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Fly New York La Guardia to Houston Hobby Apt, shuttle  •  8h 19m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) LGA - HOU
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to Galveston

$160 - $365

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Fly New York La Guardia to Houston, shuttle  •  10h 8m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Houston (IAH) LGA - IAH
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to Galveston

$120 - $480

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Train to Philadelphia, fly to Houston Hobby Apt, shuttle  •  9h 15m

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Philadelphia
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) PHL - HOU
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to Galveston

$170 - $543

Fly Newark to Houston, shuttle  •  10h 3m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Houston (IAH) EWR - IAH
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to Galveston

$126 - $351

Fly New York JFK to Houston, shuttle  •  10h 26m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Houston (IAH) JFK - IAH
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to Galveston

$161 - $451

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Houston, shuttle  •  11h 17m

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Philadelphia
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Houston (IAH) PHL - IAH
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to Galveston

$165 - $378

Bus  •  37h 55m

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - 19 Allen St to Atlanta, GA
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta to Longview
  3. Take the bus from Longview to Galveston Amtrak Bus Stop

Bus, train  •  41h 29m

  1. Take the bus from New York to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Longview
  3. Take the bus from Longview to Galveston Amtrak Bus Stop

Train, bus  •  45h 58m

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Longview
  3. Take the bus from Longview to Galveston Amtrak Bus Stop

Drive  •  27h 37m

  1. Drive from New York to Galveston 1655.9 miles

$160 - $240

New York to Galveston by bus, walk and train

The journey time between New York and Galveston is around 42h 15m and covers a distance of around 1925 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 42h 15m. Operated by D&W Bus, Chicago Transit (CTA) and Amtrak, the New York to Galveston service departs from New York and arrives in Galveston Amtrak Bus Stop. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
42h 15m
Fastest journey time:
42h 15m
Services per week:
2
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
284 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
21:30
Last service departs at:
21:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

New York to Galveston bus, walk and train schedules

New York → Galveston
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The cheapest way to get from New York to Galveston is to drive which costs $160 - $240 and takes 27h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Galveston is to fly and shuttle which costs $160 - $370 and takes 8h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York to Galveston. However, there are services departing from New York, NY - 19 Allen St and arriving at Galveston Amtrak Bus Stop via Atlanta and Longview. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37h 55m.

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The distance between New York and Galveston is 1420 miles. The road distance is 1655.9 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Galveston without a car is to bus which takes 37h 55m and costs .

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It takes approximately 8h 19m to get from New York to Galveston, including transfers.

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New York to Galveston bus services, operated by Coach Run, depart from New York, NY - 19 Allen St station.

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The quickest flight from New York La Guardia Airport to Houston Hobby Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 55m.

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New York to Galveston bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Galveston Amtrak Bus Stop station.

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Galveston is 1h behind New York. It is currently 2:00 PM in New York and 1:00 PM in Galveston.

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  • Distance: 1419.8 miles
  • Duration: 8h 19m

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Galveston, TX, USA?

You can take a bus from New York to Galveston via Atlanta, GA, Atlanta, and Longview in around 37h 55m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Newark to Houston via Nashville
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Newark to Houston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Newark to Houston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Newark to Houston via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Newark to Houston via Richmond
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Newark to Houston via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from New York La Guardia to Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from New York La Guardia to Houston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Philadelphia to Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $320
Flights from Philadelphia to Houston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $320
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Houston Hobby Apt via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Philadelphia to Houston Hobby Apt via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Newark to Houston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Houston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Houston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Houston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Houston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Philadelphia to Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $300
Flights from Philadelphia to Houston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $300
Flights from Philadelphia to Houston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Houston Hobby Apt via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Houston Hobby Apt via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Flights from New York JFK to Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from New York JFK to Houston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from New York JFK to Houston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Philadelphia to Houston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $480
Flights from New York La Guardia to Houston Hobby Apt via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $480
Flights from New York La Guardia to Houston Hobby Apt via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $480
Flights from New York La Guardia to Houston Hobby Apt via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $480
Flights from New York La Guardia to Houston Hobby Apt via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $480
Flights from Philadelphia to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Philadelphia to Houston Hobby Apt via Nashville
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Philadelphia to Houston Hobby Apt via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Philadelphia to Houston Hobby Apt via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Houston Hobby Apt via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Houston via Nashville
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Newark to Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
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 New York Moynihan Train Hall to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Chicago Union Station to Longview
Ave. Duration
18h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Premium
$300 - $420
Flexi Coach Seat
$170 - $260
Business Seat
$190 - $270
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Premium
$320 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $290
Business Seat
$210 - $300
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Class Seat
$65 - $130
Bus operators
Galveston Shuttle
Phone
+1 409-740-5466
Website
galvestonlimo.com
Shuttle from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to Galveston
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
thegalvestonshuttle.com
Book at
galvestonlimo.com
Online Rate
$25
One-Way
$35
Coach Run
Website
coachrun.com
Bus from New York, NY - 19 Allen St to Atlanta, GA
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Book at
gotobus.com
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 Atlanta to Longview
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $95
Flexible
$100 - $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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Longview to Galveston Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
D&W Bus
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from New York to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Galveston is 1656 miles. It takes approximately 27h 37m to drive from New York to Galveston.

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American Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from New York La Guardia Airport to Houston Hobby Apt Airport.

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There are 414+ hotels available in Galveston. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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