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A city that’s out of this world

As well as being home to NASA’s Space Station, Houston is a sprawling, brash, friendly and prosperous place. From its 8,000 restaurants and thriving cultural districts to swanky art galleries and opera theatre, it’s arguably Texas's most cosmopolitan city. 

Essential information for Houston

Local time


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US Dollar $
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Flight information

13h 30m
Dallas (DFW)
Indirect flight

Flight Schedule

  • Virgin Atlantic fly daily to Atlanta from Heathrow then connect onward to Dallas
are our main partner airline

Do I need a VISA?

Yes. You'll need to obtain approval no less than 72 hours prior to travel to the US via the ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) scheme.

Find out more about Travel Visas here »

Sightseeing ideas

See the cities top 5 attractions with the money-saving Houston CityPASS®. Explore the history of NASA’s manned space flight program to the cultural districts such as Chinatown and the Mahatma Gandhi District.