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New Orleans to Houston bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$24.00
Shortest Duration7h 15m
Trips per day5
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the shortest bus trip from New Orleans to Houston?

The shortest bus trip from New Orleans to Houston is provided by Megabus. The duration of the trip is, on average, 6 hours and 33 minutes. There are 2 bus trips per day, and the average ticket price is about $22, though tickets can sell for as cheap as $5.

Is taking a train or bus better when traveling from New Orleans to Houston?

There are two bus carriers that provide routes from New Orleans to Houston: Greyhound and Megabus. Greyhound offers 13 trips per day, while Megabus offers 2 per day. On average, tickets run from $20-$22, and the duration of the bus trip is between 6-8 hours.

The only rail line that serves this route is the Amtrak Sunset Limited. The train ride is 9 hours and 18 minutes long, while tickets start at $45. With this information, taking a bus from New Orleans to Houston is clearly the best option. There are more trips per day, tickets are cheaper, and the average duration is an hour faster than the train.

What are some things you can do in Houston?

Some attractions worth visiting while in Houston include the Johnson Space Center, Houston Zoo, Houston Museum of Natural Science, and more. There are a number of educational stops to see while in Houston that may be good destinations for families. However, there are many beautiful parks to visit as well, such as Hermann Park, Discovery Green and an amusement park called Kemah Boardwalk.

Is it safe to travel by bus from New Orleans to Houston right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from New Orleans to Houston?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $28.73 was the low point for bus fares from New Orleans to Houston. Buses from Houston to New Orleans are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $28.73 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 12 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $19.20 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 9 hours and 14 minutes to cover the 318 miles (511 kilometers) from New Orleans, LA to Houston, TX. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 15 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?

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Houston, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave New Orleans?

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New Orleans to Houston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from New Orleans to Houston every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 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 New Orleans to Houston; ticket prices start at $46.00.

What bus companies travel from New Orleans to Houston?

There is one bus company that operates from New Orleans to Houston. 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
Greyhound59h 14m$35.83

Where does the bus leave from in New Orleans?

Most buses depart from the main station in New Orleans, Louisiana:

  • Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Houston?

Buses arrive in Houston at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Houston, Texas:

  • Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St
  • 6590 Southwest Hwy
  • 7011 Harrisburg Blvd

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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October 25, 2019Visiting family
Price, fast process, good staff

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