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There are 7 ways to get from Dallas to Houston by bus, train, car, tram or plane

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Bus  •  4h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Dallas to Houston "Greyhound" / ...

$19 - $45

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5h 56m

  1. Take the train from Victory Station to Fort Worth Intermodal Transit Center Tre
  2. Take the bus from Fort Worth to Hyatt Regency Houston Fort Worth

$108

Drive  •  3h 56m

  1. Drive from Dallas to Houston 240.8 miles

$23 - $35

Tram to Dallas, fly to Houston Hobby Apt, line 800 tram  •  3h 48m

  1. Take the tram from West End Station to Inwood/Love Field Station
  2. Fly from Dallas (DAL) to Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) DAL - HOU
  3. Take the line 800 tram from Magnolia Park Transit Center WB to Central Station Capitol WB

$160 - $240

Tram to Dallas, fly to Houston  •  3h 51m

  1. Take the tram from West End Station to Inwood/Love Field Station
  2. Fly from Dallas (DAL) to Houston (IAH) DAL - IAH

$207 - $860

Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to Houston  •  4h 35m

  1. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to Houston (IAH) DFW - IAH

$84 - $467

Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to Houston Hobby Apt, line 800 tram  •  4h 36m

  1. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) DFW - HOU
  2. Take the line 800 tram from Magnolia Park Transit Center WB to Central Station Capitol WB

$107 - $327

Dallas to Houston by bus

The bus journey time between Dallas and Houston is around 4h 39m and covers a distance of around 242 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 3h 50m. Services are operated by Greyhound USA and Megabus. Typically 45 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
4h 39m
Fastest bus time:
3h 50m
Buses per week:
45
Cheapest price:
$19
Carbon emissions:
48 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
08:20
Last bus departs at:
23:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Dallas to Houston bus schedules

Dallas → Houston
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The cheapest way to get from Dallas to Houston is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 3h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Dallas to Houston is to tram and fly and line 800 tram which costs $160 - $240 and takes 3h 48m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dallas and arriving at Houston. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 10m.

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The distance between Dallas and Houston is 227 miles. The road distance is 240.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Dallas to Houston without a car is to bus which takes 4h 10m and costs $19 - $45.

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The bus from Dallas to Houston takes 4h 10m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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The best way to get from Dallas to Houston is to bus which takes 4h 10m and costs $19 - $45. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $80 - $470 and takes 4h 35m.

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The quickest flight from Dallas Airport to Houston Hobby Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Dallas to Houston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Houston station.

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Map of how to get from Dallas to Houston.
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  • Distance: 226.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 10m

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Dallas to Houston 4 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 4h 10m. Megabus also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Dallas to Houston hourly.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Dallas to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Dallas to Houston Hobby Apt via San Antonio
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Dallas to Houston Hobby Apt via Austin
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Dallas to Houston
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$202
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Houston
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $350
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $340
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Houston
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Train operators
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)
Phone
214-979-1111
Website
dart.org
Train from Victory Station to Fort Worth Intermodal Transit Center
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
More information at
dart.org
Tram from West End Station to Inwood/Love Field Station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
More information at
dart.org
Metropolitan Transit Harris County
Phone
+1 713-635-4000
Website
ridemetro.org
Tram from Magnolia Park Transit Center WB to Central Station Capitol WB
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ridemetro.org
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 Dallas to Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $75
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Dallas/Forth Worth to Houston, TX
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Book at
megabus.com
Vonlane
Website
vonlane.com
Bus from Fort Worth to Hyatt Regency Houston
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$105
Schedules at
vonlane.com
Book at
vonlane.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Dallas to Houston is 241 miles. It takes approximately 3h 56m to drive from Dallas to Houston.

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

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The best way to get from Dallas to Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport is to tram which takes 51 min and costs $3.

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