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

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Fly San Antonio to Lake Charles  •  4h 42m

  1. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to Lake Charles (LCH) SAT - LCH

$203 - $928

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Bus Turimex Internacional  •  8h 46m

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio to Houston Downtown Greyhound
  2. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Lake Charles, La 1254 / ...

$21 - $53

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Bus to Austin, fly to Lake Charles  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx
  2. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Lake Charles (LCH) AUS - LCH

$199 - $917

Fly San Antonio to Beaumont/Port Arthur, drive  •  6h 12m

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

$197 - $960

Bus Megabus  •  9h

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio to Houston, TX
  2. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Lake Charles, La 1254 / ...

$32 - $84

Train  •  9h 4m

  1. Take the train from San Antonio Amtrak Station to Lake Charles Amtrak Station Sunset Limited

$55 - $160

Drive  •  5h 24m

  1. Drive from San Antonio to Lake Charles 340.9 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from San Antonio to Lake Charles is to bus which costs $21 - $55 and takes 8h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from San Antonio to Lake Charles is to fly which costs $200 - $950 and takes 4h 42m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Antonio to Lake Charles. However, there are services departing from San Antonio and arriving at Lake Charles, La via Travis St @ Gray St and Houston, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 46m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from San Antonio Amtrak Station station and arriving at Lake Charles Amtrak Station station. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 9h 4m.

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The distance between San Antonio and Lake Charles is 324 miles. The road distance is 340.9 miles.

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The best way to get from San Antonio to Lake Charles without a car is to bus which takes 8h 46m and costs $21 - $55.

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It takes approximately 4h 42m to get from San Antonio to Lake Charles, including transfers.

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San Antonio to Lake Charles bus services, operated by Turimex Internacional, depart from San Antonio station.

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

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The best way to get from San Antonio to Lake Charles is to fly which takes 4h 42m and costs $200 - $950. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $21 - $55 and takes 8h 46m, you could also train, which costs $55 - $160 and takes 9h 4m.

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Map of how to get from San Antonio to Lake Charles.
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  • Distance: 323.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 42m

What companies run services between San Antonio, TX, USA and Lake Charles, LA, USA?

United Airlines and American Airlines fly from San Antonio to Lake Charles every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Antonio to Lake Charles via Houston Downtown Greyhound, Travis St @ Gray St, and Houston, Tx in around 8h 46m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Antonio to Lake Charles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Austin to Lake Charles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from San Antonio to Beaumont/Port Arthur via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Antonio to Lake Charles via Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Austin to Lake Charles via Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
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 Lake Charles Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
9h 4m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $370
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 Houston, Tx to Lake Charles, La
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Turimex Internacional
Website
turimex.com
Bus from San Antonio to Houston Downtown Greyhound
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
turimex.com

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There is no direct flight from San Antonio Airport to Lake Charles Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 50m and has one stopover.

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San Antonio to Lake Charles bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Lake Charles, La station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between San Antonio to Lake Charles is 341 miles. It takes approximately 5h 24m to drive from San Antonio to Lake Charles.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from San Antonio Airport to Lake Charles Airport.

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There are 58+ hotels available in Lake Charles. Prices start at $63 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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