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Cheapest price$4.99
Shortest Duration6h 11m
Trips per day13
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Overall score for New Orleans to Houston
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4.0
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5.0
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4.0
Mariangela
5.0
October 25, 2019Visiting family
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Price, fast process, good staff

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.

How much does a bus ticket from New Orleans to Houston cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from New Orleans to Houston were $22.78.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from New Orleans to Houston is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 29 days out, tickets are on average $8.03 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from New Orleans to Houston?

The distance between New Orleans and Houston is approximately 317.92 miles, or 511.51 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 7 hours and 56 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 11 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from New Orleans to Houston?

The busiest time of the week for travel from New Orleans to Houston by bus is usually on Tuesday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Thursday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from New Orleans to Houston?

On average there are 13 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from New Orleans to Houston, with an average of 11 trips per day and 229 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from New Orleans to Houston. Of the 13 trips there are 6 trips that are direct connections to Houston.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from New Orleans to Houston start at $46.00.

2 carriers offer New Orleans to Houston bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from New Orleans to Houston from $17.00. There are 11 trips per day offered by Greyhound from New Orleans to Houston and you can expect on average to pay $26.15 for a Greyhound ticket to Houston. In New Orleans, Greyhound departs to Houston from Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave, In Houston, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St and 2 other stations.

An average trip on Greyhound from New Orleans to Houston takes 9 hours and 27 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Houston in 6 hours and 11 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 10 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $26.78 for a weekend trip to Houston.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
9h 27m
Avg. Price
$26.15

Megabus

Book Megabus from New Orleans to Houston from $1.00. There are 2 trips per day offered by Megabus from New Orleans to Houston and you can expect on average to pay $24.23 for a Megabus ticket to Houston. In New Orleans, Megabus departs to Houston from Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave, In Houston, Megabus arrives at 815 Pierce St at Travis St,

An average trip on Megabus from New Orleans to Houston takes 6 hours and 33 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Houston in 6 hours and 11 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $29.48 for a weekend trip to Houston.

Restroom
WiFi
Movies
Power outlet
Green certified
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
6h 33m
Avg. Price
$24.23

Plan your next adventure

Buses to Houston depart from one main station in New Orleans:
  • Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave
Buses arrive in Houston at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Houston for trips arriving from New Orleans:
  • Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St
  • 6590 Southwest Hwy
  • 7011 Harrisburg Blvd
  • 815 Pierce St at Travis St