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

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Fly from Houston Hobby Apt  •  4h 2m

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Atlanta (ATL) HOU - ATL

$114 - $454

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Fly from Houston  •  4h 11m

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Atlanta (ATL) IAH - ATL

$54 - $346

3 alternative options

Bus  •  16h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Atlanta, Ga 1596 / ...

$75 - $200

Train, bus  •  21h 30m

  1. Take the train from Houston Amtrak Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
  2. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Birmingham Intermodal Facility
  3. Take the bus from Birmingham, AL to Atlanta, GA - W Peachtree St @ Civic Center MARTA Station

$130 - $343

Drive  •  12h 58m

  1. Drive from Houston to Atlanta 797.2 miles

$75 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Houston to Atlanta is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 12h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Houston to Atlanta is to fly which costs $110 - $460 and takes 4h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Houston, Tx and arriving at Atlanta, Ga. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16h 55m.

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The distance between Houston and Atlanta is 705 miles. The road distance is 797.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Houston to Atlanta without a car is to bus which takes 16h 55m and costs $75 - $200.

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It takes approximately 4h 2m to get from Houston to Atlanta, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Houston to Atlanta is to fly which takes 4h 2m and costs $110 - $460. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $200 and takes 16h 55m.

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The quickest flight from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to Atlanta Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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

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Map of how to get from Houston to Atlanta.
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  • Distance: 704.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 2m

What companies run services between Houston, TX, USA and Atlanta, GA, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from Houston to Atlanta hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Houston to Atlanta every 2 hours. Tickets cost $75 - $200 and the journey takes 16h 55m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Atlanta via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Atlanta via Dallas
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from Houston to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Houston to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $400
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Houston Amtrak Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
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
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Birmingham Intermodal Facility
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $360
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 Houston, Tx to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Birmingham, AL to Atlanta, GA - W Peachtree St @ Civic Center MARTA Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
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megabus.com

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Atlanta is 1h ahead of Houston. It is currently 12:29 AM in Houston and 1:29 AM in Atlanta.

Yes, the driving distance between Houston to Atlanta is 797 miles. It takes approximately 12h 58m to drive from Houston to Atlanta.

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Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to Atlanta Airport.

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Book your Houston to Atlanta bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 528+ hotels available in Atlanta. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Houston to Houston Hobby Apt Airport is to line 040 bus which takes 51m and costs $2.

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