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

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Fly Reagan Washington to Houston Hobby Apt  •  5h 54m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) DCA - HOU

$145 - $705

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Fly Washington Dulles to Houston  •  6h 28m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Houston (IAH) IAD - IAH

$130 - $714

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Fly Reagan Washington to Houston  •  5h 55m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Houston (IAH) DCA - IAH

$134 - $807

Train to Baltimore, fly to Houston Hobby Apt  •  6h 9m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) BWI - HOU

$188 - $852

Train to Baltimore, fly to Houston  •  6h 12m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Houston (IAH) BWI - IAH

$142 - $1,354

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Houston Hobby Apt  •  7h 39m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) PHL - HOU

$243 - $575

Bus via Civic Center Station  •  33h 2m

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

$141 - $281

Train  •  36h 20m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Crescent
  2. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Houston Amtrak Station Sunset Limited

$211 - $595

Bus  •  36h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Atlanta, Ga 1051
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Houston, Tx 1563 / ...

$143 - $368

Drive  •  23h 25m

  1. Drive from Washington to Houston 1416.9 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Houston is to drive which costs $130 - $200 and takes 23h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Houston is to fly which costs $140 - $750 and takes 5h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Houston. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Houston, Tx via Atlanta, Ga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Washington station to Houston station. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station and arriving at Houston Amtrak Station via New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36h 20m.

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The distance between Washington and Houston is 1225 miles. The road distance is 1416.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Houston without a car is to bus which takes 33h 2m and costs $140 - $290.

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It takes approximately 5h 54m to get from Washington to Houston, including transfers.

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Washington to Houston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Washington, Dc station.

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

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The best way to get from Washington to Houston is to fly which takes 5h 54m and costs $140 - $750. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $140 - $290 and takes 33h 2m, you could also train, which costs $210 - $600 and takes 36h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Houston.
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  • Distance: 1224.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 54m

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Houston, TX, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from Washington to Houston hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Houston via Atlanta GA, Civic Center Station, Five Points Station, and Atlanta, Ga in around 33h 2m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Houston Hobby Apt via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Houston Hobby Apt via Nashville
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Houston Hobby Apt via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Houston Hobby Apt via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Houston Hobby Apt via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to Houston Hobby Apt via Nashville
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to Houston Hobby Apt via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to Houston Hobby Apt via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to Houston Hobby Apt via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to Houston Hobby Apt via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to Houston Hobby Apt via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Philadelphia to Houston Hobby Apt via Nashville
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Philadelphia to Houston Hobby Apt via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Philadelphia to Houston Hobby Apt via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Philadelphia to Houston Hobby Apt via Orlando
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from Washington Dulles to Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to Houston via Covington
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to Houston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to Houston via Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to Houston via San Antonio
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Baltimore to Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Houston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Houston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Houston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Houston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Houston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Houston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to Houston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to Houston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Houston Hobby Apt via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Houston Hobby Apt via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Houston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Houston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Houston Hobby Apt via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to Houston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Houston Hobby Apt via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
26h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Flexi Coach Seat
$260 - $380
Business Coach Seat
$310 - $440
Room
$550 - $850
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Houston Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
9h 18m
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 Atlanta, Ga to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200
Bus from Washington, Dc to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
17h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$130 - $170

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Houston Hobby Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 35m.

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

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Houston is 1h behind Washington. It is currently 10:50 AM in Washington and 9:50 AM in Houston.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Houston is 1417 miles. It takes approximately 23h 25m to drive from Washington to Houston.

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Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Houston Hobby Apt Airport.

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Book your Washington to Houston bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 594+ hotels available in Houston. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15m and costs $2 - $4.

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