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There are 7 ways to get from Fort Worth to San Marcos by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center to San Marcos Intermodal Station Texas Eagle

$45 - $120

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Bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Ft Worth, Tx to Austin, Tx 9303 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to San Marcos, Tx 895 / ...

$34 - $77

5 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Fort Worth to San Marcos 217.8 miles

$21 - $35

Train to Dallas, fly to Austin, bus  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from T&P Station to Victory Station
  2. Fly from Dallas (DAL) to Austin (AUS) DAL - AUS
  3. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to San Marcos, Tx

$131 - $359

Train to Dallas/Ft.Worth, fly to Austin, bus  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from T&P Station to Centreport Station
  2. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to Austin (AUS) DFW - AUS
  3. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to San Marcos, Tx

$101 - $319

Train to Dallas, fly to San Antonio, bus  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from T&P Station to Victory Station
  2. Fly from Dallas (DAL) to San Antonio (SAT) DAL - SAT
  3. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to San Marcos, Tx

$222 - $486

Train to Dallas/Ft.Worth, fly to San Antonio, bus  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from T&P Station to Centreport Station
  2. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to San Antonio (SAT) DFW - SAT
  3. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to San Marcos, Tx

$152 - $266

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The cheapest way to get from Fort Worth to San Marcos is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Fort Worth to San Marcos is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fort Worth to San Marcos. However, there are services departing from Ft Worth, Tx and arriving at San Marcos, Tx via Austin, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center and arriving at San Marcos Intermodal Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 2 min.

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The distance between Fort Worth and San Marcos is 201 miles. The road distance is 217.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort Worth to San Marcos without a car is to train which takes 5 h 2 min and costs $45 - $120.

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The train from Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center to San Marcos Intermodal Station takes 5 h 2 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Fort Worth to San Marcos bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Ft Worth, Tx station.

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Fort Worth to San Marcos train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center station.

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The best way to get from Fort Worth to San Marcos is to train which takes 5 h 2 min and costs $45 - $120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $80 and takes 5 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Fort Worth to San Marcos.
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  • Distance: 200.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 2 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Fort Worth to San Marcos once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 5 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Fort Worth to San Marcos via Austin, Tx in around 5 h 15 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Dallas to Austin
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $390
Flights from Dallas to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Austin
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $450
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to San Antonio via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
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 Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center to San Marcos Intermodal Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)
Phone
214-979-1111
Website
dart.org
Train from T&P Station to Victory Station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
More information at
dart.org
Train from T&P Station to Centreport Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
More information at
dart.org
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Ft Worth, Tx to Austin, Tx
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Austin, Tx to San Marcos, Tx
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$17 - $22
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to San Marcos, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$19 - $25

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The quickest flight from Dallas Airport to Austin Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Fort Worth to San Marcos bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Marcos, Tx station.

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Fort Worth to San Marcos train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Marcos Intermodal Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fort Worth to San Marcos is 218 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 29 min to drive from Fort Worth to San Marcos.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Dallas Airport to Austin Airport.

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There are 174+ hotels available in San Marcos. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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