Austin to San Antonio Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $16
Fastest Way Train — 1h 2min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 6 lb CO2
Available Modes 3 modes — bus, train and by car
Distance 74 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak, Turimex Internacional
$16 · 1h 4min · 6 lb of CO2
Austin to San Antonio
+4 more options
$28 · 1h 2min · 19 lb of CO2
+2 more options
$10 · 1h 33min · 18 lb of CO2
Austin to San Antonio

Drive from Austin to San Antonio

It's 74 miles between Austin to San Antonio. On a typical day, it might take between 1h 33min and 1h 38min from Austin to San Antonio under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 1h 42min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to San Antonio by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $9.

What is the best way to travel from Austin to San Antonio?

The are 8 different ways across 3 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Austin to San Antonio. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of Austin towards San Antonio, as it is the cheapest to San Antonio. It's common to find tickets for as low as $16. Turimex Internacional operates from Austin to San Antonio, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Austin to San Antonio?

On your trip from Austin to San Antonio, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.

Is the train or the bus better from Austin to San Antonio TX?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Austin to San Antonio. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to San Antonio is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Austin/San Antonio buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Austin is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Austin TX and San Antonio during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Austin to San Antonio? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of San Antonio traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to San Antonio is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Austin to San Antonio?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Austin to San Antonio is by bus. The bus costs $16 roughly and will take 1 hour 4 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from Austin to San Antonio?

Amtrak costs about $33 between Austin and San Antonio. In total, the train will take roughly 1 hour 40 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at AUS Austin Amtrak, which is 1 miles from Austin. Further, once you arrive at SAS San Antonio Amtrak or you will still have 1 miles to San Antonio.

How long does it take from Austin to San Antonio by car?

The total distance between Austin and San Antonio is 74 miles and will take you about 1 hour 33 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $10.

Travel companies on this route

Amtrak Amtrak from Austin to San Antonio
Useful Links Map Coverage Schedule Pet Policy Website
Customer Service and Reservations1-800-872-7245
International Visitors215-856-7952
Group Travel Requests1-800-872-1477
Turimex Internacional Turimex Internacional from Austin to San Antonio
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