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Houston - Charlotte Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 21 intercity buses per day from Houston to Charlotte. Traveling by bus from Houston to Charlotte usually takes around 31 hours and 6 minutes, but the fastest Tornado Bus bus can make the trip in 17 hours and 4.8 minutes.

Distance926 mi (1490 km)
Shortest duration17h 5m
Cheapest price$75.47
Trips per day12
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Houston to Charlotte?

Bus tickets for a trip from Houston to Charlotte cost $77.55 on average. While it’s a bit pricey for a bus ticket, it’s still significantly more cost-effective than flying. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly avg. prices

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Bus tickets from Houston to Charlotte are at their cheapest average price in June. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $175. On the other hand, traveling on this route during November might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for November trips cost $248, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches

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To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 28 days in advance to save up to $220.54.

What bus companies travel from Houston to Charlotte?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Houston to Charlotte that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 16 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US161d 9h 40m$211.61
Tornado Bus921h 1m$225.00
  • 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 16 trips per day from Houston to Charlotte, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Tornado Bus is a Texan bus company operating in Texas and Mexico. Their bus service connects cities such as Houston, McAllen, San Antonio, and the international border at El Paso. Their buses offer onboard WiFi, plenty of leg room, air conditioning, restrooms, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 31 hours and 6 minutes to cover the 926 miles from Houston to Charlotte. However, the fastest bus only takes 17 hours and 4.8 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.

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Houston to Charlotte, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 21 scheduled buses that travel from Houston to Charlotte every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 12 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 $232.00.

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.

Charlotte

A mecca for fans of speed in general and for NASCAR in particular, Charlotte is a burgeoning urban center that still retains its southern charm. Even if you are not a hardcore fan of NASCAR, it is still worth taking the time to check it out. Housing more than just plaques dedicated to legendary drivers, the museum also features high-tech exhibits, as well as racing simulators to keep you enthralled. If cars are not your thing, the bustling Uptown area, which houses the city’s top museums such as Discovery Place or Mint Museum Uptown, will offer a day’s worth of interesting facts to enjoy. When you wish to get away from the hustle and bustle of Uptown, Freedom Park, located about three miles north of the city center, provides a natural refuge where you can recover.

Charlotte’s food scene is brimming with life, as modernized Southern staples take the city by storm. Perhaps the best place to enjoy the tastiest Southern dishes in town is at Price’s Chicken Coop. If you are looking to enjoy some fine barbecues, Midwood Smokehouse or Noble Smoke might have what you need.

Charlotte’s busiest bus station is at W 4th St in the heart of the city, offering bus trips by several carriers like Greyhound and Jefferson Lines to other cities such as Richmond or New York. The city is served by three Amtrak lines: the Crescent, the Carolinian, and the Piedmont. Travelers can catch these trains at the station on Tryon St in Lockwood. The main airport of the city is the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, which is the sixth-busiest airport in the country. It is located 6 miles from the city center.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Houston?

Main departure station: Downtown - 605 Gray St

Buses to Charlotte leave from 6 stations in Houston.

All bus stations in Houston:

  • Downtown - 605 Gray St

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

  • Tornado Bus Station - Airport

  • 6590 Southwest Hwy

  • Houston Southwest Fwy

  • Tornado Bus Station - Lockwood

Where does the bus arrive in Charlotte?

Main arrival station: 4705 N Tryon St.

Buses arrive in Charlotte at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Charlotte:

  • 4705 N Tryon St.

  • 518 W 4Th St

  • 419 E 7th St

  • 3301-400 Freedom Dr

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