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

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

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Fly Los Angeles to San Antonio  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Antonio (SAT) LAX - SAT

$166 - $404

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Bus  •  27 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Antonio, Tx 1416 / ...

$120 - $320

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Train to Santa Ana, fly to San Antonio  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Ana Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to San Antonio (SAT) SNA - SAT

$147 - $597

Train to San Diego, fly to San Antonio  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
  2. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to San Antonio (SAT) SAN - SAT

$227 - $929

Fly Los Angeles to Austin, bus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Austin (AUS) LAX - AUS
  2. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx

$157 - $620

Train  •  28 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station Sunset Limited / ...

$180 - $550

Drive  •  21 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to San Antonio 1360.1 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to San Antonio is to drive which costs $130 - $200 and takes 21 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to San Antonio is to fly which costs $160 - $410 and takes 5 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at San Antonio, Tx. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 27 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Los Angeles Union Station station and arriving at San Antonio Amtrak Station station. Services depart six times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 28 h 50 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and San Antonio is 1209 miles. The road distance is 1360.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to San Antonio without a car is to bus which takes 27 h 50 min and costs $120 - $320.

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It takes approximately 5 h 10 min to get from Los Angeles to San Antonio, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to San Antonio bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Los Angeles, Ca station.

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Los Angeles to San Antonio train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to San Antonio is to fly which takes 5 h 10 min and costs $160 - $410. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $320 and takes 27 h 50 min, you could also train, which costs $180 - $550 and takes 28 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to San Antonio.
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  • Distance: 1208.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 10 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and San Antonio, TX, USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Los Angeles to San Antonio hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Los Angeles to San Antonio twice daily. Tickets cost $120 - $320 and the journey takes 27 h 50 min. Greyhound Mexico also services this route 3 times a day.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to San Antonio via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to San Antonio via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from Santa Ana to San Antonio via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Santa Ana to San Antonio via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Santa Ana to San Antonio via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from San Diego to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from San Diego to San Antonio via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from San Diego to San Antonio via El Paso
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from San Diego to San Antonio via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from San Diego to San Antonio via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Los Angeles to Austin
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Austin via El Paso
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Austin via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to San Antonio via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Santa Ana to San Antonio via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Santa Ana to San Antonio via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from San Diego to San Antonio via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,700
Flights from Los Angeles to Austin
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Austin via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to Austin
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Santa Ana to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from San Diego to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,900
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 Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Ana Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
28 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$180 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$320 - $460
Business Coach Seat
$380 - $550
Room
$700 - $1,000
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
27 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $210
Flexible
$240 - $320
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Los Angeles to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
39 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to San Antonio Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 45 min.

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Los Angeles to San Antonio bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Antonio, Tx station.

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San Antonio is 2 h ahead of Los Angeles. It is currently 8:47 AM in Los Angeles and 10:47 AM in San Antonio.

Los Angeles to San Antonio train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Antonio Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to San Antonio is 1360 miles. It takes approximately 21 h 48 min to drive from Los Angeles to San Antonio.

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Delta, United Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to San Antonio Airport.

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Book your Los Angeles to San Antonio bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 427+ hotels available in San Antonio. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs .

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