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There are 9 ways to get from Dallas to Galveston by bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus Megabus, Amtrak Thruway  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Dallas/Forth Worth to Houston, TX
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Houston, TX - Amtrak to Galveston, TX 6021 / ...

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Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to Lake Charles, drive  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to Lake Charles (LCH) DFW - LCH
  2. Drive from Lake Charles to Galveston

$149 - $778

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Bus OurBus, Amtrak Thruway  •  7 h 16 min

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

Bus Greyhound USA, Amtrak Thruway  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Houston, Tx 6491 / ...
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Houston, TX - Amtrak to Galveston, TX 6021 / ...

Drive  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Dallas to Galveston 291.6 miles

$28 - $45

Fly Dallas to Houston Hobby Apt, shuttle  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Dallas (DAL) to Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) DAL - HOU
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Houston Hobby Airport, TX to Galveston, TX

$191 - $351

Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to Houston Hobby Apt, shuttle  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) DFW - HOU
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Houston Hobby Airport, TX to Galveston, TX

$158 - $468

Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to Houston, bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to Houston (IAH) DFW - IAH
  2. Take the bus from George Bush Airport, Houston, TX to Galveston

$158 - $468

Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to Beaumont/Port Arthur, drive  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to Beaumont/Port Arthur (BPT) DFW - BPT
  2. Drive from Beaumont/Port Arthur to Galveston

$154 - $820

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The cheapest way to get from Dallas to Galveston is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 4 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dallas to Galveston is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 4 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dallas to Galveston. However, there are services departing from Dallas/Forth Worth and arriving at Galveston, TX via Travis St @ Pease St and Houston, TX - Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 46 min.

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The distance between Dallas and Galveston is 270 miles. The road distance is 291.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Dallas to Galveston without a car is to bus and Amtrak Thruway which takes 6 h 46 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 46 min to get from Dallas to Galveston, including transfers.

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Dallas to Galveston bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Dallas/Forth Worth station.

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The quickest flight from Dallas Airport to Houston Hobby Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Dallas to Galveston is 292 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to drive from Dallas to Galveston.

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  • Distance: 269.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 46 min

What companies run services between Dallas, TX, USA and Galveston, TX, USA?

You can take a bus from Dallas to Galveston via Houston, TX, Travis St @ Pease St, Franklin St @ Congress St, and Houston, TX - Amtrak in around 6 h 46 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Dallas to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $450
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Houston
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Beaumont/Port Arthur
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Lake Charles
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Houston
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Lake Charles via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
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
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Dallas, TX to Houston, TX
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
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 Dallas, Tx to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Galveston Limousine
Website
galvestonlimo.com
Shuttle from Houston Hobby Airport, TX to Galveston, TX
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
galvestonlimousineservice.com
Bus from George Bush Airport, Houston, TX to Galveston
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
galvestonlimousineservice.com

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Dallas Airport to Houston Hobby Apt Airport.

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There are 776+ hotels available in Galveston. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dallas to Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport is to tram which takes 50 min and costs $3.

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