There are 7 ways to get from Houston to San Antonio by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx 9095 / ...

$11 - $60

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Train  •  5 h 10 min

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

$40 - $110

Drive  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Houston to San Antonio 196.1 miles

$19 - $28

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to San Antonio  •  3 h 40 min

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

$193 - $253

Fly Houston to San Antonio  •  3 h 48 min

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

$113 - $425

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Austin, bus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Austin (AUS) HOU - AUS
  2. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx

$127 - $474

Fly Houston to Austin, bus  •  5 h 42 min

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

$117 - $436

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

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The bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx takes 3 h 15 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Houston, Tx and arriving at San Antonio, Tx. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Houston Amtrak and arriving at San Antonio Amtrak. 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 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 Greyhound USA, depart from Magnolia Tc station.

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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 15 min

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Houston to San Antonio hourly. Tickets cost $24 - $60 and the journey takes 3 h 15 min. Megabus also services this route 3 times a day. 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
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $490
Flights from Houston to Austin
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Austin
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
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
Greyhound USA
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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 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
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

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