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There are 5 ways to get from Houston to San Antonio by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, TX to San Antonio 9087 / ...

$11 - $60

4 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 10 min

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

$40 - $110

Drive  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Houston to San Antonio 196.1 miles

$19 - $28

Fly from Houston Hobby Apt  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to San Antonio (SAT) HOU - SAT

$193 - $253

Fly from Houston  •  3 h 53 min

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

$113 - $425

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The cheapest way to get from Houston to San Antonio is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 3 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Houston to San Antonio is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 3 h 2 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Houston, TX and arriving at San Antonio. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Houston Amtrak Station station and arriving at San Antonio Amtrak Station station. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5 h 10 min.

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The distance between Houston and San Antonio is 191 miles. The road distance is 196.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Houston to San Antonio without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 35 min and costs $11 - $60.

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The bus from Houston, TX to San Antonio takes 3 h 35 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Houston to San Antonio bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Houston, TX station.

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Houston to San Antonio train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Houston Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Houston to San Antonio is to bus which takes 3 h 35 min and costs $11 - $60. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $40 - $110 and takes 5 h 10 min, you could also fly, which costs $190 - $260 and takes 3 h 41 min.

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Map of how to get from Houston to San Antonio.
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  • Distance: 190.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 35 min

What companies run services between Houston, TX, USA and San Antonio, TX, USA?

Megabus operates a bus from Houston to San Antonio 5 times a day. Tickets cost $11 - $35 and the journey takes 3 h 35 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Houston to San Antonio 3 times a week. Tickets cost $40 - $110 and the journey takes 5 h 10 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 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 Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station
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
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 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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The quickest flight from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to San Antonio Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Houston to San Antonio bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at San Antonio station.

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Houston to San Antonio train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Antonio Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Houston to San Antonio is 196 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 2 min to drive from Houston to San Antonio.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to San Antonio Airport.

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There are 427+ hotels available in San Antonio. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Houston to Houston Hobby Apt Airport is to line 040 bus which takes 51 min and costs $2.

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