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Journey Information

There are 21 intercity buses per day from Dallas to Houston. Traveling by bus from Dallas to Houston usually takes around 4 hours and 26 minutes, but the fastest RedCoach Business bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance225 mi (362 km)
Shortest duration3h 45m
Cheapest price$24.99
Trips per day19
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines5

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Dallas to Houston

(Based on 24 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Beulah

April 24, 2022- Visiting friends

RedCoach First Class

The best driver ever, really nice and friendly 👍👍❤️

The best driver ever, really nice and friendly 👍👍❤️

5.0

Caroline

January 17, 2022- Vacation

RedCoach Business

Pros: It was beyond my expectations, loved everything ❤💕, Am still in Houston, coming back on the 20th ,will definitely book again.l told all my friends about the experience. Good staff l enjoyed. Keep up the good work. Cons: For now am good with the services may be t...

Pros: It was beyond my expectations, loved everything ❤💕, Am still in Houston, coming back on the 20th ,will definitely book again.l told all my friends about the experience. Good staff l enjoyed. Keep up the good work. Cons: For now am good with the services may be the make more stops in Frisco for now. Tips: If going out town better look for Redcoach.

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5.0

Nafisa

December 15, 2021- Visiting family

RedCoach Business

Pros: I enjoyed the trip fully by relaxing on seats that were like lounge chairs.. it started and ended on time. The bus was in the spot mentioned and the tracking email just blew my mind off. Keep it up team red coach. Cons: All good. The wifi could improve. Tips: Tra...

Pros: I enjoyed the trip fully by relaxing on seats that were like lounge chairs.. it started and ended on time. The bus was in the spot mentioned and the tracking email just blew my mind off. Keep it up team red coach. Cons: All good. The wifi could improve. Tips: Travel safe and on time with red coach.

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5.0

Patricio

December 7, 2021- Solo travel

RedCoach First Class

I had some questions and the staff were extremely patient and helpful. I highly recommend this bus company.

I had some questions and the staff were extremely patient and helpful. I highly recommend this bus company.

5.0

Baskaran

November 13, 2021

RedCoach Business

Had a good trip.

Had a good trip.

Dallas to Houston Route Map

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The bus route from Dallas to Houston starts in the heart of Texas, and heads south through much of the eastern portion of the state. Along the flat drive, you’ll spot many lakes on either side of the freeway, and as you near Houston, you’ll pass through the verdant Sam Houston National Forest. Although the bus goes through some of the less-scenic strip malls in Houston’s suburbs, the city’s impressive skyline will make up for it as you get closer to your destination.

How much is a bus ticket from Dallas to Houston?

The average price for a bus ticket to Houston is $26.85, Traveling by bus on this route is one of the most affordable ways to hit the road from Dallas. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Dallas to Houston is expected to range from $27 to $35. If you are looking to travel to Houston within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $29. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $27 and can be found on October 12, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Dallas to Houston by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $28 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 25 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $15.42 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Dallas to Houston?

There are 5 bus lines from Dallas to Houston available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 12 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 US124h 16m$31.53
Greyhound74h 49m$35.74
RedCoach Business13h 48m$32.32
RedCoach First Class25h 39m$35.92
Tornado Bus24h 45m$62.92
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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 12 trips per day from Dallas to Houston, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 7 bus trips from Dallas to Houston every day, with the average journey taking around 4 hours and 49 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Houston usually start from $27.

  • RedCoach Business

    RedCoach Business

    Book RedCoach Business from Dallas to Houston from $30. Typically there is one RedCoach Business schedule per day from Dallas to Houston and you can expect on average to pay for a RedCoach Business ticket to Houston. In Dallas, RedCoach Business departs to Houston from Omni Dallas Hotel - Pegasus Pizza Bus Stop . In Houston, RedCoach Business arrives at 904 Dallas St .

    An average trip on RedCoach Business from Dallas to Houston takes 3 hours and 48 minutes , while the fastest available RedCoach Business trip will get you to Houston in 3 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, RedCoach Business offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Houston.

  • RedCoach First Class

    RedCoach First Class

    Book RedCoach First Class from Dallas to Houston from $35. There are 2 trips per day offered by RedCoach First Class from Dallas to Houston and you can expect on average to pay for a RedCoach First Class ticket to Houston. In Dallas, RedCoach First Class departs to Houston from Omni Dallas Hotel - Pegasus Pizza Bus Stop . In Houston, RedCoach First Class arrives at 904 Dallas St .

    An average trip on RedCoach First Class from Dallas to Houston takes 5 hours and 39 minutes , while the fastest available RedCoach First Class trip will get you to Houston in 3 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, RedCoach First Class offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Houston.

  • Tornado Bus

    Tornado Bus

    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

How much is the Megabus from Dallas to Houston?

If you’re lucky enough to be the first person to reserve your seat on a Megabus from Dallas to Houston, you’ll only have to pay $1. After that first ticket is sold, however, prices rise. On average, you can expect to pay $19.94 for a Megabus ticket from Dallas to Houston.

How much luggage can you bring on the bus from Dallas to Houston?

