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Journey Information

Austin to San Antonio bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$11.00
Shortest Duration1h 20m
Trips per day11
Bus lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Austin 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 Austin to San Antonio?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $11.00 was the low point for bus fares from Austin to San Antonio. Buses from San Antonio to Austin are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $11.00 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 28 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $33.12 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 1 hour 49 minutes to cover the 74 miles (118 kilometers) from Austin, TX to San Antonio, TX. However, the fastest bus only takes 1 hour 19.8 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short trip.

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

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in San Antonio. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Austin?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Austin to San Antonio, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 11 scheduled buses that travel from Austin to San Antonio every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Texas to Texas without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Austin to San Antonio; ticket prices start at $7.50.

What bus companies travel from Austin to San Antonio?

There are 3 bus lines from Austin, Texas to San Antonio, Texas. With 10 daily trips, Tornado Bus usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
El Expreso Bus12h 13m$53.55
Greyhound31h 42m$15.42
Tornado Bus101h 52m$56.67

Where does the bus leave from in Austin?

Austin, Texas has two bus stations with service to San Antonio, Texas:

  • 711 E Ben White Blvd
  • Bus Terminal - 916 E Koenig Ln

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 Austin to San Antonio

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20JanJan

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5FMAMJJASONDJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Austin, TX to San Antonio, TX
4.5
Based on 6 ratings and reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.7
Staff
3.7
Value
3.0
Condition
4.0
Anthony
3.0
July 23, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Driver was courteous and professional. Driver was courteous and professional.
Cons
Greyhound couldn’t be bothered to keep us informed as departure was delayed. Bus was a little shabby. Charging port didn’t work. Greyhound couldn’t be bothered to keep us informed as departure was delayed. Bus was a little shabby. Charging port didn’t work.
Covadonga
5.0
June 26, 2019Vacation
Pros
It was a good option to visit another city while I was in Texas without having to rent a car. It was a relaxing trip, easy and affordable It was a good option to visit another city while I was in Texas without having to rent a car. It was a relaxing trip, easy and affordable
Tips
Buy your tickets on line. It is very easy to print from the machines at the station or e-ticket on your phoneBuy your tickets on line. It is very easy to print from the machines at the station or e-ticket on your phone

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Staff
4.7
Value
4.7
Condition
4.3
Helen
5.0
March 1, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Comfortable ride, good driverComfortable ride, good driver
Cons
I can't think of anything I can't think of anything
Tips
Have numbers for taxis in case of no wifi once off the busHave numbers for taxis in case of no wifi once off the bus
Wendy
5.0
August 16, 2019Vacation
Pros
the best way to go from city to city the best way to go from city to city
Cons
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