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There are 9 ways to get from San Marcos to Houston by taxi, plane, bus, tram, train, night bus or car

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Taxi to Austin, fly to Houston  •  2h 39m

  1. Take a taxi from San Marcos to Austin
  2. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Houston (IAH) AUS - IAH

$194 - $427

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Bus  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the bus from San Marcos to San Antonio "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to Houston "Greyhound"

$38 - $58

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Taxi to Austin, fly to Houston Hobby Apt  •  2h 37m

  1. Take a taxi from San Marcos to Austin
  2. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) AUS - HOU

$237 - $487

Bus to San Antonio, fly to Houston  •  5h 10m

  1. Take the bus from San Marcos to San Antonio
  2. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to Houston (IAH) SAT - IAH

$95 - $374

Bus to San Antonio, fly to Houston Hobby Apt, line 800 tram  •  5h 7m

  1. Take the bus from San Marcos to San Antonio
  2. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) SAT - HOU
  3. Take the line 800 tram from Magnolia Park TC WB to Central Station Capitol WB

$168 - $434

Bus via San Antonio  •  6h 36m

  1. Take the bus from San Marcos to San Antonio "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to Houston Downtown Greyhound

Train  •  8h 28m

  1. Take the train from San Marcos Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak Station Texas Eagle
  2. Take the train from San Antonio Amtrak Station to Houston Amtrak Station Sunset Limited

$60 - $89

Bus, night bus  •  5h 15m

  1. Take the bus from San Marcos to San Antonio "Greyhound"
  2. Take the night bus from San Antonio to Houston "Greyhound"

$38 - $58

Drive  •  2h 41m

  1. Drive from San Marcos to Houston 166 miles

$16 - $24

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The cheapest way to get from San Marcos to Houston is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from San Marcos to Houston is to taxi and fly which costs $230 - $490 and takes 2h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Marcos to Houston. However, there are services departing from San Marcos and arriving at Houston via San Antonio. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from San Marcos to Houston station. However, there are services departing from San Marcos Amtrak and arriving at Houston Amtrak Station via San Antonio Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 28m.

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The distance between San Marcos and Houston is 156 miles. The road distance is 166 miles.

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The best way to get from San Marcos to Houston without a car is to bus which takes 5h 35m and costs $35 - $60.

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It takes approximately 2h 39m to get from San Marcos to Houston, including transfers.

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San Marcos to Houston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Marcos station.

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San Marcos to Houston train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Marcos Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from San Marcos to Houston is to bus which takes 5h 35m and costs $35 - $60. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $55 - $90 and takes 8h 28m.

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Map of how to get from San Marcos to Houston.
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  • Distance: 155.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 39m

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

You can take a bus from San Marcos to Houston via San Antonio in around 5h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Marcos to Houston via San Antonio Amtrak Station in around 8h 28m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Austin to Houston
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from San Antonio to Houston
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Austin to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Flights from San Antonio to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $320
Train operators
Metropolitan Transit Harris County
Phone
+1 713-635-4000
Website
ridemetro.org
Tram from Magnolia Park TC WB to Central Station Capitol WB
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ridemetro.org
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Marcos Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Seat
$30 - $45
Train from San Antonio Amtrak Station to Houston Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Seat
$60 - $90
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 Marcos to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$29 - $45
Bus from San Antonio to Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70
Turimex Internacional
Website
turimex.com
Bus from San Antonio to Houston Downtown Greyhound
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
turimex.com
Other operators
Taxi from San Marcos to Austin
Ave. Duration
35 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
New Braunfels Taxi
Phone
+1 830-743-0285
Website
newbraunfelstaxi.com
Comal Cabs
Phone
+1 830-358-0850

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The quickest flight from Austin Airport to Houston Airport is the direct flight which takes 54 min.

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San Marcos to Houston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Houston station.

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San Marcos to Houston train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Houston Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Marcos to Houston is 166 miles. It takes approximately 2h 41m to drive from San Marcos to Houston.

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United Airlines offers flights from Austin Airport to Houston Airport.

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