Easy to get to, easy
to get around
San Antonio’s central
location makes it a convenient destination from both the East and West coasts,
and a newly renovated international
airport only 8 miles from downtown makes access even easier:
• By Air – There are
more than 100 flights daily to San Antonio. For flight information, transit
services and other information, visit the San Antonio International Airport website or call
Municipal Airport six miles south of downtown is only minutes
away from convention facilities and San Antonio attractions.
• By Car – San Antonio
is centrally located in south-central Texas, only 1.5 hours from Austin, 3.5
hours from Houston and 4.5 hours from Dallas/Fort Worth.
And getting around is also a
breeze once you’re here. A concentrated downtown
facilities, venues, accommodations , and attractions within
walking distance, while a diverse transit system of taxis, streetcars,
shuttles, river cruisers and more can get your group anywhere you want to go.
Getting to and from
- The San Antonio International Airport is only about 8 miles from downtown San
Antonio, or about a 15-minute taxi ride. Two to six people ride for the price
of one. Large minivans are also available and can transport up to seven
• Shuttle -
Book an airport shuttle in advance to
purchase tickets at the airport. Several hotels also offer
complimentary shuttle service from and to the airport.
travel is a breeze on open-air streetcars
that are authentic reproductions of those that traveled the streets of San
Antonio more than 50 years ago. Four streetcar routes stop at top attractions
like the Alamo,
Spanish Governor's Palace, La Villita and the King William Historic District.
The downtown streetcar station at Convention
Plaza provides convenient access for travelers.
• Rio San Antonio Cruises
operates open-air river cruisers that tour the River Walk and can be rented for
group transportation and dinners. Cruisers run continuously throughout the day,
stopping at several locations. Ticket booths are located at Rivercenter Mall,
across the river from the Hilton Palacio del Rio hotel, at the river level of
the Aztec Theater, and on the new Museum Reach at the new Lock and Dam.
• Rio also
offers river taxi
service stopping at approximately 40 spots along the River Walk
for a unique way to get from place to place. Drivers have tickets on board or
you may purchase them at any ticket location.
Sightseer Special (Bus 7) runs daily among the city's favorite sites. Locations
include Henry B.
Gonzalez Convention Center, the Alamo, San Antonio Museum of Art, Japanese Tea
Garden, Brackenridge Park, Trinity University, University of the Incarnate
Word, Witte Museum, San Antonio Botanical Garden, River Walk Streetcar Station
and San Antonio Zoo – and you can see them all for one price.