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

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Fly to Houston Hobby Apt  •  5h 13m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) SAN - HOU

$204 - $804

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Fly to Houston  •  5h 23m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Houston (IAH) SAN - IAH

$123 - $506

4 alternative options

Bus via San Bernardino, Ca  •  34h 5m

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
  2. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to San Antonio, Tx
  3. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Houston, Tx

$161 - $408

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  34h 22m

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to San Antonio Tijuana-Nuevo Laredo / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Houston, Tx 9080 / ...

$136 - $234

Train  •  39h 5m

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Houston Amtrak Station Sunset Limited

$233 - $724

Drive  •  23h 30m

  1. Drive from San Diego to Houston 1477.1 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Houston is to bus which costs $130 - $240 and takes 34h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Houston is to fly which costs $200 - $850 and takes 5h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Houston. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Houston, Tx via San Bernardino, Ca and San Antonio, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Houston station. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot and arriving at Houston Amtrak Station via Los Angeles Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39h 5m.

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The distance between San Diego and Houston is 1309 miles. The road distance is 1477.1 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Houston without a car is to bus which takes 34h 5m and costs $160 - $410.

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It takes approximately 5h 13m to get from San Diego to Houston, including transfers.

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San Diego to Houston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Diego, Ca station.

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San Diego to Houston train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Diego Santa Fe Depot station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Houston is to fly which takes 5h 13m and costs $200 - $850. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $160 - $410 and takes 34h 5m, you could also train, which costs $230 - $750 and takes 39h 5m.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Houston.
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  • Distance: 1309.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 13m

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Houston, TX, USA?

Southwest Airlines and American Airlines fly from San Diego to Houston hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Houston via San Bernardino, Ca and San Antonio, Tx in around 34h 5m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $2,000
Flights from San Diego to Houston Hobby Apt via El Paso
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,000
Flights from San Diego to Houston Hobby Apt via Austin
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,000
Flights from San Diego to Houston Hobby Apt via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,000
Flights from San Diego to Houston Hobby Apt via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Houston via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Houston via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Houston Hobby Apt via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $2,100
Flights from San Diego to Houston via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,800
Flights from San Diego to Houston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,800
Flights from San Diego to Houston via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,800
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from San Diego to Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
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 San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Houston Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
35h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$200 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$360 - $550
Business Coach Seat
$430 - $650
Room
$750 - $1,100
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 San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from San Bernardino, Ca to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
26h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $310
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $200
Flexible
$230 - $310
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
30h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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

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

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Houston is 2h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 4:48 AM in San Diego and 6:48 AM in Houston.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Houston is 1477 miles. It takes approximately 23h 30m to drive from San Diego to Houston.

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American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Houston Hobby Apt Airport.

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Book your San Diego to Houston bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 619+ hotels available in Houston. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Diego to San Diego Airport is to line 992 bus which takes 9m and costs $2 - $3.

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