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Journey Information

There are 6 intercity buses per day from Monterrey to San Antonio. Traveling by bus from Monterrey to San Antonio usually takes around 7 hours and 30 minutes, but the fastest Tornado Bus bus can make the trip in 6 hours,

Distance281 mi (453 km)
Shortest duration6h 0m
Cheapest price$49.44
Trips per day5
Most frequent serviceTornado Bus
Bus lines2

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

The average price for a bus ticket to San Antonio is $50.50, If your search turns up options priced lower than $50.50 then you've uncoverred an exceptional deal, don't let it get away. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Monterrey to San Antonio is expected to range from $50 to $52. If you are looking to travel to San Antonio within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $51. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $50 and can be found on December 17, 2022.

Monthly average prices


The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in November. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $44 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Monterrey to San Antonio in August, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $49 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches


Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 26 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $0.26 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Monterrey to San Antonio?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Monterrey to San Antonio that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Tornado Bus usually offers more choice, with 4 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Tornado Bus47h 29m$52.01
Turimex37h 44m$49.97
  • Tornado Bus

    Tornado Bus

    Tornado Bus is a Texan bus company operating in Texas and Mexico. Their bus service connects cities such as Houston, McAllen, San Antonio, and the international border at El Paso. Their buses offer onboard WiFi, plenty of leg room, air conditioning, restrooms, and power outlets.

  • Turimex


    Book Turimex from Monterrey to San Antonio from $49. There are 3 trips per day offered by Turimex from Monterrey to San Antonio and you can expect on average to pay for a Turimex ticket to San Antonio. In Monterrey, Turimex departs to San Antonio from Central de Autobuses . In San Antonio, Turimex arrives at 706 W Southcross Blvd .

    An average trip on Turimex from Monterrey to San Antonio takes 7 hours and 44 minutes , while the fastest available Turimex trip will get you to San Antonio in 6 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, Turimex offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to San Antonio.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Monterrey to San Antonio during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus 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, bus 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 bus 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.

How long is the bus ride from Monterrey to San Antonio?

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 30 minutes to cover the 281 miles from Monterrey to San Antonio. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

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

Because many passengers travel from Monterrey to San Antonio at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Monterrey?

The first bus leaves at 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Monterrey to San Antonio, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve San Antonio each day?

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Monterrey to San Antonio every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 5 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

City Information


As the third-largest city in Mexico, Monterrey often surprises visitors with its rich cultural heritage. The city’s crown jewel is the Cerro de la Silla, which is the saddled-shaped mountain dominating its skyline. It features hiking trails that allow you to enjoy a panoramic view of the city. As you stroll around Monterrey, don’t miss out on the chance to visit Cerro del Obispado, which features a small museum that gives you an insight into the city’s history. For those who simply wish to wander here and there, the Macroplaza, which is the largest local plaza in Mexico, offers plenty of chances to mingle with locals and for shopping.

Those who enjoy their food with a spicy and smoky twist will love Monterrey. For a taste of authentic local specialties, head over to La Huasteca or El Regio. For cheap eats, Dona Tota or Taqueria Las Monjitas offer a good selection.

The city’s main station for intercity bus transportation is Central de Autobuses. There is also a Greyhound Terminal in the General Escobedo District. The city’s main airport is General Mariano Escobedo International Airport.

San Antonio

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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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Monterrey?

Main departure station: Transpais Central Monterrey

Buses to San Antonio leave from 3 stations in Monterrey.

All bus stations in Monterrey:

  • Transpais Central Monterrey

  • Central de Autobuses

  • Transpais, Garza Sada

Where does the bus arrive in San Antonio?

Main arrival station: Tornado Bus Station

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in San Antonio.

All bus stations in San Antonio:

  • Tornado Bus Station

  • 706 W Southcross Blvd

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