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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

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

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  7 h 29 min

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

$41 - $84

4 alternative options

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  •  4 h 50 min

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

$203 - $928

Bus to Austin, fly  •  7 h 2 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

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 6 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 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Austin to Lake Charles via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 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 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Austin to Lake Charles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak
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
6 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
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between San Antonio and Lake Charles is 518 km. The road distance is 546 km.

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

The quickest way to get from San Antonio to Lake Charles is to fly which takes 4 h 50 min and costs $200 - $950.

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

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.

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