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Journey Information

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 37 minutes, but the fastest Tornado Bus bus can make the trip in just one hour and 15 minutes.

Distance74 mi (118 km)
Shortest duration1h 15m
Cheapest price$11.99
Trips per day21
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines5

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from San Antonio to Austin

(Based on 9 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

JINHYUN

April 19, 2023- Solo travel

RedCoach First Class

Pros: Confortable seat and in good condition. Cons: There is no sign for bus stop. So I asked more than 3 people where the bus stop is. Tips: Just be there earlier.

5.0

Kristi

October 12, 2021

Greyhound

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.

4.0

Miguel

October 17, 2019- Business

Megabus

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.

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

Bus tickets for a trip from San Antonio to Austin cost $15.19 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 San Antonio to Austin in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $16 to $22. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on February 27, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Austin this week, bus tickets are available starting at $16.

Monthly average prices

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Taking the bus from San Antonio to Austin is usually cheapest in October, when the average ticket price is only $17. If you're planning to take the bus from San Antonio to Austin during July, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $25. 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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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 27 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $8.66 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from San Antonio to Austin?

There are 5 bus lines from San Antonio to Austin available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 12 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 US121h 41m$17.16
Greyhound81h 32m$19.42
RedCoach Business11h 20m$33.58
RedCoach First Class11h 20m$44.99
Tornado Bus61h 28m$65.00
  • 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 12 trips per day from San Antonio to Austin, 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 8 bus trips from San Antonio to Austin every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 32 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Austin usually start from $13.

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

    An average trip on RedCoach Business from San Antonio to Austin takes 1 hours and 20 minutes , while the fastest available RedCoach Business trip will get you to Austin in 1 hours and 15 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 Austin.

  • 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

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

The bus takes an average of one hour and 37 minutes to cover the 74 miles from San Antonio to Austin. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 15 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.

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, 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.

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.

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 $6.00.

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?

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Main departure 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

  • Pearl District - 612 Avenue A

  • Tornado Bus Station

  • 165 Bowie St

Where does the bus arrive in Austin?

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Main arrival 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

  • Downtown Austin

  • South Congress - 710 E Ben White Blvd.

  • 711 E Ben White Blvd

  • 516 E 5th St

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