SMC to PRC Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $203
Fastest Way Flight — 7h 30min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 162 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — train, flight, bus and by car
Distance 1,111 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak
$272 · 1d 9h 18min · 365 lb of CO2
+4 more options
$382 · 7h 30min · 674 lb of CO2

SMC to PRC Flights

There are 1 airports — AUS — that make sense to fly out of from SMC and 1 airports — BKW — to access PRC. The best deals are usually found by flying out of AUS.

Out of the 4 total modes of travel to PRC from SMC, a flight is the quickest method.

$209 · 1d 6h 5min · 167 lb of CO2
San Marcos to Beckley
+2 more options
$150 · 18h 51min · 214 lb of CO2

Drive from SMC to PRC

It's 1112 miles between SMC to PRC. On a typical day, it might take between 18h 51min and 19h 47min from SMC to PRC under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 20h 44min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to PRC 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 $150.

What is the best way to travel from SMC to PRC?

Because PRC is so far away from SMC, we recommend simply booking a flight. Other options to PRC do exist, but going by plane will save you valuable time. Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from SMC to PRC?

For these medium length trips, it's important to book your tickets as soon as possible. While there are train, flight, bus 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 SMC to PRC WV?

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

The absolute cheapest way to travel from SMC to PRC is by bus. The bus costs $203 roughly and will take 1 day 5 hours 19 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from SMC to PRC?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between SMC area and PRC, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 1 day 9 hours 25 minutes. We recommend catching the train at SMC San Marcos Intermodal Station, which is about 0 miles from SMC. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at CHI Chicago.

How long does it take from SMC to PRC by car?

The total distance between SMC and PRC is 1112 miles and will take you about 18 hours 51 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $150.

Travel companies on this route

Amtrak Amtrak from SMC to PRC
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

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