Getting Around, San Antonio Travel, Transport and Car Rental

(San Antonio, Texas - TX, USA)

San Antonio has decent public transport and travel options, with reasonably priced and reliable bus travel and streetcars to get you around town.

Many of San Antonio's top attractions can be visited on foot, although it is worth investing in a map if you plan to travel outside of the downtown area, as there is no grid pattern and navigating your way around can be confusing at times. Car rental in San Antonio is not problematic and parking is relatively inexpensive.

San Antonio International Airport (SAT) / Arriving by Air

Address: 9800 Airport Boulevard, San Antonio, 78216, Texas TX, USA
Tel: +1 210 207 3450
Conveniently located approximately 8 miles / 13 km from downtown San Antonio, this two-terminal airport has modern facilities including gift shops, ATMs and a currency exchange. Major car rental companies at San Antonio Airport have offices at both terminals. Cheap transit buses travel into San Antonio and there are also shuttle buses and plenty of airport taxis available to take you to your hotel.

San Antonio International Airport Guide

Car Rental

There are numerous car rental companies in San Antonio, many of which have travel centers at both airport terminals. Driving in San Antonio is fairly straightforward and the city offers decent highways. However, traffic in central San Antonio can be heavy and it is advisable to avoid driving in the downtown area due to confusing one-way systems. Parking in San Antonio is relatively cheap, but limited in the downtown district.

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Buses and Coaches

Buses in San Antonio are inexpensive and reliable, and there are several routes that cover the city's key attractions, making them a good option for visitors. It is worth remembering that you will need the exact fare when you travel on buses in San Antonio, so it is advisable to carry change.


San Antonio's attractive streetcars are another good way to get around the downtown area. Like the bus travel, San Antonio streetcars are relatively inexpensive and routes cover the majority of the city's attractions.


Taxis travel around the city 24 hours a day and are a convenient, although sometimes pricey way to get around San Antonio.