The bus is clean and tidy. The customer service is fine. The bus arrives early and waits till the schedule time. The bus even arrives to the destination earlier than the estimated time. It’s all good. HOWEVER, there are too many homeless people in the front way in Houston bus station. It could be dangerous and uncomfortable for the customers.
The Houston bus terminal is a disgrace. There were people sleeping on the seats inside the terminal building. These people were not travelling on any Greyhound bus services. They were street hobos. They should be kept outside the building and not allowed inside. I realise this is a problem, and homeless people need to be catered for but not at a public facility and for the travelling public they should not be subject to this sort of intimidation.
Liked the new technology, machines for check in didn’t work so I had to waiting in line to get checked in with the ONE person working: if technology was properly utilized things would be so much faster and smoother.
Bus was very comfortable and all staffs and drivers were really professional. The only unpleasant part of the trip was another passenger who sat in front of me and put his foot between the seats, of which I had to bear the sight of throughout the ride. Maybe Greyhound could be stricter on making passengers put seatbelt on so that no one lies down in such a disgusting position. But really, it was his fault nothing wrong with the company’s service.
The bus driver was very rude! He accepted people’s ticket on their phones ahead of me but when I showed him my phone he said paper tickets only. He also told the guests in the back to “shut up” because they were too loud.
Well, this was my first time to ride a bus, the staff in Houston was very rude, the bus was super late, like hours late and we were never told anything, not that it was going to be late or how late or anything, luckily a young man I was talking to told me to hop in line with him for a bus also going to Austin and this was three hours later so not sure when I would have gotten home if it weren’t for him.
The electricity on my seat didn't work. Couldn't charge my phone. The air conditioner blew out hot air. I wasn't very pleased with my trip home at all. The only real positive, is your staff. But as far as my ride... it beat walking home.
The bus was 45 minutes late departing Houston and none of the staff were available to answer any questions nor did they inform us of what was going on. The earlier 11:45 bus only arrived at 2:30 and when boarding began they gave priority to those with the earlier booking and told me I couldn't board. Only once everyone from the earlier bus had boarded did they then allow those of us on the 1:50 bus onboard, which risked me not being able to make it to Austin.
Frequently asked questions for your trip Houston - Austin
How much does a bus ticket from Houston to Austin cost?
The average bus ticket price from Houston to Austin is $30. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Houston to Austin is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!
How long is the bus ride from Houston to Austin?
The average travel time between Houston and Austin is around 2h 55m, although the fastest bus will take about 2h 40m.This is the time it takes to travel the 147 miles that separates the two cities.
How many daily bus connections are there between Houston and Austin?
The number of buses from Houston to Austin can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 11 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Houston to Austin by comparing and selecting the bus that fits you travel style and budget on Busbud.
Which bus companies travel from Houston to Austin?
When taking the bus from Houston to Austin, you can travel comfortably and safely with FlixBus, RedCoach, Greyhound.
What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from Houston to Austin?
Buses traveling between Houston and Austin leave from Downtown Greyhound Station or Harrisburg Greyhound Station and arrive at Greyhound Station, Airport Blvd, Ben White Bd & I-35.
Best time to book your trip
Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past departures.
Days before departure
Buddy tip: The best time to book this trip is usually 90 days before departure.
The average bus ticket from Houston to Austin costs around $35 for departures 90 days prior.
Over the last 90 days, ticket prices from Houston to Austin vary and during peak season, ticket prices are around $54 while at other times, you can expect to pay around $20.
Usually GLI will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.
To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Houston to Austin, as early as possible. The best time to find and book cheap bus tickets is to book at least 90 days in advance.
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Bus Travel Tips
Make friends with the driver. They usually know a lot about your destination and may even recommend which side of the bus to sit on to get the best views on the road between Houston and Austin!
From miles long of beauteous natural landscapes to impressive man-crafted sights, you're bound to be in for a visual treat on your bus trip from Houston to Austin.
Taking the bus creates the smallest carbon footprint compared to other modes of transport. Not to mention that buses will allow you to discover scenic gems from Houston to Austin that are otherwise impossible to come by with a plane.
Tune out to the fine sounds of your best music playlist on your bus trip from Houston to Austin while indulging in miles on end of beautiful scenic views.
Did you know?
Did you know that 80% of the buses in North America are equipped with WiFi and power outlets ? And 60% of bus travelers have used their electronic device on board during 2014.
One of the longest bus route in the world goes all the way from Ontario to Alberta in Canada (with the same bus). This trip is 3,435 km or 2,135 miles long and the price is a bit under $100.
Did you know some bus companies in Germany offer to their passenger low-costs snacks and regional beer based on their destination? Prosit!
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