Travel to Texas

Flying to Texas

Flight times:

From London to Dallas/Fort Worth is 9 hours, and from New York is 3 hours 30 minutes. Flight times to Houston are similar.

Airport guides

Airport Code: IAH. Location: Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport is located 37km (23 miles) north of Houston. Money: ATMs are located throughout the airport. Bureaux de change can be found in Terminals B, C, D and E. Read more

Airport Code: HOU. Location: Houston William P. Hobby Airport is situated 11km (7 miles) southeast of Houston. Money: ATMs are available in baggage reclaim, the central concourse and the food court areas. A currency... Read more

Airport Code: AUS. Location: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is situated 8km (5 miles) southeast of Austin. Money: ATMs are located throughout out the airport. Currency exchange services are available from Travelex. Read more

Airport Code: DFW. Location: Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is located approximately 32km (20 miles) northwest of... Money: Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport has multiple ATMs and bureaux de changes within the... Read more

Airport Code: ELP. Location: El Paso International Airport is situated 10km (6 miles) northeast of El Paso and 19km (12 miles)... Money: There is a bureau de change and ATM in the Travelex Business Centre in the main lobby, which also... Read more

Airport Code: SAT. Location: San Antonio International Airport is situated 13km (8 miles) north of San Antonio, in central Texas. Money: ATMs can be found in both terminals. Currency exchange services are located in Terminal A. Read more

Other airports in Texas

Dallas Love Field

Airport Code: DAL. Location: Website: Public transport description: N/A

Travel by rail

Amtrak (tel: 1 800 872 7245, in the USA only; journeys between main cities are difficult and (except for Dallas to Fort Worth) can only be made on the long-distance trains. The 'Texas Eagle' service from Chicago passes through Dallas and Fort Worth on its way to San Antonio, where transfers to Los Angeles are possible on the 'Sunset Limited', which arrives from Orlando via New Orleans and Houston. The 'Heartland Flyer' links Oklahoma City and Fort Worth.

Driving to Texas

Texas is well connected to neighbouring states via Interstate Highways. The I-40 runs from New Mexico in the west to Oklahoma in the east, the I-35 connects Oklahoma in the north via Dallas and San Antonio with the Mexican border in the south of Texas. 

Border crossings between Texas and Mexico are at McAllen, Brownsville, Laredo and El Paso.

Toll road is charged mainly around larger cities like Dallas, Austin and Houston. The Texas Department of Transportation provides an overview of where toll road is charged in Texas on its map 'Toll Roads and Toll Bridges in Texas'.

Getting to Texas by boat

Main harbours: Houston, Corpus Christi, Galveston, Beaumont, Port Arthur and Brownsville.

Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.