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    San Antonio is accessible by...

    by tarush Written Aug 25, 2002

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    San Antonio is accessible by air, rail and road... It is connected to all major cities.
    Like most cities in Texas, San Antonio doesn't have a well developed public transport system since everyone owns a car. However, you don't need to drive around downtown since everything is pretty much walkable and there is a Downtown Trolley-bus and you can even arrange a horse carriage tour. Sea World however is a good 20-30 minute drive and you will need a car or need to make arrangements with a shuttle or a cab.

    Note : This picture wasn't taken by me.

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    Getting there and around

    by darthmilmo Updated Dec 30, 2002

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    ***Air: SAT Airport
    ***Bus: Greyhound from US (www.greyhound.com), Autobuses Americanos from Mexico (see tip)
    ***Car: I-35, I-10, H-281, and I-37, any of these highways or interstates will land you in San Antonio
    (map modified from MS Expedia Trip Planer 98)
    Definitlye by car. The bus system sucks and we don't have a metro/subway.

    Sample times to cities in Texas:

    Houston - 4 hrs by bus, 3 hrs by car
    Austin - 1 hour by car
    Dallas- 4-5 hours by car
    Laredo - 4 hours
    El Paso - 7-8 hours

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    San Antonio has an airport, so...

    by marciaca Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    San Antonio has an airport, so you can fly in or drive. It's about 3.5 hours from Houston.
    Public Transportation does not exist in Texas so you are level with walking or getting car. You can walk to a lot of places if you stay in town, though.

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    Fly into San Antonio...

    by Kay_C Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Fly into San Antonio International Airport, it is 13 miles from the downtown River Walk and is directly linked via expressway. INFORMATION 210-207-3411

    There are shuttles (SATRANS) from the Airport to the Riverwalk area - it cost approx $15 roundtrip with tip.
    The boats on the River Walk are a good way to see everything, otherwise I just walked. Taxi-Cabs are easy to find as well.

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    Flight information

    by iammon Written Mar 2, 2014

    Just for my information:

    30.6.02 left ZRH with AA to Dallas and from there to San Antonio
    5.7.02 from there to Denver over Dallas
    10.7.02 from Denver to Portland
    3.8.02 from Portland over Dallas to ZRH
    Booked by Globetrotter cost unknown

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    San Antionio by bus

    by McPee Written Apr 11, 2004

    The buses are quite regular throughout San Antonio and the routes are comprehensive.

    Just watch out for the bus changing number though. Some of them when they reach Downtown rather than turn around, change number and continue on another route.

    You learn when to get off the bus quite quickly. Just check your stops as you reach Downtown.

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    Harley Davidson or BUST!

    by Cherie_J Written Apr 27, 2003

    Many of the Harley dealerships will allow to rent a Harley if you have a motorcycle license. Rates vary and each June Austin hold a big ole rally where in they shut down all of 6th street! Expect to see 30,000 plus HOGS!

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    Hit the Highway

    by Sweetberry1 Updated Apr 13, 2004

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    We travelled to San Antonio by car.. via Austin. A lovely couple of hours on the road, and you see so much along the way.

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    Downtown Parking

    by Basaic Written Jul 19, 2013

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    Like most big cities, parking in downtown San Antonio can be a pain in the XXX. Here is a link to a website that may help ease the pain.

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    Trolley Tours

    by Basaic Written Jul 19, 2013

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    If you wish, you can take a trolley around parts of town and leave the driving to them. Me, I'd rather save my money for a nice dinner and look around on my own.

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