Few experiences rival taking in the picturesque Texas landscape from the window of a moving bus as you travel from Houston to Austin. Plus, it's an affordable and eco-conscious mode of transportation.
Houston ➟ Austin
Houston and Austin are approximately 160 miles (260 kilometers) apart. On average, there are 17 buses connecting the two cities every day, making it simple to find a bus that fits your demands and schedules.
Travel times on this route can differ significantly. Some companies travel directly to their destination without any stops, which cuts the journey down to an average of 2h55. On the other hand, some companies make several stops along the way, explaining why you can find trips that last up to 10 hours.
Usually, the longer routes are the cheapest. So a tip to save money is to take an overnight bus instead of spending money on a hotel. You might have to sacrifice quality sleep, but you save some dollars and can catch up once you reach your destination.
You should know that the fares for quicker routes are only a bit more expensive, so it might be worth your time to splurge on the faster bus. In general, the price difference is about $6 to $10.
How to choose the best bus
Several companies serve this route, and each offers a unique travel experience. Here are the best ones:
Fewer stops and luxury accommodations make RedCoach one of the most comfortable ways to travel this route. With amenities like power outlets, Wi-Fi, and onboard entertainment, you'll enjoy your journey in their reclining leather seats.
Greyhound has many buses traveling from Austin to Houston each day. They're not luxury, but are dependable and cheap. Keep in mind that since Greyhound makes more stops, the journey will take longer.
Flixbus has inexpensive fares between Houston and Austin. Their coaches have Wi-Fi and power outlets, with a travel time of around three hours on average. If you're searching for a budget travel option, Flixbus is a good choice.
The most important aspects to consider while selecting a bus company are cost, comfort, travel time, and amenities. Whatever bus company you pick, traveling from Houston to Austin is a convenient and environmentally friendly method of seeing the beautiful Texas countryside.
Downtown Austin by Mitchell Kmetz