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Journey Information

There are 24 intercity buses per day from Houston to Tucson. Traveling by bus from Houston to Tucson usually takes around 29 hours and 23 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 22 hours,

Distance936 mi (1507 km)
Shortest duration22h 0m
Cheapest price$90.38
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines3

How much is a bus ticket from Houston to Tucson?

Bus tickets for a trip from Houston to Tucson cost $112.93 on average. While it’s a bit pricey for a bus ticket, it’s still significantly more cost-effective than flying. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price

Average prices by travel date

$329$219$110JulJul

Bus tickets from Houston to Tucson are expected to cost between $105 and $319 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Tucson within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $122. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

$342$274$205$137$68ASONDJFMAMJJ
Bus tickets from Houston to Tucson are at their cheapest average price in August. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $189. On the other hand, traveling on this route during November might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for November trips cost $333, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches

$514$411$308$205$1033020100

The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 29 days in advance to save $330.53 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Houston to Tucson?

There are 3 bus lines from Houston to Tucson available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 15 daily trips, Greyhound 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 US171d 8h 17m$367.15
Greyhound151d 5h 5m$185.80
Tornado Bus21d 7h 39m$315.09
  • 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 17 trips per day from Houston to Tucson, 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 15 bus trips from Houston to Tucson every day, with the average journey taking around 29 hours and 5 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Tucson usually start from $90.

  • 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

The bus takes an average of 29 hours and 23 minutes to cover the 1507 kilometers from Houston to Tucson. However, the fastest bus only takes 22 hours. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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.

"Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Tucson. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet."

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Houston to Tucson, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 24 scheduled buses that travel from Houston to Tucson every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 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 Houston to Tucson; ticket prices start at $200.02.

City Information

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.

Tucson

A bright and sunny city with more than 350 days of sunshine and temperatures that rarely dip below 60, Tucson is undoubtedly one of Arizona's best vacation destinations. Those who don’t shy away from some outdoor activities should go on a hiking trip in the Saguaro National Park, where visitors can enjoy uninterrupted views of southwestern landscapes. Of the park's two areas, the Tucson Mountain District is the more popular one, owing to its amazing sunset views. Architecture fans could also consider visiting Mission San Xavier del Bac, a perfect example of 18th-century architecture. If you wish to learn more about the region and its unique flora and fauna, head over to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, which features 230 animal species and 1,200 local plant species.

It should come as no surprise that the most famous dishes in Tucson are Mexican foods, which boast spicy, sweet and smoky flavors. One of the best spots to enjoy these delicacies is at El Charro Café, which has been around since 1922. For a more eclectic menu, Feast is a good option.

The principal Amtrak train station in Tucson is on Toole Ave. The city is served by Amtrak’s Texas Eagle and Sunset Limited lines. The main bus station is the bus terminal located at 801 E 12th St, not too far from the train station. The city’s commercial air services are fulfilled by Tucson International Airport, which is 6 miles south of the city’s center.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Houston?

Main departure station: 6590 Southwest Hwy

Buses to Tucson leave from 7 stations in Houston.

All bus stations in Houston:

  • 6590 Southwest Hwy

  • Greyhound Terminal Bus Station

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

  • Downtown - 605 Gray St

  • Tornado Bus Station - Airport

  • Tornado Bus Station - Lockwood

  • Love's

Where does the bus arrive in Tucson?

Main arrival station: Bus Terminal - 801 E 12th St

The Bus Terminal at 801 E 12th St is one of Tucson’s central transportation hubs. This modern station’s lighted sign announces its Greyhound service, and intercity bus routes from Jefferson Lines also serve this station. Possible destinations from Tucson’s bus terminal include Phoenix, El Paso, San Diego, and the city of sin itself, Las Vegas. This station is close to Iron Horse Park and only a mile away from the Amtrak station for passengers to continue their travels via train.

Bus stations in Tucson:

  • Bus Terminal - 801 E 12th St

  • 1119 E 6th St - 6th St Garage @ University of Arizona

  • Arco/Ampm N Freeway - 802 W Speedway Blvd

  • South Tucson

  • 5550 S 12th Ave

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