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Address: 1160 W 26th St, Houston, TX 77008-1750
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+1 713-863-9283

Want to see Houston like a local? Catch The Wave, Houston’s jitney shuttle...

Want to see Houston like a local? Catch The Wave, Houston’s jitney shuttle service. If you’re wondering what a jitney is, it is a “fixed rate, fixed route, circulator with seating for more than 9 & less than 15 passengers”. We are a hybrid between a taxi, a limo, and a public bus. A taxi b/c we can do some door to door service and you can call to get a pick-up. A limo b/c our vehicles have upgraded stereo, televisions, lights, seating, and other luxuries. A public bus b/c anyone can get on board. We are a social transportation company, bringing the people to the community and the community to the people.

We also offer private rental service with event coordinating services as requested. Our team of drivers, dispatchers, and event planners know what is going on in this great city and can help you plan your visit. We have lists of businesses, must see spots, restaurants, game calendars, shows, museums, festivals, etc. on board to assure you know how to experience a little of everything.

Each year, The Wave provides transportation to thousands of Houstonians and her visitors; shuttling for large city-wide events, nights out in Inner Loop Houston and private events such as birthday parties, company dinners, progressive dinners, nights at the theater, a day at the museums, and much more. The Wave is the financially, environmentally, and socially responsible way to get around Houston.

We enjoy being part of your success stories no matter how small or large the event or party. Call The Wave today to book your transportation while visiting Houston. We now offer tons of fabulous tours you can't miss. Chef led Tours, Food Writer Tours, Brewery Tours, Distillery Tours, Winery Tours, Museum Tours, Shopping Tours, you name it. We want to show you this great city of ours.

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Bar mitzvah bus

Was amazing to have them around for transporting the family in town from coast to coast for the celebration. Drivers were incredibly professional.

Reviewed 13 June 2015
South Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

If you want to do short trips around town, this can be a fun experience if hanging out with a group of people. However, we just wanted to go on a short trip down the road and thought the cost was a little high.

Thank Monica P
Wave H, Owner at The Wave, responded to this review

Hi Monica. I am so sorry you felt our rates were not in line with where you were going. Our rates are actually set by the City of Houston. In our jitney ordinance, we are not allowed to charge rates that are not our posted rates. I apologize if you felt they were too high. Sometimes large groups feel that... More 

South Houston, Texas
2 reviews
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Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

Was amazing to have them around for transporting the family in town from coast to coast for the celebration. Drivers were incredibly professional.

Thank Laurenmb4
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 12 June 2015

My teen and 15 friends took the Wave party bus to Prom at the Westin Galleria. The wave fit in their budget and allowed for them all to ride together. They had a blast! They said the driver was "cool" and they hooked up their phones to play music. As a parent I was most impressed by the concern both... More 

Thank luvspelicans
Toms River, New Jersey
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

I recently booked the Wave shuttle service for a bachelorette party on Friday, May 15th. I booked the service about 8 weeks in advance, and owner Lauren was always very quick with email replys and phone calls. Our driver Ralph was so friendly, had that Southern charm and was such a great time. I called the dispatch service when we... More 

Thank Heather M
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 May 2015

We hired this service for a bachelor party and had a great time. The driver Manny was fantastic. Will definitely use again.

Thank Alberto H
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 31 July 2013 via mobile

We had a party of 8 girls riding the Houston Wave on a Saturday night. It was awesome! We were picked up from our hotel and had transportation all night for $20! It's normally $15 but we were off route. The buses are made differently. We got the one set up more like a party bus 3 times that night... More 

2 Thank Trina H
Houston, Texas
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2013

its like 14 dollars anywhere inside the loop...NO PARKING HASSEL... it take btw 10-15 min for the bus to show up.... you dont have to drive...Best way to get around Houston cheap for a night out!

2 Thank mmphill

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