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Old 10-02-2016, 06:03 PM   #1
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Route Planning through the Houston Area

We are planning on travelling from Phoenix through San Antonio, then Houston on our way to New Orleans around Thanksgiving. What is the best way to get through Houston?
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Where in Houston are you going? That will make a difference on what route. What time and day do you plan on arriving in Houston? That also has a big effect on which way you want to go. Make sure you have lots of small change for all the toll booths. You won't know where or when they pop up.
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This gets asked alot. The prevailing advice is to go straight through I-10, but time it so you are transitioning through mid-day. Under normal circumstances, it's really not all that bad if you do that.
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Belt way 8, Smoother, Longer, more expensive, usually smooth traffic flow from 10AM-2PM. Need to obtain a TXTag for tolls prior to trip.(No Cash at many plazas)

I10, rough, straight thru, rough, free, rough, congested, rough, crap shoot for time of day for actually smooth traffic flow, and rough.

If time allows, a nice senic route well north of houston would be adviseable like one that takes you through Conroe TX. might be just what the doctor ordered.

The above are my opinions, and your millage may vary.
Have a great and safe trip.
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I live north of Houston but work in downtown. The drive you take all depends on your stress level. The easiest route is to just stay on 10 and go straight across. The other suggested routes will save you some stress but not time. Best advice is to avoid rush hour. Check for transtar website for accidents and construction activities. Leave plenty of space in front for braking and expect to get cut off a lot. Watch the lanes for exit only (marked in yellow) and towards the right. It's not that bad.
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We are planning on travelling from Phoenix through San Antonio, then Houston on our way to New Orleans around Thanksgiving. What is the best way to get through Houston?
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Go straight through on I-10. Try to time it where you will cross town between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Great road and a piece of cake if you avoid rush hour traffic. I live in Houston.
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I have done it many times, and take the Sam Houston Toll Road around the south part of Houston. Costs about $30 with car in tow, but very worth it to me.
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I've gone through Houston on 10 a couple times and it was on Sundays. Didn't plan it that way, that's just how the trip worked out...anyhow very little traffic on Sunday mornings.

Where are you staying in New Orleans?
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Thanks for all the replies. We are not intending to stay in Houston, and we are planning on leaving San Antonio on Sunday morning so going through around noon. So, based on your responses that should be a decent time to just stay on I-10. So, next question: I see some parts of I-10 show as being a toll rd. And then on MapQuest it does not show as a toll rd. Are there just some lanes that are toll and you have a choice as to weather to take them or not? If so are there toll booths?
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Do this trip twice a year. I-10 on a Sunday mornining is best in my opinion. Avoid rush hours and it isn't bad.
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Thanks for all the replies. We are not intending to stay in Houston, and we are planning on leaving San Antonio on Sunday morning so going through around noon. So, based on your responses that should be a decent time to just stay on I-10. So, next question: I see some parts of I-10 show as being a toll rd. And then on MapQuest it does not show as a toll rd. Are there just some lanes that are toll and you have a choice as to weather to take them or not? If so are there toll booths?
It gets a bit confusing where the toll road exit is but you have the option of no toll road.

I didn't take the toll road and went through pretty quick.
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It gets a bit confusing where the toll road exit is but you have the option of no toll road.

I didn't take the toll road and went through pretty quick.
Thanks...I think we'll do that as well.
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Thanks for all the replies. We are not intending to stay in Houston, and we are planning on leaving San Antonio on Sunday morning so going through around noon. So, based on your responses that should be a decent time to just stay on I-10. So, next question: I see some parts of I-10 show as being a toll rd. And then on MapQuest it does not show as a toll rd. Are there just some lanes that are toll and you have a choice as to weather to take them or not? If so are there toll booths?
Yes; some inside lanes are tolls and you need an EZ Tag for those. No toll booths. Just stick to the "regular" lanes and you will be fine...no tolls. The toll lanes are clearly marked.

Traveling across town at mid-day on Sunday will be easy-peasy. Have a safe trip.
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Yes; some inside lanes are tolls and you need an EZ Tag for those. No toll booths. Just stick to the "regular" lanes and you will be fine...no tolls. The toll lanes are clearly marked.

Traveling across town at mid-day on Sunday will be easy-peasy. Have a safe trip.
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