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There are 7 ways to get from Houston to Marfa by bus, night bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  12h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Ft Stockton, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Ft Stockton, Tx to Marfa, TX

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Train  •  14h 32m

  1. Take the train from Houston Amtrak Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station Sunset Limited
  2. Take the train from San Antonio Amtrak Station to Alpine Amtrak Station Sunset Limited / ...

$153 - $333

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Night bus, bus  •  12h 40m

  1. Take the night bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Ft Stockton, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Ft Stockton, Tx to Marfa, TX

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  13h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to Ft Stockton, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Ft Stockton, Tx to Marfa, TX

Drive  •  10h 4m

  1. Drive from Houston to Marfa 618.5 miles

$60 - $90

Fly from Houston Hobby Apt, bus  •  8h 36m

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Midland/Odessa (MAF) HOU - MAF
  2. Take the bus from Midland/Odessa Airport to Marfa, TX

$208 - $798

Fly from Houston, bus  •  8h 42m

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Midland/Odessa (MAF) IAH - MAF
  2. Take the bus from Midland/Odessa Airport to Marfa, TX

$188 - $410

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The cheapest way to get from Houston to Marfa is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 10h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Houston to Marfa is to fly and bus which costs $200 - $800 and takes 8h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Houston to Marfa. However, there are services departing from Houston, Tx and arriving at Marfa, TX via San Antonio, Tx and Ft Stockton, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 39m.

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The distance between Houston and Marfa is 522 miles. The road distance is 618.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Houston to Marfa without a car is to bus which takes 12h 39m and costs .

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It takes approximately 12h 39m to get from Houston to Marfa, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Houston to Marfa is to bus which takes 12h 39m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs $150 - $340 and takes 14h 32m.

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The quickest flight from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to Midland/Odessa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Houston to Marfa bus services, operated by All Aboard America, arrive at Marfa, TX station.

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Map of how to get from Houston to Marfa.
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  • Distance: 522.2 miles
  • Duration: 12h 39m

What companies run services between Houston, TX, USA and Marfa, TX, USA?

You can take a bus from Houston to Marfa via San Antonio, Tx and Ft Stockton, Tx in around 12h 39m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Houston to Marfa via San Antonio Amtrak Station and Alpine Amtrak Station in around 14h 32m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Midland/Odessa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Midland/Odessa via Dallas
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to Midland/Odessa
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Midland/Odessa via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Houston to Midland/Odessa via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
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
5h 10m
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
Train from San Antonio Amtrak Station to Alpine Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $170
Room
$270 - $380
Bus operators
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 Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Ft Stockton, Tx
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
All Aboard America
Website
allaboardamerica.com
Bus from Ft Stockton, Tx to Marfa, TX
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
allaboardamerica.com
Bus from Midland/Odessa Airport to Marfa, TX
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
allaboardamerica.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Antonio to Ft Stockton, Tx
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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Yes, the driving distance between Houston to Marfa is 619 miles. It takes approximately 10h 4m to drive from Houston to Marfa.

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American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to Midland/Odessa Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Marfa. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Houston to Houston Hobby Apt Airport is to line 040 bus which takes 51m and costs $2.

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