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Journey Information

There are 81 intercity buses per day from Houston to Los Angeles. Traveling by bus from Houston to Los Angeles usually takes around 42 hours and 58 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 33 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance1371 mi (2206 km)
Shortest duration33h 10m
Cheapest price€53.76
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines3

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

€106.05 is the average price of a bus ticket from Houston to Los Angeles. Bus tickets on this route can be more expensive due to the length of the trip. However, taking the bus can still be a good alternative to flying. 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

€193€129€64JunJun

Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Houston to Los Angeles is expected to be between €99 and €189. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is 26 June 2024, when tickets are available for 26 June 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just €108.

Monthly average prices

€253€202€152€101€51JASONDJFMAMJ
If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Houston to Los Angeles, mark your calendar for May. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just €163. However, taking the bus from Houston to Los Angeles during October is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of €251. The best way to find deals on a trip in October is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

€391€313€234€156€783020100

The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 28 days in advance to save €259.43 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Houston to Los Angeles?

There are 3 bus lines from Houston to Los Angeles available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 42 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:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US421d 20h 16m€179.30
Greyhound381d 18h 8m€173.40
Tornado Bus21d 15h 1m€225.22
  • 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 42 trips per day from Houston to Los Angeles, 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 38 bus trips from Houston to Los Angeles every day, with the average journey taking around 42 hours and 8 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Los Angeles usually start from €54.

  • 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 42 hours and 58 minutes to cover the 2206 kilometers from Houston to Los Angeles. However, the fastest bus only takes 33 hours and 10 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.

"Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Los Angeles 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 bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go."

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

There are 81 scheduled buses that travel from Houston to Los Angeles every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 4 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Houston to Los Angeles; ticket prices start at €115.83.

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 bus leave from in Houston?

Main departure station: 6590 Southwest Hwy

Buses to Los Angeles leave from 7 stations in Houston.

All bus stations in Houston:

  • 6590 Southwest Hwy

  • Greyhound Terminal Bus Station

  • Downtown - 605 Gray St

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

  • Tornado Bus Station - Airport

  • Tornado Bus Station - Lockwood

  • Love's

Where does the bus arrive in Los Angeles?

Main arrival station: San Fernando Bus Station

Buses arrive in Los Angeles at 10 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Los Angeles:

  • San Fernando Bus Station

  • North Hollywood Bus Station

  • 800 N Alameda St

  • Downtown - Vignes Lot

  • Los Angeles Un Station Arrival

  • 1658 N Orange Drive

  • 592 Gayley Ave

  • West LA - Expo/Sepulveda

  • 611 Maple Ave

  • USC - 3492 S Hope St

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