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Journey Information

There are 20 intercity buses per day from Houston to San Antonio. Traveling by bus from Houston to San Antonio usually takes around 4 hours and 18 minutes, but the fastest RedCoach Business bus can make the trip in 3 hours,

Distance189 mi (304 km)
Shortest duration3h 0m
Cheapest price$34.24
Trips per day14
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines6

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Houston to San Antonio

(Based on 18 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Rebeca

May 4, 2024- Visiting family

RedCoach Business

Pros: On time and clean. Tips: Take snacks jacket water.

4.0

Fernando

March 31, 2024- Solo travel

RedCoach Business

Information about pick up and drop off locations. There was no information or guide, or even signs to notify you where the bus would pick me up

4.0

Shahrzad

February 23, 2023- Business

RedCoach First Class

Pros: Convenience. Tips: Red Coach is not First Class as it self describes itself but it is a comfortable bus service.

4.0

Zorida

February 14, 2023- Vacation

Greyhound

Was exactly as I remembered traveling on the bus was. Great

5.0

Mary

January 31, 2023- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: It’s so good. Tips: Sometimes had no Wifi.

How much is a bus ticket from Houston to San Antonio?

Bus tickets for a trip from Houston to San Antonio cost $40.52 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price

Average prices by travel date

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If you're planning to travel by bus from Houston to San Antonio in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $38 to $53. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on July 23, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to San Antonio this week, bus tickets are available starting at $40.

Monthly average prices

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Taking the bus from Houston to San Antonio is usually cheapest in February, when the average ticket price is only $47. If you're planning to take the bus from Houston to San Antonio during March, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $58. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 26 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $47.70 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Houston to San Antonio?

There are 6 bus lines from Houston to San Antonio available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 11 daily trips, FlixBus US usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US114h 44m$55.44
Greyhound63h 46m$47.58
RedCoach Business13h 0m$50.07
RedCoach Economy13h 0m$89.03
RedCoach First Class13h 0m$54.79
Tornado Bus34h 8m$92.91
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 11 trips per day from Houston to San Antonio, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 6 bus trips from Houston to San Antonio every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 46 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to San Antonio usually start from $36.

  • Book RedCoach Business from Houston to San Antonio from $34. There are 1 RedCoach Business schedules from Houston to San Antonio and you can expect on average to pay for a RedCoach Business ticket to San Antonio. In Houston, RedCoach Business departs to San Antonio from 904 Dallas St and no other station. In San Antonio, RedCoach Business arrives at 165 Bowie St and no other station.

    An average trip on RedCoach Business from Houston to San Antonio takes 3 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, RedCoach Business offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to San Antonio.

  • Book RedCoach Economy from Houston to San Antonio from $89. There are 1 RedCoach Economy schedules from Houston to San Antonio and you can expect on average to pay for a RedCoach Economy ticket to San Antonio. In Houston, RedCoach Economy departs to San Antonio from 904 Dallas St and no other station. In San Antonio, RedCoach Economy arrives at 165 Bowie St and no other station.

    An average trip on RedCoach Economy from Houston to San Antonio takes 3 hours and 0 minutes .

  • RedCoach offers a premium travel option called First Class, emphasizing quality and comfort for passengers. The transportation company operates primarily in Texas and has a modern fleet with features such as air conditioning, extra legroom, and 21-inch wide reclining seats. First Class buses also offer restrooms, complimentary WiFi, and power outlets for device charging during the journey.

  • Tornado Bus is a Texan bus company operating in Texas and Mexico. Their bus service connects cities such as Houston, McAllen, San Antonio, and the international border at El Paso. Their buses offer onboard WiFi, plenty of leg room, air conditioning, restrooms, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

By bus it takes an average of 2 hours to get to San Antonio from Houston. If you were to travel by train, it would take about 3 hours and 15 minutes.
There are on average 23 scheduled bus trips per day from Houston to San Antonio. There are 5 bus carriers that operate this route: Greyhound, Megabus, Turimex Internacional, El Expreso Bus and Tornado Bus. However, Greyhound has the most scheduled bus trips with an average of 11 trips per day. The cheapest average bus ticket is about $18.47 and the duration is about 2 hours.
San Antonio is one of the best educational cities for families to visit. Places to go include the San Antonio Zoo, The Alamo, Six Flags and more. San Antonio has great attractions for all ages that the entire family can enjoy.

