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There are 9 ways to get from Houston to Tuscaloosa by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Birmingham, train  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Birmingham (BHM) HOU - BHM
  2. Take the train from Birmingham Intermodal Facility to Tuscaloosa Amtrak Station

$267 - $1,053

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Bus, train  •  13 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA Houston
  2. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Tuscaloosa Amtrak Station Crescent

$70 - $185

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Fly Houston to Birmingham, train  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Birmingham (BHM) IAH - BHM
  2. Take the train from Birmingham Intermodal Facility to Tuscaloosa Amtrak Station

$157 - $425

Fly Houston to Mobile, bus  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Mobile (MOB) IAH - MOB
  2. Take the bus from Mobile, Al to Tuscaloosa, Al

$281 - $558

Fly Houston to Jackson/Vicksburg, drive  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Jackson/Vicksburg (JAN) IAH - JAN
  2. Drive from Jackson/Vicksburg to Tuscaloosa

$178 - $879

Bus  •  15 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Mobile, Al 1596 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Mobile, Al to Tuscaloosa, Al 9708

$75 - $182

Train  •  16 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Houston Amtrak Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Sunset Limited
  2. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Tuscaloosa Amtrak Station Crescent

$110 - $297

Bus via Longview, Tx  •  16 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Longview, Tx 6440
  2. Take the bus from Longview, Tx to Tuscaloosa, Al 1522 / ...

$76 - $192

Drive  •  10 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Houston to Tuscaloosa 618.6 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Houston to Tuscaloosa is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 10 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Houston to Tuscaloosa is to fly and drive which costs $170 - $900 and takes 6 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Houston to Tuscaloosa. However, there are services departing from Houston, Tx and arriving at Tuscaloosa, Al via Mobile, Al. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Houston station to Tuscaloosa station. However, there are services departing from Houston Amtrak Station and arriving at Tuscaloosa Amtrak Station via New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 14 min.

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The distance between Houston and Tuscaloosa is 520 miles. The road distance is 618.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Houston to Tuscaloosa without a car is to bus and train which takes 13 h 4 min and costs $70 - $190.

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It takes approximately 6 h 39 min to get from Houston to Tuscaloosa, including transfers.

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

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Houston to Tuscaloosa train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Houston Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Houston to Tuscaloosa is to bus which takes 15 h 45 min and costs $75 - $190. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $110 - $300 and takes 16 h 14 min.

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Map of how to get from Houston to Tuscaloosa.
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  • Distance: 520.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 39 min

What companies run services between Houston, TX, USA and Tuscaloosa, AL, USA?

You can take a bus from Houston to Tuscaloosa via Mobile, Al in around 15 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Houston to Tuscaloosa via New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal in around 16 h 14 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Houston to Mobile
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Flights from Houston to Jackson/Vicksburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Birmingham via Dallas
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Houston to Birmingham via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Houston to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $750
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 Birmingham Intermodal Facility to Tuscaloosa Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Tuscaloosa Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $330
Train from Houston Amtrak Station 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 Mobile, Al to Tuscaloosa, Al
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Houston, Tx to Mobile, Al
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $80
Flexible
$95 - $130
Bus from Houston, Tx to Longview, Tx
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Longview, Tx to Tuscaloosa, Al
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$95 - $130

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The quickest flight from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to Birmingham Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Houston to Tuscaloosa bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Tuscaloosa, Al station.

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Houston to Tuscaloosa train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Tuscaloosa Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Houston to Tuscaloosa is 619 miles. It takes approximately 10 h 7 min to drive from Houston to Tuscaloosa.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to Birmingham Airport.

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

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There are 58+ hotels available in Tuscaloosa. Prices start at $64 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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