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

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Fly Reagan Washington to Houston Hobby Apt  •  5h 26m

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

$167 - $607

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Fly Reagan Washington to Houston  •  5h 59m

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

$94 - $447

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Fly Washington Dulles to Houston  •  5h 51m

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

$128 - $612

Train to Baltimore, fly to Houston Hobby Apt  •  5h 47m

  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

$177 - $665

Train to Baltimore, fly to Houston  •  6h 7m

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

$109 - $475

Train, night bus  •  33h 2m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Crescent
  2. Take the night bus from New Orleans UPT to Downtown Houston FlixBus

$132 - $183

Bus via Atlanta  •  33h 4m

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

$139 - $207

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

$164 - $228

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 / ...

$158 - $218

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 train and night bus which costs $130 - $190 and takes 33h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Houston is to fly which costs $160 - $650 and takes 5h 26m.

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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 train and night bus which takes 33h 2m and costs $130 - $190.

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It takes approximately 5h 26m 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, depart from Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Houston is to fly which takes 5h 26m and costs $160 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus via Atlanta, which costs $130 - $210 and takes 33h 4m, you could also train, which costs $160 - $230 and takes 36h 20m.

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  • Distance: 1224.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 26m

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 4m.

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Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Houston Hobby Apt via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Houston Hobby Apt via Nashville
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Houston Hobby Apt via Austin
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Houston Hobby Apt via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Baltimore to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Baltimore to Houston Hobby Apt via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Baltimore to Houston Hobby Apt via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Baltimore to Houston Hobby Apt via Louisville
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Baltimore to Houston Hobby Apt via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Baltimore to Houston Hobby Apt via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Baltimore to Houston Hobby Apt via Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Houston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Washington Dulles to Houston via Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Washington Dulles to Houston via San Antonio
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Houston via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Washington Dulles to Houston via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Houston via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Baltimore to Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Houston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Washington Dulles to Houston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Houston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Reagan Washington to Houston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Baltimore to Houston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Baltimore to Houston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Houston Hobby Apt via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Houston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Houston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Houston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Houston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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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
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
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 Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from Washington Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
26h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Premium
$350 - $490
Flexi Coach Seat
$230 - $340
Business Seat
$250 - $350
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
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from New Orleans UPT to Downtown Houston
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Washington to Atlanta GA
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Book at
megabus.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 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
Bus from Washington, Dc to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
17h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $100
Flexible
$110 - $160

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Houston Hobby Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 5m.

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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 10:31 PM in Washington and 9:31 PM 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 train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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

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There are 701+ hotels available in Houston. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs $2 - $3.

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