The driving time from Dallas, Texas to Houston, Texas is:

3 hours, 26 minutes

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Driving time from Dallas, TX to Houston, TX

How long is the drive from Dallas, TX to Houston, TX? The total driving time is 3 hours, 26 minutes.

Your trip begins in Dallas, Texas. It ends in Houston, Texas.

If you're planning a road trip, you might be interested in seeing the total driving distance from Dallas, TX to Houston, TX.

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What is the best way to travel from Dallas to Houston? Interstate I-45 is the most used route from both of these cities. If you plan to visit the surrounding areas, you may want to stop at Ennis and College Station.

Just 45 minutes south of Dallas on I-45 is the city of Ennis. Ennis is where you will see acres of bluebonnets in April and the tradition of the Wild West. The city is famed for its Czech cuisine and historical buildings. Every Memorial Day weekend, Ennis hosts the National Polka Festival.

For another experience of Texas small town feel, head over to College Station, located about an hour off I-45 west of Huntsville. Known as the safest and most family-friendly place in Texas, College Station has over 80 houses of worship and 52 public parks.

College Station was established because of the cotton and cattle communities of Brazos Valley. Today it is home to Texas A&M University, one of America’s largest public universities and powerhouse for college sports.

Dallas, Texas

City: Dallas
State: Texas
Country: United States
Category: cities

Houston, Texas

City: Houston
State: Texas
Country: United States
Category: cities

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