There are 5 ways to get from Houston to Alexandria by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Alexandria  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Alexandria (AEX) IAH - AEX

$164 - $782

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Bus  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Lafayette, La 1254 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lafayette, La to Alexandria, La 3808 / ...

$51 - $109

3 alternative options

Fly to Lafayette, bus  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Lafayette (LFT) IAH - LFT
  2. Take the bus from Lafayette, La to Alexandria, La

$185 - $862

Train, bus  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Houston Amtrak to Lafayette Amtrak Sunset Limited
  2. Take the bus from Lafayette, La to Alexandria, La 3808 / ...

$68 - $153

Drive  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Houston to Alexandria 242 miles

$23 - $35

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The distance between Houston and Alexandria is 205 miles. The road distance is 242 miles.

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The best way to get from Houston to Alexandria without a car is to train and bus which takes 7 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to get from Houston to Alexandria, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Houston to Alexandria is to fly which takes 3 h 8 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 29 min.

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The quickest flight from Houston Airport to Alexandria Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Yes, the driving distance between Houston to Alexandria is 242 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to drive from Houston to Alexandria.

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United Airlines offers flights from Houston Airport to Alexandria Airport.

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There are 30+ hotels available in Alexandria. Prices start at $45 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Houston to Houston Airport is to line 102 bus which takes 50 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Houston to Alexandria.
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  • Distance: 205.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 8 min

What companies run services between Houston, TX, USA and Alexandria, LA, USA?

United Airlines flies from Houston to Alexandria 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Houston to Alexandria via Lafayette, La and Alexandria, La in around 7 h 29 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to Alexandria
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Houston to Lafayette
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Train 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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Houston Amtrak to Lafayette Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
Frequency
3 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
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 Lafayette, La to Alexandria, La
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Bus from Houston, Tx to Lafayette, La
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65

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