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Recommended option

Bus  •  4 h 4 min

  1. 898 / ...
  2. 9305 / ...

$31 - $72

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7 h 11 min

  1. 895 / ...
  2. Sunset Limited

$54 - $137

Drive  •  2 h 40 min

  1. 166 miles

$16 - $24

Bus to San Antonio, fly to Houston Hobby Apt  •  5 h 13 min

  1. SAT - HOU

$206 - $279

Bus to San Antonio, fly to Houston  •  5 h 24 min

  1. SAT - IAH

$125 - $451

Bus to Austin, fly to Houston Hobby Apt  •  4 h 54 min

  1. AUS - HOU

$124 - $462

Bus to Austin, fly to Houston  •  5 h 4 min

  1. AUS - IAH

$113 - $424

What companies run services between San Marcos, TX, USA and Houston, TX, USA?

You can take a bus from San Marcos to Houston via Austin, Tx in around 4 h 4 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Antonio to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Flights from Austin to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Antonio to Houston
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $490
Flights from Austin to Houston
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Antonio Amtrak to Houston Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Room
$200 - $290
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Marcos, Tx to Austin, Tx
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$17 - $22
Bus from Austin, Tx to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from San Marcos, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$19 - $25

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Questions & Answers

The distance between San Marcos and Houston is 249 km. The road distance is 266 km.

The cheapest way to get from San Marcos to Houston is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2 h 40 min.

The quickest way to get from San Marcos to Houston is to drive which takes 2 h 40 min and costs $16 - $24.

No, there is no direct bus from San Marcos to Houston. However, there are services departing from San Marcos, Tx and arriving at Houston, Tx via Austin, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 4 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 4 min to get from San Marcos to Houston, including transfers.