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

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Fly San Antonio to Fort Smith  •  5h 17m

  1. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to Fort Smith (FSM) SAT - FSM

$234 - $1,117

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Bus  •  14h 1m

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Dallas, Tx 9386 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Little Rock, Ar 1508 / ...

$70 - $168

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Fly San Antonio to Fayetteville  •  5h 18m

  1. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to Fayetteville (XNA) SAT - XNA

$268 - $1,234

Fly San Antonio to Little Rock  •  6h 24m

  1. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to Little Rock (LIT) SAT - LIT

$257 - $1,307

Bus to Austin, fly to Little Rock  •  6h 32m

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx
  2. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Little Rock (LIT) AUS - LIT

$283 - $406

Train  •  16h 31m

  1. Take the train from San Antonio Amtrak Station to Little Rock Union Station Texas Eagle

$95 - $270

Drive  •  9h 31m

  1. Drive from San Antonio to Little Rock 612.7 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from San Antonio to Arkansas is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 9h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from San Antonio to Arkansas is to fly which costs $230 - $1,200 and takes 5h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Antonio to Arkansas. However, there are services departing from San Antonio, Tx and arriving at Arkansas State Capitol via Dallas, Tx, Verizon Plaza and River Cities Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 1m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from San Antonio Amtrak Station station and arriving at Little Rock Union Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16h 31m.

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The distance between San Antonio and Arkansas is 536 miles. The road distance is 612.7 miles.

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The best way to get from San Antonio to Arkansas without a car is to bus which takes 14h 1m and costs $70 - $170.

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It takes approximately 5h 17m to get from San Antonio to Arkansas, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from San Antonio to Arkansas is to fly which takes 5h 17m and costs $230 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $170 and takes 14h 1m, you could also train, which costs $95 - $270 and takes 16h 31m.

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Map of how to get from San Antonio to Arkansas.
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  • Distance: 535.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 17m

What companies run services between San Antonio, TX, USA and Arkansas, USA?

American Airlines and Delta fly from San Antonio to Fort Smith every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Antonio to Little Rock via Dallas, Tx, Little Rock, Ar, Verizon Plaza, and River Cities Center in around 14h 1m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Antonio to Fort Smith via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from San Antonio to Fayetteville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from San Antonio to Fayetteville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from San Antonio to Fayetteville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from San Antonio to Little Rock via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Austin to Little Rock via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Antonio to Fayetteville via Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from San Antonio to Fayetteville via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from San Antonio to Little Rock via Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from San Antonio to Little Rock via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from Austin to Little Rock via Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Antonio to Fort Smith via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from San Antonio to Fayetteville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from San Antonio to Little Rock via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Antonio to Little Rock via Dallas
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Antonio to Little Rock via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
ViaAir
Website
flyviaair.com
Flights from Austin to Little Rock
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $360
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 San Antonio Amtrak Station to Little Rock Union Station
Ave. Duration
16h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$170 - $250
Business Coach Seat
$190 - $270
Room
$390 - $550
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 San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Little Rock, Ar
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90

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More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from San Antonio Airport to Fort Smith Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 29m and has one stopover.

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San Antonio to Arkansas bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Little Rock, Ar station.

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San Antonio to Arkansas train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Little Rock Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Antonio to Arkansas is 613 miles. It takes approximately 9h 31m to drive from San Antonio to Arkansas.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from San Antonio Airport to Fort Smith Airport.

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There are 21+ hotels available in Arkansas. Prices start at $49 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Antonio to San Antonio Airport is to line 5 bus which takes 40m and costs $2.

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