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Bus Route Overview: San Antonio to Houston

There are 13 intercity buses per day from San Antonio to Houston. Traveling by bus from San Antonio to Houston usually takes around 3 hours and 42 minutes, but the fastest RedCoach First Class bus can make the trip in 3 hours,

Distance189 mi (304 km)
Shortest duration3h 0m
Cheapest price$32.00
Trips per day10
Most frequent serviceTornado Bus
Bus lines5

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from San Antonio to Houston

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Edward

May 13, 2022- Solo travel

Greyhound

Good location. Friendly guests.

Good location. Friendly guests.

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

$33.35 is the average price of a bus ticket from San Antonio to Houston. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. 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

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from San Antonio to Houston is expected to range from $32 to $47. If you are looking to travel to Houston within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $35. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $32 and can be found on October 12, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from San Antonio to Houston by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $33 whenever you decide to travel.

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 12 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $24.08 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from San Antonio to Houston?

There are 5 bus lines from San Antonio to Houston available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. 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
FlixBus US57h 52m$46.03
Greyhound43h 24m$36.62
RedCoach First Class13h 5m$34.99
Tornado Bus43h 42m$68.25
Turimex14h 0m$56.49
  • 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 5 trips per day from San Antonio to Houston, 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 4 bus trips from San Antonio to Houston every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 24 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Houston usually start from $32.

  • RedCoach First Class

    RedCoach First Class

    Book RedCoach First Class from San Antonio to Houston from $35. Typically there is one RedCoach First Class schedule per day from San Antonio to Houston and you can expect on average to pay for a RedCoach First Class ticket to Houston. In San Antonio, RedCoach First Class departs to Houston from 165 Bowie St . In Houston, RedCoach First Class arrives at 904 Dallas St .

    An average trip on RedCoach First Class from San Antonio to Houston takes 3 hours and 5 minutes , while the fastest available RedCoach First Class trip will get you to Houston in 3 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, RedCoach First Class offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Houston.

  • Tornado Bus

    Tornado Bus

    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.

  • Turimex

    Turimex

    Book Turimex from San Antonio to Houston from $52. Typically there is one Turimex schedule per day from San Antonio to Houston and you can expect on average to pay for a Turimex ticket to Houston. In San Antonio, Turimex departs to Houston from 706 W Southcross Blvd . In Houston, Turimex arrives at 7011 Harrisburg Blvd .

    An average trip on Turimex from San Antonio to Houston takes 4 hours and 0 minutes , while the fastest available Turimex trip will get you to Houston in 3 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, Turimex offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Houston.

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 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 Houston?

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 42 minutes to cover the 189 miles from San Antonio to Houston. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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 tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking buses from San Antonio to Houston. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the bus and even save some change check out travel options on Thursday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

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 Houston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 13 scheduled buses that travel from San Antonio to Houston every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 10 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.

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.

Houston

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Houston, Texas is one of the most populous cities and among the most expansive cities in the U.S. As a result, Houston has become the leading commercial center in the Southern United States. Astronomy aficionados recognize Houston as the city where NASA’s Mission Control Center is located, and music fans know Houston as the birthplace of Queen B herself, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter.

Even though Houston has a relatively small downtown area, it is packed with exciting things you can do while you’re in town. If you’re in the mood for a cultural outing, head to the Theater District where you are sure to find a play or a music performance you’d enjoy, or check out the Museum District that boasts more than 20 different museums and galleries. Since Houston is the most racially and ethnically diverse city in the country, its restaurant scene is one of a kind offering a rich variety of cuisines from all over the world. The many experiences available in Houston make it one of Texas' best vacation destinations.

As one of the main metropolitan cities in the U.S., Houston is very well connected to the rest of the country and the world. The main bus and train stations are both located right in the heart of downtown making it easy to get to your final destination by public transit or car. There are also several airports within the city’s vicinity that provide a good variety of options depending on where you’re flying to or from.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in San Antonio?

Main departure station: Tornado Bus Station

Buses to Houston leave from 6 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

  • 706 W Southcross Blvd

  • 165 Bowie St

Where does the bus arrive in Houston?

Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St - HOUGLI-0

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Main arrival station: Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St

The Bus Terminal at 2121 Main Street is centrally located within downtown Houston and serves as a hub for bus service from Greyhound, Jefferson Lines and Tornado Bus. From Houston’s bus terminal, you might connect to other cities in Texas such as Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio, or further afield to Los Angeles and New York. The station is open 24 hours a day, with restrooms, seating, and several food options available onsite. Within a few minutes’ walk from the bus terminal, you’ll find parking, rental car agencies, gas stations, fast food, and a Light Rail station to easily access the rest of Houston.

All bus stations in Houston:

  • Bus Terminal - 2121 Main St

  • Tornado Bus Station - Lockwood

  • Tornado Bus Station - Airport

  • 2525 Southwest Fwy (Timewise/Shell gas station lot)

  • Downtown - 605 Gray St

  • 7011 Harrisburg Blvd

  • 904 Dallas St

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