San Antonio to Bel Air Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $70
Fastest Way Train — 11h 38min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 81 lb CO2
Available Modes 3 modes — bus, train and by car
Distance 528 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak
$104 · 14h 36min · 81 lb of CO2
San Antonio to Slidell
+4 more options
$108 · 11h 38min · 135 lb of CO2
+2 more options
$71 · 9h 7min · 104 lb of CO2
San Antonio to Bel Air

Drive from San Antonio to Bel Air

It's 528 miles between San Antonio to Bel Air. On a typical day, it might take between 9h 7min and 9h 35min from San Antonio to Bel Air under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 10h 2min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Bel Air 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 $71.

What is the best way to travel from San Antonio to Bel Air?

The are 8 different ways across 3 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from San Antonio to Bel Air. The fastest way out of San Antonio towards New Orleans is by bus, as it is the quickest to the Bel Air area. This doesn't necessarily take into consideration traffic or weather - so these may impact some of your decision making. It's common to find tickets for as low as $69. Amtrak operates from San Antonio to Bel Air, 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 Bel Air?

For these medium length trips, it's important to book your tickets as soon as possible. While there are bus, train or by car transportation options available, the sooner to book the better. While prices for buses or trains might not fluctuate as much as flights, their availability certainly will. It's recommended to book these flights at least 2 weeks away, but even more if you are able.

Is the train or the bus better from San Antonio to Bel Air Louisiana?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from San Antonio to Bel Air. 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 Bel Air is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the San Antonio/Bel Air 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 Bel Air 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 Bel Air? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Bel Air 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 Bel Air 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 Bel Air?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from San Antonio to Bel Air is by bus. The bus costs $70 roughly and will take 16 hours 29 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from San Antonio to Bel Air?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between San Antonio area and Bel Air, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 12 hours 18 minutes. We recommend catching the train at SAS San Antonio Amtrak, which is about 1 miles from San Antonio. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at NOL New Orleans.

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

The total distance between San Antonio and Bel Air is 528 miles and will take you about 9 hours 7 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $71.

Travel companies on this route

Amtrak Amtrak from San Antonio to Bel Air
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International Visitors215-856-7952
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