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Journey Information

Houston to McAllen bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$36.00
Shortest Duration5h 50m
Trips per day3
Bus lines2
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Houston to McAllen?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $39.20 was the low point for bus fares from Houston to McAllen. Buses from McAllen to Houston are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $39.20 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 9 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $3.40 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 8 hours and 52 minutes to cover the 301 miles (485 kilometers) from Houston to McAllen. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 49.8 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?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to McAllen at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Houston to McAllen, 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 McAllen every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 8 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

What bus companies travel from Houston to McAllen?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Houston to McAllen. Of these two services, El Expreso Bus usually offers more choice, with 8 bus trips per day.
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
El Expreso Bus86h 33m$40.00
Greyhound111h 5m$38.54

Where does the bus leave from in Houston?

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

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

Where does the bus arrive in McAllen?

All buses from Houston arrive at one main station in McAllen, Texas:

  • Bus Station

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