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Houston to Austin bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price€15.63
Shortest Duration9h 30m
Trips per day4
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a late-night bus from Houston to Austin?

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.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Houston to Austin during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus 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, bus 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 bus 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 bus.

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 much is a bus ticket from Houston to Austin?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, €15.63 was the low point for bus fares from Houston to Austin. Buses from Austin to Houston are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than €15.63 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 17 days in advance. By doing so, you could save €16.93 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 9 hours and 50 minutes to cover the 146 miles (235 kilometers) from Houston, TX to Austin, TX. However, the fastest bus only takes 9 hours and 30 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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 bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Houston?

The first bus leaves at 06:00 and the last bus leaves at 17:00. To see the times for all buses from Houston to Austin, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Houston to Austin every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

What bus companies travel from Houston to Austin?

There is one bus company that operates from Houston to Austin. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound49h 51m€22.36

Book Greyhound from Houston to Austin from €16. There are 4 Greyhound schedules from Houston to Austin and you can expect on average to pay €22 for a Greyhound ticket to Austin. In Houston, Greyhound departs to Austin from Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St and no other station. In Austin, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 916 E Koenig Ln and 1 other station. An average trip on Greyhound from Houston to Austin takes 9 hours and 51 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Austin in 9 hours and 30 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay €24 for a weekend getaway trip to Austin.

Where does the bus leave from in Houston?

Most buses depart from the main station in Houston, Texas:

  • Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St

Where does the bus arrive in Austin?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Austin, Texas:

  • Bus Terminal - 916 E Koenig Ln
  • Carts Headquarters

Price trends for buses from Houston to Austin

Average prices by travel date

€37€25€12FebMar

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

€41€33€25€16€83020100

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Houston, TX to Austin, TX

(Based on 14 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Linda

4 December 2019 - Solo travel

Greyhound

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! 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!

4.0

James

7 November 2019 - Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: We arriveb Safely. Cons: Departure on time. Pros: We arriveb Safely. Cons: Departure on time.

5.0

Angela

25 September 2019 - Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: Perfect timings for departure and arrival. Cons: A reminder to other passengers at the beginning of bus/public transport etiquette. Pros: Perfect timings for departure and arrival. Cons: A reminder to other passengers at the beginning of bus/public transport etiquette.

4.0

Adriana

22 September 2019 -

Greyhound

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