San Antonio, TX Airport Information
San Antonio International Airport (SAT)
Approximate taxi fare: $27-30 USD
A mere eight miles from downtown, the 2,600-acre San Antonio International Airport became even more convenient with the opening of an eight-gate terminal in 2010. The $108-million state-of-the-art Terminal B replaced the older of the airport's two terminals, creating the look and feel of one building, allowing a seamless flow between terminals. Free Wi-Fi is available in both terminals.
The project was the culmination of years of airport renovations including a $45-million, five story long-term parking garage in 2008 that brought the total number of parking spaces for short and long term to more than 7,000. A $44-million, bi-level roadway system, consolidated baggage handling system and new central utility plant were additional improvements. In 2012, the city began a $35 million renovation of Terminal A, to be completed in phases through spring of 2014. The nearly 30-year-old terminal will get new flooring, furnishings, lighting, renovation of 12 public restrooms, improved traffic flow at security checkpoints, and in general, a fresh contemporary look more in line with Terminal B.
Home to United/Continental and American Airlines, Terminal B also has dining options from local chefs, newsstands, charming shops, and a masterful integration of architecture and public art. Friendly airport ambassadors are on hand to make sure everybody experiences the charm of San Antonio. Today, the airport is home to more than 12 branded carriers providing service to 30 markets, including several destinations throughout Mexico, with about 260 daily domestic and international operations. More than 8 million passengers pass through 24 jet-bridge gates and three ground-loading gates each year.
Airline carriers serving San Antonio International Airport
- U.S. Airways
San Antonio, TX Train Information
Amtrak's Texas Eagle serves the city of San Antonio on the historic Sunset Station site. Located in the St. Paul Square historical district near downtown, it is the 7th busiest stop for the Texas Eagle, traveling daily between Chicago and San Antonio. The route includes major cities such as Austin, Dallas and St. Louis. Connecting service between San Antonio and Los Angeles is available three times a week via the Sunset Limited.
San Antonio, TX Public Transportation
Via Metropolitan Transit System
The VIA Metropolitan Transit System has served San Antonio for more than 30 years. Covering 1,226 square miles – 98 percent of Bexar County – the transit system includes 7,210 bus stop along 91 bus lines. Bus lines are divided into five service categories – frequent, metro, express, skip, and streetcar – providing efficient travel options for the 45 million passengers who rode the system in 2010-11. VIA buses run daily from 4 to 1 a.m. Regular bus fares are $1.10 and express bus fares are $2.50. One-day passes are $4.
Rental car services are widely available in San Antonio. Major rental companies operating out of San Antonio International Airport include Hertz, Advantage, Alamo, Enterprise, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Thrifty and National. Passenger pick-up for car rentals is located at the west end of baggage claim in Terminal A and curbside of baggage claim in Terminal B.
Numerous taxicab companies operate in the city of San Antonio, providing quick and convenient transportation throughout the area. The largest fleet is operated by Yellow Cab. For most of the city's hotspots including the airport, River Walk and downtown, cabs can be hailed curbside. In less popular areas, travelers must call cabs to request pick-up. Many offer a “four ride for the price of one” fare, which saves attendees even more.
Approximate Taxi Fares from San Antonio International Airport
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For a unique and convenient way to see and travel the River Walk, Rio Taxi gives visitors a chance to relax on their way to restaurants, clubs, shops, hotels and other attractions along the famed waterway. Operating daily from 9 AM to 9 PM. Rio Taxi stops at more than 39 stops along the River Walk, with a Downtown route up to Lexington Street, and Museum route up to the Museum of Art and the Pearl District. Tickets are available on the boat or at several ticket/boarding locations for downtown, the Museum Reach, or a combination ticket. Tickets begin at $5 for one route/one way; $10 for one route/24-hour pass; $25 for one route/three-day pass; and $15 for both routes/24-hour pass. Pass tickets allow for unlimited rides during the allowed time period.