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Journey Information

There are 19 intercity buses per day from Houston to Matamoros. Traveling by bus from Houston to Matamoros usually takes around 8 hours, but the fastest El Expreso Bus bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance563 mi (906 km)
Shortest duration7h 0m
Cheapest price$45.00
Trips per day19
Most frequent serviceEl Expreso Bus
Bus lines2

What bus companies travel from Houston to Matamoros?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Houston to Matamoros that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, El Expreso Bus usually offers more choice, with 16 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
El Expreso Bus168h 17m$45.00
Tornado Bus39h 4m$45.00
  • El Expreso Bus

    El Expreso Bus

    El Expreso Bus, a sub-brand of Tornado Bus Company, operates intercity bus trips in the United States, plus several routes that cross the border into Mexico. The carrier’s professional and helpful staff are often fluent in both English and Spanish. El Expreso buses feature comfortable seats, onboard restrooms, power outlets, and free WiFi. The average ticket price for a Houston to Matamoros trip is $45 on El Expreso Bus, and they usually make the trip in just 8 hours and 17 minutes.

  • Tornado Bus

    Tornado Bus

    Tornado Bus is a regional bus company that primarily serves the southern United States and Mexico. Founded in 1993, Tornado Bus Company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. For Tornado travel from Houston to Matamoros, Tornado operates 3 scheduled trips per day with prices starting from $45.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Houston to Matamoros 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 Houston to Matamoros?

The bus takes an average of 8 hours to cover the 563 miles from Houston to Matamoros. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 15 minutes. 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.

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

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Matamoros. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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 Matamoros, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Houston?

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Houston to Matamoros, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 19 scheduled buses that travel from Houston to Matamoros every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Houston to Matamoros without transferring.

City Information

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 Houston?

Main departure station: 6590 Southwest Hwy

Buses to Matamoros leave from 5 stations in Houston.

All bus stations in Houston:

  • 6590 Southwest Hwy

  • Tornado Bus Station - Lockwood

  • 7011 Harrisburg Blvd

  • Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St

  • Tornado Bus Station - Airport

Where does the bus arrive in Matamoros?

Main arrival station: Central de Autobuses Lucio Blanco

All buses from Houston arrive at one main station in Matamoros.

All bus stations in Matamoros:

  • Central de Autobuses Lucio Blanco

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