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Houston to San Antonio bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price€15.64
Shortest Duration2h 40m
Trips per day5
Bus lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to get to San Antonio from Houston?

By bus it takes an average of 2 hours to get to San Antonio from Houston. If you were to travel by train, it would take about 3 hours and 15 minutes.

What buses go from Houston to San Antonio?

There are on average 23 scheduled bus trips per day from Houston to San Antonio. There are 5 bus carriers that operate this route: Greyhound, Megabus, Turimex Internacional, El Expreso Bus and Tornado Bus. However, Greyhound has the most scheduled bus trips with an average of 11 trips per day. The cheapest average bus ticket is about $18.47 and the duration is about 2 hours.

Is San Antonio a good destination for a family vacation?

San Antonio is one of the best educational cities for families to visit. Places to go include the San Antonio Zoo, The Alamo, Six Flags and more. San Antonio has great attractions for all ages that the entire family can enjoy.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Houston to San Antonio right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Houston to San Antonio?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, €17.40 was the low point for bus fares from Houston to San Antonio. Buses from San Antonio to Houston are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than €17.40 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 20 days in advance. By doing so, you could save €16.28 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 3 hours and 36 minutes to cover the 189 miles (304 kilometers) from Houston, TX to San Antonio, TX. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 40.2 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Houston?

The first bus leaves at 10:00 and the last bus leaves at 20:00. To see the times for all buses from Houston to San Antonio, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Houston to San Antonio every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 14 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Houston to San Antonio; ticket prices start at €24.69.

What bus companies travel from Houston to San Antonio?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Houston, Texas to San Antonio, Texas. Of these two services, Tornado Bus usually offers more choice, with 4 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound23h 26m€19.54
Tornado Bus43h 38m€36.22

Book Greyhound from Houston to San Antonio from €16. There are 2 Greyhound schedules from Houston to San Antonio and you can expect on average to pay €20 for a Greyhound ticket to San Antonio. In Houston, Greyhound departs to San Antonio from Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St and no other station. In San Antonio, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 500 N St Marys St and no other station. An average trip on Greyhound from Houston to San Antonio takes 3 hours and 26 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to San Antonio in 2 hours and 40 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to San Antonio.

Book Tornado Bus from Houston to San Antonio from €32. There are 4 Tornado Bus schedules from Houston to San Antonio and you can expect on average to pay €36 for a Tornado Bus ticket to San Antonio. In Houston, Tornado Bus departs to San Antonio from Houston Southwest Fwy and 3 other stations. In San Antonio, Tornado Bus arrives at Tornado Bus Station and no other station. An average trip on Tornado Bus from Houston to San Antonio takes 3 hours and 38 minutes, while the fastest available Tornado Bus trip will get you to San Antonio in 2 hours and 40 minutes, On weekends, Tornado Bus offers 14 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to San Antonio.

Where does the bus leave from in Houston?

Buses to San Antonio leave from multiple locations in Houston, Texas. These are the 5 most popular bus stations:

  • Houston Southwest Fwy
  • Tornado Bus Station - Lockwood
  • Tornado Bus Station - Airport
  • 7011 Harrisburg Blvd
  • Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St

Where does the bus arrive in San Antonio?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in San Antonio, Texas:

  • Tornado Bus Station
  • Bus Terminal - 500 N St Marys St

Price trends for buses from Houston to San Antonio

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Houston, TX to San Antonio, TX

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Sisay

29 February 2020 - Solo travel

Greyhound

Very friendly and welcoming driver and I enjoyed my trip well. Very friendly and welcoming driver and I enjoyed my trip well.

4.0

Jonathan

30 December 2019 - Solo travel

Megabus

Pros: Better bus setup than Greyhound. Cons: Bus stops. Tips: Take megabus, forget greyhound. Pros: Better bus setup than Greyhound. Cons: Bus stops. Tips: Take megabus, forget greyhound.

5.0

Billie

14 December 2019 - Vacation

Megabus

Pros: The friendly driver. Cons: The seats. Need better cushion. Tips: Bring snacks and be careful being loud. Some passengers can be douches and shout at you. Pros: The friendly driver. Cons: The seats. Need better cushion. Tips: Bring snacks and be careful being loud. Some passengers can be douches and shout at you.

4.0

Sulekha

21 October 2019 - Solo travel

Megabus

Very cheap and free reliable Wi-Fi on busVery cheap and free reliable Wi-Fi on bus

5.0

Daniel

20 October 2019 - Solo travel

Greyhound

On time even with 2 pit stopsOn time even with 2 pit stops

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