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Lafayette - Houston Train Schedule

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Other ways to get from Lafayette to Houston

There are usually 41 daily bus trips available from Lafayette to Houston.

Bus
Train
Avg. Price
Avg. Price
$82.63
Avg. Price
$50.00
Daily Trips
Daily Trips
41
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0
Duration
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5h 50m
Duration
5h 54m
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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Lafayette to Houston. Traveling by train from Lafayette to Houston usually takes 5 hours and 54 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance203 mi (327 km)
Fastest train5h 54m
Lowest price$43.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Sunset Limited
Train lines1

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Average score for trains from Lafayette to Houston

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5.0

What is the price of a train ticket from Lafayette to Houston?

Over the past month, a train ticket between Lafayette and Houston cost $52.00, on average. Booking your trip at least 12 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $220.50 more.

Monthly avg. prices

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Mark your calendar for January if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Lafayette to Houston. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $35. If you're planning a trip from Lafayette to Houston during November, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $61 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Which train should you take from Lafayette to Houston?

Amtrak Sunset Limited is the one and only train line which connects Lafayette to Houston. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Sunset Limited15h 54m$71.68
  • 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 restuarant and cafe service.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Lafayette and Houston is approximately 203 miles, or 327 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 54 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.

Trains departing from Lafayette to Houston tend to have the most passengers on Tuesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Tuesday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Sunday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Lafayette at 12:00pm and arrives in Houston around 5 hours later.

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Houston with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Houston to Lafayette.

City Information

Houston

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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. The many experiences available in Houston make it one of Texas' best vacation destinations.

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

Where is the train station in Lafayette?

Main departure station: 100 Lee Ave

There is one train station in Lafayette.

All train stations in Lafayette:

  • 100 Lee Ave

Where is the train station in Houston?

902 Washington Ave - HOUAMT-0

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Main arrival station: 902 Washington Ave

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.

All train stations in Houston:

  • 902 Washington Ave

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