado Bus

    Tornado Bus is a Texan bus company operating in Texas and Mexico. Their bus service connects cities such as Houston, McAllen, San Antonio, and the international border at El Paso. Their buses offer onboard WiFi, plenty of leg room, air conditioning, restrooms, and power outlets.

  • Jefferson Lines

    Jefferson Lines

    Jefferson Lines is a well-established intercity bus company with service to some of the Midwest’s top travel destinations. As one of the United States’ largest bus service providers, Jefferson Lines is beloved by students, commuters, and vacationers in America’s heartland. Travel with Jefferson Lines is comfortable thanks to reclining seats, individual climate controls, restrooms, and free WiFi. You can even check the status of your trip with their bus tracker tool.

  • El Expreso Bus

    El Expreso Bus

    El Expreso Bus, a sub-brand of Tornado Bus Company, operates intercity bus trips in the United States, plus several routes that cross the border into Mexico. The carrier’s professional and helpful staff are often fluent in both English and Spanish. El Expreso buses feature comfortable seats, onboard restrooms, power outlets, and free WiFi.

  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment.

  • OurBus


    OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • Greyhound


    Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound buses are outfitted with power outlets, free WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning for your comfort.

Which bus carrier has the best service to Houston?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Houston by bus with RedCoach First Class giving them a 4.5 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that RedCoach First Class had the most comfortable bus service to Houston taking into account the seats and amenities that RedCoach First Class offers. They rate RedCoach First Class a 5 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Houston punctually, travelers suggest that Turimex Internacional has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Houston, rating them a 5 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a bus ticket to Houston?

$12.08 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Houston, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Houston. In the last month, buses from Katy to Houston had the lowest average price at $12.08.

Where is the bus station in Houston, TX?

The busiest bus station in Houston is Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Houston are:

  • Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St
  • Tornado Bus Station - Airport
  • Downtown - 605 Gray St

What is the closest airport to Houston, TX?

The closest airport to Houston is William P Hobby Airport (HOU), it is located 9.7 miles from the city center of Houston.

Is Houston a popular bus travel destination?

Houston ranks number 24 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 451 in United States. Houston has the second most number of destinations in Texas that are connected to Houston by bus service. Each day 391 direct bus schedules arrive in the Houston.

What is the population of Houston?

The population of Houston is 2296224. Houston ranks number 3 in terms of population in Texas and number 152 in all of United States.

How much do bus tickets to Houston cost?

Bus tickets to Houston range from $12 for a short trip to Houston, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Houston starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Houston can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $27 .

What type of traveler does Houston attract?

People who take the bus to Houston are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a bus last minute make taking a bus to Houston easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.

What bus station is located closest to the city center of Houston?

The closest bus station to the city center of Houston is 904 Dallas St, located just 0.4 miles away. Select 904 Dallas St as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Houston. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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