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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Tucson to Houston. Traveling by train from Tucson to Houston usually takes around 24 hours and 55 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance936 mi (1507 km)
Fastest train24h 55m
Lowest price$131.52
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Sunset Limited
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Tucson, AZ to Houston, TX

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March 11, 2021 - Visiting family

Amtrak Sunset Limited

Pros: The train was one hour late but we made that time up during the night. I was surprised how low the train traveled nor like the trains on the east coast. Cafe on the train was OK. Cons: The food on the train could be much better. I have to say that the lady in th...

Pros: The train was one hour late but we made that time up during the night. I was surprised how low the train traveled nor like the trains on the east coast. Cafe on the train was OK. Cons: The food on the train could be much better. I have to say that the lady in the cafe had it under control but there were not too many choices which were also unhealthy too. If you eat healthy make sure you take your own food with you for the entire trip. Tips: Take all you food with you and make a salad or sandwich 🥪 with you in your cooler and then buy your drinks on the train even though the drinks were over priced, in my opinion 😉 that's the way I'm going for my return trip.


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Which train should you take from Tucson to Houston?

2 train services operate from Tucson, Arizona to Houston, Texas. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11d 0h 56m$145.05
Amtrak Sunset Limited11d 0h 55m$137.50
  • Amtrak


    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from Tucson to Houston every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $132.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Tucson to Houston during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Tucson to Houston?

The distance between Tucson and Houston is approximately 936 miles, or 1507 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 24 hours and 55 minutes,

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Tucson to Houston are the most crowded on Friday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Tucson at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Tucson to Houston?

Trains leave the station in Tucson twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Houston faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Houston to Tucson. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Tucson to Houston for $171.70.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Tucson?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Tucson.

Where is the train station in Houston?

Arrival stations

Houston has one train station.

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