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Journey Information

There are 10 intercity buses per day from Houston to Lake Charles. Traveling by bus from Houston to Lake Charles usually takes around 6 hours and 26 minutes, but the fastest El Expreso Bus bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance133 mi (214 km)
Shortest duration2h 15m
Cheapest price$85.00
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceTornado Bus
Bus lines2

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El Expreso Bus

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How much is a bus ticket from Houston to Lake Charles?

The average price for a bus ticket to Lake Charles is $85.00, If you are able to find a ticket cheaper than $85.00 you have found a unique deal. We recommend that you should complete your reservation promptly as prices can change quickly. 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.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in September. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $28 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Houston to Lake Charles in May, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $87 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 20 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $0.97 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Houston to Lake Charles?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Houston to Lake Charles that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Tornado Bus usually offers more choice, with 7 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
El Expreso Bus33h 53m$85.36
Tornado Bus77h 48m$85.34
  • 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 Lake Charles trip is $85 on El Expreso Bus, and they usually make the trip in just 3 hours and 53 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 Lake Charles, Tornado operates 7 scheduled trips per day with prices starting from $85.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Houston to Lake Charles 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 Lake Charles?

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 26 minutes to cover the 133 miles from Houston to Lake Charles. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 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?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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 10:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Houston to Lake Charles, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 10 scheduled buses that travel from Houston to Lake Charles every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 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 Houston to Lake Charles; ticket prices start at $22.00.

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: Houston Southwest Fwy

Buses to Lake Charles leave from 3 stations in Houston.

All bus stations in Houston:

  • Houston Southwest Fwy

  • Tornado Bus Station - Airport

  • Tornado Bus Station - Lockwood

Where does the bus arrive in Lake Charles?

Buses arrive in Lake Charles at 0 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Need a return trip from Lake Charles to Houston?

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