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There are 7 ways to get from Orlando to Houston by plane, bus, train 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 Orlando to Houston Hobby Apt  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Orlando (MCO) to Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) MCO - HOU

$164 - $1,004

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Bus  •  24 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Orlando, Fl to Houston, Tx 1247 / ...

$95 - $240

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Fly Orlando to Houston  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Orlando (MCO) to Houston (IAH) MCO - IAH

$103 - $606

Bus to Tampa, fly to Houston Hobby Apt  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Orlando, Fl to Tampa, Fl
  2. Fly from Tampa (TPA) to Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) TPA - HOU

$149 - $837

Bus to Tampa, fly to Houston  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Orlando, Fl to Tampa, Fl
  2. Fly from Tampa (TPA) to Houston (IAH) TPA - IAH

$128 - $589

Train  •  46 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Orlando Amtrak Station to Cary Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Cary Amtrak Station to Greensboro Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Greensboro Amtrak Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
  4. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Houston Amtrak Station

$287 - $806

Drive  •  15 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Orlando to Houston 967.9 miles

$95 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Orlando to Houston is to drive which costs $95 - $140 and takes 15 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Orlando to Houston is to fly which costs $160 - $1,000 and takes 5 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Orlando, Fl and arriving at Houston, Tx. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 24 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Orlando station to Houston station. However, there are services departing from Orlando Amtrak Station and arriving at Houston Amtrak Station via Cary Amtrak Station, Greensboro Amtrak Station and New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46 h 23 min.

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The distance between Orlando and Houston is 852 miles. The road distance is 967.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Orlando to Houston without a car is to bus which takes 24 h 15 min and costs $95 - $240.

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It takes approximately 5 h 15 min to get from Orlando to Houston, including transfers.

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Orlando to Houston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Orlando, Fl station.

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

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The best way to get from Orlando to Houston is to fly which takes 5 h 15 min and costs $160 - $1,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $95 - $240 and takes 24 h 15 min, you could also train, which costs $280 - $850 and takes 46 h 23 min.

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Map of how to get from Orlando to Houston.
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  • Distance: 852.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 15 min

What companies run services between Orlando, FL, USA and Houston, TX, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from Orlando to Houston hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Orlando to Houston every 3 hours. Tickets cost $95 - $240 and the journey takes 24 h 15 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Orlando to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,900
Flights from Orlando to Houston Hobby Apt via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,900
Flights from Orlando to Houston Hobby Apt via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,900
Flights from Tampa to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Tampa to Houston Hobby Apt via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Tampa to Houston Hobby Apt via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Tampa to Houston Hobby Apt via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Orlando to Houston
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Tampa to Houston
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Orlando to Houston via Miami
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Orlando to Houston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Tampa to Houston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,700
Flights from Tampa to Houston via Miami
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Orlando to Houston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,700
Flights from Tampa to Houston Hobby Apt via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,500
Flights from Tampa to Houston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,500
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Orlando to Houston
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Flights from Orlando to Houston via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Flights from Tampa to Houston
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $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 Orlando Amtrak Station to Cary Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
12 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $260
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Business Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Room
$370 - $550
Train from Cary Amtrak Station to Greensboro Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Train from Greensboro Amtrak Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
20 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Business Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Room
$470 - $650
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Houston Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 18 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 Orlando, Fl to Tampa, Fl
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Orlando, Fl to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
24 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $240
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$95 - $160
Flexible
$180 - $240

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More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Orlando Airport to Houston Hobby Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 30 min.

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Orlando to Houston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Houston, Tx station.

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Houston is 1 h behind Orlando. It is currently 11:10 AM in Orlando and 10:10 AM in Houston.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Orlando to Houston is 968 miles. It takes approximately 15 h 42 min to drive from Orlando to Houston.

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

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Book your Orlando to Houston bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 576+ hotels available in Houston. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Orlando to Orlando Airport is to line 11 bus which takes 41 min and costs $3.

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