There are 6 ways to get from San Antonio to Lake Charles by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Houston, Tx 9092 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Lake Charles, La 1254 / ...

$44 - $107

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Bus Megabus  •  8 h 9 min

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

$32 - $84

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Train  •  9 h 4 min

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

$55 - $160

Drive  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Drive from San Antonio to Lake Charles 340.9 miles

$30 - $50

Fly from San Antonio  •  5 h 21 min

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

$203 - $928

Bus to Austin, fly  •  6 h 31 min

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

$199 - $917

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The cheapest way to get from San Antonio to Lake Charles is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Antonio to Lake Charles is to fly which costs $200 - $950 and takes 5 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Antonio to Lake Charles. However, there are services departing from San Antonio, Tx and arriving at Lake Charles, La via Houston, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 1 min.

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

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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 7 h 1 min and costs $40 - $110.

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It takes approximately 7 h 1 min to get from San Antonio to Lake Charles, including transfers.

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

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San Antonio to Lake Charles train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Antonio Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from San Antonio to Lake Charles is to bus which takes 7 h 1 min and costs $40 - $110. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $55 - $160 and takes 9 h 4 min, you could also fly, which costs $200 - $950 and takes 5 h 21 min.

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Map of how to get from San Antonio to Lake Charles.
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  • Distance: 323.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 1 min

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

You can take a bus from San Antonio to Lake Charles via Houston, Tx in around 7 h 1 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from San Antonio to Lake Charles 3 times a week. Tickets cost $55 - $160 and the journey takes 9 h 4 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Antonio to Lake Charles via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Austin to Lake Charles via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Antonio to Lake Charles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Austin to Lake Charles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Antonio Amtrak to Lake Charles Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 4 min
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.

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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 Houston, Tx to Lake Charles, La
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
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

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There is no direct flight from San Antonio Airport to Lake Charles Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 31 min 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 5 h 24 min 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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Book your San Antonio to Lake Charles bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 57+ hotels available in Lake Charles. Prices start at $66 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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