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

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Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Roswell, drive  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Roswell (ROW) HOU - ROW
  2. Drive from Roswell to Ruidoso

$228 - $1,113

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Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  23 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston Downtown Greyhound to San Antonio
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to Las Cruces, Nm
  3. Take the bus from Las Cruces, Nm to Ruidoso

$95 - $155

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Fly Houston Hobby Apt to El Paso, bus  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to El Paso (ELP) HOU - ELP
  2. Take the bus from El Paso, Tx to Ruidoso

$252 - $969

Fly Houston to El Paso, bus  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to El Paso (ELP) IAH - ELP
  2. Take the bus from El Paso, Tx to Ruidoso

$172 - $511

Bus  •  19 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to El Paso, Tx
  3. Take the bus from El Paso, Tx to Ruidoso

$108 - $263

Train, bus  •  27 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Houston Amtrak Station to Deming Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Deming to Las Cruces, Nm
  3. Take the bus from Las Cruces, Nm to Ruidoso

$183 - $454

Drive  •  14 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Houston to Ruidoso 797.8 miles

$75 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Houston to Ruidoso is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 14 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Houston to Ruidoso is to fly and drive which costs $220 - $1,200 and takes 7 h 32 min.

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The distance between Houston and Ruidoso is 659 miles. The road distance is 797.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Houston to Ruidoso without a car is to bus which takes 19 h 7 min and costs $100 - $270.

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It takes approximately 7 h 32 min to get from Houston to Ruidoso, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to Roswell Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 52 min and has one stopover.

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Ruidoso is 1 h behind Houston. It is currently 1:11 AM in Houston and 12:11 AM in Ruidoso.

Yes, the driving distance between Houston to Ruidoso is 798 miles. It takes approximately 14 h 37 min to drive from Houston to Ruidoso.

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American Airlines offers flights from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to Roswell Airport.

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There are 361+ hotels available in Ruidoso. Prices start at $129 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Houston to Ruidoso.
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  • Distance: 658.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 32 min

What companies run services between Houston, TX, USA and Ruidoso, NM, USA?

You can take a bus from Houston to Ruidoso via San Antonio, Tx, El Paso, Tx, and Ruidoso in around 19 h 7 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to El Paso
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,100
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to El Paso via Dallas
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,100
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to El Paso via Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Roswell via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to El Paso via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to El Paso via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to El Paso
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $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 Deming Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 h 23 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $350
Room
$490 - $700
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 El Paso, Tx to Ruidoso
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
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 El Paso, Tx
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Bus from Las Cruces, Nm to Ruidoso
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Deming, Nm to Las Cruces, Nm
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $29
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 Las Cruces, Nm
Ave. Duration
14 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Deming to Las Cruces, Nm
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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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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