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

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Fly San Jose to Houston Hobby Apt  •  6h 25m

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) SJC - HOU

$239 - $863

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Fly San Francisco to Houston  •  6h 49m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Houston (IAH) SFO - IAH

$140 - $508

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Fly San Jose to Houston  •  6h 48m

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Houston (IAH) SJC - IAH

$198 - $865

Caltrain to Oakland, fly to Houston Hobby Apt  •  7h 31m

  1. Take the Caltrain from Palo Alto Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) OAK - HOU

$212 - $825

Caltrain to Oakland, fly to Houston  •  9h 27m

  1. Take the Caltrain from Palo Alto Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Houston (IAH) OAK - IAH

$161 - $457

Bus via Tijuana  •  36h 11m

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to San Ysidro
  2. Take the bus from San Ysidro, CA to San Antonio
  3. Take the bus from San Antonio to Hyatt Regency Houston

$284 - $392

Bus  •  42h 47m

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Antonio, Tx
  3. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Houston, Tx

$198 - $290

Bus, train  •  44h 25m

  1. Take the bus from San Jose, CA to Los Angeles, CA
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Houston Amtrak Station Sunset Limited

$182 - $272

Train  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station Coast Starlight
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Houston Amtrak Station Sunset Limited

$210 - $307

Drive  •  30h 5m

  1. Drive from Palo Alto to Houston 1910.5 miles

$180 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Palo Alto to Houston is to bus and train which costs $180 - $280 and takes 44h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Palo Alto to Houston is to fly which costs $230 - $900 and takes 6h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Palo Alto to Houston. However, there are services departing from El Camino & Churchill and arriving at Hyatt Regency Houston via San Jose, CA, San Ysidro, CA, St. Mary's Between Convent & Mart and San Antonio. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36h 11m.

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No, there is no direct train from Palo Alto to Houston station. However, there are services departing from Palo Alto Caltrain and arriving at Houston Amtrak Station via San Jose Diridon Station and Los Angeles Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 0h.

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The distance between Palo Alto and Houston is 1633 miles. The road distance is 1910.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Palo Alto to Houston without a car is to bus via Tijuana which takes 36h 11m and costs $280 - $400.

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It takes approximately 6h 25m to get from Palo Alto to Houston, including transfers.

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Palo Alto to Houston bus services, operated by Tufesa, depart from San Jose, CA station.

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Palo Alto to Houston train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Jose Diridon Station.

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The best way to get from Palo Alto to Houston is to fly which takes 6h 25m and costs $230 - $900. Alternatively, you can bus via Tijuana, which costs $280 - $400 and takes 36h 11m, you could also train, which costs $210 - $310 and takes 2 days 0h.

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Map of how to get from Palo Alto to Houston.
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  • Distance: 1632.7 miles
  • Duration: 6h 25m

What companies run services between Palo Alto, CA, USA and Houston, TX, USA?

Southwest Airlines and American Airlines fly from Palo Alto to Houston hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Palo Alto to Houston via King & Story, San Jose, CA, San Ysidro, San Ysidro, CA, San Antonio, St. Mary's Between Convent & Mart, Market/ Front Of Convention Center, and San Antonio in around 36h 11m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Jose to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from San Jose to Houston Hobby Apt via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from San Jose to Houston Hobby Apt via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from San Jose to Houston Hobby Apt via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from San Jose to Houston Hobby Apt via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from San Jose to Houston Hobby Apt via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from San Jose to Houston Hobby Apt via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Oakland to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Houston Hobby Apt via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Houston Hobby Apt via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Houston Hobby Apt via Santa Ana
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Houston Hobby Apt via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Houston Hobby Apt via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Houston Hobby Apt via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Jose to Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from San Jose to Houston via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Houston via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Houston via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Jose to Houston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Houston via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Houston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 4m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Houston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Houston via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Oakland to Houston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Jose to Houston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Houston via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Houston via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Houston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 56m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Oakland to Houston via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,400
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from San Jose to Houston via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Houston via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
8h 43m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Jose to Houston via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Houston via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,600
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from Palo Alto Caltrain to San Francisco Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
caltrain.com
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 Los Angeles Union Station to Houston Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
35h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Premium
$420 - $600
Flexi Coach Seat
$310 - $460
Business Seat
$340 - $480
Train from San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
10h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Premium
$240 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Seat
$100 - $150
Bus operators
Tufesa
Phone
7022546899
Email
serviciosvegas@hotmail.com
Website
tufesabus.com
Bus from San Jose, CA to San Ysidro
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Book at
GotoBus
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Ysidro, CA to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
18h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Vonlane
Website
vonlane.com
Bus from San Antonio to Hyatt Regency Houston
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$105
Schedules at
vonlane.com
Book at
vonlane.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 San Jose, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $95
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
27h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $190
Flexible
$190 - $280
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from San Jose, CA to Los Angeles, CA
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Book at
megabus.com

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The quickest flight from San Jose Airport to Houston Hobby Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 40m.

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Palo Alto to Houston bus services, operated by Vonlane, arrive at Hyatt Regency Houston station.

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Houston is 2h ahead of Palo Alto. It is currently 4:20 PM in Palo Alto and 6:20 PM in Houston.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Palo Alto to Houston is 1910 miles. It takes approximately 30h 5m to drive from Palo Alto to Houston.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from San Jose Airport to Houston Hobby Apt Airport.

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There are 777+ hotels available in Houston. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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