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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  3 h 15 min

  1. 9095 / ...

$20 - $60

6 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Sunset Limited

$40 - $110

Drive  •  3 h 2 min

  1. 196.1 miles

$19 - $28

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

  1. HOU - SAT

$193 - $253

Fly Houston to San Antonio  •  3 h 54 min

  1. IAH - SAT

$113 - $425

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Austin, bus  •  5 h 42 min

  1. HOU - AUS

$127 - $474

Fly Houston to Austin, bus  •  5 h 55 min

  1. IAH - AUS

$117 - $436

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 4 times a day. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Houston to San Antonio 6 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
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Austin
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $490
Flights from Houston to Austin
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Houston Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
6 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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Houston and San Antonio is 305 km. The road distance is 314 km.

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

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

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

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.

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