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Journey Information

Houston to El Paso bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$97.00
Shortest Duration14h 25m
Trips per day3
Bus lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Houston to El Paso 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 El Paso?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $100.05 was the low point for bus fares from Houston to El Paso. Buses from El Paso to Houston are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $100.05 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 5 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $45.20 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 17 hours and 22 minutes to cover the 674 miles (1085 kilometers) from Houston, TX to El Paso, TX. However, the fastest bus only takes 14 hours and 25 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?

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, 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 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Houston to El Paso, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Houston to El Paso 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.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Houston to El Paso; ticket prices start at $86.00.

What bus companies travel from Houston to El Paso?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Houston, Texas to El Paso, Texas. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 2 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound217h 25m$109.71
Tornado Bus117h 4m$108.51

Where does the bus leave from in Houston?

Buses to El Paso leave from multiple locations in Houston, Texas. These are the 5 most popular bus stations:

  • Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St
  • Tornado Bus Station - Airport
  • Tornado Bus Station - Lockwood
  • 6590 Southwest Hwy
  • 7011 Harrisburg Blvd

Where does the bus arrive in El Paso?

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

  • Bus Terminal
  • 400 W Paisano Dr

Price trends for buses from Houston to El Paso

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Monthly average prices


Prices as travel date approaches


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