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There are 6 ways to get from Lake Charles to Texas State University by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  9h 17m

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

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Bus via Lake Charles  •  10h 45m

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

Train  •  13h 2m

  1. Take the train from Lake Charles to San Antonio Amtrak Station Sunset Limited
  2. Take the train from San Antonio Amtrak Station to San Marcos Amtrak Texas Eagle

Drive  •  5h 5m

  1. Drive from Lake Charles to Texas State University 311.4 miles

Fly to San Antonio, bus  •  6h 33m

  1. Fly from Lake Charles (LCH) to San Antonio (SAT) LCH - SAT
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to San Marcos

Fly to Austin, bus  •  7h 23m

  1. Fly from Lake Charles (LCH) to Austin (AUS) LCH - AUS
  2. Take the bus from Austin to San Marcos
Lake Charles → Texas State University
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Texas State University is 800-232-4636.

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The most affordable way to get from Lake Charles to Texas State University is to drive, which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Lake Charles to Texas State University is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lake Charles to Texas State University. However, there are services departing from Lake Charles and arriving at San Marcos via Houston and San Antonio. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 17m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lake Charles to Texas State University. However, there are services departing from Lake Charles and arriving at San Marcos Amtrak via San Antonio Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 2m.

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The distance between Lake Charles and Texas State University is 286 miles. The road distance is 311.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Lake Charles to Texas State University without a car is to bus which takes 9h 17m and costs $45 - $70.

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It takes approximately 9h 17m to get from Lake Charles to Texas State University, including transfers.

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Lake Charles to Texas State University bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from Lake Charles station.

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

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The best way to get from Lake Charles to Texas State University is to bus which takes 9h 17m and costs $45 - $70. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $70 - $110 and takes 13h 2m.

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Map of how to get from Lake Charles to Texas State University.
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  • Distance: 285.7 miles
  • Duration: 9h 17m

What companies run services between Lake Charles, LA, USA and Texas State University, TX, USA?

You can take a bus from Lake Charles to Texas State University via Houston Downtown, Houston, San Antonio, and San Marcos in around 9h 17m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lake Charles to Texas State University via San Antonio Amtrak Station and San Marcos Amtrak in around 13h 2m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Lake Charles to San Antonio via Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Lake Charles to Austin via Houston
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Lake Charles to San Antonio via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Lake Charles to Austin via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Lake Charles to San Antonio Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Premium
$230 - $320
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Seat
$90 - $130
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
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amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Seat
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Lake Charles to Houston Downtown
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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 Lake Charles to Houston
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $30
Flexible
$40 - $60
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
Turimex Internacional
Phone
800 881 81 81
Website
turimex.com
Bus from Houston Downtown Greyhound to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
turimex.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

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There is no direct flight from Lake Charles Airport to San Antonio Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 58m and has one stopover.

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Lake Charles to Texas State University bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Marcos station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lake Charles to Texas State University is 311 miles. It takes approximately 5h 5m to drive from Lake Charles to Texas State University.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Lake Charles 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 Lake Charles to Lake Charles Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs $11 - $13.

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