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Houston to San Antonio bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$1.00
Shortest Duration2h 25m
Trips per day13
bus carriers5
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Houston to San Antonio
4.7
Based on 7 reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
4.5
Value
4.5
Condition
5.0
Sisay
5.0
February 29, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Very friendly and welcoming driver and I enjoyed my trip well.
Daniel
5.0
October 20, 2019Solo travel
Pros
On time even with 2 pit stops

Based on 5 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
3.2
Staff
4.2
Value
4.4
Condition
4.6
Jonathan
4.0
December 30, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Better bus setup than Greyhound
Cons
Bus stops
Tips
Take megabus, forget greyhound
Billie
5.0
December 14, 2019Vacation
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.
Sulekha
4.0
October 21, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Very cheap and free reliable Wi-Fi on bus
Gillian
5.0
June 21, 2019Vacation
Pros
The bus depared and arrived as schedule. The bus was clean and comfortable, and the driver was very courteous. He made frequent announcements to help us plan for our arrival.
Cons
Wifi
Tips
Please don't hesitate to book your ticket with Megabus. My trip was great. Be sure to arrove on time. Punctuality is important to them.

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.

How much does a bus ticket from Houston to San Antonio cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Houston to San Antonio were $9.32.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Houston to San Antonio is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 29 days out, tickets are on average $12.79 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

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

The distance between Houston and San Antonio is approximately 189.22 miles, or 304.44 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 3 hours and 55 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 25.2 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses 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 bus 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.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Houston to San Antonio?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Houston to San Antonio by bus is usually on Saturday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Thursday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Houston to San Antonio?

On average there are 13 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from Houston to San Antonio, with an average of 7.085 trips per day and 104.5 monthly trips. 5 bus carriers serve the route from Houston to San Antonio. Of the 13 trips there are 12 trips that are direct connections to San Antonio.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Houston to San Antonio start at $30.00.

5 carriers offer Houston to San Antonio bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Houston to San Antonio from $12.00. There are 7.084746 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Houston to San Antonio and you can expect on average to pay $17.41 for a Greyhound ticket to San Antonio. In Houston, Greyhound departs to San Antonio from Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St and one other station. In San Antonio, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 500 N St Marys St,

An average trip on Greyhound from Houston to San Antonio takes 3 hours and 46 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to San Antonio in 2 hours and 25 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 7 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $18.27 for a weekend trip to San Antonio.

Avg. Time
3h 46m
Avg. Price
$17.41

Megabus

Book Megabus from Houston to San Antonio from $1.00. There are 2.738095 trips per day offered by Megabus from Houston to San Antonio and you can expect on average to pay $12.22 for a Megabus ticket to San Antonio. In Houston, Megabus departs to San Antonio from 815 Pierce St at Travis St, In San Antonio, Megabus arrives at Parking Lot - 840 Probandt St,

An average trip on Megabus from Houston to San Antonio takes 4 hours and 7 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to San Antonio in 2 hours and 25 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 2.625 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $16.21 for a weekend trip to San Antonio.

Avg. Time
4h 7m
Avg. Price
$12.22

Turimex Internacional

Book Turimex Internacional from Houston to San Antonio from $31.00. There are 5.46875 trips per day offered by Turimex Internacional from Houston to San Antonio and you can expect on average to pay $35.03 for a Turimex Internacional ticket to San Antonio. In Houston, Turimex Internacional departs to San Antonio from 7011 Harrisburg Blvd, In San Antonio, Turimex Internacional arrives at Of Turimex Intl,

An average trip on Turimex Internacional from Houston to San Antonio takes 3 hours and 59 minutes, while the fastest available Turimex Internacional trip will get you to San Antonio in 2 hours and 25 minutes,

On weekends, Turimex Internacional offers 6 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $35.87 for a weekend trip to San Antonio.

Avg. Time
3h 59m
Avg. Price
$35.03

El Expreso Bus

Book El Expreso Bus from Houston to San Antonio from $40.00. There are 2 trips per day offered by El Expreso Bus from Houston to San Antonio and you can expect on average to pay $40.00 for a El Expreso Bus ticket to San Antonio. In Houston, El Expreso Bus departs to San Antonio from 7011 Harrisburg Blvd and 3 other stations. In San Antonio, El Expreso Bus arrives at Tornado Bus Station,

An average trip on El Expreso Bus from Houston to San Antonio takes 2 hours and 55 minutes, while the fastest available El Expreso Bus trip will get you to San Antonio in 2 hours and 25 minutes,

On weekends, El Expreso Bus offers 2.333333 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $40.00 for a weekend trip to San Antonio.

Avg. Time
2h 55m
Avg. Price
$40.00

Tornado Bus

Book Tornado Bus from Houston to San Antonio from $36.00. There are 3.529412 trips per day offered by Tornado Bus from Houston to San Antonio and you can expect on average to pay $39.72 for a Tornado Bus ticket to San Antonio. In Houston, Tornado Bus departs to San Antonio from 6590 Southwest Hwy and 3 other stations. In San Antonio, Tornado Bus arrives at Tornado Bus Station,

An average trip on Tornado Bus from Houston to San Antonio takes 3 hours and 50 minutes, while the fastest available Tornado Bus trip will get you to San Antonio in 2 hours and 25 minutes,

On weekends, Tornado Bus offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $39.73 for a weekend trip to San Antonio.

Avg. Time
3h 50m
Avg. Price
$39.72

Plan your next adventure

There are 6 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to San Antonio will depart from these stations in Houston:
  • Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St
  • 7011 Harrisburg Blvd
  • 815 Pierce St at Travis St
  • 6590 Southwest Hwy
  • Tornado Bus Station - Lockwood
  • Tornado Bus Station - Airport
Buses arrive in San Antonio at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in San Antonio for trips arriving from Houston:
  • Bus Terminal - 500 N St Marys St
  • Of Turimex Intl
  • Parking Lot - 840 Probandt St
  • Tornado Bus Station

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