There are 7 ways to get from Raleigh to Houston by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Raleigh/Durham to Houston Hobby Apt  •  5h 35m

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

$184 - $605

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Fly Raleigh/Durham to Houston  •  5h 54m

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

$43 - $287

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Bus to Fayetteville Municipal, fly to Houston  •  8h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh to Fayetteville
  2. Fly from Fayetteville Municipal (FAY) to Houston (IAH) FAY - IAH

$126 - $502

Bus  •  28h 29m

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

$131 - $186

Bus via Atlanta  •  31h 1m

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

$141 - $201

Train  •  32h 59m

  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

$167 - $237

Drive  •  19h 55m

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Houston 1206.4 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 19h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Raleigh to Houston is to fly which costs $180 - $650 and takes 5h 35m.

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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 28h 29m.

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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 32h 59m.

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The distance between Raleigh and Houston is 1061 miles. The road distance is 1206.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Houston without a car is to bus which takes 28h 29m and costs $130 - $190.

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It takes approximately 5h 35m 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, depart from Raleigh Union Station.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Houston is to fly which takes 5h 35m and costs $180 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $130 - $190 and takes 28h 29m, you could also train, which costs $160 - $240 and takes 32h 59m.

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Map of how to get from Raleigh to Houston.
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  • Distance: 1061 miles
  • Duration: 5h 35m

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 28h 29m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Houston Hobby Apt via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Houston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Fayetteville Municipal to Houston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Houston Hobby Apt via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Houston Hobby Apt via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Houston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Fayetteville Municipal to Houston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $280
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
1h 31m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from Greensboro Amtrak Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
20h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Premium
$310 - $430
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $270
Business Seat
$190 - $270
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Houston Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
9h 18m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $70
Premium
$230 - $320
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Seat
$90 - $140
Bus operators
Southeastern Stages
Phone
+1 404-591-2750
Email
info@sestages.com
Website
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Raleigh to Fayetteville
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Raleigh to Atlanta, GA
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
southeasternstages.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 Raleigh, Nc to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $65
Flexible
$70 - $110
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $120
Flexible
$120 - $180

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

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

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Houston is 1h behind Raleigh. It is currently 5:27 PM in Raleigh and 4:27 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 19h 55m to drive from Raleigh to Houston.

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

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There are 789+ hotels available in Houston. Prices start at $100 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 28 min and costs $2 - $3.

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