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Houston to Austin, TX bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$1.00
Shortest Duration2h 30m
Trips per day14
bus carriers2
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Houston to Austin
4.8
Based on 14 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.
Cons
Please thank the Houston to Austin Driver. He was great!
James
4.0
November 7, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
We arriveb Safely
Cons
Departure on time
Angela
5.0
September 25, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Perfect timings for departure and arrival.
Cons
A reminder to other passengers at the beginning of bus/public transport etiquette.
Adriana
4.0
September 22, 2019
Tips
Ask 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

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.

How much does a bus ticket from Houston to Austin, TX cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Houston to Austin were $11.97.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Houston to Austin is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 29 days out, tickets are on average $7.96 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Houston to Austin, TX?

The distance between Houston and Austin is approximately 146.32 miles, or 235.42 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 3 hours and 34 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 30 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 Austin?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Houston to Austin, TX by bus is usually on Saturday. 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 Austin?

On average there are 14 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from Houston to Austin, TX, with an average of 7.217 trips per day and 108.25 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from Houston to Austin. Of the 14 trips there are 10 trips that are direct connections to Austin.

2 carriers offer Houston to Austin, TX bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Houston to Austin from $10.00. There are 7.216667 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Houston to Austin and you can expect on average to pay $15.26 for a Greyhound ticket to Austin. In Houston, Greyhound departs to Austin from Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St, In Austin, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 916 E Koenig Ln and one other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from Houston to Austin takes 4 hours and 52 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Austin in 2 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 6.0625 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $16.82 for a weekend trip to Austin.

Avg. Time
4h 52m
Avg. Price
$15.26

Megabus

Book Megabus from Houston to Austin from $1.00. There are 6.766667 trips per day offered by Megabus from Houston to Austin and you can expect on average to pay $15.50 for a Megabus ticket to Austin. In Houston, Megabus departs to Austin from 815 Pierce St at Travis St and one other station. In Austin, Megabus arrives at 1500 San Jacinto Blvd,

An average trip on Megabus from Houston to Austin takes 3 hours and 10 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Austin in 2 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 8.5625 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $22.34 for a weekend trip to Austin.

Avg. Time
3h 10m
Avg. Price
$15.50
There are 3 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Austin will depart from these stations in Houston:
  • Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St
  • 815 Pierce St at Travis St
  • Select Shell Station - 13250 FM 1960 W
Buses arrive in Austin at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Austin for trips arriving from Houston:
  • 1500 San Jacinto Blvd
  • Bus Terminal - 916 E Koenig Ln
  • Carts Headquarters

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