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There are 6 ways to get from Houston to Salt Lake City by plane, bus, night bus, train or car

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Fly from Houston Hobby Apt  •  5h 45m

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

$214 - $424

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Fly from Houston  •  5h 48m

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

$114 - $706

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Bus  •  37h 50m

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

$168 - $427

Night bus, bus, train  •  40h 47m

  1. Take the night bus from Houston, Tx to Dallas, Tx
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Denver, Co
  3. Take the train from Denver Union Station to Salt Lake City Amtrak Station

$193 - $517

Train  •  2 days 17h

  1. Take the train from Houston Amtrak Station 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 Station

$380 - $1,117

Drive  •  25h 6m

  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 25h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Houston to Salt Lake City is to fly which costs $210 - $430 and takes 5h 45m.

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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 Dallas, Tx and Denver, Co. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37h 50m.

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

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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 37h 50m and costs $160 - $430.

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It takes approximately 5h 45m to get from Houston to Salt Lake City, including transfers.

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Houston to Salt Lake City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Houston, Tx station.

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

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The best way to get from Houston to Salt Lake City is to fly which takes 5h 45m and costs $210 - $430. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $160 - $430 and takes 37h 50m, you could also train, which costs $380 - $1,200 and takes 2 days 17h.

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Map of how to get from Houston to Salt Lake City.
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  • Distance: 1206.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 45m

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

Southwest Airlines and American Airlines fly from Houston to Salt Lake City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Houston to Salt Lake City via Dallas, Tx and Denver, Co in around 37h 50m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Salt Lake City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Salt Lake City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Salt Lake City via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Salt Lake City via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from Houston to Salt Lake City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Salt Lake City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $950
Flights from Houston to Salt Lake City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Houston to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Denver Union Station to Salt Lake City Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$350 - $480
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
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
Twice 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 Station
Ave. Duration
34h 5m
Frequency
Twice 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 Houston, Tx to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $150
Flexible
$160 - $220
Bus from Denver, Co to Salt Lake City, Ut
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
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 3h 20m.

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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 1h behind Houston. It is currently 10:34 PM in Houston and 9:34 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 25h 6m 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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Book your Houston to Salt Lake City bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 251+ hotels available in Salt Lake City. Prices start at $75 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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