There are 7 ways to get from San Marcos to Houston by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from San Marcos, Tx to Austin, Tx 898 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to Houston, Tx 9305 / ...

$31 - $72

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Train  •  8 h 28 min

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

$64 - $157

Drive  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Drive from San Marcos to Houston 166 miles

$16 - $24

Bus, line 656 bus to Austin, fly to Houston Hobby Apt  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from San Marcos, Tx to Austin, Tx
  2. Take the line 656 bus from Speedway/45th to 301 Dean Keeton/San Jacinto
  3. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) AUS - HOU

$124 - $462

Bus, line 656 bus to Austin, fly to Houston  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from San Marcos, Tx to Austin, Tx
  2. Take the line 656 bus from Speedway/45th to 301 Dean Keeton/San Jacinto
  3. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Houston (IAH) AUS - IAH

$113 - $424

Bus to San Antonio, fly to Houston Hobby Apt  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from San Marcos, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
  2. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) SAT - HOU

$206 - $279

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

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

$125 - $451

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

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

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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.

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

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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 4 h 4 min and costs $30 - $75.

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It takes approximately 4 h 4 min 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, Tx station.

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

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The best way to get from San Marcos to Houston is to bus which takes 4 h 4 min and costs $30 - $75. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $60 - $160 and takes 8 h 28 min.

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Map of how to get from San Marcos to Houston.
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  • Distance: 155.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 4 min

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. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Marcos to Houston via San Antonio Amtrak in around 8 h 28 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Austin to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from San Antonio to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Austin to Houston
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from San Antonio to Houston
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $490
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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Marcos Intermodal Station to San Antonio Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Train from San Antonio Amtrak to Houston Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
3 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

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, 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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The quickest flight from Austin Airport to Houston Hobby Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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San Marcos to Houston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Houston, Tx 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 2 h 40 min to drive from San Marcos to Houston.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Austin Airport to Houston Hobby Apt Airport.

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