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San Antonio to El Paso drive

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  San Antonio
 Fredericksburg (Texas)
 Caverns of Sonora
 Fort Stockton
 Balmorhea State Park
 Van Horn
 Cattleman's Steakhouse
   El Paso 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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San Antonio to El Paso road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from San Antonio to El Paso. If you're planning a road trip to El Paso, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between San Antonio and El Paso. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between San Antonio and El Paso. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in San Antonio
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:19 am  Fredericksburg (Texas)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:19 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:34 pm  Junction
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:34 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:58 pm  Caverns of Sonora
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:58 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

7:36 pm  Fort Stockton
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Fort Stockton
drive for about 1 hour

11:12 am  Balmorhea State Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:12 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:36 pm  Van Horn
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:36 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:20 pm  eat at Cattleman's Steakhouse
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:20 pm
drive for about 42 minutes

6:03 pm  arrive in El Paso

day 2 driving ≈ 5 hours
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San Antonio to El Paso questions

profile  Cathie asked:
Drive El Paso to San Antonio in one day  (0 answers)

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is San Antonio, Texas.

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?

Fredericksburg (Texas)  (20 answers)
    questions about Fredericksburg (Texas):
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Caverns of Sonora  (3 mentions)

Fort Stockton  (4 answers)

Balmorhea State Park  (2 mentions)

Van Horn  (2 answers)

Cattleman's Steakhouse  (2 mentions)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is El Paso, Texas.

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

What are some things to do in El Paso?

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

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 El Paso. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in El Paso?  (3 answers)

profile  Steve from Speedway, Indiana asked:
Must-see spots & fun things to do for 4 guys in their mid twenties?  (1 answer)

profile  Deb from asked:
El Paso, TX  (1 answer)

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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 El Paso to San Antonio 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 San Antonio to El Paso. Or get a full San Antonio to El Paso 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 San Antonio well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about San Antonio!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 552 miles
driving time of 7 hours, 46 minutes
El Paso is 1 hour behind San Antonio
66 San Antonio travel answers
20 Fredericksburg (Texas) travel answers
4 Fort Stockton travel answers
2 Van Horn travel answers
26 El Paso travel answers


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