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Houston to Austin, TX bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$1.39
Fastest time2h 30m
Trips per day8
Bus lines2
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Houston to Austin
4.8
Based on 14 reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 40 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.4
Staff
4.4
Value
4.5
Condition
4.1
Linda
5.0
December 4, 2019Solo travel
Pros
The Bus Driver was superb with his Instructions! I took the 07:55 am Greyhound Bus from Austin to Houston that same day and the morning Bus Driver gave no Instructions at all.
Cons
Please thank the Houston to Austin Driver. He was great!
James
4.0
November 7, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
We arriveb Safely
Cons
Departure on time
Angela
5.0
September 25, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Perfect timings for departure and arrival.
Cons
A reminder to other passengers at the beginning of bus/public transport etiquette.
Adriana
4.0
September 22, 2019
Tips
Ask how to adjust seatback

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a late-night bus from Houston to Austin?

No, there is no late-night bus from Houston to Austin. The latest bus to Austin leaves Houston before 7 p.m. and arrives between 9 and 9:30 p.m. The earliest bus to Austin departs Houston at 5 a.m.

How much is a bus ticket from Houston to Austin?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $9.49 was the low point for bus fares from Houston to Austin. Buses from Austin to Houston are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $9.49 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 29 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $27.02 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 3 hours and 20 minutes to cover the 235 kilometers (146 miles) from Houston to Austin. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 30 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Houston?

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 3:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Houston to Austin, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from Houston to Austin every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 6 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

What bus companies travel from Houston to Austin?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Houston to Austin. Of these two services, Megabus usually offers more choice, with 5 bus trips per day.
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound34h 43m$26.85
Megabus53h 10m$13.46

Where does the bus leave from in Houston?

Buses to Austin leave from multiple locations in Houston, Texas. These are the 3 most popular bus stations:

  • 815 Pierce St at Travis St
  • Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St
  • Select Shell Station - 13250 FM 1960 W

Where does the bus arrive in Austin?

Buses arrive in Austin at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Austin, Texas:

  • 1500 San Jacinto Blvd
  • Bus Terminal - 916 E Koenig Ln
  • Carts Headquarters

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