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Cheap bus tickets from Houston, TX to Austin

Showing times and prices for May 22

Cheapest

$27

Average

$34

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Houston, TX to Austin will cost around $ 34 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 27.

Flixbus
08:55PMHouston, TX2h55 11:50PMAustin
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$271One-way
Flixbus
07:55PMHouston, TX2h40 10:35PMAustin
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$271One-way
Flixbus
12:00PMHouston, TX2h50 02:50PMAustin
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$361One-way
Flixbus
11:45PMHouston, TX2h40 02:25AMAustin
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$461One-way

Bus schedule from Houston, TX to Austin

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Flixbus
12:00PMHouston, TX2h50 02:50PMAustin
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Flixbus
07:55PMHouston, TX2h40 10:35PMAustin
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Flixbus
08:55PMHouston, TX2h55 11:50PMAustin
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Flixbus
11:45PMHouston, TX2h40 02:25AMAustin
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May 25
$16Redcoach
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May 26
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$147United
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May 27
$16Redcoach
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Bus times from Houston, TX to Austin

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Fastest Journey

2 h 40 m

Average

2 h 46 m

Buses per day

4

Distance

236 km

Of the 4 buses that leave Houston, TX for Austin every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 236 km distance in an average of 2 h 46 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 2 h 40 m .

The slowest buses will take 2 h 55 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Flixbus
11:45PMHouston, TX2h40 02:25AMAustin
0 changes
$461One-way
Flixbus
07:55PMHouston, TX2h40 10:35PMAustin
0 changes
$271One-way
Flixbus
12:00PMHouston, TX2h50 02:50PMAustin
0 changes
$361One-way
Flixbus
08:55PMHouston, TX2h55 11:50PMAustin
0 changes
$271One-way

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Overview: Bus from Houston, TX to Austin

distanceDistance146 miles (235 km)
durationAverage bus duration2 h 45 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$16 (€14)
frequencyBus frequency4 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 4 direct buses a day
carriersBus companiesGreyhound, Redcoach or Flixbus

Buses from Houston, TX to Austin cover the 146 miles (235 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 45 min with our travel partners like Greyhound, Redcoach or Flixbus. Normally, there are 4 buses operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $16 (€14), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $16 (€14).

Bus providers: FlixBus and RedCoach from Houston, TX to Austin

For as little as $16 (€14) you can travel by bus from Houston, TX to Austin with FlixBus and RedCoach. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.

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FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost bus companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance bus services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

Bus information from Houston, TX to Austin with FlixBus:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 25 min
  • FlixBus frequency: 1 a day

When you buy your FlixBus bus tickets from Houston, TX to Austin don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
  • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
  • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Buses from Houston to Austin

How far is Austin from Houston? If you are traveling by bus, your journey will actually include a stop in San Antonio before arriving in Austin, Texas. The fastest bus route completes this journey in just about 5h 45min. There are four departures to choose from each day, with the earliest departure leaving from Austin about 6:30 a.m. The final departure of the day leaves around 5:30 p.m. and arrives in Houston around 11:45 p.m.

How long is the journey by bus from Houston to Austin?

The fastest bus from Houston to Austin will take about 5h 45min to complete the journey. This is the 5:30 p.m. departure, arriving in Austin at approximately 11:45 p.m. The second-fastest bus departs around 11:30 a.m. and completes the journey in about 9h 30min for a 9:00 p.m. arrival in Austin. Both of these buses require one change in San Antonio, with a 40min layover for the fastest route.

How many buses are there from Houston to Austin?

There are four buses per day from Houston to Austin, with the earliest departure at 6:30 a.m. and the final departure at 5:30 p.m. Both of these options involve one stop in San Antonio for a connection. There is also an option that departs at 6:30 a.m. with one stop in Waco and a second stop in Austin before reaching the arrival station. Another option is the 11:30 a.m. departure that arrives in Austin around 9:00 p.m. after a 9h 30min journey.

Houston City Bike. Source: Shutterstock

What is/are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Houston to Austin?

Departure bus station: The departure station for this route is Houston Bus Station, located about 2 miles (3 km) south of Houston city centre. It is connected to several public transit options that you can use for travel throughout Houston. You can ride the Houston public transit - METRORail and METRO buses - to and from the station in about 10min, running every 30min. This station offers ticketing counters, restrooms, vending machines, and a waiting area for travelers.

Arrival bus station: The arrival station for this route is Austin Bus Station, located about 5 miles (8 km) northeast of the Austin city centre. You can ride the Austin public transit - Capital Metro - to and from the station in about 40min, running every 10min. This station offers ticketing counters, restrooms, vending machines, and a waiting area for travelers.

Which bus companies travel from Houston to Austin?

The bus company operating travel between Houston and Austin is Greyhound Lines, which serves nearly 4,000 locations across North America. It is based in Dallas, Texas, fairly close to the two cities in this route. They are the largest bus company in the United States, and the only company operating this route. Greyhound operates many of its own stations, including the stations serving as departure and arrival stations on this journey. In total, Greyhound operates 230 stations throughout North America.

