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About San Antonio

San Antonio, with 1.3 million inhabitants, is the second largest city in the state of Texas. Founded on the San Antonio River, this touristic city is visited by 25 million people a year and is one of Texas' most popular destinations. Summers are hot; it is a convenient place to visit in winter because of its warm, mild climate. Running through the center of the city is the main reason why its attracts so many tourists: the Riverwalk. Inspired by Venetian architecture, it is a long canal that winds through the downtown, surrounded by pedestrian-only walkways, lush trees and parks, and many hotels, bars, restauraunts, and cafes on each bank. In addition, the Alamo is one of the city's landmark historic buildings, and tourists are also drawn to the National Historical Park, the Botanical Gardens, the San Antonio Aquarium and Zoo, and the Japanese Tea Gardens.
 
In addition to the city attractions, the surrounding countryside of San Antonio, including Landa Park, Texas Hill Country, Friedrich Wilderness Park, and Schlitterbahn Water Park can also be visited. The city was founded by Spanish colonists, and it is a historic city that was site to a large battle between Anglo Texans and Mexican soldiers.
 
Only three hours from the border with Mexico, San Antonio has also a distinct Latin-influenced culture and atmosphere. Many imported goods from Mexico can be found in various stores around the area. In addition, you can find both authentic Mexican food as well as "Tex-Mex" cuisine in various restauraunts around the city. There are also many places where you can enjoy live Latin music.
 
Held in March every year, "San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Festival" is one of the city's most popular events and draws thousands of tourists.  San Antonio International Airport is located north of the city center, around 13 km away and a 15 minute drive. There is a bus to the city center, with shuttle or taxi transportation can be provided. 
 

Transportation to San Antonio City Center from Airport

Kelly Afb Airport

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

Taxi, car rental, hotel shuttle and shuttle bus are among the alternatives offering the fastest transportation to the city center. If you prefer travelling by bus, it can take longer to arrive the city center. You should decide whether you want a comfortable and fast transportation or a budget-friendly transportation. Then, you can take the road to the city center.

Taxi

The cost of travelling to the city center from the airport by taxi is 27-29 dollars. If you are travelling as a crowded group and have much luggage, you can demand a larger taxi. There are taxi stands at the exit of the both terminals. The travel to the city center from the airport by taxi lasts about 20 minutes.

Ride-Sharing

You can easily get a ride by downloading Uber, Lyft or GetMe applications on your smart phone and get to the city center at a budget-friendly cost. Keep in mind that the prices can vary according to the company and hour. These vehicles pick passengers up from B-19 and B-20 points at the end of the Terminal B.

Car Rental

There are 9 car rental companies offering service at the airport. In the baggage claim area of the Terminal A, there are free phones that you can use to get in contact with the car rental companies. With the vehicle you rent, you can reach the city center in less than 20 minutes by following the directions. There are also 18 limousine rental companies for those who prefer travelling to the city center in a more comfortable way.

Shuttle

The Super Shuttle company offers private shuttle service from the airport to the main points of the city center and the hotels. This service is the most expensive transportation method that you can use to travel from San Antonio International Airport to the city center and other parts of the city if you are traveling with more than 2 people.

Travelling to the city center from the airport by private shuttle costs 19 dollars per person. If you are going to a place outside the city center and this is not a hotel, the cost can increase to 29 dollars. For this reason, if you plan to go to Riwer Walk or the bus station, it would be more cost-effective to give the name of a nearby hotel.

Bus

It is possible to reach the city center by getting on the bus route 5. The travel lasts about 35 minutes under normal traffic conditions. One-way ticket price is 1,30 dollars. The bus route starts operating at 05:00 am and offers service until 10:00 pm. Bus is among the most preferred transportation alternatives since many hotels in the city center are within walking distance to the bus stop.

Another important point to take into consideration is that the bus changes its number as 30 when it reaches the borders of the city center but passengers getting on the bus at the airport don’t have to pay any transfer fee. You can also buy a daily ticket by paying 2,75 dollars if you will again get on a bus in the rest of the day.

Hotel Shuttle

Hotels located around the airport offer free shuttle service for their guests and you can benefit from this service by specifying your demand in advance. However, the hotels in the city center don’t offer shuttle service for their guests. If you still demand a shuttle from your hotel, they can arrange you one for your transportation to your hotel.

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Randolph Afb Airport

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.

Taxi

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.

Car-sharing

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.

Bus

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.

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