Travel from TIJ to SAT

cheapest quickest Eco-Friendly
Bus$128 | 1d 11h 5min Flight$387 | 7h 35min Bus168 lb of CO2
  1. Flight$387
    7h 35min · 682 lb of CO2
  2. Bus$128
    1d 11h 5min · 194 lb of CO2
  3. Train$246
    1d 6h 14min · 330 lb of CO2
  4. Drive$150
    18h 52min · 214 lb of CO2

TIJ airport Flights

bus tickets from TIJ to SAT

$387 · 7h 35min
Various airlines
Oneway
About $387
Travel Duration
7h 35min

bus tickets from SAN to SAT

$389 · 7h 38min
Various airlines
Oneway
About $389
Travel Duration
7h 38min

TIJ airport Buses

bus tickets from Tijuana to San Antonio

$128 · 1d 11h 5min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $128
Travel Duration
1d 11h 5min

bus tickets from San Ysidro to San Antonio

$128 · 1d 11h 8min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $128
Travel Duration
1d 11h 8min

bus tickets from San Diego to San Antonio

$129 · 1d 11h 22min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $129
Travel Duration
1d 11h 22min

bus tickets from El Cajon to San Antonio

$210 · 1d 6h 20min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $210
Travel Duration
1d 6h 20min

TIJ airport Trains

train tickets from San Diego to San Antonio

$249 · 1d 6h 14min
AmtrakAmtrak SAN train to SAS
Train Tickets
About $249
Travel Duration
1d 6h 14min
San Diego - SRB
Amtrak from SRB to LAXAmtrak · 2h 16minPacific Surfliner
Los Angeles - LAX
Amtrak from LAX to SASAmtrak · 1d 3h 41minSunset Limited
San Antonio - SAS

train tickets from Solana Beach to San Antonio

$246 · 1d 5h 48min
AmtrakAmtrak SOL train to SAS
Train Tickets
About $246
Travel Duration
1d 5h 48min
Solana Beach - SOL
Amtrak from SOL to LAXAmtrak · 2h 7minPacific Surfliner
Los Angeles - LAX
Amtrak from LAX to SASAmtrak · 1d 3h 41minSunset Limited
San Antonio - SAS

Drive from TIJ airport

Driving from TIJ to SAT

$150 · 18h 52min

It's 1113 miles between TIJ to SAT. On a typical day, it might take between 18h 52min and 19h 49min from TIJ to SAT under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 20h 45min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to SAT 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.

Our recommendation to SAT

Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from TIJ to SAT?

For these medium length trips, it's important to book your tickets as soon as possible. While there are flight, 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. Shuttle service may be available to SAT. If you're traveling with a large group, you should probably take a shuttle as it will reduce the price per person. Alternatively, there are shared shuttle services available. With this option, you'll want to book as soon as possible to allow the shuttle service enough time to coordinate your pickup and dropoff.

TIJ to SAT San Antonio - take the train or bus?

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

The absolute cheapest way to travel from TIJ to SAT is by bus. The bus costs $128 roughly and will take 1 day 11 hours 5 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from TIJ to SAT?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between TIJ area and SAT, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 1 day 6 hours 14 minutes. We recommend catching the train at SRB Sorrento Valley, which is about 30 miles from TIJ. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at LAX Los Angeles.

How long does it take from TIJ to SAT by car?

The total distance between TIJ and SAT is 1113 miles and will take you about 18 hours 52 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $150.

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