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Carlsbad Caverns National Park to San Antonio drive in 1 day

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park to San Antonio road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to San Antonio. If you're planning a road trip to San Antonio, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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9:00 am  start at Carlsbad Caverns National Park
drive for about 2 hours

10:51 am  Pecos
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:51 am
drive for about 52 minutes

12:43 pm  Fort Stockton
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:43 pm
drive for about 2 hours

3:48 pm  Ozona
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:48 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

7:15 pm  Mountain Home
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 8:15 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

9:48 pm  arrive in San Antonio
stay at Hilton Palacio del Rio

driving ≈ 9 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Pecos  (3 answers)
Fort Stockton  (3 answers)
Mountain Home

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is San Antonio, Texas.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

Where's the best place to stay in San Antonio?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in San Antonio.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hilton Palacio del Rio, which was mentioned 3 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Embassy Suites  (3 mentions)
Mokara Hotel & Spa  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in San Antonio? Click the blue button below.

Where's the best place to eat in San Antonio?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Mi Tierra Cafe y Panaderia, which was mentioned 5 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Acenar  (4 mentions)
Bliss  (3 mentions)
Luke  (3 mentions)
The Guenther House  (3 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in San Antonio? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in San Antonio?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Riverwalk  (12 mentions)
The Alamo  (8 mentions)
The Alamo  (5 mentions)
Pearl Brewery  (5 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about San Antonio. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

 Valerie Sacksworth from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in San Antonio?  (11 answers)

 Pattie Waters from Boise asked:
Must do in SA; and nearest fishing port?  (10 answers)

 Katie Simons from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in San Antonio?  (5 answers)

 Patrick Dwyer from Shreveport asked:
Top 3 Must Visit Places in San Antonio?  (4 answers)

 Molly Velez from asked:
What are all the local favorite spots in San Antonio?  (4 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to San Antonio.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a San Antonio to Carlsbad Caverns National Park drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to San Antonio. Or get a full Carlsbad Caverns National Park to San Antonio flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Carlsbad Caverns National Park well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Carlsbad Caverns National Park!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 462 miles
driving time of 7 hours, 9 minutes
San Antonio is 1 hour ahead of Carlsbad Caverns National Park
20 Carlsbad Caverns National Park travel answers
3 Pecos travel answers
3 Fort Stockton travel answers
1 Mountain Home travel answer
64 San Antonio travel answers

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