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

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Fly from San Antonio, bus  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to El Paso (ELP) SAT - ELP
  2. Take the bus from Downtown El Paso to Mesilla Valley Transit Terminal

$186 - $366

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  12 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to El Paso, Tx 1419
  2. Take the bus from Downtown El Paso to Mesilla Valley Transit Terminal Gold / ...

$61 - $142

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Bus to Austin, fly, bus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx
  2. Fly from Austin (AUS) to El Paso (ELP) AUS - ELP
  3. Take the bus from Downtown El Paso to Mesilla Valley Transit Terminal

$192 - $745

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  12 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio to El Paso Monterrey-Ciudad Juárez / ...
  2. Take the bus from Downtown El Paso to Mesilla Valley Transit Terminal Gold / ...

$70 - $140

Train, bus  •  13 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from San Antonio Amtrak to El Paso Union Depot Sunset Limited / ...
  2. Take the bus from El Paso to Las Cruces, NM El Paso

$109 - $271

Drive  •  10 h

  1. Drive from San Antonio to Las Cruces 600 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from San Antonio to Las Cruces is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 10 h.

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The quickest way to get from San Antonio to Las Cruces is to fly and bus which costs $180 - $370 and takes 6 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Antonio to Las Cruces. However, there are services departing from San Antonio, Tx and arriving at Mesilla Valley Transit Terminal via Kansas St/Mills Ave and Downtown El Paso. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 32 min.

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The distance between San Antonio and Las Cruces is 533 miles. The road distance is 600 miles.

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The best way to get from San Antonio to Las Cruces without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 32 min and costs $60 - $150.

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It takes approximately 6 h 14 min to get from San Antonio to Las Cruces, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from San Antonio Airport to El Paso Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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San Antonio to Las Cruces bus services, operated by New Mexico Transport, arrive at Mesilla Valley Transit Terminal station.

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Las Cruces is 1 h behind San Antonio. It is currently 6:18 PM in San Antonio and 5:18 PM in Las Cruces.

Map of how to get from San Antonio to Las Cruces.
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  • Distance: 533.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 14 min

What companies run services between San Antonio, TX, USA and Las Cruces, NM, USA?

You can take a bus from San Antonio to Las Cruces via El Paso, Tx, Kansas St/Mills Ave, Santa Fe St/Fourth Ave, and Downtown El Paso in around 12 h 32 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Antonio to El Paso
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from San Antonio to El Paso via Dallas
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from San Antonio to El Paso via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Austin to El Paso
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $440
Flights from Austin to El Paso via Dallas
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $440
Flights from Austin to El Paso via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Antonio to El Paso via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Austin to El Paso via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Antonio to El Paso via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from Austin to El Paso via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Antonio Amtrak to El Paso Union Depot
Ave. Duration
11 h 37 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Business Coach Seat
$170 - $250
Room
$360 - $500
Bus operators
New Mexico Transport
Website
dot.state.nm.us
Bus from Downtown El Paso to Mesilla Valley Transit Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
dot.state.nm.us
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 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
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to El Paso, Tx
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Antonio to El Paso
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
EPLA Limo Express
Website
eplalimo.com
Bus from El Paso to Las Cruces, NM
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Schedules at
eplalimo.com

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Yes, the driving distance between San Antonio to Las Cruces is 600 miles. It takes approximately 10 h to drive from San Antonio to Las Cruces.

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Antonio Airport to El Paso Airport.

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There are 31+ hotels available in Las Cruces. Prices start at $54 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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