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Houston to New Orleans bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$1.00
Shortest Duration6h 11m
Trips per day8
bus carriers2
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Houston to New Orleans
4.5
Based on 2 reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.0
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
4.5
Eric
5.0
July 17, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The cleaniness, friendly, staff, timely bus, and safety.
Cons
Seats need a little more space and could be cushioned. After sitting for a while my back being to hurt
Tips
Megabus has the best prices and their busses are clean. The travel time was very precise and I would definately recommend the megabus for safe travel to my family and friends.
Camila
4.0
June 23, 2019Business
Pros
The price $22
Cons
If you know Houston, then you know the traffic. Megabus should account for that. No one likes to be late, but you will never get a complaint about arriving early.
Tips
Bring a blanket and baby wipes. It's freezing on the bus even though it was over 100 outside.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is there to see and do in New Orleans?

New Orleans is known as a party city, and Bourbon Street in the French Quarter is the center of the action. Taking place just before Lent, Mardi Gras is a huge draw. But at any other time of the year, a stop at Mardi Gras World offers a look at floats while they’re under construction, plus floats from past years.

Additional museum options include the National WWI Museum, the New Orleans Museum of Art and the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum.

Catch some live music — whether that means going to a jazz club or some other type of club, attending a music festival, or simply taking a walk down Frenchmen Street.

If you’re up for something a bit macabre, visit one of New Orleans’ iconic cemeteries, populated by ornate, above-ground tombs. Maybe even take a ghost tour that makes a cemetery stop.

Some famous landmarks worth visiting include St. Louis Cathedral, the Cabildo in Jackson Square, City Park, and Longue Vue House and Gardens.

Finally, make sure you eat a beignet before you leave.

Where is the best location to stay in New Orleans?

The French Quarter is the best area to stay in New Orleans, especially for a first-time visitor. The most famous neighborhood in New Orleans, the French Quarter is home to Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, and more.

If you’re looking to keep costs down, the Central Business District is another great place to stay. It has its own nightlife scene, but it’s also close to the pricier French Quarter.

What is the best time to go to New Orleans?

The best time of year to visit New Orleans is February through May for Mardi Gras celebrations. If you don’t mind missing the big party, visit in December or January, when the weather is still comfortable and hotel rooms are easier to come by. The worst time to visit is June through November (especially July through September), during hurricane season.

How much does a bus ticket from Houston to New Orleans cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Houston to New Orleans were $16.60.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Houston to New Orleans is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 15 days out, tickets are on average $16.06 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Houston to New Orleans?

The distance between Houston and New Orleans is approximately 317.92 miles, or 511.51 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 6 hours and 39 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 11 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Houston to New Orleans?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Houston to New Orleans by bus is usually on Tuesday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Thursday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Houston to New Orleans?

On average there are 8 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from Houston to New Orleans, with an average of 4.869 trips per day and 74.25 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from Houston to New Orleans. Of the 8 trips there are 5 trips that are direct connections to New Orleans.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Houston to New Orleans start at $46.00.

2 carriers offer Houston to New Orleans bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Houston to New Orleans from $20.00. There are 4.868852 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Houston to New Orleans and you can expect on average to pay $25.72 for a Greyhound ticket to New Orleans. In Houston, Greyhound departs to New Orleans from Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St, In New Orleans, Greyhound arrives at Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave,

An average trip on Greyhound from Houston to New Orleans takes 7 hours and 52 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to New Orleans in 6 hours and 11 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 5.176471 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $26.89 for a weekend trip to New Orleans.

Avg. Time
7h 52m
Avg. Price
$25.72

Megabus

Book Megabus from Houston to New Orleans from $1.00. There are 2.704918 trips per day offered by Megabus from Houston to New Orleans and you can expect on average to pay $19.66 for a Megabus ticket to New Orleans. In Houston, Megabus departs to New Orleans from 815 Pierce St at Travis St, In New Orleans, Megabus arrives at Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave,

An average trip on Megabus from Houston to New Orleans takes 6 hours and 19 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to New Orleans in 6 hours and 11 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 2.941176 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $27.54 for a weekend trip to New Orleans.

Avg. Time
6h 19m
Avg. Price
$19.66

Plan your next adventure

There are 2 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to New Orleans will depart from these stations in Houston:
  • Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St
  • 815 Pierce St at Travis St
Buses from Houston arrive in New Orleans at one main station:
  • Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave

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