There are 6 ways to get from Galveston to San Marcos by bus, car, shuttle or plane

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Bus  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Galveston Amtrak to Houston Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Austin, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to San Marcos, Tx 895 / ...

$32 - $72

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Drive  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Galveston to San Marcos 216.8 miles

$21 - $35

Shuttle to Houston Hobby Apt, fly to Austin, bus  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Galveston, TX to Houston Hobby Airport, TX
  2. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Austin (AUS) HOU - AUS
  3. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to San Marcos, Tx

$177 - $515

Bus to Houston, fly to Austin, bus  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Galveston to George Bush Airport, Houston, TX
  2. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Austin (AUS) IAH - AUS
  3. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to San Marcos, Tx

$167 - $475

Shuttle to Houston Hobby Apt, fly to San Antonio, bus  •  6 h

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Galveston, TX to Houston Hobby Airport, TX
  2. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to San Antonio (SAT) HOU - SAT
  3. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to San Marcos, Tx

$258 - $332

Bus to Houston, fly to San Antonio, bus  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Galveston to George Bush Airport, Houston, TX
  2. Fly from Houston (IAH) to San Antonio (SAT) IAH - SAT
  3. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to San Marcos, Tx

$178 - $502

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Galveston to San Marcos. However, there are services departing from Galveston Amtrak and arriving at San Marcos, Tx via Houston, Tx and Austin, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 2 min.

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The distance between Galveston and San Marcos is 194 miles. The road distance is 216.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Galveston to San Marcos without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 2 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 2 min to get from Galveston to San Marcos, including transfers.

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Galveston to San Marcos bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Galveston Amtrak station.

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The quickest flight from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to Austin Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Galveston to San Marcos is 217 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 31 min to drive from Galveston to San Marcos.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to Austin Airport.

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There are 176+ hotels available in San Marcos. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Galveston to San Marcos.
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  • Distance: 194.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 2 min

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

You can take a bus from Galveston to San Marcos via Houston Amtrak, Houston, Tx, and Austin, Tx in around 6 h 2 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Austin
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to Austin
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Houston to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $490
Bus 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
Bus from Galveston Amtrak to Houston Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
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 Houston, Tx to Austin, Tx
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Austin, Tx to San Marcos, Tx
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$19 - $25
Galveston Limousine
Website
galvestonlimo.com
Shuttle from Galveston, TX to Houston Hobby Airport, TX
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
galvestonlimousineservice.com
Bus from Galveston to George Bush Airport, Houston, TX
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
galvestonlimousineservice.com

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The best way to get from Galveston to Houston Hobby Apt Airport is to shuttle which takes 1 h and costs .

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