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There are 5 ways to get from St. Louis to Houston by plane, train, night bus, bus or car

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Fly to Houston Hobby Apt  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) STL - HOU

$174 - $754

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Bus  •  22 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Memphis, Tn
  2. Take the bus from Memphis, Tn to Dallas, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Houston, Tx

$106 - $269

3 alternative options

Fly to Houston  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Houston (IAH) STL - IAH

$174 - $606

Train, night bus  •  17 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Longview Amtrak Texas Eagle
  2. Take the night bus from Longview, Tx to Houston, Tx 6489

$110 - $293

Drive  •  14 h 23 min

  1. Drive from St. Louis to Houston 872.3 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from St. Louis to Houston is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 14 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from St. Louis to Houston is to fly which costs $170 - $800 and takes 4 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from St. Louis to Houston. However, there are services departing from St Louis, Mo and arriving at Houston, Tx via Memphis, Tn and Dallas, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 39 min.

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The distance between St. Louis and Houston is 684 miles. The road distance is 872.3 miles.

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The best way to get from St. Louis to Houston without a car is to train and night bus which takes 17 h 53 min and costs $110 - $300.

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It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from St. Louis to Houston, including transfers.

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St. Louis to Houston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from St Louis, Mo station.

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The best way to get from St. Louis to Houston is to fly which takes 4 h 35 min and costs $170 - $800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $270 and takes 22 h 39 min.

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The quickest flight from St. Louis Airport to Houston Hobby Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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

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Map of how to get from St. Louis to Houston.
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  • Distance: 683.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 35 min

What companies run services between St. Louis, MO, USA and Houston, TX, USA?

Southwest Airlines flies from St. Louis to Houston every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from St. Louis to Houston via Memphis, Tn and Dallas, Tx in around 22 h 39 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from St. Louis to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $900
Flights from St. Louis to Houston Hobby Apt via Dallas
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from St. Louis to Houston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from St. Louis to Houston
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from St. Louis to Houston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $850
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Longview Amtrak
Ave. Duration
12 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $240
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Room
$350 - $490
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
Night bus from Longview, Tx to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Memphis, Tn
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Memphis, Tn to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70

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Yes, the driving distance between St. Louis to Houston is 872 miles. It takes approximately 14 h 23 min to drive from St. Louis to Houston.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from St. Louis Airport to Houston Hobby Apt Airport.

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There are 564+ hotels available in Houston. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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The best way to get from St. Louis to St. Louis Airport is to train which takes 31 min and costs $3.

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