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

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Recommended option

Fly from Houston Hobby Apt  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Memphis (MEM) HOU - MEM

$213 - $413

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  13 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, TX to Dallas/Forth Worth
  2. Take the bus from Dallas/Fort Worth Dart East to Memphis

$65 - $97

5 alternative options

Fly from Houston  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Memphis (MEM) IAH - MEM

$183 - $405

Bus via Dallas, Tx  •  13 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Dallas, Tx
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Texarkana, Ar
  3. Take the bus from Texarkana, Ar to Little Rock, Ar
  4. Take the bus from Little Rock, Ar to Memphis, Tn

$90 - $217

Bus  •  13 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Texarkana, Ar 6440
  2. Take the bus from Texarkana, Ar to Memphis, Tn 1508

$69 - $174

Train  •  19 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Houston Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak Sunset Limited
  2. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to Memphis Central Station City Of New Orleans

$125 - $337

Drive  •  10 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Houston to Memphis 581.8 miles

$55 - $85

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Houston to Memphis is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 10 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Houston to Memphis is to fly which costs $210 - $420 and takes 4 h 7 min.

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The distance between Houston and Memphis is 487 miles. The road distance is 581.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to get from Houston to Memphis, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Houston to Memphis. However, there are services departing from Houston, Tx and arriving at Memphis, Tn via Dallas, Tx, Texarkana, Ar and Little Rock, Ar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Houston to Memphis station. However, there are services departing from Houston Amtrak and arriving at Memphis Central Station via New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 5 min.

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What companies run services between Houston, TX, USA and Memphis, TN, USA?

Southwest Airlines and American Airlines fly from Houston to Memphis 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Houston to Memphis via Dallas, Tx, Texarkana, Ar, and Little Rock, Ar in around 13 h 5 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Memphis
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $900
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Memphis via Dallas
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to Memphis
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Memphis via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $850
Flights from Houston to Memphis via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Houston Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 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
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to Memphis Central Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $390
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
Bus from Houston, Tx to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Texarkana, Ar
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Texarkana, Ar to Little Rock, Ar
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Little Rock, Ar to Memphis, Tn
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from Houston, Tx to Texarkana, Ar
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $65
Flexible
$70 - $95
Bus from Texarkana, Ar to Memphis, Tn
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Houston, TX to Dallas/Forth Worth
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Dallas/Fort Worth Dart East to Memphis
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
us.megabus.com

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