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There are 10 ways to get from Houston to Washington by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Reagan Washington  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Reagan Washington (DCA) HOU - DCA

$143 - $705

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Fly Houston to Washington Dulles  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Washington Dulles (IAD) IAH - IAD

$129 - $711

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Fly Houston to Reagan Washington  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Reagan Washington (DCA) IAH - DCA

$133 - $807

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Baltimore, train  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Baltimore (BWI) HOU - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station

$186 - $856

Fly Houston to Baltimore, train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Baltimore (BWI) IAH - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station

$141 - $1,358

Bus  •  29 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Atlanta, Ga 1596 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, GA to Arlington, VA Atlanta route

$245 - $366

Bus via Richmond, Va  •  31 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Atlanta, Ga
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Richmond, Va
  3. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc

$145 - $375

Bus, train  •  33 h 13 min

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

$170 - $485

Train  •  36 h 23 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 Washington Union Station Crescent

$210 - $597

Drive  •  23 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Houston to Washington 1417 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Houston to Washington is to drive which costs $130 - $200 and takes 23 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Houston to Washington is to fly which costs $140 - $750 and takes 5 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Houston to Washington. However, there are services departing from Houston, Tx and arriving at Washington, Dc via Atlanta, Ga and Richmond, Va. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Houston station to Washington station. However, there are services departing from Houston Amtrak Station and arriving at Washington Union Station via New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 23 min.

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The distance between Houston and Washington is 1225 miles. The road distance is 1417 miles.

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The best way to get from Houston to Washington without a car is to bus which takes 29 h 54 min and costs $240 - $370.

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It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to get from Houston to Washington, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Houston to Washington is to fly which takes 5 h 3 min and costs $140 - $750. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $240 - $370 and takes 29 h 54 min, you could also train, which costs $210 - $600 and takes 36 h 23 min.

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Map of how to get from Houston to Washington.
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  • Distance: 1224.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 3 min

What companies run services between Houston, TX, USA and Washington, DC, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from Houston to Washington hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Houston to Washington via Atlanta, Ga, Five Points Station, Doraville Station, Atlanta, GA, Arlington, VA, S Four Mile Run Dr & #4077, Ballston Station & Bus Bay F, and Ballston Metro in around 29 h 54 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Reagan Washington via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Reagan Washington via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Reagan Washington via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Baltimore via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Baltimore via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Baltimore via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Baltimore via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from Houston to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Houston to Washington Dulles via Jacksonville
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Houston to Washington Dulles via Covington
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Houston to Washington Dulles via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Houston to Washington Dulles via Austin
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Houston to Washington Dulles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Houston to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Reagan Washington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to Reagan Washington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Houston to Washington Dulles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Baltimore via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Houston to Baltimore via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Houston to Baltimore via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Houston to Washington Dulles via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to Washington Dulles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to Baltimore via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Houston to Baltimore via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Houston to Baltimore via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Houston to Baltimore via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Houston to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
25 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Flexi Coach Seat
$260 - $380
Business Coach Seat
$310 - $440
Room
$550 - $850
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Houston, Tx to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
16 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Atlanta, GA to Arlington, VA
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
lacubanabus.com

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The quickest flight from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 50 min.

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Houston to Washington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Washington, Dc station.

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Washington is 1 h ahead of Houston. It is currently 4:28 AM in Houston and 5:28 AM in Washington.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Houston to Washington is 1417 miles. It takes approximately 23 h 22 min to drive from Houston to Washington.

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Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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Book your Houston to Washington bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 853+ hotels available in Washington. 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 51 min and costs $2.

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