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San Antonio - Houston Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from San Antonio to Houston. Traveling by train from San Antonio to Houston usually takes 4 hours and 45 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance189 mi (304 km)
Fastest train4h 45m
Lowest price$33.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Sunset Limited
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from San Antonio to Houston

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.7

4.0

Becky

June 18, 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Sunset Limited

Pros: Price and able to rest in route. Cons: Restrooms were filthy.

5.0

Bettye

October 16, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Sunset Limited

Pros: Everything! Cons: Nothing.

5.0

Nkeng

May 21, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Sunset Limited

Pros: Reclining seats..WoW 👏 Was surprised that it was sooo comfortable. Wayyyyyy better than the Greyhound and airplane seats... Many women working Nice ...even in the cargo area. .Breakfast and lunch menu for purchase... Restrooms were okay size wise. Would love at least one a lite bigger to accommodate us size and special disabilities......... Cons: Size of restroom to accommodate fat n disable people...at least one bigger stall. Increase volume of announcer... Pro ide wifi or some wifi for a small fee..Come on !! :). Tips: Enjoy the ride !!!

What is the price of a train ticket from San Antonio to Houston?

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from San Antonio to Houston was $41.00. Compared to most train fares, this is an excellent price. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 25 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $41.00 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Monthly average prices

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during February. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from San Antonio to Houston, with the average price at just $33. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in November, when the average price goes up to $53. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Which train should you take from San Antonio to Houston?

Amtrak Sunset Limited is the one and only train line which connects San Antonio to Houston. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Sunset Limited14h 45m$45.52
  • The Amtrak Sunset Limited is a southern Amtrak route that crosses through Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. The double-decker carriages have a variety of roomettes, bedrooms, and suites, as well as a restuarant and cafe service.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between San Antonio and Houston is approximately 189 miles, or 304 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 45 minutes,

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from San Antonio to Houston on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Monday. Monday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

Most days, there is only one train which leaves San Antonio at 6:00am and arrives in Houston around 4 hours later.

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Houston with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Houston to San Antonio.

City Information

San Antonio

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San Antonio, TX - SAT-1

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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, TX - HOU-1

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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 is the train station in San Antonio?

350 Hoefgen St - SATAMT-0

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Main departure station: 350 Hoefgen St

The San Antonio Amtrak Station is adjacent to the city’s vibrant downtown, nestled between the Alamodome sports complex and the historic Sunset Station where train service began in 1902. Amtrak operations moved to its new home at 350 Hoefgen Ave in 1998, where passengers can board the Texas Eagle to travel to Chicago, or connect to the Sunset Limited heading to Los Angeles. The stuccoed, Spanish Mission Revival style station is fully accessible, and offers comfortable seating as well as restrooms available in the waiting room. Two of San Antonio’s most popular attractions, the bustling Riverwalk and the historic Alamo, cannot be missed and luckily are within just 1 mile of the station.

All train stations in San Antonio:

  • 350 Hoefgen St

Where is the train station in Houston?

902 Washington Ave - HOUAMT-0

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Main arrival station: 902 Washington Ave

The Amtrak Station on Washington Avenue is a key stop on the Sunset Limited train route that runs from Los Angeles to New Orleans. Restrooms, vending machines, and checked baggage services are available inside the waiting room of the station. There is also plenty of free same-day and overnight parking onsite. Downtown Houston is within a quick walk, where you can find hotels, restaurants, and attractions in the nearby Theater District, Civic Center, and Skyline District.

All train stations in Houston:

  • 902 Washington Ave

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