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Austin - Katy Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 7 intercity buses per day from Austin to Katy. Traveling by bus from Austin to Katy usually takes around 5 hours and 3 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 2 hours,

Distance120 mi (192 km)
Shortest duration2h 0m
Cheapest price$20.48
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines4

How much is a bus ticket from Austin to Katy?

Bus tickets for a trip from Austin to Katy cost $23.60 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Austin to Katy is expected to be between $30 and $39. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is July 2, 2024, when tickets are available for July 2, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $34.

Monthly avg. prices

Taking the bus from Austin to Katy is usually cheapest in May, when the average ticket price is only $31. If you're planning to take the bus from Austin to Katy during September, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $56. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches


To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 25 days in advance to save up to $17.02.

What bus companies travel from Austin to Katy?

There are 4 bus lines from Austin to Katy available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 5 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 US55h 58m$41.90
Greyhound27h 23m$37.11
Megabus22h 45m$39.88
Tornado Bus12h 30m$70.00
  • 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 5 trips per day from Austin to Katy, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus 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 2 bus trips from Austin to Katy every day, with the average journey taking around 7 hours and 23 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Katy usually start from $20.

  • Book Megabus from Austin to Katy from $29. There are 2 trips per day offered by Megabus from Austin to Katy and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to Katy. In Austin, Megabus departs to Katy from 1500 San Jacinto Blvd . In Katy, Megabus arrives at Katy Mills Mall Entrance 8 - 5000 Katy Mills Cir .

    An average trip on Megabus from Austin to Katy takes 2 hours and 45 minutes , while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Katy in 2 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, Megabus offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Katy.

  • 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 5 hours and 3 minutes to cover the 120 miles from Austin to Katy. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours. 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.

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, 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 Katy, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Austin to Katy, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Austin to Katy 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.

City Information


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Austin, TX - AUS-1

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Austin is the capital of the Lone Star State and one of the best vacation destinations in Texas. Known as Texas’s “weird” city, Austin is famous for being the southern mecca for the arts. In addition to being a hot spot for both emerging and established artists from Texas and the surrounding states, Austin is well known for its eclectic live music scene. In addition, the University of Texas’ main campus is located in Austin, which makes the city a popular destination for young people from all over the world, keeping it vibrant at all times. It’s no surprise that it ranks among the top party cities in the U.S.

While you’re in town, make sure to stop by the hip South Congress neighborhood to shop at the trendy boutiques and grab some grub at the authentically Austin restaurants. Since Austin is one of the best craft beer cities in the country, you won’t regret checking out some of the local breweries too. After that, head over to Lady Bird Lake and rent a kayak for a relaxing paddling session on the water, or simply go for a walk on the picturesque Hike & Bike Trail. Finally, spend the night bar hopping along the pedestrian-only Sixth Street.

While the Austin airport is located on the outskirts of the city, the main train station is right in the heart of downtown. Similarly, the two bus stations that serve Austin are located close to the city center, making ground transportation the more convenient way to travel in and out of town.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Austin?

Bus Terminal - 916 E Koenig Ln - AUSGLI-0

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Main departure station: Eastside Bus Plz

Travelers to and from the capital of Texas will likely stop through the bus station at 916 E Koenig Lane. Located in Austin’s quaint North Loop neighborhood, and with close proximity to several main highways, this station serves bus trips from both Greyhound and Jefferson Lines. The station has a comfortable seating area inside, along with restrooms and vending machines for on-the-go snacks. Takeout restaurants, coffeeshops, and a range of stores surround the station for those seeking heartier food options before or after their bus trip.

All bus stations in Austin:

  • Eastside Bus Plz

  • 1500 San Jacinto Blvd

  • Downtown Austin

  • South Congress - 710 E Ben White Blvd.

  • 711 E Ben White Blvd

Where does the bus arrive in Katy?

Main arrival station: Katy Texaco Gas Station

Buses arrive in Katy at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Katy:

  • Katy Texaco Gas Station

  • Katy Mills Mall Entrance 8 - 5000 Katy Mills Cir

  • 26149 Katy Freeway

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