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Bus Trip Information: San Antonio to Austin

There are 21 intercity buses per day from San Antonio to Austin. Traveling by bus from San Antonio to Austin usually takes around one hour and 35 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in just one hour and 25 minutes.

Distance74 mi (118 km)
Shortest duration1h 25m
Cheapest price$9.99
Trips per day21
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from San Antonio to Austin

(Based on 8 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Kristi

October 12, 2021

Greyhound

It was on time

It was on time

5.0

Kristi

October 29, 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: It was very comfortable and confident and enjoying. Cons: Everything was very great thanks. Tips: Everything is very enjoyable and relaxing.

Pros: It was very comfortable and confident and enjoying. Cons: Everything was very great thanks. Tips: Everything is very enjoyable and relaxing.

4.0

Miguel

October 17, 2019- Business

Megabus

Pros: Trip was comfortable and on time. Cons: There was no wifi as advertised.

Pros: Trip was comfortable and on time. Cons: There was no wifi as advertised.

5.0

Kristi

October 16, 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: Everything. Cons: Everything was great.

Pros: Everything. Cons: Everything was great.

5.0

Davina

October 11, 2019- Vacation

Megabus

Pros: Quick trip very well priced! Cons: maybe cleaning of bus prior to trip. it wasn't too bad though.

Pros: Quick trip very well priced! Cons: maybe cleaning of bus prior to trip. it wasn't too bad though.

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

Typically $14.15 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Austin. This one of the best deals on bus tickets we have seen recently on Wanderu, we recommend booking your travel as prices tend to go up quickly. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10JunJul

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from San Antonio to Austin is expected to range from $12 to $23. If you are looking to travel to Austin within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $18. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $12 and can be found on July 14, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in December. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $14 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from San Antonio to Austin in June, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $20 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

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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 16 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $11.82 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from San Antonio to Austin?

There are 4 bus lines from San Antonio to Austin available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 7 daily trips, Greyhound 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 Bus21h 52m$62.92
FlixBus US61h 41m$14.32
Greyhound71h 33m$15.51
Tornado Bus71h 30m$62.92
  • El Expreso Bus

    El Expreso Bus

    El Expreso Bus, a sub-brand of Tornado Bus Company, operates intercity bus trips in the United States, plus several routes that cross the border into Mexico. The carrier’s professional and helpful staff are often fluent in both English and Spanish. El Expreso buses feature comfortable seats, onboard restrooms, power outlets, and free WiFi. The average ticket price for a San Antonio to Austin trip is $63 on El Expreso Bus, and they usually make the trip in just 1 hours and 52 minutes.

  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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 6 trips per day from San Antonio to Austin, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 San Antonio to Austin every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 33 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Austin usually start from $11.

  • Tornado Bus

    Tornado Bus

    Tornado Bus is a regional bus company that primarily serves the southern United States and Mexico. Founded in 1993, Tornado Bus Company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. For Tornado travel from San Antonio to Austin, Tornado operates 7 scheduled trips per day with prices starting from $63.

Frequently Asked Questions

How large is Austin?

Austin, Texas, has a population of about 964,000 people, with the city limits covering about 272 square miles.

What should I do in Austin?

Austin is known as the “Live Music Capital of the World,” so it’s definitely worth visiting Texas’s capital city for a music festival, such as Austin City Limits or SXSW. Live music can also be found at one of its many music venues. Two popular food options in Austin include Tex-Mex and barbecue.

What is the cheapest way to get from San Antonio to Austin?

The cheapest way to get from San Antonio to Austin is by bus. Even if you don’t get the elusive $1 Megabus ticket, bus tickets under $10 are still regularly available.

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

The bus takes an average of one hour and 35 minutes to cover the 74 miles from San Antonio to Austin. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 25 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.

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 Austin. 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, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave San Antonio?

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from San Antonio to Austin, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 21 scheduled buses that travel from San Antonio to Austin 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 San Antonio to Austin without transferring.

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

City Information

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.

Austin

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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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in San Antonio?

Main departure station: Tornado Bus Station

Buses to Austin leave from 4 stations in San Antonio.

All bus stations in San Antonio:

  • Tornado Bus Station

  • Bus Terminal - 500 N St Marys St

  • Pearl District - 612 Avenue A

  • Downtown - 602 Urban Loop

Where does the bus arrive in Austin?

Main arrival station: 711 E Ben White Blvd

Buses arrive in Austin at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Austin:

  • 711 E Ben White Blvd

  • Eastside Bus Plz

  • South Congress - 710 E Ben White Blvd.

  • Downtown - 720 E 6th St

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