There are 5 ways to get from Austin to San Marcos by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar
Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.
Train • 42 min
$22 - $40
Bus • 45 min
$10 - $22
3 alternative options
Taxi • 32 min
$100 - $130
Drive • 32 min
$3 - $5
Uber • 32 min
$40 - $55
Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Austin to San Marcos is to drive which costs $3 - $5 and takes 32 min.
The quickest way to get from Austin to San Marcos is to taxi which costs $100 - $130 and takes 32 min.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Austin, Tx and arriving at San Marcos, Tx. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 45 min.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Austin Amtrak and arriving at San Marcos Intermodal Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 42 min.
The distance between Austin and San Marcos is 29 miles. The road distance is 30.9 miles.
The best way to get from Austin to San Marcos without a car is to train which takes 42 min and costs $22 - $40.
The train from Austin Amtrak to San Marcos Intermodal Station takes 42 min including transfers and departs once daily.
Austin to San Marcos bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Austin, Tx station.
Austin to San Marcos train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Austin Amtrak station.
The best way to get from Austin to San Marcos is to train which takes 42 min and costs $22 - $40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $10 - $22 and takes 45 min.
What companies run services between Austin, TX, USA and San Marcos, TX, USA?
Amtrak operates a train from Austin to San Marcos once daily. Tickets cost $22 - $40 and the journey takes 42 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Austin to San Marcos every 3 hours. Tickets cost $10 - $22 and the journey takes 45 min.
Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.
Train from Austin Amtrak to San Marcos Intermodal Station
- Ave. Duration
- 42 min
- Once daily
- Estimated price
- $22 - $40
- Coach Seat
- $22 - $35
- Flexi Coach Seat
- $35 - $55
- Business Coach Seat
- $28 - $40
- $130 - $180
Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.
Bus from Austin, Tx to San Marcos, Tx
- Ave. Duration
- 45 min
- Every 3 hours
- Estimated price
- $10 - $22
- $10 - $15
- $17 - $22
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More Questions & Answers
Austin to San Marcos bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Marcos, Tx station.
Austin to San Marcos train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Marcos Intermodal Station.
Yes, the driving distance between Austin to San Marcos is 31 miles. It takes approximately 32 min to drive from Austin to San Marcos.
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