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Coach Trip Information: Houston to Austin

There are 22 intercity coaches per day from Houston to Austin. Traveling by coach from Houston to Austin usually takes around 3 hours and 7 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US coach can make the trip in 2 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance146 mi (235 km)
Shortest duration2h 40m
Cheapest price£24.30
Trips per day20
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Coach lines4

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Houston to Austin

(Based on 20 ratings and reviews)




24 August 2022- Visiting family

RedCoach Business

Great driver!



11 April 2022- Visiting family

RedCoach Business

Pros: It was nice and I felt safe waiting at a hotel for the bus. It arrived on-time, the driver was very friendly, and the bus wasn’t full. It was quiet and cool and the Wi-Fi worked. No problems and the bus arrived on-time. I will definitely be using RedCoach again! Tips: Bring ID.



26 February 2022- Visiting friends

RedCoach Business

Pros: Very comfortable and spacy... Except for that it was extremely cold.. Cons: The bus temperature. It was extremely cold. I was freezing. Tips: Travel with a blanket and winter jacket. It feels like north Dakota in there.



17 November 2021- Vacation

RedCoach Business

Pros: Alles. Cons: Niks. Tips: Yolo it.



4 December 2019- Solo travel


Pros: The Bus Driver was superb with his Instructions! I took the 07:55 am Greyhound Bus from Austin to Houston that same day and the morning Bus Driver gave no Instructions at all. Cons: Please thank the Houston to Austin Driver. He was great!

How much is a coach ticket from Houston to Austin?

£24.30 is the average price of a bus ticket from Houston to Austin. 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 Austin is expected to range from £24 to £37. If you are looking to travel to Austin within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from £26. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are £24 and can be found on 14 June 2023.

Monthly average prices

Traveling from Houston to Austin by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around £23 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches


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 17 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save £8.51 on your coach ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What coach companies travel from Houston to Austin?

There are 4 bus lines from Houston to Austin available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 20 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:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US203h 4m£27.09
RedCoach Business12h 49m£32.18
RedCoach First Class14h 35m£39.33
Tornado Bus12h 51m£82.18
  • 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 20 trips per day from Houston to Austin, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Book RedCoach Business from Houston to Austin from £24. There are 1 RedCoach Business schedules from Houston to Austin and you can expect on average to pay for a RedCoach Business ticket to Austin. In Houston, RedCoach Business departs to Austin from 904 Dallas St and no other station. In Austin, RedCoach Business arrives at 516 E 5th St and no other station.

    An average trip on RedCoach Business from Houston to Austin takes 2 hours and 49 minutes , while the fastest available RedCoach Business trip will get you to Austin in 2 hours and 40 minutes .

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

  • 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

No, there is no late-night bus from Houston to Austin. The latest bus to Austin leaves Houston before 7 p.m. and arrives between 9 and 9:30 p.m. The earliest bus to Austin departs Houston at 5 a.m.

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.

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 coach 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.

The coach takes an average of 3 hours and 7 minutes to cover the 146 miles from Houston to Austin. However, the fastest coach only takes 2 hours and 40 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for coaches, as many passengers take the coach to Austin at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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.

The first coach leaves at 06:00 and the last coach leaves at 15:00. To see the times for all coaches from Houston to Austin, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 22 scheduled coaches that travel from Houston to Austin every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 20 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

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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Austin is the capital of the Lone Star State and one of the best vacation destinations in Texas. Known as Texas’s “weird” city, Austin is famous for being the southern mecca for the arts. In addition to being a hot spot for both emerging and established artists from Texas and the surrounding states, Austin is well known for its eclectic live music scene. In addition, the University of Texas’ main campus is located in Austin, which makes the city a popular destination for young people from all over the world, keeping it vibrant at all times. It’s no surprise that it ranks among the top party cities in the U.S.

While you’re in town, make sure to stop by the hip South Congress neighborhood to shop at the trendy boutiques and grab some grub at the authentically Austin restaurants. Since Austin is one of the best craft beer cities in the country, you won’t regret checking out some of the local breweries too. After that, head over to Lady Bird Lake and rent a kayak for a relaxing paddling session on the water, or simply go for a walk on the picturesque Hike & Bike Trail. Finally, spend the night bar hopping along the pedestrian-only Sixth Street.

While the Austin airport is located on the outskirts of the city, the main train station is right in the heart of downtown. Similarly, the two bus stations that serve Austin are located close to the city center, making ground transportation the more convenient way to travel in and out of town.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Houston?

Main departure station: Downtown - 605 Gray St

Coaches to Austin leave from 6 stations in Houston.

All coach stations in Houston:

  • Downtown - 605 Gray St

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

  • Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St

  • 904 Dallas St

  • Tornado Bus Station - Lockwood

  • Tornado Bus Station - Airport

Where does the coach arrive in Austin?

Bus Terminal - 916 E Koenig Ln - AUSGLI-0

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Main arrival station: Eastside Bus Plz

Travelers to and from the capital of Texas will likely stop through the bus station at 916 E Koenig Lane. Located in Austin’s quaint North Loop neighborhood, and with close proximity to several main highways, this station serves bus trips from both Greyhound and Jefferson Lines. The station has a comfortable seating area inside, along with restrooms and vending machines for on-the-go snacks. Takeout restaurants, coffeeshops, and a range of stores surround the station for those seeking heartier food options before or after their bus trip.

Coach stations in Austin:

  • Eastside Bus Plz

  • Downtown - 720 E 6th St

  • South Congress - 710 E Ben White Blvd.

  • 516 E 5th St

  • 711 E Ben White Blvd

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