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Journey Information

Houston to San Antonio bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$19.00
Shortest Duration2h 40m
Trips per day6
Bus lines3

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.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $20.20 was the low point for bus fares from Houston to San Antonio. Buses from San Antonio to Houston are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $20.20 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 16 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $25.24 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 3 hours and 37 minutes to cover the 189 miles (304 kilometers) from Houston, TX to San Antonio, TX. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 40.2 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

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 Houston?

The first bus leaves at 10:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Houston to San Antonio, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Houston to San Antonio every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 16 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Houston to San Antonio; ticket prices start at $30.00.

What bus companies travel from Houston to San Antonio?

There are 3 bus lines from Houston, Texas to San Antonio, Texas. With 4 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 Bus13h 15m$52.55
Greyhound23h 26m$25.98
Tornado Bus43h 40m$48.75

Where does the bus leave from in Houston?

Buses to San Antonio leave from multiple locations in Houston, Texas. These are the 6 most popular bus stations:

  • Tornado Bus Station - Lockwood
  • 7011 Harrisburg Blvd
  • 6590 Southwest Hwy
  • Tornado Bus Station - Airport
  • Houston Southwest Fwy
  • Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St

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 Houston to San Antonio

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15JanFeb

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Houston, TX to San Antonio, TX
4.7
Based on 7 ratings and 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. 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 stopsOn 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 GreyhoundBetter bus setup than Greyhound
Cons
Bus stopsBus stops
Tips
Take megabus, forget greyhoundTake megabus, forget greyhound
Billie
5.0
December 14, 2019Vacation
Pros
The friendly driver The friendly driver
Cons
The seats. Need better cushion. The seats. Need better cushion.
Tips
Bring snacks and be careful being loud. Some passengers can be douches and shout at you. 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 busVery 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.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
WifiWifi
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.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.

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