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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Houston to San Antonio. Traveling by train from Houston to San Antonio usually takes around 5 hours and 10 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance189 mi (304 km)
Fastest train5h 10m
Lowest price$36.86
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Sunset Limited
Train lines1

What is the price of a train ticket from Houston to San Antonio?

In the last month, C$36.86 was the average price of a train ticket from Houston, TX to San Antonio, TX. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$8.60 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

Traveling from Houston to San Antonio by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around C$38 whenever you decide to board the train to San Antonio.

Prices as travel date approaches


Since the average price of train trips from Houston to San Antonio remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Houston 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.

How long is the train journey from Houston to San Antonio?

The distance between Houston and San Antonio is approximately 189 miles, or 304 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 10 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 Houston to San Antonio are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Houston at 6:00pm and arrives in San Antonio around 5 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Houston to San Antonio?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to San Antonio with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from San Antonio to Houston. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Houston to San Antonio for $23.34.

Which train should you take from Houston to San Antonio?

Amtrak Sunset Limited is the one and only train line which connects Houston, Texas to San Antonio, Texas. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Sunset Limited15h 10m$37.76

Amtrak Sunset Limited train tickets from Houston to San Antonio start from $37, and on average cost $38. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Sunset Limited schedules to San Antonio. Amtrak Sunset Limited in Houston leaves from 902 Washington Ave, And in San Antonio trains arrive at 350 Hoefgen St,

From Houston to San Antonio train travel on Amtrak Sunset Limited takes 5 hours and 10 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to San Antonio on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Sunset Limited scheduled trip per day, which will cost $38 for a one-way weekend reservation from Houston.

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