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Houston to McAllen bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$52.67
Fastest time5h 30m
Trips per day11
bus carriers3
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How much does a bus ticket from Houston to McAllen cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Houston to McAllen were $52.67.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Houston to McAllen is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 29 days out, tickets are on average $4.61 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Houston to McAllen?

The distance between Houston and McAllen is approximately 301.56 miles, or 485.20 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 6 hours and 48 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 30 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Houston to McAllen?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Houston to McAllen by bus is on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Friday is when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the bus departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

El Expreso Bus from Houston to McAllen has the most daily schedules

On average there are 11 bus trips per day. El Expreso Bus has the most options for departures from Houston to McAllen, with an average of 10 trips per day and 186 monthly trips. 3 bus carriers currently travel from Houston to McAllen. Of the 11 trips there are 11 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

3 carriers offer Houston to McAllen bus trips

Turimex Internacional

Book Turimex Internacional from Houston to McAllen from $52.67. There are 1 Turimex Internacional schedules from Houston to McAllen and you can expect on average to pay $59.71 for a Turimex Internacional ticket to McAllen. In Houston, Turimex Internacional departs to McAllen from 7011 Harrisburg Blvd and no other station. In McAllen, Turimex Internacional arrives at Tornado Bus Station and no other station.

An average trip on Turimex Internacional from Houston to McAllen takes 7 hours and 30 minutes, while the fastest available Turimex Internacional trip will get you to McAllen in 5 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, Turimex Internacional offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $59.87 for a weekend getaway trip to McAllen.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
7h 30m
Avg. Price
$59.71

El Expreso Bus

Book El Expreso Bus from Houston to McAllen from $52.67. There are 10 El Expreso Bus schedules from Houston to McAllen and you can expect on average to pay $56.03 for a El Expreso Bus ticket to McAllen. In Houston, El Expreso Bus departs to McAllen from 6590 Southwest Hwy and 3 other stations. In McAllen, El Expreso Bus arrives at Bus Station and no other station.

An average trip on El Expreso Bus from Houston to McAllen takes 6 hours and 47 minutes, while the fastest available El Expreso Bus trip will get you to McAllen in 5 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, El Expreso Bus offers 11 trips per day and you could expect to pay $56.28 for a weekend getaway trip to McAllen.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
6h 47m
Avg. Price
$56.03

Tornado Bus

Book Tornado Bus from Houston to McAllen from $59.25. There are 1 Tornado Bus schedules from Houston to McAllen and you can expect on average to pay $65.84 for a Tornado Bus ticket to McAllen. In Houston, Tornado Bus departs to McAllen from Tornado Bus Station - Lockwood and no other station. In McAllen, Tornado Bus arrives at Bus Station and no other station.

An average trip on Tornado Bus from Houston to McAllen takes 6 hours and 58 minutes, while the fastest available Tornado Bus trip will get you to McAllen in 5 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, Tornado Bus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $62.54 for a weekend getaway trip to McAllen.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
6h 58m
Avg. Price
$65.84

Plan your next adventure

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 4 stations that have bus departures from Houston. Most bus trips to McAllen will depart from:
  • 6590 Southwest Hwy
  • 7011 Harrisburg Blvd
  • Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St
  • Tornado Bus Station - Lockwood
Bus trips arrive in McAllen at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in McAllen for trips arriving from Houston:
  • Bus Station
  • Tornado Bus Station