Trains from Normal to San Antonio
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There is one daily train from Normal to San Antonio. Traveling by train from Normal to San Antonio usually takes around 30 hours and 43 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Texas Eagle train can make the trip in 29 hours and 54 minutes.
|Distance||935 mi (1505 km)|
|Fastest train||29h 54m|
|Trains per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak Texas Eagle|
What is the price of a train ticket from Normal to San Antonio?
In the last month, €107.99 was the average price of a train ticket from Normal to San Antonio. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 26 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €80.67 more than that for a same-day booking.
Monthly average prices
If you are trying to decide when to travel from Normal to San Antonio by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for November. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €128 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Normal to San Antonio in May, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €185 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.
Which train should you take from Normal to San Antonio?
2 train services operate from Normal to San Antonio. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.
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 Normal to San Antonio every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €160.
Amtrak Texas Eagle
The Amtrak Texas Eagle is a 1,306-mile train route from Chicago, Illinois to San Antonio, Texas. Because of the route’s length, the train offers sleeper car options in addition to standard coach seats. Like most Amtrak trains, the Texas Eagle features power outlets at each seat, restrooms in each car, and a cafe car where passengers can purchase food and drinks. A journey from Normal to San Antonio on the Texas Eagle usually takes 29 hours and 54 minutes, which is best spent enjoying the incredible scenery along the way.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Normal 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.
Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.
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 Normal to San Antonio?
How long is the train journey from Normal to San Antonio?
The distance between Normal and San Antonio is approximately 935 miles, or 1505 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 30 hours and 43 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 29 hours and 54 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?
Monday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Normal to San Antonio. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Monday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Sunday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
Most days, there is only one train which leaves Normal at 07:00 and arrives in San Antonio around 29 hours later.
Is there a direct train from Normal 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 Normal.
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San Antonio is a fast-growing city located in the southwest corner of the Texas Triangle. In addition to the alluring year-round warm weather, San Antonio offers a blend of rich history with contemporary attractions and cuisine.
If there's one thing to remember from your trip to San Antonio, it’s the Alamo! This 18th century fortress is one of five Spanish missions in the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, all of which are connected by a scenic hiking and biking trail. If history isn't your thing, the River Walk along the San Antonio River is a much livelier spot. This shaded path is lined with shops and restaurants, and you could spend an entire day strolling, shopping, and eating along the river. Don't sleep on the riverside bars, either – San Antonio is one of the cheapest drinking cities in the U.S. so you can bar-hop to your heart’s (and your wallet’s) delight.
Traveling with little ones? San Antonio is home to the San Antonio Zoo, SeaWorld, and Six Flags Fiesta Texas, any one of which will provide a thrilling adventure with no screen time required. Visitors of all ages will find treasures at Historic Market Square, the largest Mexican market in the U.S., where handcrafted art from local artisans is available alongside authentic Mexican food.
San Antonio is one of the biggest cities in the Lone Star State, so it is very easy to travel to other Texas destinations like Austin, Houston, and Dallas by bus or by train, or to destinations farther afield through the San Antonio International Airport.
Where is the train station in Normal?
Main departure station: Uptown Station - 11 Uptown Cir
There are two stations in Normal where you can board the train to San Antonio.
All train stations in Normal:
Uptown Station - 11 Uptown Cir
379 Lynch Rd
Where is the train station in San Antonio?
Main arrival station: 350 Hoefgen St
The San Antonio Amtrak Station is adjacent to the city’s vibrant downtown, nestled between the Alamodome sports complex and the historic Sunset Station where train service began in 1902. Amtrak operations moved to its new home at 350 Hoefgen Ave in 1998, where passengers can board the Texas Eagle to travel to Chicago, or connect to the Sunset Limited heading to Los Angeles. The stuccoed, Spanish Mission Revival style station is fully accessible, and offers comfortable seating as well as restrooms available in the waiting room. Two of San Antonio’s most popular attractions, the bustling Riverwalk and the historic Alamo, cannot be missed and luckily are within just 1 mile of the station.
Train stations in San Antonio:
350 Hoefgen St
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