Even in the vast state of Texas, visitors can easily see all of the top sights by bus. With FlixBus stops in eight key locations around Texas and connections to public transport, you can get to many destinations in under 60 minutes. Here's our rundown on the top 10 must-see places in Texas:
One of the best places to visit in Texas, the Space Center offers a fascinating look at space travel. With over 400 artifacts, plus exhibits and presentations, the Space Center is educational and immersive. Visitors can learn about space missions as well as future space exploration.
Opening hours: Everyday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on regular days, and later on weekends and for special events.
Ticket prices: from $24.95 to $29.95, special tours and events cost extra.
How to get there: From the FlixBus stop in Houston, you can catch public buses 85, 246, and 249 from Pierce Street and arrive at the Space Center at 1601 NASA Parkway in around 60 minutes.
Houston Zoo is a large zoo dedicated to the conservation of animals and educating the public. Here you can find a huge variety of animal species include cheetahs, lions, elephants, and Komodo dragons. There is also an aquarium display, animal feeding opportunities, and a water play park.
Opening Hours: The zoo is open everyday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Ticket prices: $15.95 for children, $19.95 for adults.
How to get there: Metrorail train 800 from the Downtown Transit Center station travels directly to Houston Zoo in just 12 minutes. The station is just five minutes walk from the FlixBus stop in Houston.
Presenting a range of exhibitions from wildlife photography to precious gems, ancient Egypt to the hall of chemistry, the museum is packed with interesting displays. At the butterfly center, visitors can get up-close to a variety of butterflies in the simulated rainforest with a 50-foot waterfall.
Opening Hours: Everyday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and until 9p.m. on Thursdays.
Tickets costs: For permanent exhibitions, the cost is $25 for adults and $16 for children and students. There are extra charges for special exhibitions, the planetarium and giant screen theater.
How to get there: The Metrorail Downtown Transit Center station is a short walk from the Houston FlixBus stop. From there, take train 700 to the Museum District station, the journey takes ten minutes.
A sprawling theme park with rides for all ages. From hair-raising thrill rides to more gentle rides for the whole family. There is also a water park with a range of pools, slides, and rides for a cooler day in the Texas heat.
Opening Hours: The park is open from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and later on some weekends. The water park opens at 12 p.m. and closes between 7 and 8 p.m.
Tickets costs: For children under 48", it costs $69.99, and all other tickets cost $84.99. But you can save up to $30 when you book online.
How to get there: From the FlixBus stop in San Antonio, walk a few minutes to Cesar Chavez Boulevard and Santa Rosa, then take the number 94 bus. In under 45 minutes, you will arrive at Six Flags Fiesta which is located just outside the city at 17000 IH-10 West.
Among the many things to do in Texas, the San Antonio River Walk offers something a little different. Walking paths cover 15 miles with a variety of restaurants, shops, and attractions along the way. Boat tours, swimming, fishing, and information boards are on offer on the walk.
The River Walk is a public park and free to enter, however, boat rides and other attractions require payment. Some sections of the walk are open 24 hours a day, while others are open during daylight hours only.
How to get there: You can join the River Walk at any point. The closest point to the San Antonio FlixBus stop is a ten-minute walk along East Arsenal Street.
A breathtaking oasis of calm, the Japanese Tea Garden in San Antonio is a refreshing change from busy city life. Built 90 years ago in an old rock quarry, the garden features lush foliage, peaceful walkways, and a 60-foot waterfall. Jingu House restaurant features incredible stonework and overlooks the lily and koi ponds.
Opening Hours: San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day of the year.
Entrance: Admission is free.
How to get there: Bus number 11 travels from South Main Avenue opposite West Johnson Street to the Japanese Tea Garden on North St. Mary's Street in less than 30 minutes.
At the Dallas Museum of Art, the history of art dating back 5,000 years is displayed in over 24,000 pieces. From Caravaggio to Christian Dior, local Texas artists to ancient African artifacts, the museum has it all.
Opening Hours: The museum is open from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Thursdays until 9 p.m. Closed on Mondays.
Tickets: General admission is free, but tickets must be purchased for special events or exhibitions.
How to get there: The number 027 public bus stops just steps away from the FlixBus Dallas Market Center stop. In just ten minutes, it arrives at North Griffin Street which is a short walk from the museum at 4500 Harry Hines Boulevard.
A large park in central Dallas offering a breath of fresh air, exercise classes, sports, and playgrounds. The park is hub of activities and has a real sense of community. Grab lunch at the Savor restaurant, Relish kiosk, or from one of the many food trucks that visit the park.
Opening Hours: The park is open every day between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m.
Entrance: The park itself is free; however, tickets are needed for some special events.
How to get there: Getting to the park from the FlixBus stop at Dallas Market Center is easy. Simply take the 027 bus ten minutes to North Griffin Street and then walk for five minutes alongside the Woodall Rogers Freeway.
Experience a taste of the classic west with authentic architecture and events in this historical district. Watch cattle drives, rodeos, and join in with a virtual gun range and mechanical bull rides.
Opening hours: From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 11 a.m. on Sundays
Entrance: The Stockyards district is free to enter.
How to get there: The Stockyards can be reached via public bus from the Fort Worth FlixBus stop on Main Street. Take number 015 to Main Street between East Exchange Avenue and NW 24th Street, the Stockyards is a short walk along Exchange.
Thinkery is a playground for young minds, with interactive exhibits to challenge and educate. Including a light lab, an innovator's workshop, and an Earth phenomena section to entertain kids of all ages.
Monday*: 12 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday* and Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
*On Mondays and Saturdays, the Baby Bloomers program for 0-3 year-olds starts at 9 a.m.
Ticket price: $12 per person, children under 2 enter for free.
How to get there: Take the number 10 bus from near the Austin Downtown FlixBus stop to Aldrich/Mueller in under 30 minutes. It is then a five-minute walk to Thinkery at 1830 Simond Avenue.