There are 6 ways to get from Houston to Fort Polk South by train, car, bus, plane or taxi

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Train, drive  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Houston Amtrak to Lake Charles Amtrak Sunset Limited
  2. Drive from Lake Charles Amtrak to Fort Polk South

$41 - $89

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Bus, drive  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Lake Charles, La 1254 / ...
  2. Drive from Lake Charles, La to Fort Polk South

$26 - $56

4 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Houston to Fort Polk South 194.9 miles

$19 - $28

Fly to Alexandria, taxi  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Alexandria (AEX) IAH - AEX
  2. Take a taxi from Alexandria to Fort Polk South

$261 - $903

Fly to Lake Charles, drive  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Lake Charles (LCH) IAH - LCH
  2. Drive from Lake Charles to Fort Polk South

$148 - $764

Fly to Lafayette, bus, taxi  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Lafayette (LFT) IAH - LFT
  2. Take the bus from Lafayette, La to Alexandria, La
  3. Take a taxi from Alexandria, La to Fort Polk South

$306 - $1,010

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The cheapest way to get from Houston to Fort Polk South is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 3 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Houston to Fort Polk South is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 3 h 49 min.

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The distance between Houston and Fort Polk South is 157 miles. The road distance is 194.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to get from Houston to Fort Polk South, including transfers.

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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 Fort Polk South is 195 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 49 min to drive from Houston to Fort Polk South.

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United Airlines offers flights from Houston Airport to Alexandria Airport.

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There are nine+ hotels available in Fort Polk South. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Houston to Fort Polk South.
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  • Distance: 156.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 50 min

What companies run services between Houston, TX, USA and Fort Polk South, LA, USA?

There is no direct connection from Houston to Fort Polk South. However, you can take the train to Lake Charles Amtrak then take the drive to Fort Polk South. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Lake Charles, La then take the drive to Fort Polk South.

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 Lake Charles
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Houston to Lafayette
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
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 Lake Charles Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
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 Lake Charles, La
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
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
Other operators
Taxi from Alexandria to Fort Polk South
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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