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Trip Summary

There are 7 daily trains from Fort Worth to San Antonio. Traveling by train from Fort Worth to San Antonio usually takes around 25 hours and 8 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Texas Eagle train can make the trip in 7 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance240 mi (387 km)
Fastest train7h 45m
Lowest price$38.59
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Fort Worth to San Antonio

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

Kathleen

June 22, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Texas Eagle

Pros: People and employees were great. I had a peaceful yrip. Cons: Not having to wait for freight trains to pass and 2 hours waiting on 1 then 1 hour waiting on another. Tips: Make sure to o allow yourself extra time cuz your going to need it.

Pros: People and employees were great. I had a peaceful yrip. Cons: Not having to wait for freight trains to pass and 2 hours waiting on 1 then 1 hour waiting on another. Tips: Make sure to o allow yourself extra time cuz your going to need it.

5.0

Eli

April 29, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Texas Eagle

Pros: the Staff was very friendly and seem to want to help in any way possible. They all had time to answer my questions and conversations when they weren't busy. Thank you. Cons: Thus train did not have a lounge car. My reception of a lounge car is where people can ...

Pros: the Staff was very friendly and seem to want to help in any way possible. They all had time to answer my questions and conversations when they weren't busy. Thank you. Cons: Thus train did not have a lounge car. My reception of a lounge car is where people can gather have beverages and conversations. for long trips I believe that would be a welcome alternative to sitting in the seat for seven or more hours. Tips: I did have nice conversations with severL of the staff. Please continue your friendliness, patience and helpfulness.

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5.0

Lisa

March 27, 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Texas Eagle

Pros: The fellow passengers, the helpful, accommodating staff. Cons: The food served in the dining car. I mean really? IT IS HORRIBLE!! Tips: Take your own snacks and drinks.

Pros: The fellow passengers, the helpful, accommodating staff. Cons: The food served in the dining car. I mean really? IT IS HORRIBLE!! Tips: Take your own snacks and drinks.

4.0

Diane

February 18, 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Texas Eagle

Pros: We felt comfortable in our surroundings. Cons: Trash bens.

Pros: We felt comfortable in our surroundings. Cons: Trash bens.

Price trends for trains from Fort Worth to San Antonio

Average prices by travel date

$251$167$84JulJul

Monthly average prices

$225$180$135$90$45ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$225$180$135$90$453020100

Which train should you take from Fort Worth to San Antonio?

2 train services operate from Fort Worth to San Antonio. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 6 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak61d 5h 50m$245.95
Amtrak Texas Eagle17h 45m$50.61
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 6 Amtrak trains from Fort Worth to San Antonio every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $64.

  • Amtrak Texas Eagle

    Amtrak Texas Eagle

    The Amtrak Texas Eagle is a 1,306-mile train route from Chicago, Illinois to San Antonio, Texas. Because of the route’s length, the train offers sleeper car options in addition to standard coach seats. Like most Amtrak trains, the Texas Eagle features power outlets at each seat, restrooms in each car, and a cafe car where passengers can purchase food and drinks. A journey from Fort Worth to San Antonio on the Texas Eagle usually takes 7 hours and 45 minutes, which is best spent enjoying the incredible scenery along the way.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Fort Worth to San Antonio during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train 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, train 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.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

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.

Can you take a train all the way from Fort Worth to San Antonio?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Fort Worth to San Antonio. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Fort Worth to San Antonio?

The distance between Fort Worth and San Antonio is approximately 240 miles, or 387 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 25 hours and 8 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 45 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Fort Worth 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 train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Fort Worth at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Fort Worth to San Antonio?

There are 7 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Fort Worth to San Antonio. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from San Antonio to Fort Worth.

City Information

Fort Worth

Fort Worth, TX - FTW-1

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Fort Worth, TX - FTW-0

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Much more than an afterthought to nearby Dallas, Fort Worth is an exciting destination in its own right. Fort Worth is one of the largest cities in Texas and in the United States overall, because, as we all know, everything is bigger in Texas. With the motto "City of Cowboys and Culture," Fort Worth has activities, sights, and experiences to deliver on both of those fronts.

If you dressed as a cowboy for Halloween as a child (or last year), your first stop should be the Fort Worth Stockyards. Once a livestock market, the Stockyards are now a National Historic District characterized by restaurants, bars, Old-West themed shopping, and live music. Here you can see real Texas Longhorns on a cattle drive twice a day, or attend the Stockyards Championship Rodeo, held every weekend at the Cowtown Coliseum. Can you see why we named Fort Worth one of the best vacation destinations in Texas?

If you're more intrigued by Fort Worth's cultural offerings, you'll be wowed by the breadth of museums to visit. Admire the art at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth or the Kimbell Art Museum (whose architecture is a work of art in itself). Outdoor oases like the Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Fort Worth Water Gardens will bring a breath of fresh air - not to mention a chance to dip your feet in the water to cool off.

Luckily, there's no need to ride a horse into Cowtown. Bus service from several local and national carriers, as well as Amtrak train service, make it easy to get to Fort Worth from cities throughout the U.S. Plus, with proximity to one of the world's busiest airports, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, you can visit Fort Worth from nearly anywhere on the globe.

San Antonio

San Antonio, TX - SAT-0

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San Antonio, TX - SAT-1

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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 is the train station in Fort Worth?

Central Station - FTWAMT-0

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Main departure station: Central Station

When it opened in 2001, Fort Worth Central Station consolidated transit services via train and bus into one convenient hub. Located in Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth, the station features soaring ceilings and an iconic clock tower. The station serves Amtrak’s Texas Eagle and Heartland Flyer lines, as well as bus service on Jefferson Lines. Local commuter rail and Trinity Metro buses connect from Central Station to areas throughout Fort Worth. Hotels and restaurants are within walking distance of the station, and business travelers will be happy to know the convention center is only 2 blocks away.

All train stations in Fort Worth:

  • Central Station

  • 100 S EK Gaylord Blvd

  • Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd

  • 214 S Topeka St

  • 200 S Jones Ave

  • Alvarado Transportation Center - 314 1st St SW

  • Union Station

  • 120 East Santa Fe Ave - Fullerton Transp Ctr

  • S Santa Fe St and E Paul Ave

  • 500 Railroad Ave at Lincoln

  • 605 E California St

  • 251 E Main St

  • 414 N Main St

  • 1170 W Third St

  • 500 SE Holliday Pl

Where is the train station in San Antonio?

350 Hoefgen St - SATAMT-0

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Main arrival station: 350 Hoefgen St

The San Antonio Amtrak Station is adjacent to the city’s vibrant downtown, nestled between the Alamodome sports complex and the historic Sunset Station where train service began in 1902. Amtrak operations moved to its new home at 350 Hoefgen Ave in 1998, where passengers can board the Texas Eagle to travel to Chicago, or connect to the Sunset Limited heading to Los Angeles. The stuccoed, Spanish Mission Revival style station is fully accessible, and offers comfortable seating as well as restrooms available in the waiting room. Two of San Antonio’s most popular attractions, the bustling Riverwalk and the historic Alamo, cannot be missed and luckily are within just 1 mile of the station.

Train stations in San Antonio:

  • 350 Hoefgen St

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