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Recommended option

Train  •  42 min

  1. Texas Eagle

$22 - $40

Cheapest option

Line 5 bus, bus  •  1 h 18 min

  1. 5
  2. 895 / ...

$11 - $26

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  32 min

  1. 30.9 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  32 min

  1. 30.9 miles

$3 - $5

Uber  •  32 min

  1. 30.9 miles

$40 - $55

What companies run services between Austin, TX, USA and San Marcos, TX, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Austin to San Marcos twice daily. Tickets cost $22 - $40 and the journey takes 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Austin to San Marcos via Speedway/44th and Austin, Tx in around 1 h 18 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Austin Amtrak to San Marcos Intermodal Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Austin, Tx to San Marcos, Tx
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$17 - $22
Other operators
Uber Austin
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Austin to San Marcos
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Signup at
uber.com
uberX
$40 - $55
uberXL
$75 - $95
uberSELECT
$95 - $130
LUX
$130 - $170
Taxi from Austin to San Marcos
Ave. Duration
32 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Shire Taxi
Phone
+1 512-796-6059
Website
shiretaxi.com
Lone Star Cab Co.
Phone
+1 512-836-4900
Website
lonestarcabaustin.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Austin and San Marcos is 47 km. The road distance is 49 km.

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 takes 32 min and costs $100 - $130.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Austin Amtrak and arriving at San Marcos Intermodal Station Amtrak. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 42 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Austin to San Marcos. However, there are services departing from Lavaca/4th and arriving at San Marcos, Tx via Austin, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 18 min.

The train from Austin Amtrak to San Marcos Intermodal Station Amtrak takes 42 min including transfers and departs twice daily.