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Journey Information

There are 19 intercity buses per day from Houston to Baton Rouge. Traveling by bus from Houston to Baton Rouge usually takes around 6 hours and 40 minutes, but the fastest Tornado Bus bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 55.2 minutes.

Distance257 mi (414 km)
Shortest duration3h 55m
Cheapest price$31.00
Trips per day13
Most frequent serviceTornado Bus
Bus lines4

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

Typically $38.59 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Baton Rouge. At this price a bus trip is a cheap way to travel from Houston to Baton Rouge. 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


Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Houston to Baton Rouge is expected to range from $36 to $74. If you are looking to travel to Baton Rouge within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $63. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $36 and can be found on July 20, 2022.

Monthly average prices


The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in August. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $36 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Houston to Baton Rouge in June, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $61 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


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 29 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $61.23 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Houston to Baton Rouge?

There are 4 bus lines from Houston to Baton Rouge available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 6 daily trips, Tornado Bus 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 Bus35h 38m$110.85
FlixBus US55h 5m$39.68
Greyhound65h 8m$41.92
Tornado Bus610h 24m$110.85
  • 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 Baton Rouge trip is $111 on El Expreso Bus, and they usually make the trip in just 5 hours and 38 minutes.

  • 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 5 trips per day from Houston to Baton Rouge, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 6 bus trips from Houston to Baton Rouge every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 8 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Baton Rouge usually start from $31.

  • 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 Baton Rouge, Tornado operates 6 scheduled trips per day with prices starting from $111.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 40 minutes to cover the 257 miles from Houston to Baton Rouge. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 55.2 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?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Baton Rouge at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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 12:00am 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 bus schedules are there most days?

There are 19 scheduled buses that travel from Houston to Baton Rouge every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 13 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


Houston, TX - HOU-0

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Houston, TX - HOU-2

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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.

Baton Rouge

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Baton Rouge, LA - BTR-1

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The humbler and more genial cousin of New Orleans, Baton Rouge is an attractive city with a rich history and remarkable cultural landmarks. The top destination in Baton Rouge is Louisiana's Old State Capitol. Boasting a Gothic Revival architectural style and awe-inspiring towers, the building is now a museum with numerous exhibits about the state's history. Next, visit the USS Kidd, considered one of the world's most authentically restored marine vessels. For those interested in rural American life, check out the LSU Rural Museum, whose exhibitions focus on the working classes of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Baton Rouge's food scene is just as vibrant as New Orleans', with a wide range of options to choose from. Those who love fine dining should not miss out on St Francisville Inn & Restaurant, which offers Southern specialties and amazing pub dishes. For a more unique taste, check out Cocha, which offers seasonal local dishes.

Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport is the main airport in the city, located just 10 miles north of downtown. The city's bus terminal on Florida Blvd serves Amtrak trains as well as intercity Greyhound and Jefferson Lines buses.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Houston?

Main departure station: Tornado Bus Station - Airport

Buses to Baton Rouge leave from 6 stations in Houston.

All bus stations in Houston:

  • Tornado Bus Station - Airport

  • Houston Southwest Fwy

  • Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St

  • Downtown - 605 Gray St

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

  • Tornado Bus Station - Lockwood

Where does the bus arrive in Baton Rouge?

Albertson's Bakery - 2950 College Dr  - BTRUSTOR-0

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Main arrival station: Albertson's Bakery - 2950 College Dr

Tornado buses stop at the parking lot in front of Albertson's at 2950 College Drive in Baton Rouge. The grocery store is open throughout the week from 6 am to 10 pm, which offers plenty of time to grab a snack before boarding. You will also find a restaurant, pharmacy, and bank inside. Tornado buses depart from outside of the bakery, so keep an eye out for the bus’ arrival in the parking lot. Bus service from Baton Rouge includes trips to destinations like Atlanta and New York City.

All bus stations in Baton Rouge:

  • Albertson's Bakery - 2950 College Dr

  • Bus Terminal - 1253 Florida Blvd

  • 138 Florida St (yellow curbside)

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