There are 4 ways to get from Houston to Galveston by bus, taxi, car or towncar
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Amtrak Thruway • 1 h 30 min
Uber • 52 min
$50 - $70
2 alternative options
Taxi • 52 min
$130 - $170
Drive • 52 min
$5 - $8
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The cheapest way to get from Houston to Galveston is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 52 min.
The quickest way to get from Houston to Galveston is to taxi which costs $130 - $170 and takes 52 min.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Houston, TX - Amtrak and arriving at Galveston, TX. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 30 min.
The distance between Houston and Galveston is 47 miles. The road distance is 51.6 miles.
The best way to get from Houston to Galveston without a car is to Amtrak Thruway which takes 1 h 30 min and costs .
The Amtrak Thruway from Houston, TX - Amtrak to Galveston, TX takes 1 h 30 min including transfers and departs once daily.
Houston to Galveston bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Houston, TX - Amtrak station.
Houston to Galveston bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Galveston, TX station.
Yes, the driving distance between Houston to Galveston is 52 miles. It takes approximately 52 min to drive from Houston to Galveston.
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What companies run services between Houston, TX, USA and Galveston, TX, USA?
Amtrak operates a bus from Houston to Galveston once daily, and the journey takes 1 h 30 min.
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.
Bus from Houston, TX - Amtrak to Galveston, TX
- Ave. Duration
- 1 h 30 min
- Once daily
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