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There are 8 ways to get from San Antonio to Galveston by bus, train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus Greyhound USA, Amtrak Thruway  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Houston, Tx 9080 / ...
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Houston, TX - Amtrak to Galveston, TX 6021 / ...

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Fly San Antonio to Houston, bus  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to Houston (IAH) SAT - IAH
  2. Take the bus from George Bush Airport, Houston, TX to Galveston

$166 - $476

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Bus Turimex Internacional, Amtrak Thruway  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio to Houston Downtown Greyhound
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Houston, TX - Amtrak to Galveston, TX 6021 / ...

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from San Antonio Amtrak to Houston Amtrak Sunset Limited
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Houston, TX - Amtrak to Galveston, TX 6021 / ...

Drive  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Drive from San Antonio to Galveston 246.5 miles

$24 - $35

Fly San Antonio to Houston Hobby Apt, shuttle  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) SAT - HOU
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Houston Hobby Airport, TX to Galveston, TX

$246 - $306

Fly San Antonio to Beaumont/Port Arthur, drive  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to Beaumont/Port Arthur (BPT) SAT - BPT
  2. Drive from Beaumont/Port Arthur to Galveston

$202 - $968

Bus to Austin, fly to Houston Hobby Apt, shuttle  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx
  2. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) AUS - HOU
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Houston Hobby Airport, TX to Galveston, TX

$182 - $525

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The cheapest way to get from San Antonio to Galveston is to drive which costs $24 - $35 and takes 3 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Antonio to Galveston is to drive which costs $24 - $35 and takes 3 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Antonio to Galveston. However, there are services departing from San Antonio, Tx and arriving at Galveston, TX via Houston, TX - Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 57 min.

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The distance between San Antonio and Galveston is 224 miles. The road distance is 246.5 miles.

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The best way to get from San Antonio to Galveston without a car is to bus and Amtrak Thruway which takes 5 h 57 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 57 min to get from San Antonio to Galveston, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from San Antonio Airport to Houston Hobby Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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San Antonio to Galveston bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Galveston, TX station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Antonio to Galveston is 247 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 53 min to drive from San Antonio to Galveston.

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  • Distance: 224 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 57 min

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

You can take a bus from San Antonio to Galveston via Houston, Tx and Houston, TX - Amtrak in around 5 h 57 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Antonio to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Flights from Austin to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Antonio to Houston
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $490
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Antonio to Beaumont/Port Arthur via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Antonio Amtrak to Houston Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Room
$200 - $290
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 Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
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
Bus from Houston, TX - Amtrak to Galveston, TX
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Turimex Internacional
Website
turimex.com
Bus from San Antonio to Houston Downtown Greyhound
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
turimex.com
Galveston Limousine
Website
galvestonlimo.com
Shuttle from Houston Hobby Airport, TX to Galveston, TX
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
galvestonlimousineservice.com
Bus from George Bush Airport, Houston, TX to Galveston
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
galvestonlimousineservice.com

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from San Antonio Airport to Houston Hobby Apt Airport.

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There are 785+ hotels available in Galveston. Prices start at $71 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 40 min and costs $2.

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