Usually, you can bring a small carry-on item and either one or two larger bags to stow under the bus. Greyhound and FlixBus allow you to bring one carry-on item and one larger bag to stow. Tornado Bus and RedCoach each allow one carry-on and two large items to be stowed.

For more baggage information, including dimension and weight restrictions, check out our complete guide to bus luggage policies.

Can I bring my pet on the bus from Dallas to Houston?

Most bus companies do not allow pets on board, including all of the bus companies with trips from Dallas to Houston. The only exceptions are for service animals, in which case it’s best to contact the carrier to let them know ahead of time.

What amenities are there on the bus from Dallas to Houston?

Traveling by bus from Dallas to Houston includes such comforts as air conditioning (crucial on a Texas ride), WiFi, power outlets, and an on-board restroom.

Some bus carriers also offer additional amenities, like the movies and games you can access from Greyhound’s WiFi on the bus, or the extra legroom you’ll enjoy on FlixBus.

Does Houston have Uber/Lyft/rideshare apps?

Yes, Uber and Lyft are both popular options to book rideshares and explore Houston without having to rent a car yourself. In fact, Houston was the first city in Texas to approve rideshare services!

Does Houston have public transit to get around?

Houston is well-connected via its METRO system. The majority of public transit comprises local buses which stop at most corners downtown, and a METRO bus ride is just $1.25. The METRORail includes three lines which converge in the center of the city and branch out to various Houston neighborhoods.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Dallas to Houston 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 long is the bus ride from Dallas to Houston?

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 26 minutes to cover the 225 miles from Dallas to Houston. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 45 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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.

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

Because many passengers travel from Dallas to Houston at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Dallas?

The first bus leaves at 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Dallas to Houston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 21 scheduled buses that travel from Dallas to Houston every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 19 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 Dallas to Houston; ticket prices start at $49.00.

City Information

Dallas

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Dallas is one of the most vibrant and modern cities in Texas, as well as one of the state's best vacation destinations. While it is one of the foremost business, telecommunications and transportation hubs in the United States, Dallas is also one of the most exciting cities when it comes to culture and nightlife opportunities.

When you are planning a trip to Dallas, make sure you leave time in your schedule to check out some of the city’s world-famous museums. Some must-visits include The Sixth Floor Museum (that commemorates the assassination of John F. Kennedy), the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

If you want some fresh air and a feast to the eyes, you must visit the remarkable Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, which boasts one of the best botanical collections in the entire country. And if you are after some tasty grub and good people watching, then head to Stone Street Gardens, a row of restaurants located on a charming red brick strip surrounded with tons of greenery.

Both the main train station in Dallas, the Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station, and the main bus station are located in the heart of the city’s downtown historic district just a few blocks away from each other. That makes it super convenient to travel to Dallas from various places in Texas and the rest of the U.S. or Mexico. The stations’ central location also allows for an easy transfer to and from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport that is located pretty far outside the city.

Houston

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Houston, Texas is one of the most populous cities and among the most expansive cities in the U.S. As a result, Houston has become the leading commercial center in the Southern United States. Astronomy aficionados recognize Houston as the city where NASA’s Mission Control Center is located, and music fans know Houston as the birthplace of Queen B herself, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter.

Even though Houston has a relatively small downtown area, it is packed with exciting things you can do while you’re in town. If you’re in the mood for a cultural outing, head to the Theater District where you are sure to find a play or a music performance you’d enjoy, or check out the Museum District that boasts more than 20 different museums and galleries. Since Houston is the most racially and ethnically diverse city in the country, its restaurant scene is one of a kind offering a rich variety of cuisines from all over the world. The many experiences available in Houston make it one of Texas' best vacation destinations.

As one of the main metropolitan cities in the U.S., Houston is very well connected to the rest of the country and the world. The main bus and train stations are both located right in the heart of downtown making it easy to get to your final destination by public transit or car. There are also several airports within the city’s vicinity that provide a good variety of options depending on where you’re flying to or from.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Dallas?

Main departure station: 2424 Swiss Ave (Lizard Lounge)

Buses to Houston leave from 5 stations in Dallas.

All bus stations in Dallas:

  • 2424 Swiss Ave (Lizard Lounge)

  • Bus Terminal - 205 S Lamar St

  • 4500 Harry Hines Blvd (Holiday Inn Market Ctr, rear lot)

  • Omni Dallas Hotel - Pegasus Pizza Bus Stop

  • 535 E Jefferson Blvd

Where does the bus arrive in Houston?

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Main arrival station: Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St

The Bus Terminal at 2121 Main Street is centrally located within downtown Houston and serves as a hub for bus service from Greyhound, Jefferson Lines and Tornado Bus. From Houston’s bus terminal, you might connect to other cities in Texas such as Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio, or further afield to Los Angeles and New York. The station is open 24 hours a day, with restrooms, seating, and several food options available onsite. Within a few minutes’ walk from the bus terminal, you’ll find parking, rental car agencies, gas stations, fast food, and a Light Rail station to easily access the rest of Houston.

All bus stations in Houston:

  • Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St

  • Downtown - 605 Gray St

  • 2525 Southwest Fwy (Timewise/Shell gas station lot)

  • 904 Dallas St

  • Love's

  • Tornado Bus Station - Airport

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