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Journey Information

There are 20 intercity buses per day from Dallas to Houston. Traveling by bus from Dallas to Houston usually takes around 4 hours and 25 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance225 mi (362 km)
Shortest duration3h 50m
Cheapest price$19.99
Trips per day19
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Dallas, TX to Houston, TX

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)

4.3

5.0

Pedro

December 9, 2019

Megabus

All Fine thank you

All Fine thank you

4.0

Cynthia

October 18, 2019- Visiting family

Megabus

No driving...no parking ... ease of planning and making reservations

No driving...no parking ... ease of planning and making reservations

4.0

Tony

October 6, 2019- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: Travel time short and pricing. Cons: New buses always help. Digital signage. Tips: Look around before buying. I saved because doing what I said.

Pros: Travel time short and pricing. Cons: New buses always help. Digital signage. Tips: Look around before buying. I saved because doing what I said.

4.0

Steven

June 29, 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: The bus was fantastic. The trip was very easy. I enjoyed not having to drive myself and the price was super low. Cons: The bus station in both Dallas and Houston were fine. However, the area of town in Houston was not very desirable. There were too many jobless m...

Pros: The bus was fantastic. The trip was very easy. I enjoyed not having to drive myself and the price was super low. Cons: The bus station in both Dallas and Houston were fine. However, the area of town in Houston was not very desirable. There were too many jobless men wandering around. If I were a woman, I would not not have felt comfortable by myself near the station. If Greyhound could relocate the station to another part of town, they might be able to attract more travelers. Few travelers want to be dropped in a part of town that is less than desirable. Otherwise, Greyhound will need to invest in the policing of the area to make sure their clients are not made to feel uncomfortable. Some of their competitors pick up and drop off in areas less frequented by homeless people. That is the one thing that might keep me from being a repeat customer. Tips: There was a place to plug in your phone or tablet for each seat. There is a rest stop every two hours and toilet on board. The temperature was very comfortable. Other than the location of the bus terminal, the trip was fantastic.

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Dallas to Houston Route Map

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How much is a bus ticket from Dallas to Houston?

$24.31 is the average price of a bus ticket from Dallas to Houston. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

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 $22 to $28. If you are looking to travel to Houston within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $22. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $22 and can be found on October 19, 2021.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in June. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $23 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Dallas to Houston in January, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $31 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

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 27 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $8.57 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Dallas to Houston?

There are 3 bus lines from Dallas to Houston. With 13 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 US134h 8m$24.66
Greyhound75h 1m$29.14
Tornado Bus24h 46m$53.25
  • 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 5 hours and 1 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Houston usually start from $25.

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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.

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.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

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?

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 25 minutes to cover the 225 miles from Dallas to Houston. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 50 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 5:00am 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 buses are there each day?

There are 20 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

Dallas is one of the most vibrant and modern cities in Texas. 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

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.

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?

Departure stations

Buses to Houston leave from 5 stations in Dallas.

Bus stations in Dallas:

  • Bus Terminal - 205 S Lamar St

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

  • 535 E Jefferson Blvd

  • Tornado Bus Station - 8630 E RL Thornton Fwy

Where does the bus arrive in Houston?

Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St - HOUGLI-0

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Arrival stations

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.

Bus stations in Houston:

  • Downtown - 605 Gray St

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

  • Tornado Bus Station - Airport

  • Tornado Bus Station - Lockwood

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