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San Antonio, TX Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 284
Total Sleeping Rooms 37,119
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 1,003
Committable Meeting Rooms* 71
Convention Center Space 741,798 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 514,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 131,123 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $124
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $64
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $202
*Maximum for a single hotel

San Antonio, TX Airport Information

San Antonio International Airport (SAT)

San Antonio International Airport, located in north-central San Antonio, is about 8 miles from downtown and is easily accessible from the major highways in and around the city. SAT now offers nonstop service to 44 destinations, an increase of nine new destinations and 21 new flights within the past two years. Two terminals serve the public, and 12 airlines serve the airport.

With more than $275 million in recent upgrades, the airport now allows travelers to enjoy upgraded interior spaces, new dining options, and a reconfigured TSA queuing area for quicker and more efficient passenger processing.

Named as one of the fastest-growing airports in the country, San Antonio International also just opened a $127 million Consolidated Rental Car Facility within walking distance to the terminals, complete with a customer service center, Quick Turn Around (QTA) for convenient pickup and dropoff, and 2,600 ready/return spaces.

Airline carriers serving San Antonio International Airport

  • Aeromexico
  • Air Canada
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Allegiant Air
  • American
  • Delta
  • Frontier
  • Interjet
  • Southwest
  • United
  • Volaris Airlines

San Antonio, TX Train Information

Sunset Station

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

To and From the Airport

San Antonio International Airport is only a 15-minute ride from downtown. SuperShuttle (Shared Ride, Non-Stop Service, and ExecuCar), Uber, Lyft, and taxis are all options for transportation to and from the airport. Several hotels also offer complimentary airport shuttle service.

VIVA by VIA Metropolitan Transit System

VIVA by VIA is a new service line by VIA Metropolitan Transit that makes it easier than ever to see San Antonio. Three distinct routes will connect you to museums, parks, culture, history, and more. Catch VIVA Missions to see the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Site missions. Experience Southtown Arts District, the King William Historic District, and the Broadway Cultural Corridor when you board VIVA Culture. Or take in scenic downtown from Centro Plaza to Sunset Station and more on VIVA Centro.

River Transportation

Go Rio Cruises offers open-air river cruisers that travel up and down 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 the Shops at Rivercenter, across the river from the Hilton Palacio del Rio hotel, at the river level of the Aztec Theatre, and on the new Museum Reach at the lock and dam.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Austin, TX 80 mi 1 hr 20 min 2 hr 45 min USD $280+
Corpus Christi, TX 144 mi 2 hr 2 hr 39 min USD $232+
Laredo, TX 155 mi 2 hr 18 min 3 hr 8 min USD $330+
Houston, TX 197 mi 3 hr 4 min 57 min USD $180+
Dallas, TX 274 mi 4 hr 9 min 1 hr 5 min USD $222+
New Orleans, LA 545 mi 8 hr 40 min 1 hr 20 min USD $308+
El Paso, TX 551 mi 7 hr 17 min 1 hr 20 min USD $331+
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