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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity coaches per day from Houston to Los Angeles. Traveling by coach from Houston to Los Angeles usually takes around 35 hours and 9 minutes, but the fastest Tornado Bus coach can make the trip in 26 hours and 4.8 minutes.

Distance1371 mi (2206 km)
Shortest duration26h 5m
Cheapest price£108.66
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Coach lines2

How much is a coach ticket from Houston to Los Angeles?

Typically £115.08 is the average price you should expect to pay for a coach ticket to Los Angeles. Coach tickets on this route can be more expensive due to the length of the trip. However, taking a coach can still be a good alternative to flying. It’s easy to find a coach 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

£137£91£46AugAug

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a coach from Houston to Los Angeles is expected to range from £115 to £135. If you are looking to travel to Los Angeles within the next week, you can find coach tickets starting from £117. The cheapest coach tickets in the next month are £115 and can be found on 30 August 2022.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest coach ticket prices on this route can usually be found in February. That’s when the average price of a coach ticket is expected to be just £117 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Houston to Los Angeles in December, expect to spend more on your coach trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £146 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

£187£149£112£75£373020100

Most coach companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your coach tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap coach tickets is to book at least 29 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save £60.05 on your coach ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What coach companies travel from Houston to Los Angeles?

There are two coach lines that have daily service from Houston to Los Angeles that you can search and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 4 scheduled trips per day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound41d 11h 11m£129.49
Tornado Bus21d 10h 32m£175.87
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide coach carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 4 bus trips from Houston to Los Angeles every day, with the average journey taking around 35 hours and 11 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Los Angeles usually start from £109.

  • Tornado Bus

    Tornado Bus

    Tornado Bus is a regional bus company that primarily serves the southern United States and Mexico. Founded in 1993, Tornado Bus Company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. For Tornado travel from Houston to Los Angeles, Tornado operates 2 scheduled trips per day with prices starting from £176.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Houston to Los Angeles during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach 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, coach 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.

In addition, federal law requires all coach passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the coach.

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.

How long is the coach ride from Houston to Los Angeles?

The coach takes an average of 35 hours and 9 minutes to cover the 1371 miles from Houston to Los Angeles. However, the fastest coach only takes 26 hours and 4.8 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

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

"Travelers prefer riding the coach on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Los Angeles. 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, Monday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your coach travel for the beginning of the week."

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Houston?

The first coach leaves at 02:00 and the last coach leaves at 19:00. To see the times for all coaches from Houston to Los Angeles, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coach trips to Los Angeles are there per day?

There are 5 scheduled coaches that travel from Houston to Los Angeles every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct coach. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different coach at any point during your trip. Direct coaches also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Houston to Los Angeles; ticket prices start at £111.14.

City Information

Houston

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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.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the undisputed world capital of the entertainment business. Because of that, the City of Angels is where you will find some of the most iconic landmarks of the film and music industries, including the world-famous Walk of Fame and Dolby Theatre (home of the Academy Awards) on Hollywood Boulevard, the easily recognizable Capitol Records building at Hollywood & Vine, and the LA Live complex in Downtown Los Angeles.

The best part of LA is that it has something to offer for people of all interests: outdoor enthusiasts can hike up to the Hollywood sign, fashion aficionados can go shopping in Beverly Hills, art lovers can check out the prominent Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in the Miracle Mile district, and those looking for a fun night out can go bar-hopping in West Hollywood. Are you a Pokémon GO addict? Well then this is the place for you because LA is the best city to catch the rarest Pokémon in the U.S.. And if you want to want to experience the famed golden coast of Southern California for yourself, head west to Santa Monica and Venice for a refreshing dip in the Pacific Ocean.

With one of the biggest airports on the West Coast and several bus and train stops across the county, Los Angeles makes it easy to travel elsewhere in California, visit the neighboring Nevada, Arizona and Mexico, or take a flight to pretty much any other part of the world.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Houston?

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Main departure station: Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St

The Bus Terminal at 2121 Main Street is centrally located within downtown Houston and serves as a hub for bus service from Greyhound, Jefferson Lines and Tornado Bus. From Houston’s bus terminal, you might connect to other cities in Texas such as Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio, or further afield to Los Angeles and New York. The station is open 24 hours a day, with restrooms, seating, and several food options available onsite. Within a few minutes’ walk from the bus terminal, you’ll find parking, rental car agencies, gas stations, fast food, and a Light Rail station to easily access the rest of Houston.

All coach stations in Houston:

  • Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St

  • Tornado Bus Station - Airport

  • Tornado Bus Station - Lockwood

Where does the coach arrive in Los Angeles?

Main arrival station: Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St

These are the two stations where coaches may stop when they arrive in Los Angeles.

Coach stations in Los Angeles:

  • Bus Terminal - 1716 E 7th St

  • 611 Maple Ave

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