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Journey Information

There are 56 intercity buses per day from Dallas to Houston. Traveling by bus from Dallas to Houston usually takes around 4 hours and 47 minutes, but the fastest RedCoach Economy bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance225 mi (362 km)
Shortest duration2h 55m
Cheapest price$6.81
Trips per day49
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines7

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Dallas to Houston

(Based on 33 ratings and reviews)

4.7

4.0

Aissa

May 7, 2024- Visiting friends

RedCoach Business

Pros: The bus was clean The driver was helpful The price was good. Cons: Provide Some snack and water.

4.0

Olive

April 5, 2024- Solo travel

RedCoach Business

Pros: The reclining seats are really comfortable. The spaciousness is a plus. Cons: OMG not a single outlet from the back of the bus to the front seat was in working condition. My cellphone practically died. That was not the case on my trip going to Dallas. The problem was on my return bus.

4.0

Franklyn

December 23, 2023- Visiting family

Megabus

Pros: I lost my luggage so it wasn’t the best. Cons: If all the package is removed from the bus before it departs.

5.0

Lucille

November 25, 2023- Visiting family

RedCoach Business

Comfortable, safety driving

4.0

Amira

October 16, 2023- Solo travel

RedCoach Business

Pros: Nice spacing. Cons: Time arrived. Tips: Great company I recommend.

Dallas to Houston Route Map

Dallas Houston

The bus route from Dallas to Houston starts in the heart of Texas, and heads south through much of the eastern portion of the state. Along the flat drive, you’ll spot many lakes on either side of the freeway, and as you near Houston, you’ll pass through the verdant Sam Houston National Forest. Although the bus goes through some of the less-scenic strip malls in Houston’s suburbs, the city’s impressive skyline will make up for it as you get closer to your destination.

How much is a bus ticket from Dallas to Houston?

$41.72 is the average price of a bus ticket from Dallas to Houston. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$61$41$20MayJun

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Dallas to Houston is expected to range from $41 to $52. If you are looking to travel to Houston within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $42. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $41 and can be found on May 29, 2024.

Monthly average prices

$68$55$41$27$14JJASONDJFMAM

The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in May. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $45 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Dallas to Houston in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $61 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$102$82$61$41$203020100

Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 26 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$20.49 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Dallas to Houston?

There are 7 bus lines from Dallas to Houston available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 40 daily trips, FlixBus US usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US404h 33m$45.31
Greyhound115h 23m$51.16
Megabus24h 50m$52.81
RedCoach Business44h 5m$47.19
RedCoach Economy13h 53m$58.36
RedCoach First Class13h 45m$54.01
Tornado Bus14h 11m$92.29
  • 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. On average, FlixBus US operates 40 trips per day from Dallas to Houston, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 performs about 11 bus trips from Dallas to Houston every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 23 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Houston usually start from $34.

  • Book Megabus from Dallas to Houston from $7. There are 2 Megabus schedules from Dallas to Houston and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to Houston. In Dallas, Megabus departs to Houston from 801 S Riverfront Blvd and no other station. In Houston, Megabus arrives at Hillcroft Park and Ride and no other station.

    An average trip on Megabus from Dallas to Houston takes 4 hours and 50 minutes , while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Houston in 2 hours and 55 minutes .

    On weekends, Megabus offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Houston.

  • Book RedCoach Business from Dallas to Houston from $34. There are 4 RedCoach Business schedules from Dallas to Houston and you can expect on average to pay for a RedCoach Business ticket to Houston. In Dallas, RedCoach Business departs to Houston from Omni Dallas Hotel - Pegasus Pizza Bus Stop and 1 other station. In Houston, RedCoach Business arrives at 904 Dallas St and no other station.

    An average trip on RedCoach Business from Dallas to Houston takes 4 hours and 5 minutes , while the fastest available RedCoach Business trip will get you to Houston in 2 hours and 55 minutes .

    On weekends, RedCoach Business offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Houston.

  • Book RedCoach Economy from Dallas to Houston from $48. There are 1 RedCoach Economy schedules from Dallas to Houston and you can expect on average to pay for a RedCoach Economy ticket to Houston. In Dallas, RedCoach Economy departs to Houston from Omni Dallas Hotel - Pegasus Pizza Bus Stop and 1 other station. In Houston, RedCoach Economy arrives at 904 Dallas St and no other station.

