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Dallas to Houston drive

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  Dallas
 Ennis (Texas)
 Richland
 Marquez
 Buc-ee's
 Conroe
   Houston 
driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Dallas to Houston road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Dallas to Houston. If you're planning a road trip to Houston, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Dallas and Houston. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Dallas and Houston. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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9:00 am  start in Dallas
drive for about 36 minutes

9:36 am  Ennis (Texas)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:36 am
drive for about 42 minutes

11:18 am  Richland
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:18 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:23 pm  Marquez
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:23 pm
drive for about 44 minutes

3:08 pm  Buc-ee's
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:08 pm
drive for about 1 hour

5:20 pm  Conroe
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:20 pm
drive for about 46 minutes

7:05 pm  arrive in Houston
eat at Uchi
stay at Hotel ZaZa

driving ≈ 5 hours


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Where should I stop along the way?

Ennis (Texas)

Richland

Marquez

Buc-ee's  (2 mentions)

Conroe  (3 answers)
    hotels around Conroe:
        Hyatt Market Street, The Woodlands


Where's the best place to stay in Houston?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Houston.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hotel ZaZa, which was mentioned 4 times on Trippy.

Want to research more popular hotels in Houston? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in Houston?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Uchi, which was mentioned 10 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Gatlin's BBQ  (5 mentions)
Hugo's  (4 mentions)
Goode Company Barbeque  (3 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Houston? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in Houston?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Houston Galleria  (8 mentions)
Hermann Park  (7 mentions)
Cavender's Boot City  (4 mentions)
Miller Outdoor Theatre  (4 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

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Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Houston.




Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Houston to Dallas drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Dallas? Try searching for places within 3.5 hours of Dallas.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Dallas to Houston. Or get a full Dallas to Houston flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Dallas well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Dallas!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 239 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 29 minutes
120 Dallas travel answers
1 Ennis (Texas) travel answer
3 Conroe travel answers
106 Houston travel answers





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