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San Antonio-Galveston Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from San Antonio to Galveston. Traveling by train from San Antonio to Galveston usually takes around 8 hours and 20 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance223 mi (358 km)
Fastest train8h 20m
Lowest price$55.71
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from San Antonio to Galveston?

In the last month, C$55.71 was the average price of a train ticket from San Antonio, TX to Galveston, TX. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 12 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$8.48 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from San Antonio to Galveston 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$57 whenever you decide to board the train to Galveston.

Which train should you take from San Antonio to Galveston?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects San Antonio, Texas to Galveston, 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
Amtrak18h 21m$59.94
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    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 1 Amtrak trains from San Antonio to Galveston every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $56.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

While the train is the main method of transportation from San Antonio to Galveston, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

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

The distance between San Antonio and Galveston is approximately 223 miles, or 358 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 20 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 Galveston are the most crowded on Monday. 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?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves San Antonio at 6:00am and arrives in Galveston around 8 hours later.

Is there a direct train from San Antonio to Galveston?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

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

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 Galveston?

Arrival stations

Galveston has one train station.

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