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Bus Trip Information: Houston to San Antonio

There are 14 intercity buses per day from Houston to San Antonio. Traveling by bus from Houston to San Antonio usually takes around 4 hours and 19 minutes, but the fastest RedCoach First Class bus can make the trip in 3 hours,

Distance189 mi (304 km)
Shortest duration3h 0m
Cheapest price$27.19
Trips per day10
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines6

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Houston to San Antonio

(Based on 9 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Robert

May 25, 2022- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: Good company in world. Cons: Everything was good just keep that. Tips: N/A.

Pros: Good company in world. Cons: Everything was good just keep that. Tips: N/A.

5.0

Sisay

February 29, 2020- Solo travel

Greyhound

Very friendly and welcoming driver and I enjoyed my trip well.

Very friendly and welcoming driver and I enjoyed my trip well.

4.0

Jonathan

December 30, 2019- Solo travel

Megabus

Pros: Better bus setup than Greyhound. Cons: Bus stops. Tips: Take megabus, forget greyhound.

Pros: Better bus setup than Greyhound. Cons: Bus stops. Tips: Take megabus, forget greyhound.

5.0

Billie

December 14, 2019- Vacation

Megabus

Pros: The friendly driver. Cons: The seats. Need better cushion. Tips: Bring snacks and be careful being loud. Some passengers can be douches and shout at you.

Pros: The friendly driver. Cons: The seats. Need better cushion. Tips: Bring snacks and be careful being loud. Some passengers can be douches and shout at you.

4.0

Sulekha

October 21, 2019- Solo travel

Megabus

Very cheap and free reliable Wi-Fi on bus

Very cheap and free reliable Wi-Fi on bus

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

$50.37 is the average price of a bus ticket from Houston to San Antonio. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Houston to San Antonio is expected to range from $46 to $65. If you are looking to travel to San Antonio within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $48. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $46 and can be found on December 14, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Houston to San Antonio by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $42 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 16 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$31.93 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the 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 7 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 US76h 17m$60.14
Greyhound43h 23m$55.02
OurBus23h 39m$27.24
RedCoach First Class13h 0m$53.85
Tornado Bus43h 50m$78.30
Turimex23h 48m$70.79
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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 7 trips per day from Houston to San Antonio, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 4 bus trips from Houston to San Antonio every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 23 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to San Antonio usually start from $44.

  • OurBus

    OurBus

    OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets starting from $27, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Houston to San Antonio if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • RedCoach First Class

    RedCoach First Class

    Book RedCoach First Class from Houston to San Antonio from $48. There are 1 RedCoach First Class schedules from Houston to San Antonio and you can expect on average to pay for a RedCoach First Class ticket to San Antonio. In Houston, RedCoach First Class departs to San Antonio from 904 Dallas St and no other station. In San Antonio, RedCoach First Class arrives at 165 Bowie St and no other station.

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

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

  • Tornado Bus

    Tornado Bus

    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.

  • Turimex

    Turimex

    Book Turimex from Houston to San Antonio from $70. There are 2 Turimex schedules from Houston to San Antonio and you can expect on average to pay for a Turimex ticket to San Antonio. In Houston, Turimex departs to San Antonio from 7011 Harrisburg Blvd and no other station. In San Antonio, Turimex arrives at 706 W Southcross Blvd and no other station.

    An average trip on Turimex from Houston to San Antonio takes 3 hours and 48 minutes , while the fastest available Turimex trip will get you to San Antonio in 3 hours and 0 minutes .

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to get to San Antonio from Houston?

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.

What buses go from Houston to San Antonio?

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.

Is San Antonio a good destination for a family vacation?

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.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Houston to San Antonio during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Houston to San Antonio?

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 19 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Buses from Houston to San Antonio are the most crowded on Tuesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your bus tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Houston?

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.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 14 scheduled buses that travel from Houston to San Antonio every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 10 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 $40.78.

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: Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St

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:

  • Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St

  • Downtown - 605 Gray St

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

  • Tornado Bus Station - Airport

  • Tornado Bus Station - Lockwood

  • 7011 Harrisburg Blvd

  • 904 Dallas St

  • Congress Ave & Milam St, NW corner

  • 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

  • Pearl District - 612 Avenue A

  • San Antonio Downtown River Walk

  • 706 W Southcross Blvd

  • 165 Bowie St

  • 1301 E Commerce Street

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