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Journey Information

Houston to Charlotte bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$83.00
Shortest Duration18h 45m
Trips per day6
Bus lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $144.99 was the low point for bus fares from Houston to Charlotte. Buses from Charlotte to Houston are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $144.99 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 18 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $59.83 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 22 hours and 50 minutes to cover the 926 miles (1490 kilometers) from Houston, TX to Charlotte, NC. However, the fastest bus only takes 18 hours and 45 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?

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, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Charlotte, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Houston?

The first bus leaves at 12:00pm and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Houston to Charlotte, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Houston to Charlotte 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 Charlotte; ticket prices start at $135.00.

What bus companies travel from Houston to Charlotte?

There are 3 bus lines from Houston, Texas to Charlotte, North Carolina. With 3 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 Bus319h 21m$158.45
Greyhound31d 1h 15m$208.28
Tornado Bus322h 45m$158.03

Where does the bus leave from in Houston?

Buses to Charlotte leave from multiple locations in Houston, Texas. These are the 6 most popular bus stations:

  • Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St
  • Tornado Bus Station - Lockwood
  • Tornado Bus Station - Airport
  • 7011 Harrisburg Blvd
  • Houston Southwest Fwy
  • 6590 Southwest Hwy

Where does the bus arrive in Charlotte?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Charlotte, North Carolina:

  • 4705 N Tryon St.
  • 518 W 4Th St

Price trends for buses from Houston to Charlotte

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Prices as travel date approaches


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