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Houston to Columbia, SC bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$78.00
Shortest Duration17h 15m
Trips per day11
bus carriers3
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How much does a bus ticket from Houston to Columbia, SC cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Houston to Columbia were $146.00.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Houston to Columbia is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 7 days out, tickets are on average $26.97 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Houston to Columbia, SC?

The distance between Houston and Columbia is approximately 890.14 miles, or 1432.18 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 21 hours and 52 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 17 hours and 15 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 Columbia?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Houston to Columbia, SC 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. Sunday 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 Columbia?

On average there are 11 scheduled bus trips per day. Tornado Bus has the most regularly scheduled departures from Houston to Columbia, SC, with an average of 6 trips per day and 39 monthly trips. 3 bus carriers serve the route from Houston to Columbia. Of the 11 trips there is one direct trip available per day.

3 carriers offer Houston to Columbia, SC bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Houston to Columbia from $78.00. There are 4 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Houston to Columbia and you can expect on average to pay $157.88 for a Greyhound ticket to Columbia. In Houston, Greyhound departs to Columbia from Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St and one other station. In Columbia, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 710-A Buckner Rd,

An average trip on Greyhound from Houston to Columbia takes 24 hours and 19 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Columbia in 17 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $178.60 for a weekend trip to Columbia.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1d 0h 19m
Avg. Price
$157.88

El Expreso Bus

Book El Expreso Bus from Houston to Columbia from $160.00. There are 4 trips per day offered by El Expreso Bus from Houston to Columbia and you can expect on average to pay $172.17 for a El Expreso Bus ticket to Columbia. In Houston, El Expreso Bus departs to Columbia from Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St and 3 other stations. In Columbia, El Expreso Bus arrives at 7400 Wilson Blvd,

An average trip on El Expreso Bus from Houston to Columbia takes 22 hours and 24 minutes, while the fastest available El Expreso Bus trip will get you to Columbia in 17 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, El Expreso Bus offers 5 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $173.33 for a weekend trip to Columbia.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
22h 24m
Avg. Price
$172.17

Tornado Bus

Book Tornado Bus from Houston to Columbia from $160.00. There are 6 trips per day offered by Tornado Bus from Houston to Columbia and you can expect on average to pay $172.87 for a Tornado Bus ticket to Columbia. In Houston, Tornado Bus departs to Columbia from Tornado Bus Station - Airport and 2 other stations. In Columbia, Tornado Bus arrives at 7400 Wilson Blvd,

An average trip on Tornado Bus from Houston to Columbia takes 20 hours and 8 minutes, while the fastest available Tornado Bus trip will get you to Columbia in 17 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, Tornado Bus offers 6 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $176.77 for a weekend trip to Columbia.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
20h 8m
Avg. Price
$172.87

Plan your next adventure

There are 5 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Columbia will depart from these stations in Houston:
  • Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St
  • Tornado Bus Station - Airport
  • 6590 Southwest Hwy
  • 7011 Harrisburg Blvd
  • Tornado Bus Station - Lockwood
Buses arrive in Columbia at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Columbia for trips arriving from Houston:
  • 7400 Wilson Blvd
  • Bus Terminal - 710-A Buckner Rd