There are 9 ways to get from San Antonio to Galveston by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Greyhound USA, Amtrak Thruway  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Houston, Tx 9092 / ...
  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 Megabus, Amtrak Thruway  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio to Houston, TX
  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  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) SAT - HOU

$246 - $306

Fly San Antonio to Beaumont/Port Arthur, drive  •  7 h 11 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  •  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

$182 - $525

Bus to Austin, fly to Houston, bus  •  7 h 30 min

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

$172 - $485

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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 best way to get from San Antonio to Galveston is to bus and Amtrak Thruway which takes 5 h 57 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $240 - $310 and takes 4 h 48 min.

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The quickest flight from San Antonio Airport to Houston Hobby Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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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. Alternatively, Southwest Airlines flies from San Antonio to Galveston 5 times a day.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Antonio to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Flights from Austin to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Antonio to Houston
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $490
Flights from Austin to Houston
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Antonio to Beaumont/Port Arthur via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Train operators
Amtrak
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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
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
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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
Hourly
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Galveston Limousine
Website
galvestonlimo.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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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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Southwest Airlines offers flights from San Antonio Airport to Houston Hobby Apt Airport.

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The nearest airport to Galveston is Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) Airport which is 38 miles away. Other nearby airports include Houston (IAH) (57.9 miles).

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There are 662+ hotels available in Galveston. Prices start at $75 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 $2.

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