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Other ways to get from Austin to San Antonio

There are usually 1 daily train trips available from Austin to San Antonio.

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Train
Avg. Price
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$23.37
Avg. Price
$11.24
Daily Trips
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31
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Duration
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1h 39m
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3h 25m
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Journey Information

There are 36 intercity buses per day from Austin to San Antonio. Traveling by bus from Austin to San Antonio usually takes around one hour and 42 minutes, but the fastest Tornado Bus bus can make the trip in 27 minutes.

Distance74 mi (118 km)
Shortest duration0h 27m
Cheapest price$12.99
Trips per day36
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines5

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Austin to San Antonio

(Based on 10 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Berry

December 25, 2022- Vacation

Greyhound

There was no destination number or place display outside the bus. If I didn't ask the driver, we would miss it.

5.0

Helen

March 1, 2020- Solo travel

Megabus

Pros: Comfortable ride, good driver. Cons: I can't think of anything. Tips: Have numbers for taxis in case of no wifi once off the bus.

5.0

Wendy

August 16, 2019- Vacation

Megabus

Pros: the best way to go from city to city. Cons: magabus web site.

3.0

Anthony

July 23, 2019- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: 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.

5.0

Covadonga

June 26, 2019- Vacation

Greyhound

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. Tips: Buy your tickets on line. It is very easy to print from the machines at the station or e-ticket on your phone.

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

Bus tickets for a trip from Austin to San Antonio cost $13.62 on average. This is an excellent value for the trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

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If you're planning to travel by bus from Austin to San Antonio in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $14 to $19. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on July 16, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to San Antonio this week, bus tickets are available starting at $14.

Monthly avg. prices

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Taking the bus from Austin to San Antonio is usually cheapest in February, when the average ticket price is only $16. If you're planning to take the bus from Austin to San Antonio during August, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $26. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 23 days in advance to save up to $14.84.

What bus companies travel from Austin to San Antonio?

There are 5 bus lines from Austin to San Antonio available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 19 daily trips, FlixBus US 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
FlixBus US191h 47m$15.77
Greyhound71h 35m$17.75
RedCoach Business11h 10m$36.44
RedCoach First Class11h 10m$44.99
Tornado Bus111h 28m$61.00
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 19 trips per day from Austin to San Antonio, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 7 bus trips from Austin to San Antonio every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 35 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to San Antonio usually start from $13.

  • Book RedCoach Business from Austin to San Antonio from $25. Typically there is one RedCoach Business schedule per day from Austin to San Antonio and you can expect on average to pay for a RedCoach Business ticket to San Antonio. In Austin, RedCoach Business departs to San Antonio from 516 E 5th St . In San Antonio, RedCoach Business arrives at 165 Bowie St .

    An average trip on RedCoach Business from Austin to San Antonio takes 1 hours and 10 minutes , while the fastest available RedCoach Business trip will get you to San Antonio in 0 hours and 27 minutes .

    On weekends, RedCoach Business offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to San Antonio.

  • RedCoach offers a premium travel option called First Class, emphasizing quality and comfort for passengers. The transportation company operates primarily in Texas and has a modern fleet with features such as air conditioning, extra legroom, and 21-inch wide reclining seats. First Class buses also offer restrooms, complimentary WiFi, and power outlets for device charging during the journey.

  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of one hour and 42 minutes to cover the 74 miles from Austin to San Antonio. However, the fastest bus only takes 27 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to San Antonio at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Austin to San Antonio, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 36 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 Austin to San Antonio without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Austin to San Antonio; ticket prices start at $10.00.

City Information

Austin

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Austin, TX - AUS-1

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Austin is the capital of the Lone Star State and one of the best vacation destinations in Texas. Known as Texas’s “weird” city, Austin is famous for being the southern mecca for the arts. In addition to being a hot spot for both emerging and established artists from Texas and the surrounding states, Austin is well known for its eclectic live music scene. In addition, the University of Texas’ main campus is located in Austin, which makes the city a popular destination for young people from all over the world, keeping it vibrant at all times. It’s no surprise that it ranks among the top party cities in the U.S.

While you’re in town, make sure to stop by the hip South Congress neighborhood to shop at the trendy boutiques and grab some grub at the authentically Austin restaurants. Since Austin is one of the best craft beer cities in the country, you won’t regret checking out some of the local breweries too. After that, head over to Lady Bird Lake and rent a kayak for a relaxing paddling session on the water, or simply go for a walk on the picturesque Hike & Bike Trail. Finally, spend the night bar hopping along the pedestrian-only Sixth Street.

While the Austin airport is located on the outskirts of the city, the main train station is right in the heart of downtown. Similarly, the two bus stations that serve Austin are located close to the city center, making ground transportation the more convenient way to travel in and out of town.

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 Austin?

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Main departure station: Eastside Bus Plz

Travelers to and from the capital of Texas will likely stop through the bus station at 916 E Koenig Lane. Located in Austin’s quaint North Loop neighborhood, and with close proximity to several main highways, this station serves bus trips from both Greyhound and Jefferson Lines. The station has a comfortable seating area inside, along with restrooms and vending machines for on-the-go snacks. Takeout restaurants, coffeeshops, and a range of stores surround the station for those seeking heartier food options before or after their bus trip.

All bus stations in Austin:

  • Eastside Bus Plz

  • 711 E Ben White Blvd

  • Downtown Austin

  • South Congress - 710 E Ben White Blvd.

  • 516 E 5th St

Where does the bus arrive in San Antonio?

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Main arrival station: Bus Terminal - 500 N St Marys St

The San Antonio Bus Terminal on St. Mary’s Street is open 24 hours a day, and welcomes travelers on Jefferson Lines and Greyhound bus trips throughout Texas and beyond. Just a stone’s throw from the San Antonio River in downtown, the bus station offers connections to local transit via nearby public bus stops and ample parking for those who’d like to leave their car in a lot or garage. Fresh food can be purchased in the station, or stop by any one of the nearby cafes and restaurants for a bite before your trip.

All bus stations in San Antonio:

  • Bus Terminal - 500 N St Marys St

  • Tornado Bus Station

  • Pearl District - 612 Avenue A

  • 165 Bowie St

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