There are 5 ways to get from Houston to Salt Lake City by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Houston Hobby Apt  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Salt Lake City (SLC) HOU - SLC

$214 - $424

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Fly from Houston  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Salt Lake City (SLC) IAH - SLC

$114 - $706

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Bus  •  36 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, TX to Dallas/Forth Worth
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Denver, Co
  3. Take the bus from Denver, Co to Salt Lake City, Ut

$167 - $398

Train  •  2 days 17 h

  1. Take the train from Houston Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
  2. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Salt Lake City Amtrak

$380 - $1,117

Drive  •  25 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Houston to Salt Lake City 1651.3 miles

$160 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Houston to Salt Lake City is to drive which costs $160 - $240 and takes 25 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Houston to Salt Lake City is to fly which costs $210 - $430 and takes 5 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Houston to Salt Lake City. However, there are services departing from Houston, TX and arriving at Salt Lake City, Ut via Cbd East Tc, Dallas, Tx and Denver, Co. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Houston to Salt Lake City. However, there are services departing from Houston Amtrak and arriving at Salt Lake City Amtrak via New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal and Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 17 h.

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The distance between Houston and Salt Lake City is 1206 miles. The road distance is 1651.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Houston to Salt Lake City without a car is to bus which takes 36 h 27 min and costs $160 - $400.

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It takes approximately 5 h 28 min to get from Houston to Salt Lake City, including transfers.

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Houston to Salt Lake City bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Houston, TX station.

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Houston to Salt Lake City train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Houston Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Houston to Salt Lake City is to fly which takes 5 h 28 min and costs $210 - $430. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $160 - $400 and takes 36 h 27 min, you could also train, which costs $380 - $1,200 and takes 2 days 17 h.

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Map of how to get from Houston to Salt Lake City.
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  • Distance: 1206.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 28 min

What companies run services between Houston, TX, USA and Salt Lake City, UT, USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Houston to Salt Lake City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Houston to Salt Lake City via Dallas/Forth Worth, Cbd East Tc, Cbd West Tc, Dallas, Tx, and Denver, Co in around 36 h 27 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Salt Lake City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Salt Lake City via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Salt Lake City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Salt Lake City via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Salt Lake City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $950
Flights from Houston to Salt Lake City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Houston to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from Houston to Salt Lake City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $360
Room
$490 - $700
Train from Chicago Union Station to Salt Lake City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
34 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$200 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$360 - $550
Business Coach Seat
$430 - $600
Room
$750 - $1,100
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 Dallas, Tx to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
19 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $150
Flexible
$160 - $220
Bus from Denver, Co to Salt Lake City, Ut
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140

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The quickest flight from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to Salt Lake City Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 5 min.

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Houston to Salt Lake City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Salt Lake City, Ut station.

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Salt Lake City is 1 h behind Houston. It is currently 7:55 PM in Houston and 6:55 PM in Salt Lake City.

Houston to Salt Lake City train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Salt Lake City Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Houston to Salt Lake City is 1651 miles. It takes approximately 25 h 6 min to drive from Houston to Salt Lake City.

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American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to Salt Lake City Airport.

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There are 253+ hotels available in Salt Lake City. Prices start at $79 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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