    An average trip on RedCoach Economy from Dallas to Houston takes 3 hours and 53 minutes , while the fastest available RedCoach Economy trip will get you to Houston in 2 hours and 55 minutes .

  • RedCoach offers a premium travel option called First Class, emphasizing quality and comfort for passengers. The transportation company operates primarily in Texas and has a modern fleet with features such as air conditioning, extra legroom, and 21-inch wide reclining seats. First Class buses also offer restrooms, complimentary WiFi, and power outlets for device charging during the journey.

  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re lucky enough to be the first person to reserve your seat on a Megabus from Dallas to Houston, you’ll only have to pay $1. After that first ticket is sold, however, prices rise. On average, you can expect to pay $19.94 for a Megabus ticket from Dallas to Houston.

Usually, you can bring a small carry-on item and either one or two larger bags to stow under the bus. Greyhound and FlixBus allow you to bring one carry-on item and one larger bag to stow. Tornado Bus and RedCoach each allow one carry-on and two large items to be stowed.

For more baggage information, including dimension and weight restrictions, check out our complete guide to bus luggage policies.

Most bus companies do not allow pets on board, including all of the bus companies with trips from Dallas to Houston. The only exceptions are for service animals, in which case it’s best to contact the carrier to let them know ahead of time.

Traveling by bus from Dallas to Houston includes such comforts as air conditioning (crucial on a Texas ride), WiFi, power outlets, and an on-board restroom.

Some bus carriers also offer additional amenities, like the movies and games you can access from Greyhound’s WiFi on the bus, or the extra legroom you’ll enjoy on FlixBus.

Yes, Uber and Lyft are both popular options to book rideshares and explore Houston without having to rent a car yourself. In fact, Houston was the first city in Texas to approve rideshare services!

Houston is well-connected via its METRO system. The majority of public transit comprises local buses which stop at most corners downtown, and a METRO bus ride is just $1.25. The METRORail includes three lines which converge in the center of the city and branch out to various Houston neighborhoods.

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 47 minutes to cover the 362 kilometers from Dallas to Houston. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 55 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Houston at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Dallas to Houston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 56 scheduled buses that travel from Dallas to Houston every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 49 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Dallas to Houston; ticket prices start at $66.83.

City Information

Dallas

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Dallas is one of the most vibrant and modern cities in Texas, as well as one of the state's best vacation destinations. While it is one of the foremost business, telecommunications and transportation hubs in the United States, Dallas is also one of the most exciting cities when it comes to culture and nightlife opportunities.

When you are planning a trip to Dallas, make sure you leave time in your schedule to check out some of the city’s world-famous museums. Some must-visits include The Sixth Floor Museum (that commemorates the assassination of John F. Kennedy), the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

If you want some fresh air and a feast to the eyes, you must visit the remarkable Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, which boasts one of the best botanical collections in the entire country. And if you are after some tasty grub and good people watching, then head to Stone Street Gardens, a row of restaurants located on a charming red brick strip surrounded with tons of greenery.

Both the main train station in Dallas, the Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station, and the main bus station are located in the heart of the city’s downtown historic district just a few blocks away from each other. That makes it super convenient to travel to Dallas from various places in Texas and the rest of the U.S. or Mexico. The stations’ central location also allows for an easy transfer to and from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport that is located pretty far outside the city.

Houston

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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. The many experiences available in Houston make it one of Texas' best vacation destinations.

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

Where does the bus leave from in Dallas?

Main departure station: 2424 Swiss Ave (Lizard Lounge)

Buses to Houston leave from 8 stations in Dallas.

All bus stations in Dallas:

  • 2424 Swiss Ave (Lizard Lounge)

  • Bus Terminal - 205 S Lamar St

  • 4500 Harry Hines Blvd (Holiday Inn Market Ctr, rear lot)

  • Omni Dallas Hotel - Pegasus Pizza Bus Stop

  • Richardson - University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), TX

  • 801 S Riverfront Blvd

  • 535 E Jefferson Blvd

  • Tornado Bus Station - 8630 E RL Thornton Fwy

Where does the bus arrive in Houston?

Main arrival station: Downtown - 605 Gray St

Buses arrive in Houston at 8 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Houston:

  • Downtown - 605 Gray St

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

  • Houston (Greyhound), Texas

  • Love's

  • 904 Dallas St

  • Hillcroft Park and Ride

  • Tornado Bus Station - Airport

  • Tornado Bus Station - Lockwood

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