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There are 10 ways to get from Houston to Texas State University by bus, train, car, tram or plane

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Houston to San Antonio
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to San Marcos

Bus via San Antonio

  1. Take the bus from Houston Downtown to San Antonio Downtown
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to San Marcos

Bus #2

  1. Take the bus from Houston Downtown Greyhound to San Antonio
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to San Marcos

Train

  1. Take the train from Houston to San Antonio Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from San Antonio Amtrak Station to San Marcos Amtrak

Drive

  1. Drive from Houston to Texas State University

Line 800 tram to Houston Hobby Apt, fly to San Antonio, bus

  1. Take the line 800 tram from Theatre District Rusk EB to Magnolia Park Transit Center EB
  2. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to San Antonio (SAT)
  3. Take the bus from San Antonio to San Marcos

Fly Houston to San Antonio, bus

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

Fly Houston to Austin, line 550 tram, bus

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Austin (AUS)
  2. Take the line 550 tram from Downtown Station to Highland Station
  3. Take the bus from Austin to San Marcos

Line 800 tram to Houston Hobby Apt, fly to Austin, line 550 tram, bus

  1. Take the line 800 tram from Theatre District Rusk EB to Magnolia Park Transit Center EB
  2. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Austin (AUS)
  3. Take the line 550 tram from Downtown Station to Highland Station
  4. Take the bus from Austin to San Marcos

Fly Houston to Victoria, drive

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Victoria (VCT)
  2. Drive from Victoria to Texas State University
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The cost-effective way to get from Houston to Texas State University is to drive, which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Houston to Texas State University is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Houston to Texas State University. However, there are services departing from Houston and arriving at San Marcos via San Antonio. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Houston to Texas State University. However, there are services departing from Houston and arriving at San Marcos Amtrak via San Antonio Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 2m.

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The distance between Houston and Texas State University is 156 miles. The road distance is 166.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Houston to Texas State University without a car is to bus which takes 5h 35m and costs $35 - $55.

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It takes approximately 5h 35m to get from Houston to Texas State University, including transfers.

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Houston to Texas State University bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Houston station.

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Houston to Texas State University train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Houston station.

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The best way to get from Houston to Texas State University is to bus which takes 5h 35m and costs $35 - $55. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $60 - $90 and takes 8h 2m.

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Map of how to get from Houston to Texas State University.
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  • Distance: 155.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 35m

What companies run services between Houston, TX, USA and Texas State University, TX, USA?

You can take a bus from Houston to Texas State University via San Antonio and San Marcos in around 5h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Houston to Texas State University via San Antonio Amtrak Station and San Marcos Amtrak in around 8h 2m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $200
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Austin
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $330
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Houston to Austin
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Houston to Victoria
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
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 to San Antonio Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Seat
$60 - $90
Train from San Antonio Amtrak Station to San Marcos Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Seat
$30 - $45
Metropolitan Transit Harris County
Phone
+1 713-635-4000
Website
ridemetro.org
Tram from Theatre District Rusk EB to Magnolia Park Transit Center EB
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ridemetro.org
Adult
$2
Capital Metro
Phone
+1 512-474-1200
Website
capmetro.org
Tram from Downtown Station to Highland Station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
capmetro.org
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 to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70
Bus from San Antonio to San Marcos
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$29 - $45
Bus from Austin to San Marcos
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$27 - $40
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Houston Downtown to San Antonio Downtown
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Omnibus Mexicanos S.A. de C.V.
Phone
800 765 6636
Email
contacto@odm.com.mx
Website
omnibusmexicanos.com.mx
Bus from San Antonio to San Marcos
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
omnibusmexicanos.com.mx
Turimex Internacional
Website
turimex.com
Bus from Houston Downtown Greyhound to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
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 Texas State University bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Marcos station.

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Houston to Texas State University train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Marcos Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Houston to Texas State University is 166 miles. It takes approximately 2h 43m to drive from Houston to Texas State University.

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

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There are 54+ hotels available in Texas State University. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Houston to Houston Airport is to line 102 bus which takes 50 min and costs .

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