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There are 6 ways to get from Houston Airport (IAH) to San Antonio by plane, bus, train, night bus 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  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to San Antonio (SAT) IAH - SAT

$117 - $416

Cheapest option

Line 102 bus, bus  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the line 102 bus from Bush Iah Terminal C to Milam St @ Preston St 102
  2. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx 9087 / ...

$25 - $63

4 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston Downtown Greyhound to San Antonio

Train  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Houston Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak Sunset Limited

$41 - $113

Line 102 bus, night bus  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the line 102 bus from Bush Iah Terminal C to Milam St @ Preston St 102
  2. Take the night bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx 9389 / ...

$25 - $63

Drive  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Houston Airport (IAH) to San Antonio 210.5 miles

$20 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from Houston Airport (IAH) to San Antonio is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Houston Airport (IAH) to San Antonio is to fly which costs $110 - $420 and takes 1 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Houston Airport (IAH) to San Antonio. However, there are services departing from Bush Iah Terminal C and arriving at San Antonio, Tx via Houston, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 6 min.

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The distance between Houston Airport (IAH) and San Antonio is 194 miles. The road distance is 210.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Houston Airport (IAH) to San Antonio without a car is to line 102 bus and bus which takes 5 h 6 min and costs $25 - $65.

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It takes approximately 1 h 55 min to get from Houston Airport (IAH) to San Antonio, including transfers.

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Houston Airport (IAH) to San Antonio bus services, operated by Metropolitan Transit Harris County, depart from Bush Iah Terminal C station.

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The best way to get from Houston Airport (IAH) to San Antonio is to fly which takes 1 h 55 min and costs $110 - $420. Alternatively, you can line 102 bus and bus, which costs $25 - $65 and takes 5 h 6 min, you could also train, which costs $40 - $120 and takes 7 h 7 min.

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The quickest flight from Houston Airport to San Antonio Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Houston Airport (IAH) 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 Houston Airport (IAH) to San Antonio.
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  • Distance: 194.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 55 min

What companies run services between Houston Airport (IAH), USA and San Antonio, TX, USA?

United Airlines flies from Houston Airport (IAH) to San Antonio every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Houston Airport (IAH) to San Antonio via Milam St @ Preston St and Houston, Tx in around 5 h 6 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $490
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 Houston Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Room
$200 - $290
Bus operators
Metropolitan Transit Harris County
Phone
+1 713-635-4000
Website
ridemetro.org
Bus from Bush Iah Terminal C to Milam St @ Preston St
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ridemetro.org
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 San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Turimex Internacional
Website
turimex.com
Bus from Houston Downtown Greyhound to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
turimex.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Houston Airport (IAH) to San Antonio is 211 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to drive from Houston Airport (IAH) to San Antonio.

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United Airlines offers flights from Houston Airport to San Antonio Airport.

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There are 417+ hotels available in San Antonio. Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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