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

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

Fly to San Antonio  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to San Antonio (SAT) SAN - SAT

$194 - $854

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  42 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to San Antonio Tijuana Airport-Matamoros / ...

$120 - $200

4 alternative options

Fly to Austin, bus  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Austin (AUS) SAN - AUS
  2. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx

$138 - $596

Bus Greyhound USA  •  29 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca 7000 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to San Antonio, Tx 1416

$137 - $348

Train  •  32 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak Sunset Limited / ...

$213 - $624

Drive  •  20 h 32 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to San Antonio 1282.5 miles

$120 - $190

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to San Antonio is to drive which costs $120 - $190 and takes 20 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to San Antonio is to fly which costs $190 - $900 and takes 4 h 48 min.

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The distance between San Diego and San Antonio is 1133 miles. The road distance is 1282.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to get from San Diego to San Antonio, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Diego and arriving at San Antonio. Services depart every two hours. The journey takes approximately 42 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from San Diego to San Antonio. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak and arriving at San Antonio Amtrak via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 49 min.

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What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and San Antonio, TX, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Frontier Airlines and three other airlines fly from San Diego to San Antonio hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to San Antonio via San Bernardino, Ca in around 29 h 32 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from San Diego to San Antonio via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from San Diego to San Antonio via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from San Diego to Austin
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Austin via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to San Antonio via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,700
Flights from San Diego to Austin via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Diego to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Austin
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Austin
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak
Ave. Duration
28 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$180 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$320 - $460
Business Coach Seat
$380 - $550
Room
$700 - $1,000
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 Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from San Bernardino, Ca to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
26 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $310
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $200
Flexible
$230 - $310
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
42 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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