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Texas Per Diem Rates for FY 2019

There are sixteen areas in Texas for which location-specific per diem rates are specified by the federal government. For travel to areas within Texas that do not have specified per diem rates, the general per diem rates are used.

The per diem rates shown here are effective beginning October 2018. For a full schedule of per diem rates by month and year for these areas, click on any of the Texas destination names below.

General Texas Per Diems:


per night lodging


per day meals
Destination County Meal Rate Lodging Rate
Arlington / Fort Worth / Grapevine Tarrant County / City of Grapevine County $61.00 $164.00
Austin Travis County $61.00 $145.00
Big Spring Howard County $61.00 $101.00
College Station Brazos County $56.00 $101.00
Corpus Christi Nueces County $56.00 $110.00
Dallas Dallas County $66.00 $149.00
El Paso El Paso County $61.00 $96.00
Galveston Galveston County $61.00 $131.00
Houston (L.B. Johnson Space Center) Montgomery / Fort Bend / Harris County $61.00 $120.00
Midland / Odessa Midland / Andrews / Ector / Martin County $61.00 $142.00
Pecos Reeves County $66.00 $154.00
Plano Collin County $56.00 $121.00
Round Rock Williamson County $56.00 $103.00
San Antonio Bexar County $61.00 $126.00
South Padre Island Cameron County $56.00 $117.00
Waco McLennan County $56.00 $105.00
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Per-diems for other cities in Texas:

If you are traveling to a city in Texas that does not have a specific per diem rate the standard per-diem rates of $94.00 per night for lodging and $55.00 per day for meals and incidentals apply.

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