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Journey Information

Houston to Baton Rouge bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$20.00
Shortest Duration3h 24m
Trips per day7
Bus lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Houston to Baton Rouge right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Houston to Baton Rouge?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $38.14 was the low point for bus fares from Houston to Baton Rouge. Buses from Baton Rouge to Houston are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $38.14 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 16 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $26.78 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 5 hours and 28 minutes to cover the 257 miles (414 kilometers) from Houston, TX to Baton Rouge, LA. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 24 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Houston to Baton Rouge for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, 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 Houston?

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Houston to Baton Rouge, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Houston to Baton Rouge 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.

What bus companies travel from Houston to Baton Rouge?

There are 3 bus lines from Houston, Texas to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. With 4 daily trips, Greyhound 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
El Expreso Bus44h 42m$101.65
Greyhound46h 31m$28.26
Tornado Bus24h 31m$101.65

Where does the bus leave from in Houston?

Buses to Baton Rouge leave from multiple locations in Houston, Texas. These are the 3 most popular bus stations:

  • Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St
  • Tornado Bus Station - Lockwood
  • 7011 Harrisburg Blvd
  • Tornado Bus Station - Airport

Where does the bus arrive in Baton Rouge?

Buses arrive in Baton Rouge at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Baton Rouge, Louisiana:

  • Albertson's Bakery - 2950 College Dr
  • Bus Terminal - 1253 Florida Blvd
  • Chevron Gas Station

Price trends for buses from Houston to Baton Rouge

Average prices by travel date

$105$70$35OctNov

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$100$80$60$40$203020100

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