The cheapest busesfrom Chicago to San Antonio

Showing times and prices for 2023-09-25





The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Chicago to San Antonio will cost around $165 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $125.

Journey Summary

Journey Summary

Chicago to San Antonio bus information

timelapseAvg. bus duration8h 40m
attach_moneyBus ticket price$125
place Bus depart fromChicago
pin_drop Bus arrive inSan Antonio
directions_transit Bus companiesGreyhound, Flixbus, Burlington Trailways

The fastest busesfrom Chicago to San Antonio

Showing times and prices for 2023-09-25


1h 20m


8h 40m

Trips per day




These direct buses cover the 1695km distance in an average of 8h 40m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 1h 20m

Travel tips

Bus from Chicago to San Antonio

Travel by bus to San Antonio easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Chicago to San Antonio.
  • How to get to San Antonio from Chicago?

  • On average you find 12 daily schedules to San Antonio from Chicago. Usually, there are 84 bus departures every week on this route. Greyhound bus lines operate the largest daily fleet to San Antonio. It is an average of 6 bus schedules per day and 180 trips every month. On peak seasons bus companies may increase the number of available vehicles.
  • How to get cheap bus tickets from Chicago to San Antonio?

  • There is a total of 3 bus companies operating this trip. Greyhound, Flixbus, Burlington Trailways offer a total of 12 bus schedules from Chicago to San Antonio. Keep in mind that this 3 road operator(s) have different ticket prices and service offers shown on the bus timetable. Flixbus tickets are available for $125. It is the lower trip price you can get on 2023-09-25. Compare all bus fare prices that vary according to comfort, ticket promotions, and availability. Take time and check customers 5637 reviews for Greyhound, Flixbus, Burlington Trailways bus services. Users reviews best describe the real bus trip experience. The company score relates to bus quality, punctuality, cleanliness, and staff behavior. Ratings and reviews are relevant information when searching and comparing bus prices. Bus booking in advance is the best way to find San Antonio cheap tickets.
  • How far apart is San Antonio from Chicago?

  • The bus traveling length from Chicago to San Antonio is around 8h 40m. Greyhound schedules advertise it has the fastest transportation from Chicago. Selecting this company, you probably arrive in about 1h 20m in San Antonio.
  • Where are Chicago and San Antonio bus stations?

  • For this trip to San Antonio, you can get on board at Chicago Train Station, Chicago Bus Station. Moreover, get off the bus at San Antonio Bus Station, San Antonio Pearl District.
  • BusBuster displayed travel information

  • BusBuster has all information for you discover the best and cheapest bus ticket. Explore all available tools and 5637 user reviews to best choose between Greyhound, Flixbus, Burlington Trailways. BusBuster does not sell tickets. If you want to purchase bus tickets online, this site will redirect you to the official Greyhound, Flixbus, Burlington Trailways website. Reserve your bus seat to San Antonio in advance and have a nice trip.
  • How much is bus ticket from Chicago to San Antonio?

  • Greyhound, Flixbus, Burlington Trailways tickets to San Antonio costs between $125 and USD 219.42 each seat As mentioned before, you will find on Flixbus to San Antonio low-cost tickets for only $125. This bus leaves at 03:30 from Chicago bus station or stop at Chicago Train Station, Chicago Bus Station. On the contrary, the bus leaving at 19:40 have the most expensive ticket to San Antonio for about USD 219.42.
  • Which is the best way for bus booking?

  • There are many different secure forms of acquiring a ticket. The more comfortable, secure and faster way is to get your bus ticket online at Greyhound, Flixbus, Burlington Trailways website. Alternatively, you can book by phone or directly at the counter. Greyhound phone number: Flixbus phone number: +49 30 300137300Burlington Trailways phone number: 800 992 4618 Find out more on search and buy cheap bus tickets in North America.
  • When is the first and last bus to San Antonio?

  • The first bus time to San Antonio is at 02:15. The bus timetable may vary during weekdays. The last departure time from Chicago is at 20:45.
  • How to get ticket refund on Greyhound, Flixbus, Burlington Trailways?

  • Note that companies have different policies regarding fare types and changes. Find more information on bus company page.