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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

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Houston, TX - Amtrak to Galveston, TX 6021 / ...

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Uber  •  52 min

  1. Take an Uber from Houston to Galveston 51.6 miles

$50 - $70

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  52 min

  1. Take a taxi from Houston to Galveston 51.6 miles

$130 - $170

Drive  •  52 min

  1. Drive from Houston to Galveston 51.6 miles

$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.

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The quickest way to get from Houston to Galveston is to taxi which costs $130 - $170 and takes 52 min.

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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.

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The distance between Houston and Galveston is 47 miles. The road distance is 51.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Houston to Galveston without a car is to Amtrak Thruway which takes 1 h 30 min and costs .

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The Amtrak Thruway from Houston, TX - Amtrak to Galveston, TX takes 1 h 30 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Houston to Galveston bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Houston, TX - Amtrak station.

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Houston to Galveston bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Galveston, TX station.

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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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  • Distance: 46.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 30 min

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.

Bus 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
Bus from Houston, TX - Amtrak to Galveston, TX
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Other operators
Uber Houston
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Houston to Galveston
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Signup at
uber.com
UberX
$50 - $70
UberXL
$100 - $130
Select
$120 - $160
Black
$170 - $220
Black SUV
$210 - $270
Taxi from Houston to Galveston
Ave. Duration
52 min
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 713-224-4445
Website
yellowcabhouston.com
Hail A Cab
Phone
+1 713-236-1111
Taxis Fiesta
Phone
+1 713-225-2666
Website
taxisfiesta.com

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