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.

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Fly to San Antonio  •  5 h 54 min

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

$194 - $1,204

Cheapest option

Bus  •  36 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Cleveland, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Dallas, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to San Antonio, Tx 831

$163 - $418

3 alternative options

Fly to Austin, bus  •  7 h 48 min

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

$188 - $595

Train  •  38 h 9 min

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

$211 - $618

Drive  •  23 h 54 min

  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 23 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Detroit to San Antonio is to fly which costs $190 - $1,200 and takes 5 h 54 min.

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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 Cleveland, Oh and Dallas, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 1 min.

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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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38 h 9 min.

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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 36 h 1 min and costs $160 - $420.

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It takes approximately 5 h 54 min 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, depart from Detroit Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Detroit to San Antonio is to fly which takes 5 h 54 min and costs $190 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $160 - $420 and takes 36 h 1 min, you could also train, which costs $210 - $650 and takes 38 h 9 min.

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to San Antonio Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 10 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Detroit to San Antonio.
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  • Distance: 1245.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 54 min

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 Cleveland, Oh and Dallas, Tx in around 36 h 1 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to San Antonio via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $2,000
Flights from Detroit to San Antonio via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $2,000
Flights from Detroit to San Antonio via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $2,000
Flights from Detroit to Austin via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to Austin via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to Austin via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to San Antonio via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,700
Flights from Detroit to San Antonio via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,700
Flights from Detroit to Austin via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Austin via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $2,000
Flights from Detroit to Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to San Antonio via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $2,000
Flights from Detroit to Austin via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Detroit to Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
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 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

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
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

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