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Journey Information

San Antonio to Houston bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$19.00
Shortest Duration3h 0m
Trips per day16
Bus lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

How many buses go from San Antonio to Houston per day?

There is an average of 31 bus trips per day from San Antonio to Houston, with 5 carriers that operate on this route. Greyhound has the most scheduled buses, with an average of 18 trips per day.

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

The cheapest way to travel from San Antonio to Houston is by bus. The earlier you book a ticket the cheaper it will be. The cheapest average price for a bus ticket is $13.78, and the travel time is about 3 hours. If you were to fly direct, it would be around an hour long flight, with tickets starting at $200.

What are the best things to see in Houston, Texas?

There are many attractions to see in Houston. There is the Houston Zoo, the Space Center, Downtown Aquarium, amusement parks and more. Houston has attractions for all ages, as well as family oriented places.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $24.00 was the low point for bus fares from San Antonio to Houston. Buses from Houston to San Antonio are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $24.00 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 15 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $22.39 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 4 hours and 34 minutes to cover the 189 miles (304 kilometers) from San Antonio, TX to Houston, TX. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours, In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the bus.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday 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 2:00pm. To see the times for all buses from San Antonio to Houston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 16 scheduled buses that travel from San Antonio to Houston every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 12 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 Houston; ticket prices start at $30.00.

What bus companies travel from San Antonio to Houston?

There are 3 bus lines from San Antonio, Texas to Houston, Texas. With 9 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 Bus54h 11m$63.88
Greyhound66h 0m$26.00
Tornado Bus93h 35m$62.78

Where does the bus leave from in San Antonio?

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

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

Where does the bus arrive in Houston?

Buses arrive in Houston at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Houston, Texas:

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

Price trends for buses from San Antonio to Houston

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20NovDec

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5JFMAMJJASOND

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 Houston, TX
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