Driving from Houston to Dallas

The drive from Houston to Dallas can be done in an afternoon, though you may want to set aside some extra time to explore the rich history and culture between these two cities. Plan to stop and stretch your legs at some fantastic small Texas towns during your road trip. You’ll pass by a couple of national forests as well, so you could easily turn your drive into a weekend camping trip.

A nice feature of this trip is that the route is easy to navigate. Get on Interstate 45 North and stay straight until you reach Dallas; take exit 284A to visit downtown. Prepare for the open road by visiting our checklist of road trip essentials.

Drive time from Houston to Dallas: approximately 3 1/3 hours
Distance from Houston to Dallas: approximately 240 miles
Best car for this road trip: Full-Size Car

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