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San Antonio to Galveston drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

San Antonio to Galveston road trip planner

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

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9:00 am  start in San Antonio
drive for about 39 minutes

9:39 am  New Braunfels
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 10:39 am
drive for about 44 minutes

11:23 am  City Market
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:23 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:34 pm  Weimar (Texas)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:34 pm
drive for about 40 minutes

3:14 pm  Sealy
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:14 pm
drive for about 51 minutes

5:05 pm  Houston
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 6:05 pm
drive for about 39 minutes

6:44 pm  Kemah
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 7:44 pm
drive for about 36 minutes

8:21 pm  arrive in Galveston

driving ≈ 5.5 hours

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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?

New Braunfels  (11 answers)
    restaurants around New Braunfels:
        Gruene Hall
City Market  (2 mentions)
Weimar (Texas)
Houston  (85 answers)
    Houston Galleria  (8 mentions)
    Hermann Park  (7 mentions)
    Houston Museum of Natural Science  (5 mentions)
    Cavender's Boot City  (4 mentions)
    Miller Outdoor Theatre  (4 mentions)
    restaurants around Houston:
        Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse
        Gatlin's BBQ
        Goode Company Barbeque
    hotels around Houston:
        Hotel ZaZa
    questions about Houston:
        Best Mexican restaurants in town?
        Young Professional Neighborhood
        Favorite places to eat in Houston?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Houston?
        MD Anderson patient
Kemah  (3 answers)
    Space Center Houston  (3 mentions)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Galveston, Texas.

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

Where's the best place to eat in Galveston?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Fisherman's Wharf, which was mentioned 2 times.

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

What are some things to do in Galveston?

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

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Galveston?  (5 answers)

profile  Christopher from asked:
Cruises effected by hurricane  (2 answers)

profile  Paula from asked:
places to stay  (1 answer)

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

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 Galveston 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 Galveston. Or get a full San Antonio to Galveston 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!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 247 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 49 minutes
66 San Antonio travel answers
11 New Braunfels travel answers
1 Sealy travel answer
85 Houston travel answers
3 Kemah travel answers
16 Galveston travel answers

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