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There are 5 ways to get from Detroit to San Antonio 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.

Recommended option

Fly to San Antonio  •  6h 44m

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to San Antonio (SAT) DTW - SAT

$194 - $1,204

Cheapest option

Bus  •  32h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Dallas, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to San Antonio, Tx 895 / ...

$151 - $375

3 alternative options

Fly to Austin, bus  •  8h 37m

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Austin (AUS) DTW - AUS
  2. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx

$188 - $595

Train  •  38h 9m

  1. Take the train from Detroit Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station Wolverine
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station Texas Eagle

$211 - $618

Drive  •  23h 54m

  1. Drive from Detroit to San Antonio 1461.1 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Detroit to San Antonio is to drive which costs $140 - $210 and takes 23h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Detroit to San Antonio is to fly which costs $190 - $1,200 and takes 6h 44m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Detroit to San Antonio. However, there are services departing from Detroit, Mi and arriving at San Antonio, Tx via Dayton Trotwood, Oh and Dallas, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32h 41m.

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No, there is no direct train from Detroit station to San Antonio station. However, there are services departing from Detroit Amtrak Station and arriving at San Antonio Amtrak Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38h 9m.

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The distance between Detroit and San Antonio is 1246 miles. The road distance is 1461.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Detroit to San Antonio without a car is to bus which takes 32h 41m and costs $150 - $380.

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It takes approximately 6h 44m to get from Detroit to San Antonio, including transfers.

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Detroit to San Antonio bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Detroit, Mi station.

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Detroit to San Antonio train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Detroit Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Detroit to San Antonio is to fly which takes 6h 44m and costs $190 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $150 - $380 and takes 32h 41m, you could also train, which costs $210 - $650 and takes 38h 9m.

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Map of how to get from Detroit to San Antonio.
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  • Distance: 1245.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 44m

What companies run services between Detroit, MI, USA and San Antonio, TX, USA?

Delta, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Detroit to San Antonio hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Detroit to San Antonio via Dayton Trotwood, Oh and Dallas, Tx in around 32h 41m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to San Antonio via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $2,000
Flights from Detroit to San Antonio via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $2,000
Flights from Detroit to San Antonio via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $2,000
Flights from Detroit to Austin via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to Austin via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to Austin via Nashville
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to San Antonio via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $2,000
Flights from Detroit to San Antonio via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $2,000
Flights from Detroit to Austin via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Austin via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to San Antonio via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,700
Flights from Detroit to Austin via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Austin via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $2,000
Flights from Detroit to Austin
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Detroit to Austin
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Detroit to Austin
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
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 Detroit Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
32h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$160 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$290 - $430
Business Coach Seat
$350 - $490
Room
$650 - $900
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 Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
22h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $240
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$95 - $160
Flexible
$180 - $240
Bus from Dallas, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to San Antonio Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 53m.

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Detroit to San Antonio bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Antonio, Tx station.

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San Antonio is 1h behind Detroit. It is currently 4:31 PM in Detroit and 3:31 PM in San Antonio.

Detroit to San Antonio train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Antonio Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Detroit to San Antonio is 1461 miles. It takes approximately 23h 54m to drive from Detroit to San Antonio.

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Delta, American Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Detroit Airport to San Antonio Airport.

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Book your Detroit to San Antonio train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Detroit to San Antonio bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 428+ hotels available in San Antonio. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Detroit Airport is to line 261 bus which takes 54m and costs $2.

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