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About Houston

Houston, Texas is one of the most populous cities and among the most expansive cities in the U.S. As a result, Houston has become the leading commercial center in the Southern United States. Astronomy aficionados recognize Houston as the city where NASA’s Mission Control Center is located, and music fans know Houston as the birthplace of Queen B herself, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter.

Even though Houston has a relatively small downtown area, it is packed with exciting things you can do while you’re in town. If you’re in the mood for a cultural outing, head to the Theater District where you are sure to find a play or a music performance you’d enjoy, or check out the Museum District that boasts more than 20 different museums and galleries. Since Houston is the most racially and ethnically diverse city in the country, its restaurant scene is one of a kind offering a rich variety of cuisines from all over the world.

As one of the main metropolitan cities in the U.S., Houston is very well connected to the rest of the country and the world. The main bus and train stations are both located right in the heart of downtown making it easy to get to your final destination by public transit or car. There are also several airports within the city’s vicinity that provide a good variety of options depending on where you’re flying to or from.

Station Information

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The Amtrak Station on Washington Avenue is a key stop on the Sunset Limited train route that runs from Los Angeles to New Orleans. Restrooms, vending machines, and checked baggage services are available inside the waiting room of the station. There is also plenty of free same-day and overnight parking onsite. Downtown Houston is within a quick walk, where you can find hotels, restaurants, and attractions in the nearby Theater District, Civic Center, and Skyline District.

Popular train stations in Houston:

  • 902 Washington Ave

  • Greyhound Terminal Bus Station

What train companies travel to Houston, Texas?

Located in Texas, Houston is accessible by train from 12 other cities. You can choose from 18 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Houston on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Houston are also available..

Train companies serving Houston

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak2701d 19h 31m€338.70
Amtrak Sunset Limited1717h 15m€119.06
  • 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.

  • The Amtrak Sunset Limited is a southern Amtrak route that crosses through Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. The double-decker carriages have a variety of roomettes, bedrooms, and suites, as well as a restaurant and cafe service.

Which train service has the best service to Houston?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Houston by train with Amtrak giving them a 4.1 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak had the most comfortable train service to Houston taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak offers. They rate Amtrak a 4.3 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Houston punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Houston, rating them a 3.6 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

€14.63 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Houston, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on trains from your city to Houston. In the last month, trains from Beaumont to Houston had the lowest average price at €14.63.

The busiest train station in Houston is 902 Washington Ave. As Houston's main station, it has the most trains coming and going. However, a popular alternative is Greyhound Terminal Bus Station.

The closest airport to Houston is William P Hobby Airport (HOU), it is located 9.7 miles from the city center of Houston.
Houston ranks number 6 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 282 in United States. Houston ranks number 6 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Houston via train service. On average 12 direct daily train trips serve Houston.
The population of Houston is 2296224. Houston ranks number 1 in terms of population in Texas and number 26 in all of United States.
Train tickets to Houston range from for a short trip to Houston, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Houston starts at , and a longer trip by train to Houston can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as €22.
People who take the train to Houston are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a train last minute make taking a train to Houston easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.
The closest train station to the city center of Houston is 902 Washington Ave, located just 0.5 miles away. Select 902 Washington Ave as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Houston. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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