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There are 9 ways to get from Houston to Matamoros by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly Houston to Brownsville  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Brownsville (BRO) IAH - BRO

$122 - $654

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Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  15 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston Downtown Greyhound to San Antonio
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to Matamoros Ciudad Juárez-Matamoros / ...

$50 - $75

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Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Harlingen, bus  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Harlingen (HRL) HOU - HRL
  2. Take the bus from Harlingen, Tx to Brownsville, TX

$197 - $375

Fly Houston to Harlingen, bus  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Harlingen (HRL) IAH - HRL
  2. Take the bus from Harlingen, Tx to Brownsville, TX

$177 - $547

Fly Houston to McAllen, bus  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to McAllen (MFE) IAH - MFE
  2. Take the bus from Reynosa to Matamoros

$168 - $574

Bus Greyhound USA  •  10 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx 9087 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Brownsville, Tx 897 / ...

$54 - $137

Train, bus  •  12 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Houston Amtrak Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station Sunset Limited
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Brownsville, Tx 897 / ...

$75 - $185

Night bus  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the night bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx 9389 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from San Antonio, Tx to Brownsville, Tx 9589

$54 - $137

Drive  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Houston to Matamoros 357 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Houston to Matamoros is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 7 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Houston to Matamoros is to fly which costs $120 - $700 and takes 3 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Houston to Matamoros. However, there are services departing from Houston, Tx and arriving at Brownsville, Tx via San Antonio, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 4 min.

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The distance between Houston and Matamoros is 300 miles. The road distance is 357 miles.

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The best way to get from Houston to Matamoros without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 4 min and costs $50 - $140.

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It takes approximately 3 h 23 min to get from Houston to Matamoros, including transfers.

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Houston to Matamoros bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Houston, Tx station.

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The best way to get from Houston to Matamoros is to fly which takes 3 h 23 min and costs $120 - $700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $140 and takes 10 h 4 min.

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The quickest flight from Houston Airport to Brownsville Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 17 min.

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Houston to Matamoros bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Brownsville, Tx station.

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Map of how to get from Houston to Matamoros.
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  • Distance: 300.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 23 min

What companies run services between Houston, TX, USA and Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico?

United Airlines flies from Houston to Matamoros 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Houston to Matamoros via San Antonio, Tx in around 10 h 4 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to Brownsville
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Houston to Harlingen
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Houston to McAllen
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Harlingen
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Houston Amtrak Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Room
$200 - $290
Bus operators
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Harlingen, Tx to Brownsville, TX
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Antonio to Matamoros
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Harlingen, Tx to Brownsville, Tx
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $13
Flexible
$16 - $20
Bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Brownsville, Tx
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Omnibus de Mexico
Website
odm.com.mx
Bus from Reynosa to Matamoros
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
Grupo Senda
Phone
US: (81) 8151 5253, México: 1 800 733 7330
Website
ticket.gruposenda.com
Bus from Reynosa to Matamoros
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$13 - $19
Ejecutivo
$11 - $13
Turimex Internacional
Website
turimex.com
Bus from Houston Downtown Greyhound to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
turimex.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Houston to Matamoros is 357 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 22 min to drive from Houston to Matamoros.

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United Airlines offers flights from Houston Airport to Brownsville Airport.

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Book your Houston to Matamoros bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 36+ hotels available in Matamoros. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Houston to Houston Airport is to line 102 bus which takes 50 min and costs $1 - $4.

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