Lubbock travel guide

Lubbock Tourism | Lubbock Guide

You're Going to Love Lubbock

With a population of 229,573, Lubbock is a must-see destination in Texas, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. We recommend you stay at least 1 days in order to fully appreciate everything Lubbock has to offer.

Where to Eat in Lubbock

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Funky Door (6801 Milwaukee Ave) and Double Nickel Steak House (5405 Slide Road) are great picks.

Most popular restaurants in Lubbock

Wonderful (210 reviews)
Wonderful (174 reviews)
Wonderful (152 reviews)

When to visit Lubbock

Lubbock in August
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lubbock in August
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Lubbock in July, when the average temperature is 78.8 °F, and the highest can go up to 93.2 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 24.8 °F, with an average temperature of 39.2 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 2.8″. In contrast, January is usually the driest month of the year in Lubbock, with an average rainfall of 0.6″.

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How to Get to Lubbock


When flying to Lubbock, you’ll arrive at Lubbock (LBB), which is located 6 miles from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to Lubbock include American Airlines, Southwest and Alaska Airlines. The shortest domestic flight to Lubbock departs from Denver and takes around 1h 32m.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Lubbock, including Greyhound, Valley Transit and Bus. From Dallas, the bus ride to Lubbock takes 385 miles and will cost you around $109. From El Paso, the ticket costs about $176 for a journey of 420 miles. Lubbock’s bus station is located 0.8 miles from the city center.

Airports near Lubbock

Airlines serving Lubbock

United Airlines
Good (3,007 reviews)
Good (2,417 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (4,570 reviews)
British Airways
Good (1,621 reviews)
Good (977 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,338 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (1,725 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (2,930 reviews)
Copa Airlines
Good (545 reviews)
Gulf Air
Good (58 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (202 reviews)
Air New Zealand
Good (107 reviews)
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Where to stay in Lubbock

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lubbock West and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lubbock Central - Univ Area.

Where to stay in popular areas of Lubbock

Most booked hotels in Lubbock

Embassy Suites Lubbock
Excellent (8.1, 489 reviews)
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Lubbock
Good (7.9, 1216 reviews)
Country Inn Suites by Radisson Lubbock Southwest
Good (7.9, 910 reviews)
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lubbock Southwest - Wolfforth
Good (7.6, 470 reviews)
Red Roof Inn & Conference Center Lubbock
Okay (5.4, 1527 reviews)
Motel 6 Lubbock
Okay (5.2, 1463 reviews)
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Renting a car in Lubbock

Renting a car in Lubbock costs $80 per day, on average. Enterprise, Budget and Hertz are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Lubbock is the Hertz branch at 3444 W Loop 289, which is 5 miles from the city center.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 15% cheaper than airport locations in Lubbock.

Expect to pay $3.75 per gallon in Lubbock (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $44.97 and $59.96. The most frequently booked car type in Lubbock is Intermediate (Class Intermediate SUV or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Honda Fit or similar) are, on average, 57% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.