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

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Fly to Houston  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Houston (IAH) DTW - IAH

$113 - $386

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Fly to Houston Hobby Apt  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) DTW - HOU

$184 - $414

Train, night bus  •  30 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Longview Amtrak
  3. Take the night bus from Longview, Tx to Houston, Tx

$186 - $528

Bus, train, night bus  •  31 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Chicago - Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Longview Amtrak
  3. Take the night bus from Longview, Tx to Houston, Tx

$163 - $468

Bus  •  31 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Dallas, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Houston, Tx

$149 - $370

Train  •  36 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak
  3. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to Houston Amtrak

$231 - $648

Drive  •  23 h

  1. Drive from Detroit to Houston 1393.1 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Detroit to Houston is to fly which costs $110 - $390 and takes 5 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Detroit to Houston is to fly which costs $110 - $390 and takes 5 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Detroit to Houston. However, there are services departing from Detroit, Mi and arriving at Houston, Tx via Dayton Trotwood, Oh and Dallas, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Detroit to Houston. However, there are services departing from Detroit Amtrak and arriving at Houston Amtrak via Chicago Union Station Amtrak and New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 20 min.

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The distance between Detroit and Houston is 1112 miles. The road distance is 1393.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Houston without a car is to train and night bus which takes 30 h 23 min and costs $180 - $550.

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It takes approximately 5 h 46 min to get from Detroit to Houston, including transfers.

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

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Detroit to Houston train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Detroit Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Houston is to fly which takes 5 h 46 min and costs $110 - $390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $140 - $370 and takes 31 h 30 min, you could also train, which costs $230 - $650 and takes 36 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Detroit to Houston.
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  • Distance: 1111.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 46 min

What companies run services between Detroit, MI, USA and Houston, TX, USA?

Delta, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Detroit to Houston hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Detroit to Houston via Dayton Trotwood, Oh and Dallas, Tx in around 31 h 30 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Houston Hobby Apt via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $900
Flights from Detroit to Houston Hobby Apt via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $900
Flights from Detroit to Houston Hobby Apt via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $900
Flights from Detroit to Houston Hobby Apt via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $900
Flights from Detroit to Houston Hobby Apt via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to Houston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to Houston Hobby Apt via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Houston
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Flights from Detroit to Houston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Houston Hobby Apt via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Detroit to Houston
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Longview Amtrak
Ave. Duration
18 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $300
Business Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Room
$470 - $650
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak
Ave. Duration
19 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $360
Room
$490 - $700
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to Houston Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $370
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Longview, Tx to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
22 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $240
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$95 - $160
Flexible
$180 - $240
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Detroit, MI to Chicago - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$28 - $40
Online Fare
$35 - $55
Standard Fare
$45 - $70
Refundable
$50 - $80

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Houston Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 45 min.

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

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Houston is 1 h behind Detroit. It is currently 2:15 AM in Detroit and 1:15 AM in Houston.

Detroit to Houston train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Houston Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Detroit to Houston is 1393 miles. It takes approximately 23 h to drive from Detroit to Houston.

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Spirit Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Detroit Airport to Houston Airport.

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Book your Detroit to Houston bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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The nearest airport to Houston is Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) Airport which is 9.2 miles away. Other nearby airports include Houston (IAH) (15.6 miles) and College Station (CLL) (83.5 miles).

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There are 525+ hotels available in Houston. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Detroit Airport is to line 261 bus which takes 50 min and costs $2.

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