How far is the drive from Houston to Dallas?

I’ve just been offered a job in Dallas, but I live in Houston. Before I commit to that move, how far is the drive from Houston to Dallas?

Holden Easterbrook · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Moving can be a nerve-wracking process, but knowing you have a new job already will make things significantly less stressful. Luckily, you won’t have to be on the road too long, because it takes around 3 hours and 40 minutes to cross the 230 miles from
Before you load everything into your car and strike out for Dallas, just be aware that the trip may be longer than anticipated because of:
  • Construction/detours—roads, especially around major cities, are always in need of repairs, and even a single lane closure or short detour can add minutes or hours to a drive
  • Accidents—they’re impossible to account for until they’ve already brought traffic to a crawl, but keeping an eye on your GPS for changing traffic conditions may allow you to slip past big accidents
  • Weather
    , rain, and any other type of weather can force you to slow down and significantly increase the likelihood of encountering an accident on the roads
Four hours is a long time to be in a car, and a lot of time for road conditions to change for better or for worse. For protection against all that the road can throw at you, you’ll need the best
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