There are 13 ways to get from Houston to Philadelphia by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Philadelphia  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Philadelphia (PHL) HOU - PHL

$148 - $328

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Fly Houston to Philadelphia  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Philadelphia (PHL) IAH - PHL

$128 - $450

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Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Baltimore, train  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Baltimore (BWI) HOU - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station

$211 - $926

Fly Houston to Baltimore, train  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Baltimore (BWI) IAH - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station

$166 - $1,428

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to New York La Guardia, train  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to New York La Guardia (LGA) HOU - LGA
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station

$241 - $693

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Reagan Washington, train  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Reagan Washington (DCA) HOU - DCA
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station

$235 - $958

Fly Houston to Newark, train  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Newark (EWR) IAH - EWR
  2. Take the train from Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station

$147 - $718

Fly Houston to Reagan Washington, train  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Reagan Washington (DCA) IAH - DCA
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station

$225 - $1,060

Bus  •  32 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Atlanta, Ga 1596
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, GA to Philadelphia, PA Atlanta route

$249 - $367

Bus, train  •  35 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Baton Rouge, La
  2. Take the bus from Baton Rouge, La to New Orleans, La
  3. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Philadelphia 30th Street Station

$205 - $598

Bus via New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal  •  38 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Atlanta, Ga
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to New York, Ny
  3. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal

$170 - $430

Train  •  38 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Houston Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Sunset Limited
  2. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Crescent

$220 - $647

Drive  •  25 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Houston to Philadelphia 1552.1 miles

$150 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from Houston to Philadelphia is to drive which costs $150 - $220 and takes 25 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Houston to Philadelphia is to fly which costs $140 - $330 and takes 5 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Houston to Philadelphia. However, there are services departing from Houston, Tx and arriving at Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal via Atlanta, Ga and New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Houston to Philadelphia station. However, there are services departing from Houston Amtrak and arriving at Philadelphia 30th Street Station via New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38 h 38 min.

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The distance between Houston and Philadelphia is 1347 miles. The road distance is 1552.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Houston to Philadelphia without a car is to bus which takes 32 h 11 min and costs $240 - $370.

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It takes approximately 5 h 37 min to get from Houston to Philadelphia, including transfers.

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

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Houston to Philadelphia train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Houston Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Houston to Philadelphia is to fly which takes 5 h 37 min and costs $140 - $330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $240 - $370 and takes 32 h 11 min, you could also train, which costs $220 - $650 and takes 38 h 38 min.

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Map of how to get from Houston to Philadelphia.
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  • Distance: 1347.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 37 min

What companies run services between Houston, TX, USA and Philadelphia, PA, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from Houston to Philadelphia hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Houston to Philadelphia via Atlanta, Ga, Five Points Station, Doraville Station, Atlanta, GA, Philadelphia, PA, Allegheny Av & Thompson St, Girard Av & Front St, and Girard Station - MFL in around 32 h 11 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Philadelphia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Philadelphia via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Philadelphia via Nashville
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Philadelphia via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Philadelphia via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Baltimore via Memphis
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Baltimore via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Baltimore via Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Baltimore via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Baltimore via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Baltimore via Charleston
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Baltimore via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Baltimore via Jacksonville
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to New York La Guardia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to New York La Guardia via Nashville
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to New York La Guardia via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to New York La Guardia via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Reagan Washington via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Reagan Washington via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Reagan Washington via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Reagan Washington via Austin
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Houston to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Houston to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Houston to Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Houston to Newark via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Houston to Newark via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Houston to Newark via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Houston to Newark via Nashville
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Houston to Newark via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Houston to Newark via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Houston to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from Houston to Reagan Washington via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Philadelphia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Houston to Philadelphia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Houston to Philadelphia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Baltimore via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Houston to Baltimore via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to New York La Guardia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Reagan Washington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to Newark via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Houston to Reagan Washington via Covington
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Houston to Reagan Washington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Houston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Houston to Philadelphia via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Houston to Philadelphia via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Houston to Baltimore via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Houston to Baltimore via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Houston to Reagan Washington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Houston to Reagan Washington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Houston to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Houston to Baltimore via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Houston to Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 BWI Airport Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
28 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$160 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$290 - $420
Business Coach Seat
$350 - $490
Room
$600 - $900
Train from Houston Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
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
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
16 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200
Bus from Houston, Tx to Baton Rouge, La
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from Baton Rouge, La to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$160 - $210
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Atlanta, GA to Philadelphia, PA
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
lacubanabus.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.com

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The quickest flight from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 10 min.

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Houston to Philadelphia bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal station.

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Philadelphia is 1 h ahead of Houston. It is currently 10:43 AM in Houston and 11:43 AM in Philadelphia.

Houston to Philadelphia train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Houston to Philadelphia is 1552 miles. It takes approximately 25 h 51 min to drive from Houston to Philadelphia.

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

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There are 376+ hotels available in Philadelphia. Prices start at $90 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 49 min and costs $2.

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