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Journey Information

Austin to Houston coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£14.91
Shortest Duration6h 0m
Trips per day2
Coach lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cheapest way to get from Austin to Houston?

The cheapest way to get from Austin to Houston is to take a bus. Tickets for this route average $17, while train tickets run about $40 and direct plane tickets between the two cities cost more than $200.

What are the bus options from Austin to Houston?

There are four different bus carriers that operate between Austin and Houston:

  • Greyhound offers at least two trips per day, and average about 3 hours of driving time. Greyhound bus tickets cost around $18.

  • Megabus offers at least five trips per day, and average about 3 hours of driving time. Megabus tickets cost around $16, but you may be able to find a ticket for as low as $1.

  • El Expreso Bus offers at least three trips per day, and average about 16 hours of driving time. El Expreso does not offer direct routes, and tickets cost around $50.

  • Tornado Bus offers at least six trips per day, and average about 15 hours of driving time. Tornado Bus does not offer direct routes, and tickets cost around $50.

Is there a luxury bus from Austin to Houston?

Vonlane provides a luxury bus that drives between the Houston and Austin Hyatt Regency hotels. This service is significantly more expensive than a regular bus, with tickets running about $99. Alternatively Megabus’s luxurious, double-decker buses average just $17 for this route, and include such amenities as onboard restrooms, individual power outlets, three-point seatbelts, reclining seats and free Wi-Fi.

Is it safe to travel by coach from Austin 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. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep 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 Austin to Houston?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £16.09 was the low point for coach fares from Austin to Houston. Coaches from Houston to Austin are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £16.09 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 20 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £15.67 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 6 hours and 5 minutes to cover the 146 miles (235 kilometers) from Austin, TX to Houston, TX. However, the fastest coach only takes 6 hours, 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, Sunday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded coaches to Houston, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Austin?

The first coach leaves at 10:00 and the last coach leaves at 14:00. To see the times for all coaches from Austin to Houston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are usually only 2 coaches per day from Austin to Houston. However, neither coach offers direct service, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to transfer coaches during the trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Austin to Houston; ticket prices start at £29.42.

What coach companies travel from Austin to Houston?

There is one coach company that operates from Austin to Houston. Greyhound is the one coach line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound26h 5m£22.01

Where does the coach leave from in Austin?

Most coaches depart from the main station in Austin, Texas:

  • Bus Terminal - 916 E Koenig Ln

Where does the coach arrive in Houston?

All coaches from Austin arrive at one main station in Houston, Texas:

  • Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St

Price trends for coaches from Austin to Houston

Average prices by travel date

£24£16£8OctOct

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Austin, TX to Houston, TX
4.4
Based on 7 ratings and reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
Walter
5.0
30 September 2019Solo travel
Pros
Everything very calmy, no loud speaking noises of other passengers
Cons
My credit card wasn‘t more aceptet for purchasing via internet another trip. I had to buy the ticket at the Station manually.
Stella
5.0
25 June 2019Vacation
Pros
Nice
Cons
Nothing
Tips
No
Jaime
1.0
1 July 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Man the bus broke down & it was very hot
Cons
You'll need back up on Drivers & the Driver too an extra hour just to check the bus you'll was 3 hours late leaving plus another hour . I should get my money back
Tips
Every one was complaning and NO WIFI ON THE BUS

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