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McAllen - Houston Coach Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 19 intercity coaches per day from McAllen to Houston. Traveling by coach from McAllen to Houston usually takes around 7 hours and 32 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound coach can make the trip in 5 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance301 mi (485 km)
Shortest duration5h 35m
Cheapest price£34.18
Trips per day17
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Coach lines3

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from McAllen to Houston

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Pinky

30 March 2024- Visiting friends

Tornado Bus

Pros: The time the bus left and comfy seats. Cons: It was a little bit cold inside the bus maybe improve the air conditioning. Tips: Always carry a little blanket because it can be cold inside the bus.

5.0

Miguel ANGEL

1 February 2023- Visiting family

El Expreso Bus

very smooth ride . thank you.

5.0

QING

26 August 2021- Business

El Expreso Bus

Very convenient

5.0

jimena

2 April 2021- Visiting friends

El Expreso Bus

The driver was very kind and he help me with his cell phone that was really nice

5.0

Modupe

19 October 2019- Regular commuter

El Expreso Bus

Pros: Leg room was nice and comfortable. Electric plugs to charge phone or devices was very convenient. Cons: Announcement should also be made in English. Television was too loud and Television buttons not working to turn down the volume.

How much is a coach ticket from McAllen to Houston?

£39.36 is the average price of a bus ticket from McAllen to Houston. Any tickets cheaper than £39.36 can be considered a great deal. 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

£48£32£16AprApr

Bus tickets from McAllen to Houston are expected to cost between £39 and £42 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Houston within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from £39. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

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Bus tickets from McAllen to Houston are at their cheapest average price in May. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around £40. On the other hand, traveling on this route during September might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for September trips cost £51, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches

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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 21 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save £26.79 on your coach ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What coach companies travel from McAllen to Houston?

There are 3 bus lines from McAllen to Houston available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 9 daily trips, Greyhound 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 US87h 37m£47.01
Greyhound97h 33m£44.68
Tornado Bus36h 18m£49.23
  • 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 8 trips per day from McAllen to Houston, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 9 bus trips from McAllen to Houston every day, with the average journey taking around 7 hours and 33 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Houston usually start from £34.

  • 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

The coach takes an average of 7 hours and 32 minutes to cover the 301 miles from McAllen to Houston. However, the fastest coach only takes 5 hours and 35 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.

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, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

The first coach leaves at 05:00 and the last coach leaves at 22:00. To see the times for all coaches from McAllen to Houston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 19 scheduled coaches that travel from McAllen to Houston every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 17 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

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.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in McAllen?

Main departure station: Tornado Bus Station

McAllen has two coach stations with service to Houston.

All coach stations in McAllen:

  • Tornado Bus Station

  • 1501 W Highway 83

Where does the coach arrive in Houston?

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Main arrival station: Houston (Bus Station)

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.

Coach stations in Houston:

  • Houston (Bus Station)

  • 6590 Southwest Hwy

  • Houston Southwest Fwy

  • Tornado Bus Station - Lockwood

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

  • Downtown - 605 Gray St

  • Tornado Bus Station - Airport

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