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

197 miles / 317 km

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Driving distance from Houston, TX to San Antonio, TX

The total driving distance from Houston, TX to San Antonio, TX is 197 miles or 317 kilometers.

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

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A road trip from Houston to San Antonio is relatively short compared to trips to other cities. While in Texas you must not miss Blue Bell ice cream. Get off I-10 and take a side trip on Highway 290 to Brenham, a historic town and home to Blue Bell.

Blue Bell was Brenham Creamery Company until 1930 when it was renamed Blue Bell Creameries after the native Texas bluebell wildflower. Guided tours are available on weekdays on a first come first served basis.

You can visit Brenham Heritage Museum, Giddings Stone Mansion, Giddings-Wilkin House and Ross Carroll Bennett House. For dining options there is The Cannery Kitchen, Los Cabos Mexican Grill & Steakhouse and Must be Heaven. Saddlehorn Winery and Pleasant Hill Winery is just a short distance from Brenham.

La Grange is another town worth visiting. It has a rich German and Czech history that dates back to the 1800s.

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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