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Getting to the City Center from San Antonio Intl Airport

It is possible to reach the city center from San Antonio International Airport in 20-35 minutes under normal traffic conditions.

Taxi, rental cars, hotel shuttles and shuttle buses will take you to the city center in a shorter time while you only lose a maximum of 15 minutes if you prefer taking bus. You can evaluate your transfer options by deciding whether time and comfort or cost is more important to you.


The cost of going to the city center from the airport by taxi is 27-29 dollars. If you are a crowded group or if you have a lot of baggage, you can ask for a bigger taxi. There are taxi stops at the exit of both terminals. You journey by taxi lasts 20 minutes on average.


You can download Uber&Lift or GetMe applications to your smart phone and you can benefit from the shared-car opportunity in order to get to the city center at affordable prices. Please note that the prices may vary by the company and departure time. The shared cars pick their passengers from B-19 and B-20 points at the end of terminal B.

Rent a car

There are 9 car rental companies in the airport. At the baggage reclaim area of terminal A, you can also benefit from toll-free calls to contact the car rental companies. You can reach the city center in less than 20 minutes by following the US-281 S motorway. There are also 18 different limousine rental companies at the airport for those who prefer to travel more comfortably.

Shuttle Services

The Super Shuttle company offers private shuttle service from the airport to the hotels and main points in the city center. This service is the most expensive way to travel from San Antonia International Airport to the city center and other parts of the city if you are travelling as 2 or more people.

It costs 19$ per person to go to the city center with shuttle service. If you want to go to a point outside the city center and if this is not a hotel, the fee goes up to 29 dollars. Therefore, if you are planning to go to the River Walk or the bus station, it would be more cost-effective for you to give the name of a hotel nearby.


It is possible to reach the city center by taking the bus number 5. The bus departs every 30 minutes and reaches the city center in 35 minutes under normal traffic conditions. The one-way ticket price for adults only costs 1.30$. The bus service starts at 5 o’clock in the morning and continue until 10 o’clock in the night. Many hotels in the city center are just within walking distance from the bus stop; so, bus is one of the most commonly preferred means of transportation.

One important thing to keep in mind is that the bus number changes from 5 to 30 when it enters the city center; the airport passengers do not have to pay an extra transfer fare. In addition, you can also get a daily ticket for 2.75$ if you need to board the bus again for the rest of the day.

Hotel Shuttle Services

The hotels around the airport offer free of charge shuttle services for their guests and you can benefit from this service by informing your request in advance. However, the hotels in the city center do not offer such a service. Still, they can arrange a shuttle service for you at the airport upon your arrival if you request in advance.

Last Updated: November 29, 2016
Getting to San Antonio Intl Airport from the City Center

There is a diverse range of vehicles that can be used to reach San Antonio International Airport from the city centre. The cheapest mode of transportation is the public bus. If time and comfort is of importance, you can take a taxi, use a shuttle service, or rent a vehicle suitable to your budget.


You can reach San Antonio International Airport from the city centre by taxi in around 20 minutes. This journeys costs between 27 and 29 dollars.

Shared Vehicle

You can enjoy the same comfort provided by a taxi but for a more affordable price by sharing a ride from the city centre to the airport. To take advantage of this service, you must download the Uber&Lift and GetMe apps to your smartphone and request a vehicle. Travellers are dropped off at points B-19 and B-20, which are located at the end of terminal B building.

Car Rental

You can rent a vehicle in the city centre to add greater freedom to your trip, and to easily reach the airport for your return flight. Take the U.S. Route 281 (US-281 S) to San Antonio International Airport. The journey will last approximately 20 minutes. You can spoil yourself a little by hiring a limousine services company that has a working relationship with the airport.


The Super Shuttle is a company that transports passengers to the airport. This company provides a door-to-door private service. If travelling from the city centre to the airport, the cost of this service is 19 dollars per person; it can cost up to 29 dollars per person if travelling to the airport from outside the city centre.


You can reach the airport from the city centre by taking bus route 30. Bus route 30 lines up together with bus route 5, however, no extra fees are charged to those who began their journey from the city centre. A one-way ticket costs 1.3 dollars and the journey lasts approximately 35 minutes. The bus to the airport operates daily between 05.00 and 22.00.

Hotel Shuttle Service

You can take advantage of the free shuttle service if residing at a hotel that is within the proximity of the airport. Even though such a service is not available at hotels in the city centre, a shuttle provider can be arranged upon request. In both cases, keep in mind that you must book in advance. 

Airport Information

Located 8 miles north of the city center, San Antonio International Airport welcomes almost 10 million passengers annually. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport building. The USO Lounge, located at terminal B, serves only military personnel. You may come across paintings and sculptures at the airport. Furthermore, passengers that are waiting for their flights can eat, drink, and shop at more than 30 places.

Last Updated: November 29, 2016
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