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Dallas, TX to Houston, TX by train

The journey from Dallas, TX to Houston, TX by train is 225.63 mi and takes 36 hr 31 min. There are 1 connections per day, with the first departure at 11:50 AM and the last at 3:40 PM. It is possible to travel from Dallas, TX to Houston, TX by train for as little as $55.68 or as much as $144.22. The best price for this journey is $55.68.

Lowest Price$55.68
Journey Duration36 hr 31 min
Connection per Day1
Lowest Price$55.68
Highest Price$144.22
First Departure11:50 AM
Last Departure3:40 PM
Distance225.63 mi
DepartureDallas, TX
ArrivalHouston, TX
CarriersAmtrak

Dallas, TX to Houston, TX Train Times

Departure date
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2024

Traveling from Dallas to Houston by train

The average duration of a train journey from Dallas to Houston is 36 hr 31 min. The distance between the two cities is approximately 225.63 mi. Every day, there are approximately 1 trains running from Dallas to Houston. The most affordable ticket for this route tends to cost around $55.68. If you're traveling from Dallas to Houston by train, you'll start at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, DFW,Dallas Love Field,Love Field Airport (Ground Transportation),Dallas E Jefferson Blvd stations in Dallas and reach Houston, TX - Greyhound Station,South Houston/Hobby Airport,Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU),Houston, Gray St Parking (Bus Station) stations in Houston. Though some routes might necessitate transfers, Virail can provide you with all the details for direct trains or those with intermediate stops. To ensure smooth boarding, it's a good practice to be at the station at least 30 minutes before your train's departure.

Amtrak, the primary passenger rail service in the U.S., provides this route with its Texas Eagle service. On board the Texas Eagle, passengers can expect spacious seating, free Wi-Fi, and power outlets. Sleeper services are also available for those who prefer a more relaxed journey or are traveling overnight. Sleeper accommodations range from Roomettes to Bedrooms, offering amenities like private restrooms, showers, and dedicated attendants. These amenities ensure a comfortable and restful journey between Dallas and Houston.

Stations and Local Connections

In Dallas, the principal train station is Dallas Union Station. It's a hub for Amtrak and a key connection point for local DART light rail services, making it convenient for passengers to transition from regional to local transportation.

Upon arriving in Houston, you will likely disembark at Houston Amtrak Station. Although not directly connected to the METRORail system, this station is a short distance from the Ensemble/HCC Station, giving you easy access to local light rail services and the broader Houston area.

Discover Houston: A Dynamic Mix of Southern Charm and Modern Innovation

Once you step into Houston, you're greeted by a city that is a melting pot of cultures, cuisines, and experiences. From the vast expanse of the Houston Space Center to the serene setting of Hermann Park, Houston offers something for everyone.

Things to do/see in Houston:

  1. Visit the Houston Space Center and delve deep into the world of space exploration.
  2. Explore the Houston Museum District, boasting over 19 museums.
  3. Stroll around Hermann Park and visit the Houston Zoo.
  4. Take a show at the Houston Theater District, one of the nation's largest in seating capacity.
  5. Visit the historic Heights neighborhood for unique shopping and dining experiences.

Things to eat/drink in Houston:

  1. Indulge in Texas BBQ, a must-try when in Houston.
  2. Sample the city's diverse cuisine, from Vietnamese Pho to Mexican Tacos.
  3. Don't miss out on Tex-Mex, a fusion of Texas and Mexican culinary delights.
  4. Savor some seafood, especially the Gulf shrimp and oysters.

Day trips from Houston

If you wish to explore beyond Houston, consider visiting Galveston Island, with its beaches and historic districts. Alternatively, the Brazos Bend State Park offers a natural getaway with the chance to spot alligators and various bird species.

Houston Travel Tips

While in Houston, consider using the METRORail system to navigate the city easily. It's also advisable to wear light clothing, as Houston can be quite humid, especially in the summer. The city's rich cultural diversity ensures an array of festivals, events, and cuisines waiting to be explored.

If you're planning to travel from Dallas to Houston by train, we're here to assist you every step of the way. After researching thousands of routes and various modes of transport, we're confident in providing the best solutions for your journey. If you'd like a comprehensive overview of prices and transit options between Dallas and Houston, check our price calendar below to select the option that fits your requirements.

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Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Dallas, TX to Houston, TX.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Dallas, TX to Houston, TX, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Dallas, TX to Houston, TX.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $55.68 to $114.40 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 51% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Dallas, TX to Houston, TX

The cheapest Dallas, TX - Houston, TX train tickets can be found for as low as $46.82 if you’re lucky, or $65.71 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $98.61.

Find the best day to travel to Houston, TX by train

When travelling to Houston, TX by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

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Dallas, TX to Houston, TX CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
25.42kg
Bus
27.23kg
Flight
72.62kg
Car
58.1kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Dallas, TX to Houston, TX by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Dallas, TX and Houston, TX are 25.42kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Dallas, TX and Houston, TX? By taking the train between Dallas, TX and Houston, TX you will save 47.2kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.81kg compared to a bus and 32.68kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Dallas, TX to Houston, TX?
A train ticket from Dallas, TX to Houston, TX is $105.96. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $55.68.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Dallas, TX to Houston, TX?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Dallas, TX to Houston, TX is $55.68. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Dallas, TX and Houston, TX by train?
Dallas, TX to Houston, TX is 225.63 mi.
How long does the train between Dallas, TX and Houston, TX take?
Dallas, TX to Houston, TX is on average 36 hr 31 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 23 hr 20 min.
How many train connections per day go from Dallas, TX to Houston, TX?
Dallas, TX to Houston, TX has 1 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Dallas, TX to Houston, TX leave?
The earliest train from Dallas, TX to Houston, TX departs at 11:50 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Dallas, TX to Houston, TX depart?
The latest train from Dallas, TX to Houston, TX departs at 3:40 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Dallas, TX to Houston, TX in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $55.68 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
What's the fastest journey time between Dallas, TX to Houston, TX by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Dallas, TX and Houston, TX is 23 hr 20 min.
Is there a direct train from Dallas, TX to Houston, TX?
Yes, there is a direct train between Dallas, TX and Houston, TX.
What are the CO2 emissions for Dallas, TX to Houston, TX by train?
The train journey from Dallas, TX to Houston, TX creates 25.42kg of CO2 emissions.

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