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 39 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 22 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 29 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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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Houston, Tx and arriving at San Antonio, Tx. Services depart every 30 minutes, 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 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 15 min and costs .

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The bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx takes 3 h 15 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Houston to San Antonio bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Houston, Tx station.

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Houston to San Antonio train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Houston Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Houston to San Antonio is to bus which takes 3 h 15 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 10 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 3 h 39 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, arrive at San Antonio, Tx 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 every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $24 - $60 and the journey takes 3 h 15 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
56 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
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $490
Flights from Houston to Austin
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
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 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

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 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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 10 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Turimex Internacional
Website
turimex.com
Bus from Houston Downtown Greyhound to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
turimex.com

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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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Book your Houston to San Antonio bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 409+ hotels available in San Antonio. Prices start at $52 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 49 min and costs .

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