San Antonio to Austin Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $11
Fastest Way Train — 1h 2min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 9 lb CO2
Available Modes 3 modes — bus, train and by car
Distance 74 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak, Turimex Internacional
$11 · 1h 35min · 9 lb of CO2
San Antonio to Austin
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$28 · 1h 2min · 19 lb of CO2
+2 more options
$10 · 1h 33min · 18 lb of CO2
San Antonio to Austin

Drive from San Antonio to Austin

It's 74 miles between San Antonio to Austin. On a typical day, it might take between 1h 33min and 1h 38min from San Antonio to Austin 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 Austin 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 San Antonio to Austin?

The are 8 different ways across 3 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from San Antonio to Austin. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of San Antonio towards Austin, as it is the cheapest to Austin. It's common to find tickets for as low as $11. Greyhound operates from San Antonio to Austin, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from San Antonio to Austin?

On your trip from San Antonio to Austin, 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 San Antonio to Austin TX?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from San Antonio to Austin. 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 Austin is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the San Antonio/Austin buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from San Antonio 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 San Antonio TX and Austin 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 San Antonio to Austin? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Austin 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 Austin 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 San Antonio to Austin?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from San Antonio to Austin is by bus. The bus costs $11 roughly and will take 1 hour 50 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from San Antonio to Austin?

Amtrak costs about $33 between San Antonio and Austin. 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 SAS San Antonio Amtrak, which is 1 miles from San Antonio. Further, once you arrive at AUS Austin Amtrak or you will still have 1 miles to Austin.

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

The total distance between San Antonio and Austin 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

Greyhound Greyhound from San Antonio to Austin
Useful Links Greyhound Contact Page Greyhound Bustracker Website
Customer Service1-214-849-8966
Customer Service Español1-800-531-5332
Amtrak Amtrak from San Antonio to Austin
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 San Antonio to Austin
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