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Journey Information

There are 22 intercity buses per day from Houston to Dallas. Traveling by bus from Houston to Dallas usually takes around 4 hours and 24 minutes, but the fastest RedCoach Business bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 29 minutes.

Distance225 mi (362 km)
Shortest duration3h 29m
Cheapest price$14.99
Trips per day24
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines5

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Houston to Dallas

(Based on 26 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Nafisa

January 13, 2022- Visiting family

RedCoach First Class

Pros: On time arrival and departure. Cons: No wifi. Also could not charge my phone. Also, advertise more so people will know about your bur and we could have more travellers. Tips: Book and travel by this so we see it running on our roads.

Pros: On time arrival and departure. Cons: No wifi. Also could not charge my phone. Also, advertise more so people will know about your bur and we could have more travellers. Tips: Book and travel by this so we see it running on our roads.

5.0

Parisshellia

January 5, 2022- Visiting family

RedCoach Business

Pros: Can't wait until next trip. It will be with REDCOACH. Cons: Make pw to wifi available like mentioned.

Pros: Can't wait until next trip. It will be with REDCOACH. Cons: Make pw to wifi available like mentioned.

5.0

VARUN KUMAR

December 29, 2021- Visiting friends

RedCoach Business

Pros: It's a smooth trip. Departure and arrival went on time. Cons: I was fully satisfied with the trip. Tips: Very enjoyable bus trip ,please carry winter cloths if you are going to cold places.

Pros: It's a smooth trip. Departure and arrival went on time. Cons: I was fully satisfied with the trip. Tips: Very enjoyable bus trip ,please carry winter cloths if you are going to cold places.

5.0

Vijaya

December 21, 2021- Solo travel

RedCoach First Class

Good

Good

4.0

Simran

December 21, 2021- Visiting family

RedCoach Business

Instructions can be provided near to seat about how to access wifi and power ports.

Instructions can be provided near to seat about how to access wifi and power ports.

How much is a bus ticket from Houston to Dallas?

$21.63 is the average price of a bus ticket from Houston to Dallas. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Houston to Dallas is expected to range from $21 to $30. If you are looking to travel to Dallas within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $22. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $21 and can be found on January 26, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Houston to Dallas by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $28 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 20 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $11.92 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Houston to Dallas?

There are 5 bus lines from Houston to Dallas available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 12 daily trips, FlixBus US 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
FlixBus US124h 15m$25.50
Greyhound64h 49m$32.39
RedCoach Business23h 41m$21.09
RedCoach First Class13h 50m$22.87
Tornado Bus14h 25m$55.30
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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 12 trips per day from Houston to Dallas, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 6 bus trips from Houston to Dallas every day, with the average journey taking around 4 hours and 49 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Dallas usually start from $25.

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  • RedCoach Business

    RedCoach Business

    Red Coach is an American bus company headquartered in Orlando, FL and one of the most prominent ground travel providers in the United States. Red Coach buses are some of the best in the industry, featuring large reclining seats, extra legroom, flat screen TVs, as well as free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. Red Coach Business service features 18 inch wide seats, foot rests and 2 checked bags. For journeys from Houston to Dallas, Red Coach’s schedule offers 2 bus trips every day with prices starting from $15.
  • RedCoach First Class

    RedCoach First Class

    Red Coach is an American bus company headquartered in Orlando, FL and one of the most prominent ground travel providers in the United States. Red Coach buses are some of the best in the industry, featuring large reclining seats, extra legroom, flat screen TVs, as well as free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. Red Coach First Class is one of the most luxurious way to travel featuring 21 inch wide seats that recline up to 140 degrees, footrests and 2 included checked bags. For journeys from Houston to Dallas, Red Coach’s schedule offers 1 bus trips every day with prices starting from $15.
  • Tornado Bus

    Tornado Bus

    Tornado Bus is a regional bus company that primarily serves the southern United States and Mexico. Founded in 1993, Tornado Bus Company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. For Tornado travel from Houston to Dallas, Tornado operates 1 scheduled trips per day with prices starting from $53.

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Houston from Dallas by plane?

A nonstop flight from Houston to Dallas takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes, and you can expect to pay at least $200. George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston recommends arriving two hours prior to your departure, so in sum you’re looking at a total travel time of about 3 hours and 15 minutes. For an average price of just $16.54, a bus to Dallas will take just about an hour or so longer.

Does Megabus go to Dallas, Texas?

Megabus does operate between Houston and Dallas, with an average of 3 trips per day. An average trip costs about $20.58, and average travel time is about 4 hours and 14 minutes.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Houston to Dallas during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is a car ride from Houston to Dallas?

Driving north on Interstate 45, a typical car ride from Houston to Dallas with minimal traffic takes about 3 hours and 30 minutes. Taking a bus from Houston to Dallas is only a bit longer: The fastest trip gets you there in 3 hours and 40 minutes, while the average travel time is closer to 4 hours and 15 minutes.

How long is the bus ride from Houston to Dallas?

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 24 minutes to cover the 225 miles from Houston to Dallas. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 29 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Because many passengers travel from Houston to Dallas at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Houston?

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Houston to Dallas, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve Dallas each day?

There are 22 scheduled buses that travel from Houston to Dallas every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 24 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 Dallas; ticket prices start at $52.50.

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.

Dallas

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Dallas is one of the most vibrant and modern cities in Texas, as well as one of the state's best vacation destinations. While it is one of the foremost business, telecommunications and transportation hubs in the United States, Dallas is also one of the most exciting cities when it comes to culture and nightlife opportunities.

When you are planning a trip to Dallas, make sure you leave time in your schedule to check out some of the city’s world-famous museums. Some must-visits include The Sixth Floor Museum (that commemorates the assassination of John F. Kennedy), the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

If you want some fresh air and a feast to the eyes, you must visit the remarkable Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, which boasts one of the best botanical collections in the entire country. And if you are after some tasty grub and good people watching, then head to Stone Street Gardens, a row of restaurants located on a charming red brick strip surrounded with tons of greenery.

Both the main train station in Dallas, the Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station, and the main bus station are located in the heart of the city’s downtown historic district just a few blocks away from each other. That makes it super convenient to travel to Dallas from various places in Texas and the rest of the U.S. or Mexico. The stations’ central location also allows for an easy transfer to and from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport that is located pretty far outside the city.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Houston?

Main departure station: 2525 Southwest Fwy (Timewise/Shell gas station lot)

Buses to Dallas leave from 6 stations in Houston.

All bus stations in Houston:

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

  • Downtown - 605 Gray St

  • Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St

  • 904 Dallas St

  • Tornado Bus Station - Airport

  • Tornado Bus Station - Lockwood

Where does the bus arrive in Dallas?

Main arrival station: 2424 Swiss Ave (Lizard Lounge)

Buses arrive in Dallas at 6 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Dallas:

  • 2424 Swiss Ave (Lizard Lounge)

  • Bus Terminal - 205 S Lamar St

  • 4500 Harry Hines Blvd (Holiday Inn Market Ctr, rear lot)

  • Omni Dallas Hotel - Pegasus Pizza Bus Stop

  • Tornado Bus Station - 8630 E RL Thornton Fwy

  • 535 E Jefferson Blvd

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