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San Antonio to Austin bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$11.00
Shortest Duration1h 30m
Trips per day10
Bus lines3

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.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

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 much is a bus ticket from San Antonio to Austin?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $11.67 was the low point for bus fares from San Antonio to Austin. Buses from Austin to San Antonio are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $11.67 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 $27.82 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 1 hour 37 minutes to cover the 74 miles (118 kilometers) from San Antonio, TX to Austin, TX. However, the fastest bus only takes 1 hour 30 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?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Austin 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, 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 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 buses are there each day?

There are 10 scheduled buses that travel from San Antonio to Austin every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 9 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 San Antonio to Austin; ticket prices start at $7.50.

What bus companies travel from San Antonio to Austin?

There are 3 bus lines from San Antonio, Texas to Austin, Texas. With 7 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 15m$48.60
Greyhound41h 43m$14.91
Tornado Bus71h 30m$48.55

Book El Expreso Bus from San Antonio to Austin from $43. Typically there is one El Expreso Bus schedule per day from San Antonio to Austin and you can expect on average to pay $49 for a El Expreso Bus ticket to Austin. In San Antonio, El Expreso Bus departs to Austin from Tornado Bus Station, In Austin, El Expreso Bus arrives at 711 E Ben White Blvd, An average trip on El Expreso Bus from San Antonio to Austin takes 2 hours and 15 minutes, while the fastest available El Expreso Bus trip will get you to Austin in 1 hours and 30 minutes, On weekends, El Expreso Bus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $49 for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Austin.

Book Greyhound from San Antonio to Austin from $11. There are 4 trips per day offered by Greyhound from San Antonio to Austin and you can expect on average to pay $15 for a Greyhound ticket to Austin. In San Antonio, Greyhound departs to Austin from Bus Terminal - 500 N St Marys St, In Austin, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 916 E Koenig Ln and 2 other stations. An average trip on Greyhound from San Antonio to Austin takes 1 hours and 43 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Austin in 1 hours and 30 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $15 for a weekend trip to Austin.

Book Tornado Bus from San Antonio to Austin from $43. There are 7 trips per day offered by Tornado Bus from San Antonio to Austin and you can expect on average to pay $49 for a Tornado Bus ticket to Austin. In San Antonio, Tornado Bus departs to Austin from Tornado Bus Station, In Austin, Tornado Bus arrives at 711 E Ben White Blvd, An average trip on Tornado Bus from San Antonio to Austin takes 1 hours and 30 minutes, On weekends, Tornado Bus offers 8 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $49 for a weekend trip to Austin.

Where does the bus leave from in San Antonio?

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

  • Tornado Bus Station
  • Bus Terminal - 500 N St Marys St

Where does the bus arrive in Austin?

Buses arrive in Austin at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Austin, Texas:

  • 711 E Ben White Blvd
  • Bus Terminal - 916 E Koenig Ln
  • Carts Headquarters
  • Metro Lakeline

Price trends for buses from San Antonio to Austin

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15FebMar

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5AMJJASONDJFM

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from San Antonio, TX to Austin, TX

(Based on 6 ratings and reviews)

4.8

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.

5.0

Darlene

June 19, 2019 - Visiting family

Megabus

Pros: Ease of use. Website easy! People great! Wish we had Megabus in New York!!! Cons: Nothing! Completely satisfied. Tips: Use Megabus! You won’t be disappointed. Pros: Ease of use. Website easy! People great! Wish we had Megabus in New York!!! Cons: Nothing! Completely satisfied. Tips: Use Megabus! You won’t be disappointed.

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