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El Paso to Houston drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days



El Paso to Houston road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from El Paso to Houston. If you're planning a road trip to Houston, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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Day 1, 10:00 am:  start in El Paso
drive for about 1.5 hours

Day 1, 11:44 am:  Van Horn
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:44 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

Day 1, 2:26 pm:  Fort Stockton
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:26 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

Day 1, 6:03 pm:  Caverns of Sonora
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6 hours


Day 2, 9:00 am:  leave from Caverns of Sonora
drive for about 1.5 hours

Day 2, 10:24 am:  Junction
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:24 am
drive for about 1 hour

Day 2, 12:38 pm:  Fredericksburg (Texas)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:38 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

Day 2, 2:58 pm:  San Antonio
stay for about 1.5 hours and leave at 4:28 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

Day 2, 6:44 pm:  Sealy
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 7:44 pm
drive for about 51 minutes

Day 2, 8:35 pm:  arrive in Houston
stay at Hotel ZaZa

day 2 driving ≈ 7 hours


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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is El Paso, Texas.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.




How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.




Where should I stop along the way?

Van Horn  (2 answers)
Fort Stockton  (2 answers)
Caverns of Sonora  (2 mentions)
Junction
Fredericksburg (Texas)  (20 answers)
    questions about Fredericksburg (Texas):
        What's the best neighborhood in Fredericksburg (Texas) for a first time visitor?
San Antonio  (62 answers)
    Riverwalk  (12 mentions)
    The San Antonio River Walk  (9 mentions)
    The Alamo  (8 mentions)
    The Alamo  (5 mentions)
    Pearl Brewery  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around San Antonio:
        Mi Tierra Cafe y Panaderia
        Acenar
        Bliss
        Luke
        The Guenther House
    questions about San Antonio:
        What is your favorite restaurant in San Antonio?
        Must do in SA; and nearest fishing port?
        Best free things to do in San Antonio?
        Top 3 Must Visit Places in San Antonio?
        What are all the local favorite spots in San Antonio?
Sealy




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Houston, Texas.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.




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!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Houston. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

 Emily Vandenberg from Ann Arbor asked:
Best Mexican restaurants in town?  (15 answers)

 Meradith Stretz from Scottsdale asked:
Young Professional Neighborhood  (10 answers)

 Geraldine Campbell from asked:
Favorite places to eat in Houston?  (9 answers)

 Valerie Sacksworth from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Houston?  (8 answers)

 Norma Porter from asked:
MD Anderson patient  (8 answers)

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 El Paso drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from El Paso to Houston. Or get a full El Paso 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 El Paso well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about El Paso!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 745 miles
driving time of 10 hours, 17 minutes
Houston is 1 hour ahead of El Paso
23 El Paso travel answers
2 Van Horn travel answers
2 Fort Stockton travel answers
20 Fredericksburg (Texas) travel answers
62 San Antonio travel answers
1 Sealy travel answer
75 Houston travel answers





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