The driving time from San Antonio, Texas to El Paso, Texas is:

7 hours, 32 minutes

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Driving time from San Antonio, TX to El Paso, TX

How long is the drive from San Antonio, TX to El Paso, TX? The total driving time is 7 hours, 32 minutes.

Your trip begins in San Antonio, Texas. It ends in El Paso, Texas.

If you're planning a road trip, you might be interested in seeing the total driving distance from San Antonio, TX to El Paso, TX.

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Since this is a long drive, you might want to stop halfway and stay overnight in a hotel. You can find the city that is halfway between San Antonio, TX and El Paso, TX.

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Looking for a destination to explore while driving from San Antonio to El Paso? How about visiting Alpine, the gateway to Big Bend National Park?

Alpine is 379 miles from San Antonio and 221 miles from El Paso. Alpine is located in the scenic desert valley surrounded by the mountains of West Texas. It is 4,475 feet above sea level with a small town feel and friendly folks. (

Since ranching is the main economic activity in Alpine, most of the activities and events are cowboy-related. Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering in February is one of the biggest annual events in Alpine, featuring over 50 performers. Expect great music, poetry, and stories from the working cowboys of the American West.

Trappings of Texas event is held from April to May. It is the biggest custom gear and western art exhibition in the Southwest. Another big event is the Big Bend Ranch Rodeo in August.

Other attractions include The Museum of the Big Bend, historic downtown Alpine, southwestern and cowboy cuisine and Hancock Hill.

San Antonio, Texas

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

El Paso, Texas

City: El Paso
State: Texas
Country: United States
Category: cities

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