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

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Fly from Houston Hobby Apt  •  5h 12m

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

$213 - $413

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Bus via Longview, Tx  •  15h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Houston Amtrak Station to Longview Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Longview, Tx to Texarkana, Ar
  3. Take the bus from Texarkana, Ar to Memphis, Tn

$50 - $126

5 alternative options

Fly from Houston  •  5h 20m

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

$183 - $405

Bus  •  14h 15m

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

$69 - $174

Bus, train  •  15h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA Houston
  2. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Memphis Central Station City Of New Orleans

$85 - $225

Train  •  19h 5m

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

$125 - $337

Drive  •  10h 39m

  1. Drive from Houston to Memphis 581.8 miles

$55 - $85

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

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The quickest way to get from Houston to Memphis is to fly which costs $210 - $420 and takes 5h 12m.

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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 Texarkana, Ar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 15m.

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

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

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The best way to get from Houston to Memphis without a car is to bus which takes 14h 15m and costs $65 - $180.

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It takes approximately 5h 12m to get from Houston to Memphis, including transfers.

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

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Houston to Memphis train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Houston Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Houston to Memphis is to fly which takes 5h 12m and costs $210 - $420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $180 and takes 14h 15m, you could also train, which costs $120 - $340 and takes 19h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Houston to Memphis.
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  • Distance: 486.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 12m

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

Southwest Airlines and American Airlines fly from Houston to Memphis every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Houston to Memphis via Texarkana, Ar in around 14h 15m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Memphis
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $900
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Memphis via Dallas
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Memphis via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $850
Flights from Houston to Memphis via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to Memphis
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $950
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Memphis Central Station
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
Twice 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
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
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 Texarkana, Ar
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $65
Flexible
$70 - $95
Bus from Texarkana, Ar to Memphis, Tn
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Longview, Tx to Texarkana, Ar
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Houston Amtrak Station to Longview Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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The quickest flight from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to Memphis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Houston to Memphis bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Memphis, Tn station.

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Houston to Memphis train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Memphis Central Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Houston to Memphis is 582 miles. It takes approximately 10h 39m to drive from Houston to Memphis.

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American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to Memphis Airport.

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There are 200+ hotels available in Memphis. Prices start at $59 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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