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 18 minutes to cover the 304 kilometers from Houston to San Antonio. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to San Antonio at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Houston to San Antonio, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 20 scheduled buses that travel from Houston to San Antonio every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 14 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Houston to San Antonio; ticket prices start at $45.21.

City Information

Houston

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Houston, Texas is one of the most populous cities and among the most expansive cities in the U.S. As a result, Houston has become the leading commercial center in the Southern United States. Astronomy aficionados recognize Houston as the city where NASA’s Mission Control Center is located, and music fans know Houston as the birthplace of Queen B herself, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter.

Even though Houston has a relatively small downtown area, it is packed with exciting things you can do while you’re in town. If you’re in the mood for a cultural outing, head to the Theater District where you are sure to find a play or a music performance you’d enjoy, or check out the Museum District that boasts more than 20 different museums and galleries. Since Houston is the most racially and ethnically diverse city in the country, its restaurant scene is one of a kind offering a rich variety of cuisines from all over the world. The many experiences available in Houston make it one of Texas' best vacation destinations.

As one of the main metropolitan cities in the U.S., Houston is very well connected to the rest of the country and the world. The main bus and train stations are both located right in the heart of downtown making it easy to get to your final destination by public transit or car. There are also several airports within the city’s vicinity that provide a good variety of options depending on where you’re flying to or from.

San Antonio

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San Antonio is a fast-growing city located in the southwest corner of the Texas Triangle. In addition to the alluring year-round warm weather, San Antonio offers a blend of rich history with contemporary attractions and cuisine.

If there's one thing to remember from your trip to San Antonio, it’s the Alamo! This 18th century fortress is one of five Spanish missions in the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, all of which are connected by a scenic hiking and biking trail. If history isn't your thing, the River Walk along the San Antonio River is a much livelier spot. This shaded path is lined with shops and restaurants, and you could spend an entire day strolling, shopping, and eating along the river. Don't sleep on the riverside bars, either – San Antonio is one of the cheapest drinking cities in the U.S. so you can bar-hop to your heart’s (and your wallet’s) delight.

Traveling with little ones? San Antonio is home to the San Antonio Zoo, SeaWorld, and Six Flags Fiesta Texas, any one of which will provide a thrilling adventure with no screen time required. Visitors of all ages will find treasures at Historic Market Square, the largest Mexican market in the U.S., where handcrafted art from local artisans is available alongside authentic Mexican food.

San Antonio is one of the biggest cities in the Lone Star State, so it is very easy to travel to other Texas destinations like Austin, Houston, and Dallas by bus or by train, or to destinations farther afield through the San Antonio International Airport.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Houston?

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Main departure station: Greyhound Terminal Bus Station

The Bus Terminal at 2121 Main Street is centrally located within downtown Houston and serves as a hub for bus service from Greyhound, Jefferson Lines and Tornado Bus. From Houston’s bus terminal, you might connect to other cities in Texas such as Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio, or further afield to Los Angeles and New York. The station is open 24 hours a day, with restrooms, seating, and several food options available onsite. Within a few minutes’ walk from the bus terminal, you’ll find parking, rental car agencies, gas stations, fast food, and a Light Rail station to easily access the rest of Houston.

All bus stations in Houston:

  • Greyhound Terminal Bus Station

  • Downtown - 605 Gray St

  • 2525 Southwest Fwy (Timewise/Shell gas station lot)

  • 6590 Southwest Hwy

  • Tornado Bus Station - Airport

  • 904 Dallas St

  • Tornado Bus Station - Lockwood

  • Houston Southwest Fwy

Where does the bus arrive in San Antonio?

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Main arrival station: Bus Terminal - 500 N St Marys St

The San Antonio Bus Terminal on St. Mary’s Street is open 24 hours a day, and welcomes travelers on Jefferson Lines and Greyhound bus trips throughout Texas and beyond. Just a stone’s throw from the San Antonio River in downtown, the bus station offers connections to local transit via nearby public bus stops and ample parking for those who’d like to leave their car in a lot or garage. Fresh food can be purchased in the station, or stop by any one of the nearby cafes and restaurants for a bite before your trip.

Bus stations in San Antonio:

  • Bus Terminal - 500 N St Marys St

  • Tornado Bus Station

  • 165 Bowie St

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