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Houston - Las Vegas Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There is usually just one train option from Houston to Las Vegas per day. The average train journey from Houston to Las Vegas takes 57 hours and 51 minutes, but some Amtrak train trips are as short as 47 hours and 32 minutes.

Distance700 mi (1126 km)
Fastest train47h 32m
Lowest price$225.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Houston to Las Vegas?

The average price for a train ticket from Houston to Las Vegas is $352.90, The lengthy distance traveled between Houston and Las Vegas often means relatively more expensive train tickets. By booking your trip at least 28 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $70.60 more.

Monthly average prices

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Mark your calendar for February if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Houston to Las Vegas. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $273. If you're planning a trip from Houston to Las Vegas during October, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $455 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

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By booking your train trip from Houston to Las Vegas on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time, you can save about $70.60 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Houston to Las Vegas?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Houston to Las Vegas. 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
Amtrak12d 9h 52m$403.35
  • 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 Houston to Las Vegas every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $225.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Houston to Las Vegas. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

The distance between Houston and Las Vegas is approximately 700 miles, or 1126 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 57 hours and 51 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 47 hours and 32 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 Houston to Las Vegas tend to have the most passengers on Sunday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Sunday. 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 Friday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Houston at 1:00pm and arrives in Las Vegas around 47 hours later.

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

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

City Information

Houston

Houston, TX - HOU-0

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Houston, TX - HOU-1

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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 Houston?

902 Washington Ave - HOUAMT-0

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Main departure 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

Where is the train station in Las Vegas?

Main arrival station: 500 Railroad Ave at Lincoln

Las Vegas has one train station.

All train stations in Las Vegas:

  • 500 Railroad Ave at Lincoln

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