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Journey Information

There are 17 intercity buses per day from San Antonio to Houston. Traveling by bus from San Antonio to Houston 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$29.12
Trips per day9
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines5

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from San Antonio to Houston

(Based on 8 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Shona

January 21, 2024- Couples trip

RedCoach Business

Pros: The bus was very good the seats were very roomy, the driver was great and so helpful to everyone nothing was a problem. I would definitely use this company again. Cons: Sign to say red coach stop as most of us were not sure where the stop was in San Antonio. Tips: The bus stop for the coach in San Antonio is across the road from Denny’s at the closed sign bus stop.

4.0

Kristin

April 23, 2023- Visiting friends

RedCoach First Class

Pros: Quick. Cons: Provide antibacterial wipes to everyone to wipe down seats and sanitizer. I would make it mandatory for people to cleanup. Tips: Clean up after yourselves.

5.0

Joshua

October 9, 2022- Visiting friends

RedCoach First Class

Pros: Great seats. Cons: Cleaning trash left in seats. The almost 3-hour delay created stress. The driver could be friendlier and more communicative.

4.0

Stanley

October 7, 2022- Business

RedCoach First Class

Pros: The bus was comfortable and I didn't have the stress of driving. The price was more affordable than I expected. The only real negatives were that the bus was very late and the toilet was clogged and completely full. Cons: See above.

5.0

Edward

May 13, 2022- Solo travel

Greyhound

Good location. Friendly guests.

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

$42.86 is the average price of a bus ticket from San Antonio to Houston. 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

$61$41$20FebMar

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from San Antonio to Houston is expected to range from $41 to $54. If you are looking to travel to Houston within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $41. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $41 and can be found on February 28, 2024.

Monthly average prices

$68$54$41$27$14MAMJJASONDJF

The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in October. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $49 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from San Antonio to Houston in May, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $65 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$102$81$61$41$203020100

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 19 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$34.49 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from San Antonio to Houston?

There are 5 bus lines from San Antonio to Houston available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 11 daily trips, Greyhound 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 US64h 30m$50.78
Greyhound114h 16m$50.25
RedCoach Business13h 0m$46.33
RedCoach Economy13h 0m$64.39
RedCoach First Class13h 0m$57.61
  • 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 6 trips per day from San Antonio to Houston, 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 11 bus trips from San Antonio to Houston every day, with the average journey taking around 4 hours and 16 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Houston usually start from $28.

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

    An average trip on RedCoach Business from San Antonio to Houston 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 Houston.

  • Book RedCoach Economy from San Antonio to Houston from $61. There are 1 RedCoach Economy schedules from San Antonio to Houston and you can expect on average to pay for a RedCoach Economy ticket to Houston. In San Antonio, RedCoach Economy departs to Houston from 165 Bowie St and no other station. In Houston, RedCoach Economy arrives at 904 Dallas St and no other station.

    An average trip on RedCoach Economy from San Antonio to Houston 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

There is an average of 31 bus trips per day from San Antonio to Houston, with 5 carriers that operate on this route. Greyhound has the most scheduled buses, with an average of 18 trips per day.
The cheapest way to travel from San Antonio to Houston is by bus. The earlier you book a ticket the cheaper it will be. The cheapest average price for a bus ticket is $13.78, and the travel time is about 3 hours. If you were to fly direct, it would be around an hour long flight, with tickets starting at $200.
There are many attractions to see in Houston. There is the Houston Zoo, the Space Center, Downtown Aquarium, amusement parks and more. Houston has attractions for all ages, as well as family oriented places.

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 18 minutes to cover the 304 kilometers from San Antonio to Houston. 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.

Because many passengers travel from San Antonio to Houston at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from San Antonio to Houston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 17 scheduled buses that travel from San Antonio to Houston every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 9 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 San Antonio to Houston; ticket prices start at $40.68.

City Information

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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in San Antonio?

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Main departure 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.

All bus stations in San Antonio:

  • Bus Terminal - 500 N St Marys St

  • 165 Bowie St

Where does the bus arrive in Houston?

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Main arrival station: Houston (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.

Bus stations in Houston:

  • Houston (Bus Station)

  • Downtown - 605 Gray St

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

  • 6590 Southwest Hwy

  • 904 Dallas St

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