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Austin to Houston bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$1.00
Shortest Duration2h 25m
Trips per day13
bus carriers2
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Overall score for Austin to Houston
4.4
Based on 7 reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
Walter
5.0
September 30, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Everything very calmy, no loud speaking noises of other passengers
Cons
My credit card wasn‘t more aceptet for purchasing via internet another trip. I had to buy the ticket at the Station manually.
Stella
5.0
June 25, 2019Vacation
Pros
Nice
Cons
Nothing
Tips
No
Jaime
1.0
July 1, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Man the bus broke down & it was very hot
Cons
You'll need back up on Drivers & the Driver too an extra hour just to check the bus you'll was 3 hours late leaving plus another hour . I should get my money back
Tips
Every one was complaning and NO WIFI ON THE BUS

What is the cheapest way to get from Austin to Houston?

The cheapest way to get from Austin to Houston is to take a bus. Tickets for this route average $17, while train tickets run about $40 and direct plane tickets between the two cities cost more than $200.

What are the bus options from Austin to Houston?

There are four different bus carriers that operate between Austin and Houston:

  • Greyhound offers at least two trips per day, and average about 3 hours of driving time. Greyhound bus tickets cost around $18.

  • Megabus offers at least five trips per day, and average about 3 hours of driving time. Megabus tickets cost around $16, but you may be able to find a ticket for as low as $1.

  • El Expreso Bus offers at least three trips per day, and average about 16 hours of driving time. El Expreso does not offer direct routes, and tickets cost around $50.

  • Tornado Bus offers at least six trips per day, and average about 15 hours of driving time. Tornado Bus does not offer direct routes, and tickets cost around $50.

Is there a luxury bus from Austin to Houston?

Vonlane provides a luxury bus that drives between the Houston and Austin Hyatt Regency hotels. This service is significantly more expensive than a regular bus, with tickets running about $99. Alternatively Megabus’s luxurious, double-decker buses average just $17 for this route, and include such amenities as onboard restrooms, individual power outlets, three-point seatbelts, reclining seats and free Wi-Fi.

How much does a bus ticket from Austin to Houston cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Austin to Houston were $14.59.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Austin to Houston is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 16 days out, tickets are on average $10.16 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Austin to Houston?

The distance between Austin and Houston is approximately 146.32 miles, or 235.42 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 3 hours and 19 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 25 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 Austin to Houston?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Austin to Houston by bus is usually on Saturday. 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. Sunday 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 Austin to Houston?

On average there are 13 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from Austin to Houston, with an average of 8 trips per day and 160 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from Austin to Houston. Of the 13 trips there are 8 trips that are direct connections to Houston.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Austin to Houston start at $42.00.

2 carriers offer Austin to Houston bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Austin to Houston from $8.00. There are 8 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Austin to Houston and you can expect on average to pay $18.06 for a Greyhound ticket to Houston. In Austin, Greyhound departs to Houston from Bus Terminal - 916 E Koenig Ln, In Houston, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St and 2 other stations.

An average trip on Greyhound from Austin to Houston takes 4 hours and 34 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Houston in 2 hours and 25 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 6 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $20.51 for a weekend trip to Houston.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
4h 34m
Avg. Price
$18.06

Megabus

Book Megabus from Austin to Houston from $1.00. There are 5 trips per day offered by Megabus from Austin to Houston and you can expect on average to pay $18.22 for a Megabus ticket to Houston. In Austin, Megabus departs to Houston from 1500 San Jacinto Blvd, In Houston, Megabus arrives at 815 Pierce St at Travis St and one other station.

An average trip on Megabus from Austin to Houston takes 2 hours and 56 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Houston in 2 hours and 25 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 6 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $20.49 for a weekend trip to Houston.

Restroom
WiFi
Movies
Power outlet
Green certified
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 56m
Avg. Price
$18.22

Plan your next adventure

There are 2 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Houston will depart from these stations in Austin:
  • Bus Terminal - 916 E Koenig Ln
  • 1500 San Jacinto Blvd
Buses arrive in Houston at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Houston for trips arriving from Austin:
  • 815 Pierce St at Travis St
  • Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St
  • 7011 Harrisburg Blvd
  • Select Shell Station - 13250 FM 1960 W
  • 6590 Southwest Hwy