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There are 2 ways to get from El Paso to Marfa by train or car

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Train  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from El Paso Union Depot to Alpine Amtrak Sunset Limited / ...

$94 - $166

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Drive from El Paso to Marfa 195.6 miles

$19 - $28

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The cheapest way to get from El Paso to Marfa is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 3 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from El Paso to Marfa is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 3 h 59 min.

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The distance between El Paso and Marfa is 178 miles. The road distance is 195.6 miles.

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The best way to get from El Paso to Marfa without a car is to train which takes 4 h 39 min and costs $90 - $170.

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It takes approximately 4 h 39 min to get from El Paso to Marfa, including transfers.

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Marfa is 1 h ahead of El Paso. It is currently 9:50 PM in El Paso and 10:50 PM in Marfa.

Yes, the driving distance between El Paso to Marfa is 196 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 59 min to drive from El Paso to Marfa.

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There are two+ hotels available in Marfa. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from El Paso to Marfa.
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  • Distance: 177.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 39 min

What companies run services between El Paso, TX, USA and Marfa, TX, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from El Paso to Marfa 6 times a week. Tickets cost $40 - $110 and the journey takes 4 h.

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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
Train from El Paso Union Depot to Alpine Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$200 - $290

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