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Journey Information

Houston to Austin bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$19.00
Shortest Duration9h 20m
Trips per day4
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a late-night bus from Houston to Austin?

No, there is no late-night bus from Houston to Austin. The latest bus to Austin leaves Houston before 7 p.m. and arrives between 9 and 9:30 p.m. The earliest bus to Austin departs Houston at 5 a.m.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $21.00 was the low point for bus fares from Houston to Austin. Buses from Austin to Houston are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $21.00 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 16 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $18.89 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 9 hours and 41 minutes to cover the 146 miles (235 kilometers) from Houston, TX to Austin, TX. However, the fastest bus only takes 9 hours and 20 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?

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, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Houston?

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Houston to Austin, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Houston to Austin every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

What bus companies travel from Houston to Austin?

There is one bus company that operates from Houston to Austin. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound49h 42m$28.38

Where does the bus leave from in Houston?

Most buses depart from the main station in Houston, Texas:

  • Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St

Where does the bus arrive in Austin?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Austin, Texas:

  • Bus Terminal - 916 E Koenig Ln
  • Carts Headquarters

Price trends for buses from Houston to Austin

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15JanFeb

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5FMAMJJASONDJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Houston, TX to Austin, TX
4.8
Based on 14 ratings and reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 40 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.4
Staff
4.4
Value
4.5
Condition
4.1
Linda
5.0
December 4, 2019Solo travel
Pros
The Bus Driver was superb with his Instructions! I took the 07:55 am Greyhound Bus from Austin to Houston that same day and the morning Bus Driver gave no Instructions at all. The Bus Driver was superb with his Instructions! I took the 07:55 am Greyhound Bus from Austin to Houston that same day and the morning Bus Driver gave no Instructions at all.
Cons
Please thank the Houston to Austin Driver. He was great!Please thank the Houston to Austin Driver. He was great!
James
4.0
November 7, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
We arriveb Safely We arriveb Safely
Cons
Departure on timeDeparture on time
Angela
5.0
September 25, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Perfect timings for departure and arrival. Perfect timings for departure and arrival.
Cons
A reminder to other passengers at the beginning of bus/public transport etiquette. A reminder to other passengers at the beginning of bus/public transport etiquette.
Adriana
4.0
September 22, 2019
Tips
Ask how to adjust seatbackAsk how to adjust seatback

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0

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