There are 6 ways to get from Houston to San Marcos by bus, 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 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Austin, Tx 9304 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to San Marcos, Tx 895 / ...

$32 - $72

5 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Houston to San Marcos 166 miles

$16 - $24

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Austin, bus  •  4 h 50 min

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

$123 - $461

Fly Houston to Austin, bus  •  5 h 3 min

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

$113 - $423

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to San Antonio, bus  •  5 h 35 min

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

$204 - $278

Fly Houston to San Antonio, bus  •  5 h 49 min

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

$124 - $450

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

You can take a bus from Houston to San Marcos via Austin, Tx in around 3 h 45 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Austin
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to Austin
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Houston to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $490
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Houston, Tx to Austin, Tx
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Austin, Tx to San Marcos, Tx
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$17 - $22
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to San Marcos, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$19 - $25

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Houston and San Marcos is 249 km. The road distance is 266 km.

The cheapest way to get from Houston to San Marcos is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2 h 40 min.

The quickest way to get from Houston to San Marcos is to drive which takes 2 h 40 min and costs $16 - $24.

No, there is no direct bus from Houston to San Marcos. However, there are services departing from Houston, Tx and arriving at San Marcos, Tx via Austin, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 45 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to get from Houston to San Marcos, including transfers.