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Houston to Dallas drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day



Houston to Dallas road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Houston to Dallas. If you're planning a road trip to Dallas, 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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9:00 am  start in Houston
drive for about 36 minutes

9:36 am  The Woodlands
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 10:36 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:57 am  Buc-ee's
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:57 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:11 pm  Fairfield (Texas)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:11 pm
drive for about 52 minutes

4:03 pm  Ennis (Texas)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:03 pm
drive for about 42 minutes

5:46 pm  Duncanville
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 6:46 pm
drive for about 19 minutes

7:05 pm  arrive in Dallas
eat at Pecan Lodge
stay at Hotel Zaza Dallas

driving ≈ 5 hours


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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Houston, 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?

The Woodlands  (4 answers)
    hotels around The Woodlands:
        Hyatt Market Street, The Woodlands
    questions about The Woodlands:
        What's the best neighborhood in The Woodlands for a first time visitor?
Buc-ee's  (2 mentions)
Fairfield (Texas)
Ennis (Texas)
Duncanville
    Dallas Zoo  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Duncanville:
        Lockhart Smokehouse
        Oddfellows
        Hattie's
        Jonathon's Oak Cliff
        Eno's Pizza Tavern




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Dallas, Texas.

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




Where's the best place to stay in Dallas?

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 Dallas.

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

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Belmont Hotel Dallas  (2 mentions)

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






Where's the best place to eat in Dallas?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Pecan Lodge, which was mentioned 9 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Lockhart Smokehouse  (7 mentions)
Peggy Sue BBQ  (5 mentions)
Smoke  (5 mentions)
Oddfellows  (4 mentions)

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






What are some things to do in Dallas?

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:

Dallas Museum of Art  (12 mentions)
Klyde Warren Park  (8 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 Dallas. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

 Tandy Lewis from Miami asked:
Where is the best barbeque in Dallas?  (9 answers)

 Lauren Folkmann from Chicago asked:
Where to go for lunch in Dallas?  (8 answers)

 Darya Bilous from Sevastopol, Ukraine asked:
Going to Dallas for 2 weeks - what to see?  (5 answers)

 Valerie Sacksworth from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Dallas?  (5 answers)

 Hillary Rosen from Atlanta asked:
Best breakfast spots in Dallas?  (5 answers)

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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 Dallas to Houston 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 Houston to Dallas. Or get a full Houston to Dallas 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 Houston well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Houston!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 239 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 26 minutes
76 Houston travel answers
4 The Woodlands travel answers
1 Ennis (Texas) travel answer
1 Duncanville travel answer
98 Dallas travel answers





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