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San Antonio-Austin Train Schedule

Trip Summary

There is one daily train from San Antonio to Austin. Traveling by train from San Antonio to Austin usually takes around 2 hours and 23 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance74 mi (118 km)
Fastest train2h 23m
Lowest price$9.13
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Texas Eagle
Train lines1

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

In the last month, C$10.39 was the average price of a train ticket from San Antonio, TX to Austin, TX. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$10.31 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$37$24$12JunJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from San Antonio to Austin will vary between C$10 and C$19. Planning a train trip to Austin within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from San Antonio over the next 7 days is C$10. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

$30$24$18$12$6JASONDJFMAMJ
Traveling from San Antonio to Austin 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$16 whenever you decide to board the train to Austin.

Prices as travel date approaches

$30$24$18$12$63020100

Since the average price of train trips from San Antonio to Austin 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.

Which train should you take from San Antonio to Austin?

Amtrak Texas Eagle is the one and only train line which connects San Antonio, Texas to Austin, 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 Texas Eagle12h 23m$15.32

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from San Antonio to Austin 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 San Antonio to Austin?

The distance between San Antonio and Austin is approximately 74 miles, or 118 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 23 minutes, Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from San Antonio to Austin are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 San Antonio at 7:00am and arrives in Austin around 2 hours later.

Is there a direct train from San Antonio to Austin?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Austin 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 Austin to San Antonio. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from San Antonio to Austin for $9.73.

Station Information

Where is the train station in San Antonio?

Departure stations

There is one train station in San Antonio.

Where is the train station in Austin?

Arrival stations

Austin has one train station.

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