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New Orleans to Houston coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£4.00
Shortest Duration6h 11m
Trips per day6
Coach lines2
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25 October 2019Visiting family
Price, fast process, good staff

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the shortest bus trip from New Orleans to Houston?

The shortest bus trip from New Orleans to Houston is provided by Megabus. The duration of the trip is, on average, 6 hours and 33 minutes. There are 2 bus trips per day, and the average ticket price is about $22, though tickets can sell for as cheap as $5.

Is taking a train or bus better when traveling from New Orleans to Houston?

There are two bus carriers that provide routes from New Orleans to Houston: Greyhound and Megabus. Greyhound offers 13 trips per day, while Megabus offers 2 per day. On average, tickets run from $20-$22, and the duration of the bus trip is between 6-8 hours.

The only rail line that serves this route is the Amtrak Sunset Limited. The train ride is 9 hours and 18 minutes long, while tickets start at $45. With this information, taking a bus from New Orleans to Houston is clearly the best option. There are more trips per day, tickets are cheaper, and the average duration is an hour faster than the train.

What are some things you can do in Houston?

Some attractions worth visiting while in Houston include the Johnson Space Center, Houston Zoo, Houston Museum of Natural Science, and more. There are a number of educational stops to see while in Houston that may be good destinations for families. However, there are many beautiful parks to visit as well, such as Hermann Park, Discovery Green and an amusement park called Kemah Boardwalk.

Is it safe to travel by coach from New Orleans to Houston right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most coach companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, coach companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a coach ticket from New Orleans to Houston?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £20.89 was the low point for coach fares from New Orleans to Houston. Coaches from Houston to New Orleans are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £20.89 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 coach companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 29 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £20.32 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 7 hours and 46 minutes to cover the 318 miles (511 kilometers) from New Orleans to Houston. However, the fastest coach only takes 6 hours and 11 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the coach. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

Saturday is usually the day when coaches are busiest, as many travelers take the coach to enjoy the weekend in Houston. 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, Thursday is typically the least busy day for coach 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 coaches leave New Orleans?

The first coach leaves at 08:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from New Orleans to Houston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 6 scheduled coaches that travel from New Orleans to Houston every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from New Orleans to Houston; ticket prices start at £36.82.

What coach companies travel from New Orleans to Houston?

There are a couple of coach lines that have daily service from New Orleans to Houston. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 4 coach trips per day.
CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound48h 29m£26.62
Megabus26h 35m£25.29

Where does the coach leave from in New Orleans?

Coaches to Houston leave from multiple locations in New Orleans, Louisiana. These are the 4 most popular coach stations:

  • Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave

Where does the coach arrive in Houston?

Coaches arrive in Houston at 4 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with. These are the main coach stations in Houston, Texas:

  • Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St
  • 815 Pierce St at Travis St
  • 6590 Southwest Hwy
  • 7011 Harrisburg Blvd

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