Getting from Austin to Houston
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Dec 4, 2009 5:42 PM Last Post By: TonSommerville
Dec 4, 2009 10:53 AM
I'm going to be in Austin in mid December without a car and need to get to Houston. Aside from the Greyhound bus does anyone know of any other options for making the trip (alternative bus lines, train, ect.)? I considered renting a car but it's pretty expensive, especially picking up in Austin and dropping off in Houston.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
Dec 4, 2009 11:51 AM
Dec 4, 2009 12:40 PM
Dec 4, 2009 12:54 PM
I checked the greyhound site and a one way from Austin to Houston is only $35 for a 3 1/2 hour trip, so that's probably the way to go over flying or Amtrak (which goes from Austin to San Antonio to Houston, a 10 hour trip).
The reason I was wondering about other alternative transportation was because the Greyhound station is about 5 miles from where I'm staying (downtown, right near the capitol), so I was wondering if anyone knew of any bus services that left for Houston from a location closer to downtown. I know a lot of east coast cities have bus services like this, but I wasn't sure about Austin. I couldn't find anything online but I was wondering if anyone knew of an alternative bus line that might not have a website.
Dec 4, 2009 2:50 PM
Dec 4, 2009 3:36 PM
5Maybe some college students will be going home around that time and would rideshare if you pay for gas? Craigslist or the college posting boards or erideshare
Dec 4, 2009 5:42 PM
6Thanks for the advice everyone.
I was hoping that Austin had a bus service similar to the Lucky Star or Fung Wah bus service in Boston and New York where buses pick you up at one corner downtown and drop you off downtown at an intersection in your destination city city (though not necessarily from one Chinatown to the other. Does Austin have a Chinatown? I'm sure Houston must) Anyway, I'm rambling. I do appreciate the advice, but it looks like Greyhound (or Kerrville) is the way to go.
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