There are 8 ways to get from San Marcos to Houston by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  4h 44m

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

$34 - $51

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Bus via Austin Airport (AUS)  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the bus from San Marcos to Austin Airport FlixBus
  2. Take the bus from Austin to Hyatt Regency Houston Austin

$110 - $119

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

Drive  •  2h 40m

  1. Drive from San Marcos to Houston 166 miles

$16 - $24

Bus to Austin, fly to Houston Hobby Apt  •  3h 47m

  1. Take the bus from San Marcos to Austin Airport
  2. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) AUS - HOU

$116 - $442

Bus to Austin, fly to Houston  •  4h 9m

  1. Take the bus from San Marcos to Austin Airport
  2. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Houston (IAH) AUS - IAH

$105 - $404

Bus to San Antonio, fly to Houston Hobby Apt  •  4h 56m

  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 - $272

Bus to San Antonio, fly to Houston  •  5h 20m

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

$125 - $444

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

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

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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 4h 44m.

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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 4h 44m and costs $30 - $55.

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It takes approximately 4h 44m 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, 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 4h 44m and costs $30 - $55. 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: 4h 44m

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 4h 44m. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Marcos to Houston via San Antonio Amtrak Station in around 8h 28m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Austin to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from San Antonio to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Austin to Houston
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from San Antonio to Houston
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Marcos Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
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
Website
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, Tx to Austin, Tx
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$27 - $40
Bus from Austin, Tx to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $65
Bus from San Marcos, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$29 - $45
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from San Marcos to Austin Airport
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $10
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Vonlane
Website
vonlane.com
Bus from Austin to Hyatt Regency Houston
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$105
Schedules at
vonlane.com
Book at
vonlane.com

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The quickest flight from Austin Airport to Houston Hobby Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 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 2h 40m 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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