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There are 8 ways to get from College Station to San Marcos by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from College Station, bus  •  8h 1m

  1. Fly from College Station (CLL) to San Diego (SAN) CLL - SAN
  2. Take the bus from Broadway & 9th Av to Escondido Transit Center

$331 - $1,326

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Bus to Houston, fly, bus  •  10h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Bryan, Tx to Houston, Tx
  2. Fly from Houston (IAH) to San Diego (SAN) IAH - SAN
  3. Take the bus from Broadway & 9th Av to Escondido Transit Center

$160 - $554

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Bus to Houston Hobby Apt, fly, bus  •  10h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Bryan, Tx to Houston, Tx
  2. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to San Diego (SAN) HOU - SAN
  3. Take the bus from Broadway & 9th Av to Escondido Transit Center

$243 - $854

Bus via Fort Worth  •  38h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Bryan, Tx to Ft Worth, Tx
  2. Take the bus from Ft Worth, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca
  3. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Oceanside, Ca

$187 - $268

Bus, train  •  40h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Bryan, Tx to Houston, Tx
  2. Take the bus from Hyatt Regency Houston to San Antonio
  3. Take the train from San Antonio Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
  4. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Oceanside Amtrak Station

$348 - $759

Bus  •  43h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Bryan, Tx to Houston, Tx
  2. Take the bus from Hyatt Regency Houston to San Antonio
  3. Take the bus from San Antonio to Oceanside

$262 - $341

Bus, train via Fort Worth  •  2 days 1h

  1. Take the bus from Bryan, Tx to Ft Worth, Tx
  2. Take the train from Fort Worth Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
  3. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Oceanside Amtrak Station

$280 - $767

Drive  •  22h 52m

  1. Drive from College Station to San Marcos 1452.6 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from College Station to San Marcos is to drive which costs $140 - $210 and takes 22h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from College Station to San Marcos is to fly and bus which costs $330 - $1,400 and takes 8h 1m.

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The distance between College Station and San Marcos is 1240 miles. The road distance is 1452.6 miles.

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The best way to get from College Station to San Marcos without a car is to bus via Fort Worth which takes 38h 14m and costs $180 - $270.

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It takes approximately 8h 1m to get from College Station to San Marcos, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from College Station Airport to San Diego Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 1m and has one stopover.

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San Marcos is 2h behind College Station. It is currently 11:57 AM in College Station and 9:57 AM in San Marcos.

Yes, the driving distance between College Station to San Marcos is 1453 miles. It takes approximately 22h 52m to drive from College Station to San Marcos.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from College Station Airport to San Diego Airport.

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There are 456+ hotels available in San Marcos. Prices start at $119 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from College Station to San Marcos.
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  • Distance: 1239.5 miles
  • Duration: 8h 1m

What companies run services between College Station, TX, USA and San Marcos, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from College Station to San Marcos via Bryan, Tx, Ft Worth, Tx, Los Angeles, Ca, Oceanside, Ca, Oceanside Transit Center, and Vista Transit Center in around 38h 14m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from College Station to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from College Station to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from College Station to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $2,100
Flights from Houston to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,800
Flights from Houston to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,800
Flights from Houston to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $2,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $2,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Diego via San Antonio
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Diego via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $2,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from College Station to San Diego via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from College Station to San Diego via Houston, Denver
Ave. Duration
9h 1m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from College Station to San Diego via Houston, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Houston to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,900
Flights from Houston to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,900
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Houston to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Train operators
Amtrak

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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Antonio Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
28h 50m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$180 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$320 - $460
Business Coach Seat
$380 - $550
Room
$700 - $1,000
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Oceanside Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Fort Worth Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
41h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$210 - $320
Flexi Coach Seat
$380 - $550
Business Coach Seat
$450 - $650
Room
$800 - $1,200
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Bryan, Tx to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $22
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Bryan, Tx to Ft Worth, Tx
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $65
Bus from Ft Worth, Tx to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
28h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $190
Flexible
$200 - $290
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Oceanside, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $21
Flexible
$30 - $50
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to Oceanside
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Antonio to Oceanside
Ave. Duration
34h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Vonlane
Website
vonlane.com
Bus from Hyatt Regency Houston to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$105
Schedules at
vonlane.com
Book at
vonlane.com

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The best way to get from College Station to College Station Airport is to taxi which takes 6m and costs $15 - $18.

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