There are 5 ways to get from San Antonio to El Paso by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from San Antonio  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to El Paso (ELP) SAT - ELP

$183 - $363

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Bus  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to El Paso, Tx 1419 / ...

$55 - $140

3 alternative options

Bus to Austin, fly  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx
  2. Fly from Austin (AUS) to El Paso (ELP) AUS - ELP

$189 - $742

Train  •  11 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from San Antonio Amtrak to El Paso Union Depot Sunset Limited / ...

$85 - $250

Drive  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Drive from San Antonio to El Paso 555.2 miles

$50 - $80

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Antonio, Tx and arriving at El Paso, Tx. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from San Antonio Amtrak and arriving at El Paso Union Depot. Services depart six times a week, and operate Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 11 h 37 min.

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The distance between San Antonio and El Paso is 505 miles. The road distance is 555.2 miles.

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The best way to get from San Antonio to El Paso without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 16 min to get from San Antonio to El Paso, including transfers.

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

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San Antonio to El Paso train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Antonio Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from San Antonio to El Paso is to fly which takes 4 h 16 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 25 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 11 h 37 min.

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The quickest flight from San Antonio Airport to El Paso Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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San Antonio to El Paso bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at El Paso, Tx station.

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Map of how to get from San Antonio to El Paso.
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  • Distance: 504.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 16 min

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

Southwest Airlines and American Airlines fly from San Antonio to El Paso every 4 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from San Antonio to El Paso hourly. Tickets cost $55 - $140 and the journey takes 10 h 25 min. Greyhound Mexico also services this route every 2 hours.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Antonio to El Paso
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from San Antonio to El Paso via Dallas
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from San Antonio to El Paso via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Austin to El Paso
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $440
Flights from Austin to El Paso via Dallas
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $440
Flights from Austin to El Paso via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Antonio to El Paso via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Austin to El Paso via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Austin to El Paso via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Antonio Amtrak to El Paso Union Depot
Ave. Duration
11 h 37 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Business Coach Seat
$170 - $250
Room
$360 - $500
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 San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to El Paso, Tx
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Antonio to El Paso
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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El Paso is 1 h behind San Antonio. It is currently 4:22 PM in San Antonio and 3:22 PM in El Paso.

San Antonio to El Paso train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at El Paso Union Depot station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Antonio to El Paso is 555 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 17 min to drive from San Antonio to El Paso.

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American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Antonio Airport to El Paso Airport.

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Book your San Antonio to El Paso train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your San Antonio to El Paso bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 121+ hotels available in El Paso. Prices start at $47 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 38 min and costs .

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