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Journey Information

There are 23 intercity buses per day from Brownsville to Houston. Traveling by bus from Brownsville to Houston usually takes around 10 hours and 41 minutes, but the fastest Tornado Bus bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 7 minutes.

Distance297 mi (477 km)
Shortest duration6h 7m
Cheapest price€35.83
Trips per day17
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Brownsville to Houston

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)




24 December 2022- Couples trip

El Expreso Bus

Pros: La atención del Sr conductor Excelente trato a los pasajeros. Cons: Las sillas y acomodación. Tips: Siéntasen a gusto con esa clase de conductores, muy bueno por ese lado.



20 March 2022- Visiting family

El Expreso Bus

Pros: Friendly people. Cons: I think,It was fine but it needs to have taxis available or at least clear address of arrival displayed so Passangers can call for a ride home. Tips: N/A.


Nadia Karina Guevara Antunes

4 September 2021- Vacation

El Expreso Bus

Excelente servicio



28 August 2021- Solo travel

El Expreso Bus

I accidentally picked the wrong seat. But no one made me move or anything it was really good



13 January 2020- Solo travel

El Expreso Bus

Pros: Spaciousness and arrive on time. Cons: Restrooms downstairs uncomfortable a little bit. Tips: Take your charger for cell.

How much is a bus ticket from Brownsville to Houston?

€43.87 is the average price of a bus ticket from Brownsville to Houston. Any tickets cheaper than €43.87 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


Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Brownsville to Houston is expected to range from €43 to €50. If you are looking to travel to Houston within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €44. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €43 and can be found on 23 June 2024.

Monthly average prices


The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in June. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just €45 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Brownsville to Houston in September, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €57 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


To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 20 days in advance to save up to €20.84.

What bus companies travel from Brownsville to Houston?

There are 3 bus lines from Brownsville to Houston available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 11 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:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US910h 38m€48.67
Greyhound1110h 51m€48.72
Tornado Bus37h 7m€54.39
  • 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 9 trips per day from Brownsville 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 11 bus trips from Brownsville to Houston every day, with the average journey taking around 10 hours and 51 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Houston usually start from €36.

  • 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 bus takes an average of 10 hours and 41 minutes to cover the 477 kilometers from Brownsville to Houston. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 7 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday 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, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet."

The first bus leaves at 03:00 and the last bus leaves at 22:00. To see the times for all buses from Brownsville to Houston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 23 scheduled buses that travel from Brownsville to Houston every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 17 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus 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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Brownsville?

Main departure station: Brownsville Bus Station

Brownsville has two bus stations with service to Houston.

All bus stations in Brownsville:

  • Brownsville Bus Station

  • Tornado Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Houston?

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Main arrival station: Greyhound Terminal 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.

Bus stations in Houston:

  • Greyhound Terminal Bus Station

  • 6590 Southwest Hwy

  • Downtown - 605 Gray St

  • Houston Southwest Fwy

  • Tornado Bus Station - Lockwood

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

  • Tornado Bus Station - Airport

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