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

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Bus  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Austin, Tx 9304 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to San Marcos, Tx 895 / ...

$49 - $96

Cheapest option

Bus, Megabus  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from W Bellfort Ave @ Wilcrest Dr to Downtown Tc 161
  2. Take the Megabus from Houston, TX Pierce St to Austin
  3. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to San Marcos, Tx 895 / ...

$44 - $82

6 alternative options

Train  •  9 h 29 min

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

$82 - $184

Drive  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Sugar Land to San Marcos 159.1 miles

$15 - $23

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Austin, bus  •  4 h 17 min

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

$192 - $543

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to San Antonio, bus  •  4 h 33 min

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

$273 - $360

Line 265 bus to Houston, fly to Austin, bus  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the line 265 bus from West Bellfort Pr to Louisiana St @ Prairie St
  2. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Austin (AUS) IAH - AUS
  3. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to San Marcos, Tx

$131 - $448

Line 265 bus to Houston, fly to San Antonio, bus  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the line 265 bus from West Bellfort Pr to Louisiana St @ Prairie St
  2. Fly from Houston (IAH) to San Antonio (SAT) IAH - SAT
  3. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to San Marcos, Tx

$142 - $475

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The cheapest way to get from Sugar Land to San Marcos is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sugar Land to San Marcos is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2 h 35 min.

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The distance between Sugar Land and San Marcos is 140 miles. The road distance is 159.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Sugar Land to San Marcos without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 12 min and costs $45 - $100.

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It takes approximately 6 h 12 min to get from Sugar Land to San Marcos, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Sugar Land to San Marcos is to bus which takes 6 h 12 min and costs $45 - $100. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $80 - $190 and takes 9 h 29 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Sugar Land to San Marcos is 159 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 35 min to drive from Sugar Land to San Marcos.

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

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There are 176+ hotels available in San Marcos. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Sugar Land to San Marcos.
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  • Distance: 140.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 12 min

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

You can take a bus from Sugar Land to San Marcos via West Bellfort Pr, Louisiana St @ Prairie St, Houston, Tx, and Austin, Tx in around 6 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Sugar Land to San Marcos via West Bellfort Pr, Louisiana St @ Prairie St, Houston Amtrak Station, and San Antonio Amtrak Station in around 9 h 29 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Austin
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to Austin
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Houston to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Houston Amtrak Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 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
Train from San Antonio Amtrak Station to San Marcos Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 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
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 Houston, Tx to Austin, Tx
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Austin, Tx to San Marcos, Tx
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$17 - $22
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to San Marcos, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$19 - $25
Metropolitan Transit Harris County
Phone
+1 713-635-4000
Website
ridemetro.org
Bus from W Bellfort Ave @ Wilcrest Dr to Downtown Tc
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ridemetro.org
Bus from West Bellfort Pr to Louisiana St @ Prairie St
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ridemetro.org

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The best way to get from Sugar Land to Houston Hobby Apt Airport is to taxi which takes 33 min and costs $70 - $85.

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