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There are 4 ways to get from San Antonio to Austin by bus, train or car

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio Downtown to Austin Downtown

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Train

  1. Take the train from San Antonio Amtrak Station to Austin

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  1. Drive from San Antonio to Austin

San Antonio to Austin by bus

The bus journey time between San Antonio and Austin is around 2h and covers a distance of around 83 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 1h 55m. Operated by FlixBus-us and Megabus, the San Antonio to Austin bus service departs from San Antonio Downtown and arrives in Austin Downtown. Typically 26 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Bus route information

Average bus time:
2h
Fastest bus time:
1h 55m
Bus distance:
83 miles
Buses per week:
26
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
16 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
07:15
Last bus departs at:
16:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

San Antonio to Austin bus schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Austin is 800-232-4636.

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The social distance requirement in Austin is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 22 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from San Antonio to Austin is to drive which costs $7 - $12 and takes 1h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from San Antonio to Austin is to drive which costs $7 - $12 and takes 1h 21m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Antonio Downtown and arriving at Austin Downtown. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from San Antonio Amtrak Station station and arriving at Austin. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 23m.

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The distance between San Antonio and Austin is 74 miles. The road distance is 79.9 miles.

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The best way to get from San Antonio to Austin without a car is to bus which takes 1h 55m and costs $19 - $27.

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The bus from San Antonio Downtown to Austin Downtown takes 1h 55m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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San Antonio to Austin bus services, operated by FlixBus-us, depart from San Antonio Downtown station.

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San Antonio to Austin train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Antonio Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from San Antonio to Austin is to bus which takes 1h 55m and costs $19 - $27. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $27 - $40 and takes 2h 23m.

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Map of how to get from San Antonio to Austin.
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  • Distance: 74 miles
  • Duration: 1h 55m

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

FlixBus-us operates a bus from San Antonio Downtown to Austin Downtown twice daily, and the journey takes 1h 55m. Megabus also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from San Antonio Amtrak Station to Austin once daily. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 2h 23m.

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 Austin
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Bus operators
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Antonio Downtown to Austin Downtown
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from San Antonio to Austin, Tx
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Book at
megabus.com
One way - 1 traveller
$19 - $27

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San Antonio to Austin bus services, operated by FlixBus-us, arrive at Austin Downtown station.

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San Antonio to Austin train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Austin station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Antonio to Austin is 80 miles. It takes approximately 1h 21m to drive from San Antonio to Austin.

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