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There are 6 ways to get from Houston to Phoenix by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Houston Hobby Apt  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Phoenix (PHX) HOU - PHX

$193 - $1,003

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Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  27 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston Downtown Greyhound to San Antonio
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to Phoenix, AZ Matamoros-Tijuana Airport / ...

$93 - $155

4 alternative options

Fly from Houston  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Phoenix (PHX) IAH - PHX

$163 - $855

Bus Greyhound USA  •  23 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx 9087 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Phoenix, Az 1419

$114 - $297

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  30 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Houston Amtrak Station to Maricopa Amtrak Station Sunset Limited
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Maricopa Amtrak to Sky Harbor Airport 8902

Drive  •  18 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Houston to Phoenix 1180.9 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Houston to Phoenix is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 18 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Houston to Phoenix is to fly which costs $190 - $1,000 and takes 5 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Houston to Phoenix. However, there are services departing from Houston, Tx and arriving at Phoenix, Az via San Antonio, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 19 min.

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The distance between Houston and Phoenix is 1020 miles. The road distance is 1180.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Houston to Phoenix without a car is to bus which takes 23 h 19 min and costs $110 - $300.

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

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

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The best way to get from Houston to Phoenix is to fly which takes 5 h 37 min and costs $190 - $1,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $300 and takes 23 h 19 min.

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The quickest flight from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to Phoenix Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 55 min.

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Houston to Phoenix bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Phoenix, Az station.

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Map of how to get from Houston to Phoenix.
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  • Distance: 1020.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 37 min

What companies run services between Houston, TX, USA and Phoenix, AZ, USA?

Southwest Airlines and American Airlines fly from Houston to Phoenix hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Houston to Phoenix via San Antonio, Tx in around 23 h 19 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $2,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Phoenix via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $2,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Phoenix via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $2,200
Flights from Houston to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
Flights from Houston to Phoenix via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to Phoenix
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
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 Houston Amtrak Station to Maricopa Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
27 h 57 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Flexi Coach Seat
$280 - $400
Business Coach Seat
$330 - $460
Room
$600 - $850
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 San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Phoenix, Az
Ave. Duration
19 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $240
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$90 - $160
Flexible
$180 - $240
Turimex Internacional
Website
turimex.com
Bus from Houston Downtown Greyhound to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
turimex.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Antonio to Phoenix, AZ
Ave. Duration
21 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $150
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
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 Maricopa Amtrak to Sky Harbor Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
amtrak.com

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Phoenix is 1 h behind Houston. It is currently 2:42 AM in Houston and 1:42 AM in Phoenix.

Yes, the driving distance between Houston to Phoenix is 1181 miles. It takes approximately 18 h 53 min to drive from Houston to Phoenix.

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

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Book your Houston to Phoenix bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 861+ hotels available in Phoenix. Prices start at $67 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 51 min and costs $2.

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