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  • Houston and Dallas are about 225 miles apart, and the bus ride between them takes an average of 4 hours and 37 minutes. Though this can sometimes be a bit longer when there is traffic, it just means more time to nap without worrying about driving stress.

    • You can find cheap bus tickets from Houston to Dallas for as low as $25, with a similar cost for the return trip from Dallas to Houston. Most trips on this route are with FlixBus, Greyhound, and RedCoach. The average bus ticket from Houston to Dallas costs $30, and FlixBus usually offers the cheapest deals.

    • RedCoach offers a luxury bus service from Houston to Dallas on its RedCoach Business and RedCoach First Class lines, which boast larger seats and more leg room without driving up the price. If you ask us, a few extra bucks is worth it to stretch your legs on the trip!

    • Amtrak is the only train service from Houston to Dallas, but there’s typically only one trip per day and no direct routes between the cities. Taking the train can double your trip time to almost 9 hours, and those extra miles make tickets a bit pricier. Unless you want a tour of the great Texan countryside, taking a bus is likely a better option.

    • Flights from Houston to Dallas can cost over 10 times as much as a bus ticket. While the actual flight time is just over an hour, the overall travel times are comparable once you take into account airport security and commuting to and from the airports.

    • Taking the bus from Houston to Dallas can offer an awesome travel hack, even when you’re heading outside of Texas. DFW offers far more non-stop flight destinations than Houston’s airport. Avoid layovers and save money by taking a bus to Dallas, then flying out of DFW to your final destination.

    • If you’re keeping your trip inside the Lone Star State, don’t miss the chance to complete the Texas Triangle. It’s easy to travel by bus from Houston to San Antonio, San Antonio to Austin, and Austin to Dallas for a tour of the best destinations in Texas!

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Journey Information

There are 17 intercity buses per day from Houston to Dallas. Traveling by bus from Houston to Dallas usually takes around 4 hours and 37 minutes, but the fastest RedCoach First Class bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance225 mi (362 km)
Shortest duration3h 30m
Cheapest price$36.73
Trips per day14
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Houston to Dallas

(Based on 39 ratings and reviews)




March 24, 2023- Visiting family

RedCoach First Class

Pros: I got to celebrate my daughter birthday day! Cons: Everything seems fine. Tips: Sit back and enjoy the ride.



August 12, 2022- Solo travel

RedCoach Business

Best trip and safety conscious driver



July 28, 2022- Visiting family

RedCoach Business

The bus trip started and ended on time. The driver was very efficient,courteous and communicated everything



May 1, 2022- Visiting family

RedCoach First Class

Pros: Good bus, good driver. Cons: to leave on time, to have agency to wait. Tips: Nice.



April 19, 2022- Business

RedCoach Business

Pros: Seats was comfortably and clean , also driver was well trained. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Please use them they are great.

How much is a bus ticket from Houston to Dallas?

$43.62 is the average price of a bus ticket from Houston to Dallas. 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


Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Houston to Dallas is expected to range from $46 to $87. If you are looking to travel to Dallas within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $48. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $46 and can be found on June 22, 2023.

Monthly average prices


The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in June. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $39 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Houston to Dallas in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $47 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


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 24 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$31.77 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Houston to Dallas?

There are 4 bus lines from Houston to Dallas available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 14 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 US144h 32m$59.54
RedCoach Business23h 50m$59.37
RedCoach First Class16h 51m$73.61
Tornado Bus14h 15m$92.50
  • 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 14 trips per day from Houston to Dallas, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Book RedCoach Business from Houston to Dallas from $40. There are 2 RedCoach Business schedules from Houston to Dallas and you can expect on average to pay for a RedCoach Business ticket to Dallas. In Houston, RedCoach Business departs to Dallas from 904 Dallas St and no other station. In Dallas, RedCoach Business arrives at Omni Dallas Hotel - Pegasus Pizza Bus Stop and no other station.

    An average trip on RedCoach Business from Houston to Dallas takes 3 hours and 50 minutes , while the fastest available RedCoach Business trip will get you to Dallas in 3 hours and 30 minutes .

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

  • 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

A nonstop flight from Houston to Dallas takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes, and you can expect to pay at least $200. George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston recommends arriving two hours prior to your departure, so in sum you’re looking at a total travel time of about 3 hours and 15 minutes. For an average price of just $16.54, a bus to Dallas will take just about an hour or so longer.
Megabus does operate between Houston and Dallas, with an average of 3 trips per day. An average trip costs about $20.58, and average travel time is about 4 hours and 14 minutes.

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Driving north on Interstate 45, a typical car ride from Houston to Dallas with minimal traffic takes about 3 hours and 30 minutes. Taking a bus from Houston to Dallas is only a bit longer: The fastest trip gets you there in 3 hours and 40 minutes, while the average travel time is closer to 4 hours and 15 minutes.

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 37 minutes to cover the 362 kilometers from Houston to Dallas. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 30 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.

Because many passengers travel from Houston to Dallas at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 3:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Houston to Dallas, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 17 scheduled buses that travel from Houston to Dallas every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 14 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 Dallas; ticket prices start at $70.53.

City Information


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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.


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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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Houston?

Main departure station: Downtown - 605 Gray St

Buses to Dallas leave from 7 stations in Houston.

All bus stations in Houston:

  • Downtown - 605 Gray St

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

  • 904 Dallas St

  • Love's

  • Tornado Bus Station - Airport

  • Tornado Bus Station - Lockwood

  • Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St

Where does the bus arrive in Dallas?

Main arrival station: 2424 Swiss Ave (Lizard Lounge)

Buses arrive in Dallas at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Dallas:

  • 2424 Swiss Ave (Lizard Lounge)

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

  • Omni Dallas Hotel - Pegasus Pizza Bus Stop

  • 535 E Jefferson Blvd

  • Tornado Bus Station - 8630 E RL Thornton Fwy

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