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San Antonio-El Paso Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from San Antonio to El Paso. Traveling by train from San Antonio to El Paso usually takes around 11 hours and 37 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance502 mi (808 km)
Fastest train11h 37m
Lowest price$87.68
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Sunset Limited
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from San Antonio, TX to El Paso, TX

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Pedro

June 6, 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Sunset Limited

Pros: The staff was friendly and made accomodations upon request. Cons: Train schedules could be more true. I help up my family for two more hours at a train station 100 degree weather. Everyone was frustrated. Tips: Bring a pillow and small blanket if you plan to nap....

Pros: The staff was friendly and made accomodations upon request. Cons: Train schedules could be more true. I help up my family for two more hours at a train station 100 degree weather. Everyone was frustrated. Tips: Bring a pillow and small blanket if you plan to nap. Makes a world of a difference.

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

In the last month, C$87.68 was the average price of a train ticket from San Antonio, TX to El Paso, TX. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 16 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$21.92 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from San Antonio to El Paso by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for September. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$90 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from San Antonio to El Paso in March, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$100 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$122$97$73$49$243020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 16 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to El Paso from San Antonio will be about C$21.92 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from San Antonio to El Paso?

2 train services operate from San Antonio, Texas to El Paso, Texas. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Sunset Limited111h 37m$91.17
Amtrak Texas Eagle111h 37m$96.34

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from San Antonio to El Paso 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 El Paso?

The distance between San Antonio and El Paso is approximately 502 miles, or 808 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 11 hours and 37 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 San Antonio to El Paso are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Monday 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 San Antonio at 2:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 2:00am. 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 San Antonio to El Paso?

Trains leave the station in San Antonio twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to El Paso with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from El Paso to San Antonio. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from San Antonio to El Paso for $136.81.

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 El Paso?

Arrival stations

El Paso has one train station.

Need a return trip from El Paso to San Antonio?

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