There are 6 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  •  6 h 8 min

  1. DTW - SAT

$194 - $1,204

Cheapest option

Megabus, bus  •  34 h 5 min

$108 - $199

4 alternative options

Fly to Austin, bus  •  8 h

  1. DTW - AUS

$188 - $595

Bus  •  36 h 1 min

  1. 831

$163 - $418

Train  •  38 h 9 min

  1. Wolverine
  2. Texas Eagle

$211 - $618

Drive  •  23 h 54 min

  1. 1461.1 miles

$140 - $210

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 Chicago, Dallas/Forth Worth - Grand Prairie, and DFW-Grand Prairie, Texas in around 34 h 5 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to San Antonio via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $2,000
Flights from Detroit to San Antonio via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $2,000
Flights from Detroit to Austin via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to Austin via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to Austin via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $2,000
Flights from Detroit to Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to San Antonio via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,700
Flights from Detroit to Austin via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Austin via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to San Antonio via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $2,000
Flights from Detroit to San Antonio via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $2,000
Flights from Detroit to Austin via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Austin via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Detroit to Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
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 Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak
Ave. Duration
32 h 10 min
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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Cleveland, Oh to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
26 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$110 - $190
Flexible
$220 - $290
Bus from Dallas, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Downtown Detroit to Chicago
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to Dallas/Forth Worth - Grand Prairie
Ave. Duration
21 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from DFW-Grand Prairie, Texas to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
us.megabus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Detroit and San Antonio is 1993 km. The road distance is 2338 km.

The cheapest way to get from Detroit to San Antonio is to Megabus and bus which costs $100 - $200 and takes 34 h 5 min.

The quickest way to get from Detroit to San Antonio is to fly which takes 6 h 8 min and costs $190 - $1,200.

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

No, there is no direct bus from Detroit to San Antonio. However, there are services departing from Downtown Detroit and arriving at San Antonio via Chicago and DFW-Grand Prairie, Texas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 5 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 8 min to get from Detroit to San Antonio, including transfers.