The driving time from Houston, Texas to San Antonio, Texas is:

3 hours, 8 minutes

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Driving time from Houston, TX to San Antonio, TX

How long is the drive from Houston, TX to San Antonio, TX? The total driving time is 3 hours, 8 minutes.

Your trip begins in Houston, Texas. It ends in San Antonio, Texas.

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San Antonio is rich in history and no trip to San Antonio is complete without a visit to The Alamo. No admission is required in this 4.2 acre complex. The Alamo is 300 years old.

According to, The Alamo was founded as the first mission in San Antonio in 1718 by Franciscan priests from Spain. Originally it was located along San Pedro Creek and they moved to its current location in 1719. It served as a station between east Texas and Mexico. It was called Mission San Antonio de Valero.

In 1836, it closed and became the fortress during the Battle of the Alamo.

The Alamo Battlefield tour is available for visitors 13 and up. You will learn about the last hour of Colonel Travis at the north wall and relive the 1836 battle. The Alamo Shrine shows the Spanish colonial period’s architecture and decorations. The Long Barrack Museum is the oldest building in the site. Also, check out the Wall of History and The Alamo Gardens.

Houston, Texas

City: Houston
State: Texas
Country: United States
Category: cities

San Antonio, Texas

City: San Antonio
State: Texas
Country: United States
Category: cities

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