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7611 Katy Freeway, I-10 W @ Loop 610, Houston, Texas, 77024, United States

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travelling from houston to san antonio

by katcharlie

need to attend a conference in san antonio, as I be coming from ireland thinking of flying to houston, spending two days, any advice on getting to san antonio using public transport and aprox how long does the journey be.

Re: travelling from houston to san antonio

by TexasDave

The trip in a car from Houston to San Antonio is about 3.5 to 4 hours. The problem with a bus (the only possible public transportation option) is that first you would have to get to the terminal which is in downtown Houston, a 30-45 min ride, and then ride to SA. I don't have a lot of experience with buses, but I know that they rarely run non-stop. They frequently make a few stops to pick others on the way. So it winds up taking much longer than it would on your own.
I think you'd be better off flying into SAT.

Re: travelling from houston to san antonio

by bocmaxima

Best non-car option between the two cities is the train, although it runs at a more limited schedule than the bus and is a bit more expensive. It takes 5 hours though. http://amtrak.com/

Re: travelling from houston to san antonio

by yvr

www.greyhound.com or www.southwest.com

Re: travelling from houston to san antonio

by Aloe9678

I would just fly straight into San Antonio - so much more to do there when you aren't busy with the conference.

Re: travelling from houston to san antonio

by counsel14

you have two public transport options: the greyhound bus or Amtrac (train). the train will take 5 hours and has very limited dates for the trip. It doesn't travel every day like a European train would do, and there are only 3 trips during the week. The greyhound bus on the other hand has about 30 trips per week between Houston and San Antonio. My son just took the bus from Central Houston to South-Central San Antonio earlier this week and he boarded at 5:30 am and arrived at 8:30 PM in San Antonio. that's a heck of a long trip. It costs $49.00 US for a one way trip. You can pick up a Southwest airlines flight for $60.00 (average one-way) from Houston to San Antonio that will take 1 1/2 hours. Much better option if you ask me.

Re: travelling from houston to san antonio

by katcharlie

thanks for all the replies, thing they were very helpful, I have decided to just fly into san antonio

Re: travelling from houston to san antonio

by katcharlie

thanks for all the replies, thing they were very helpful, I have decided to just fly into san antonio

Re: travelling from houston to san antonio

by NeoNurseTX

Good idea just flying to SA. They have a beautiful Riverwalk area and Six Flags amusement park should be open on weekends by now.

Travel Tips for Houston

Get Well at one of the hospitals at Medical Centre

by RoseAmano

On the southern part of the Metro from Hermann Park southwards is the Texas Medical Centre. There is a 2nd baby skyline of tall building which can be seen. There are world-class medical facilities and schools here such as M.D. Anderson Hospital, Texas Childrens' Hospital etc.

Barker Reservoir - Part III


The path on top of the dam is good for mountain biking and a few trails go into the reservoir. One can reach it from the Buffalo Bayou trails, and I always came that way. Where roads cross the dam, there are gates that one must cross. They involve a fairly easy step over and lift of the bike, but they are a slight nuisance. The trails in the reservoir can be very good or very bad. The roads are pretty good when they aren't too wet. In the winter and spring, there can be a few short but legitimate single-track trails that wind around a few places. Usually, they are overgrown in the summer.

The little lake near the Briar Forest access point has a few picnic tables that seem to fight a losing battle against vandals and tropical storms. At one time, they had little roofs, but I believe that all of the roofs had been blown down or broken down before I moved. I often saw families in this area having a little picnic or people walking their dogs. I've seen people fishing in this lake, but I have no idea whether the fishing is good or whether the fish would be safe to eat.

The parks to the south of this area are okay but not particularly pretty. Like most little parks in Houston, they are just a place to take the kids or walk the dog. One of them is located near enough to the dam to provide good access for walking along the dam. The others are further into the reservoir and offer no access to anything except the park.

If you're not in Texas,...

by fredaustin

If you're not in Texas, FLY!!!
(and flying from Dallas can be worth it)
Drive!! Cabs are expensive and impossible to find; public transportation consists of a scary and unreliable bus system. Probably the worst transportation in any major US city. Houston is 70mi. across: realise you will be doing LOTS of driving from place to place. Don't drive during rush hour, Houston drivers are crazier than Michigan drivers.

Good place for Group Dining

by CLillard about Skeeters Mesquite Grill

This place has many different benches with whit butcher paper laid out. People usually draw with crayons on the paper. This is a good family spot or group spot, because you can fit so many people on a table.

Many different locations throughout Houston area. Chips & queso. Fajitas!!

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

by AVG2319

A HUGE event in Houston that goes on for a few weeks. Usually mid feb-mid march. Defenitely something to see especially if you've never been to one of these events. Bull riding,cattle roping,horse show,food,music and fun for the whole family. I had no idea the money to be made on roping a calf in 7 seconds. We had box seats (from the company) and a great view of the event. The kids went to see the Livestock show earlier in the day, the pictures are from that event. I wish I had brought the camera when we went to see the Rodeo. Overall it was a fun event to see- and if you are looking for a good "Texan" vacation experience this is a great event to find it at!


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