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To Austin by bus—travel tips

How far is Austin from Houston? With just about 150 miles (240 km) separating these legendary Texas cities, this journey is well worth your time. Austin is the capital city of Texas, with a capitol building that is actually taller than the capitol building of the United States in Washington, D.C. With a combination of natural beauty, historic landmarks, and bustling entertainment and nightlife, Austin has something for every traveler who is lucky enough to walk its streets.

Take a stroll along the Lady Bird Lake trail, paddle through Zilker metropolitan park, or hike up Mount Bonnell. Head over to the South Congress District for some retail therapy, and to learn why the unofficial motto of this city is "Keep Austin Weird." This is also a great place for you to grab some food and refuel, as SoCo has many of the top restaurants in the city.

Considering Austin is a culinary hotspot and quickly attracting the top chefs in America, that is high praise. For a fun-filled night, or maybe just some quality people-watching, make your way to Sixth Street for a district filled with bars and restaurants that keep the party going well into the night.

Greyhound Houston to Austin

There are four Greyhound buses per day from Houston to Austin, with the earliest departure at 6:30 a.m. and the final departure at 5:30 p.m. Both of these options involve one stop in San Antonio for a connection. There is also an option that departs at 6:30 a.m. with one stop in Waco and a second stop in Austin before reaching the arrival station.

Another option is the 11:30 a.m. departure that arrives in Austin around 9:00 p.m. after a 9h 30min journey. Greyhound operates all of these buses, along with the departure and arrival stations they utilize. The departure station for this route is Houston Bus Station, located about 2 miles (3 km) south of Houston city centre and solely operated and available for Greyhound Lines. You can ride the Houston public transit - METRORail and METRO buses - to and from the station in about 10min, running every 30min.

The arrival station for this route is another Greyhound Station - Austin Bus Station - located about 5 miles (8 km) northeast of the Austin city centre. You can ride the Austin public transit - Capital Metro - to and from the station in about 40min, running every 10min. Both stations offer ticketing counters, restrooms, vending machines, and a waiting area for travelers.

Houston to Austin Bus: Services on Board

There is free Wi-Fi available for all travelers on board each Greyhound bus. There are also personal charging outlets on each seat to ensure your devices stay powered throughout the journey. Each seat is a reclining leather seat that you can adjust for comfort, whether you are looking to take in the views passing by or take a quick nap. Greyhound buses are unique because they do not have any middle seats - each seat is either a window or an aisle.

There are restrooms on board each bus. For luggage, you can choose to store items beneath the bus or in the overhead storage. The overhead storage racks are reserved for smaller items, typically those you want to access during the journey itself. Larger items must be stored beneath the bus. You can store up to three bags or pieces of luggage beneath the bus, and one item above you in the overhead storage. You can bring larger items such as bikes, golf clubs, or skis on your trip, though you will need to pay an oversize baggage fee and keep them under the bus.

Strollers and car seats are also allowed to be stored beneath the bus during travel, and you will not need to pay an additional fee for these items. Travelers with disabilities can arrange support on their journey by contacting Greyhound in advance for assistance throughout the trip.

Whether you need assistance in boarding the bus, help with loading your luggage, or use a wheelchair or scooter to get around, reach out to Greyhound before your journey to ensure that support can be available along every stage of your journey. Animals and pets are not allowed on Greyhound buses, except guide dogs with proper and current documentation.

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FAQs

What is the price of the cheapest bus from Houston, TX to Austin?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Houston, TX to Austin buses for as little as $16 (€14)  in the next 7 days.

How much is the bus from Houston, TX to Austin on average?

In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $16 (€14)  for a bus ticket to Austin from Houston, TX.

What is the distance to Austin from Houston, TX by bus?

The distance to Austin from Houston, TX by bus is approximately 146 miles (235 km).

How long is a bus from Houston, TX to Austin on average?

The bus time between Houston, TX and Austin is on average 2 h 45 min  for the 146 miles (235 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Austin from Houston, TX by bus can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

What bus companies go from Houston, TX to Austin?

If you're looking for buses from Houston, TX to Austin, you can rely on Greyhound, Redcoach or Flixbus to get you to Austin. It's also good to check out all possible bus companies for the Houston, TX to Austin journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Can I find a direct bus from Houston, TX to Austin?

Yes, there are 4 direct buses per day from Houston, TX to Austin, and you can find a direct bus for this journey with Flixbus  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.

How many bus services per day are there between Houston, TX and Austin?

On average, there are 4 buses a day from Houston, TX to Austin. The bus times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When is the earliest bus from Houston, TX to Austin? When is the last bus from Houston, TX to Austin?

You can take the first bus from Houston, TX to Austin at 12: 00 PM. The last bus from Houston, TX to Austin that you can take departs at 11: 45 PM. Omio shows you the latest bus from Houston, TX to Austin schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.

How early should I buy Houston, TX to Austin bus tickets to get the best deals?

If you book the Houston, TX to Austin bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $16 (€14). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses between Houston, TX and Austin. Look out for bus tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.