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Houston - El Paso Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 17 intercity buses per day from Houston to El Paso. Traveling by bus from Houston to El Paso usually takes around 21 hours and 10 minutes, but the fastest Tornado Bus bus can make the trip in 10 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance674 mi (1085 km)
Shortest duration10h 35m
Cheapest price$80.00
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines3

How much is a bus ticket from Houston to El Paso?

Bus tickets for a trip from Houston to El Paso cost $99.10 on average. While it’s a bit pricey for a bus ticket, it’s still significantly more cost-effective than flying. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

$150$100$50JunJun

Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Houston to El Paso is expected to be between $108 and $147. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is June 26, 2024, when tickets are available for June 26, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $112.

Monthly avg. prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Houston to El Paso, mark your calendar for May. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $128. However, taking the bus from Houston to El Paso during September is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $168. The best way to find deals on a trip in September is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 24 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $130.66 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Houston to El Paso?

There are 3 bus lines from Houston to El Paso available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 8 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 US822h 37m$139.33
Greyhound820h 21m$138.03
Tornado Bus213h 56m$146.85
  • 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 8 trips per day from Houston to El Paso, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 8 bus trips from Houston to El Paso every day, with the average journey taking around 20 hours and 21 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to El Paso usually start from $81.

  • Tornado Bus is a Texan bus company operating in Texas and Mexico. Their bus service connects cities such as Houston, McAllen, San Antonio, and the international border at El Paso. Their buses offer onboard WiFi, plenty of leg room, air conditioning, restrooms, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 21 hours and 10 minutes to cover the 674 miles from Houston to El Paso. However, the fastest bus only takes 10 hours and 35 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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.

Because many passengers travel from Houston to El Paso 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.

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Houston to El Paso, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 17 scheduled buses that travel from Houston to El Paso every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 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 El Paso; ticket prices start at $87.00.

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.

El Paso

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El Paso takes you to a world of art, history, entertainment, and style. Also known as the Sun City, El Paso is more than just stories of outlaws and their notoriety. While it is the city where one can learn about the lives of jailbreaker Billy the Kid and gunfighter John Wesley Hardin, it is also home to inspiring historical figures such as city attorney Richard F. Burges and missionary Fray Garcia.

El Paso has an exciting mix of art galleries and museums that depicts the city's rich culture and history. These are the reasons why El Paso lures thousands of painters, sculptors, photographers, and muralists from around the world. Among the best art galleries in the area are the Agave Rosa Gallery, Encaustic International Art Studio, and Ho Baron Sculpture Garden.

El Paso delivers when it comes to family and adult entertainment as well. Kids would surely love exploring the El Paso Zoo, trying the rides at the Western Playland, and biking along the Rio Grande. For adults, El Paso's regional casinos are worth visiting. And if you’re a fan of a mixed drink, El Paso is home to some of the country’s cheapest cocktails.

El Paso is easily accessible via train, bus, or air. Flights arrive at the El Paso International Airport or just north of the state border in Las Cruces, NM (the Las Cruces Shuttle runs from this airport to El Paso several times daily). Ground travel includes train service on Amtrak and bus service on several major bus carriers from El Paso to other destinations in Texas and beyond.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Houston?

Main departure station: 6590 Southwest Hwy

Buses to El Paso leave from 7 stations in Houston.

All bus stations in Houston:

  • 6590 Southwest Hwy

  • Greyhound Terminal Bus Station

  • Downtown - 605 Gray St

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

  • Tornado Bus Station - Airport

  • Tornado Bus Station - Lockwood

  • Love's

Where does the bus arrive in El Paso?

Main arrival station: Bus Terminal

The Greyhound bus Station in El Paso is in the center of the city, surrounded by steak houses, restaurants, convenience stores, and hotels. The Southwest University park is only a few blocks away from the bus terminal, which is perfect if you want to stretch your legs and get some fresh air while waiting for a connection.

All bus stations in El Paso:

  • Bus Terminal

  • 400 W Paisano Dr

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