There are 11 ways to get from Houston to Washington by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Reagan Washington  •  5 h 6 min

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

$143 - $705

Cheapest option

Fly Houston to Washington Dulles  •  5 h 51 min

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

$129 - $711

9 alternative options

Fly Houston to Reagan Washington  •  5 h 8 min

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

$133 - $807

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Baltimore, train  •  5 h 42 min

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

$186 - $856

Fly Houston to Baltimore, train  •  5 h 56 min

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

$141 - $1,358

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Washington Dulles  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Washington Dulles (IAD) HOU - IAD

$199 - $909

Bus  •  30 h 28 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, Megabus  •  31 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Atlanta, Ga 1596
  2. Take the Megabus from Atlanta GA to Washington

$147 - $293

Bus, train  •  33 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Baton Rouge, La
  2. Take the bus from Baton Rouge, La to New Orleans, La
  3. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak

$195 - $548

Train  •  36 h 23 min

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

$210 - $597

Drive  •  23 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Houston to Washington 1417 miles

$130 - $200

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 and Richmond, Va in around 30 h 28 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Reagan Washington via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Reagan Washington via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Reagan Washington via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Reagan Washington via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 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, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Baltimore via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Baltimore via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Baltimore via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Baltimore via Austin
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Baltimore via Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Baltimore via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Washington Dulles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Washington Dulles via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Washington Dulles via Orlando
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Washington Dulles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from Houston to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Houston to Washington Dulles via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Houston to Washington Dulles via Columbus
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Houston to Washington Dulles via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Houston to Washington Dulles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Houston to Washington Dulles via San Antonio
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Houston to Washington Dulles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Houston to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 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 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to Reagan Washington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Baltimore via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Houston to Washington Dulles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to Baltimore via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Washington Dulles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Houston to Reagan Washington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Houston to Washington Dulles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to Washington Dulles via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to Baltimore via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Houston to Baltimore via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Houston to Baltimore via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Washington Dulles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Houston to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Washington Dulles via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
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 to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
6 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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Houston, Tx to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
16 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Houston, Tx to Baton Rouge, La
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from Baton Rouge, La to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Houston and Washington is 1960 km. The road distance is 2267 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Houston to Washington is to fly which takes 5 h 6 min and costs $140 - $750.

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

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 30 h 28 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 6 min to get from Houston to Washington, including transfers.