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There are 6 ways to get from Raleigh to Houston by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Houston Hobby Apt  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) RDU - HOU

$134 - $805

Cheapest option

Bus via Durham, NC  •  28 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Durham, NC to Atlanta GA
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Houston, Tx 1563 / ...

$115 - $266

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Fly to Houston  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Houston (IAH) RDU - IAH

$123 - $507

Bus  •  28 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Atlanta, Ga 1081 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Houston, Tx 1563 / ...

$116 - $311

Train  •  32 h 59 min

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

$198 - $557

Drive  •  19 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Houston 1206.1 miles

$110 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Raleigh to Houston is to drive which costs $110 - $180 and takes 19 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Raleigh to Houston is to fly which costs $130 - $850 and takes 5 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Raleigh station to Houston. However, there are services departing from GoRaleigh Station and arriving at Houston, Tx via Raleigh, Nc and Atlanta, Ga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Raleigh station to Houston station. However, there are services departing from Raleigh Union Station and arriving at Houston Amtrak Station via Greensboro Amtrak Station and New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 59 min.

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The distance between Raleigh and Houston is 1061 miles. The road distance is 1206.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Houston without a car is to bus which takes 28 h 29 min and costs $110 - $320.

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It takes approximately 5 h 40 min to get from Raleigh to Houston, including transfers.

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Raleigh to Houston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Raleigh, Nc station.

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

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Houston is to fly which takes 5 h 40 min and costs $130 - $850. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $320 and takes 28 h 29 min, you could also train, which costs $190 - $600 and takes 32 h 59 min.

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Map of how to get from Raleigh to Houston.
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  • Distance: 1061 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 40 min

What companies run services between Raleigh, NC, USA and Houston, TX, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from Raleigh to Houston hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Raleigh to Houston via Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd, Raleigh, Nc, and Atlanta, Ga in around 28 h 29 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Houston Hobby Apt via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Houston Hobby Apt via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Houston Hobby Apt via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Houston Hobby Apt via Tampa
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Houston Hobby Apt via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Houston Hobby Apt via Orlando
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Houston Hobby Apt via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Houston Hobby Apt via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Houston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Houston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Houston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
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 Raleigh Union Station to Greensboro Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Raleigh, Nc to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200

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The quickest flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Houston Hobby Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 5 min.

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

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Houston is 1 h behind Raleigh. It is currently 4:13 PM in Raleigh and 3:13 PM in Houston.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Raleigh to Houston is 1206 miles. It takes approximately 19 h 54 min to drive from Raleigh to Houston.

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Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Houston Hobby Apt Airport.

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There are 582+ hotels available in Houston. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Raleigh/Durham Airport is to line 100 bus which takes 25 min and costs $2 - $3.

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