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Houston to Marfa drive

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 San Marcos
 San Antonio
 Fredericksburg (Texas)
 Sonora (Texas)
 Fort Stockton
2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV


Houston to Marfa road trip planner

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

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Houston
drive for about 50 minutes

10:50 am  Sealy
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:50 am
drive for about 2 hours

1:45 pm  San Marcos
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:45 pm
drive for about 54 minutes

3:38 pm  San Antonio
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 5:08 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

6:28 pm  Fredericksburg (Texas)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Fredericksburg (Texas)
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:15 pm  Sonora (Texas)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:15 pm
drive for about 2 hours

3:26 pm  Fort Stockton
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:26 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:53 pm  arrive in Marfa

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Houston to Marfa.

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?


San Marcos  (6 answers)

San Antonio  (66 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
        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?

Fredericksburg (Texas)  (20 answers)
    questions about Fredericksburg (Texas):
        What's the best neighborhood in Fredericksburg (Texas) for a first time visitor?

Sonora (Texas)

Fort Stockton  (4 answers)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Marfa, Texas.

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

What are some things to do in Marfa?

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

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!

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

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 Marfa 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 Marfa. Or get a full Houston to Marfa 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!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 597 miles
driving time of 8 hours, 32 minutes
Marfa is the same time as Houston
85 Houston travel answers
1 Sealy travel answer
6 San Marcos travel answers
66 San Antonio travel answers
20 Fredericksburg (Texas) travel answers
1 Sonora (Texas) travel answer
4 Fort Stockton travel answers
2 Marfa travel answers


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