Bus Services

VIA Metropolitan Transit provides regional multimodal transportation options that connect our community to opportunity, support economic vitality, and enhance quality of life throughout our region. VIA, recognized by the Texas Transit Association as the outstanding Metro Transit Authority of the year, has a service area of 1,226.07 miles, which includes 14 member cities and the unincorporated areas of Bexar County, and operates seven days a week on 90 routes. VIA provided 39.6 million rides across the region in 2016.

Select a route from the drop-down menu to download a Route Schedule PDF.

  • Commuter Service

    Your commute doesn’t have to include the costs and hassles of traffic and limited parking. VIA Express Service is your convenient, nonstop ride into Downtown. Service begins as early as 4:30 a.m. on some routes, with frequent pick up when you need it most—during the morning and afternoon rush.

    Express Routes Travels
    Route 6 Travels along U.S. 281 from Loop 1604 to Downtown
    Route 17 Travels along I-35 from Loop 410 to Downtown
    Route 48 Travels along I-35 from Madia Transit Center Downtown
    Route 64 Travels along Highway 151 and 90 from Loop 1604 to Downtown
    Route 93 & Route 94 Travels along I-10 from Loop 1604 to Downtown

    Hybrid Express Buses

    VIA’s diesel-electric Hybrid Express buses are designed to meet the needs of busy commuters and feature: plush, reclining seats, overhead storage racks, personal reading lights, and free 4G LTE WiFi.

    Park & Ride

    For a convenient commute, drive to your nearest VIA Park & Ride facility and let VIA take you the rest of the way. Each of our Park & Ride facilities offers plenty of available parking spaces, and parking is always free.

  • LATE NIGHT SERVICE

    At 10:30 p.m., 11:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. each night, buses from many routes line up within a few blocks of each other in the Downtown area. Riders take this opportunity to easily transfer from one bus to another. Once all the buses have arrived and customers have made all their connections, the buses depart. These outgoing buses travel along a fixed route, turn around and return to the 11:30 p.m. lineup or, in the case of the 12:30 a.m. lineup buses, return to the VIA garage. Because these buses need to serve as many riders as possible while still returning Downtown or to the VIA garage by 11:30 p.m. or 12:30 a.m., routing is modified or combined with other routes. For example, a bus may depart Downtown along Route 4, stop short of finishing the entire route and return on Route 5. This route is listed here as Route 204.

    Downtown Lineup Guide (Effective May 1, 2017)

    downtown lineup locations 2017

    Lineup Service Served by Lineup Route
    202 Blanco Route 2
    204 San Pedro Routes 4 & 5
    209 Broadway/Nacog. Routes 9 & 10
    214 Austin Hwy/Rand. Routes 14 & 17
    222 Hays/ E. Houston Routes 22 & 24
    225 E. Commerce/ML King Routes 25 & 26
    230 Rigsby/Porter Routes 28 & 30
    232 Steves Ave/S. St. Marys Routes 28 & 30
    232 Steves Ave/S. St. Marys Routes 32 & 34
    242 Roosevelt/S. Presa Routes 36 & 42
    243 S. Flores/Pleas Routes 43 & 44
    246 Commercial St. Routes 46 & 48
    251 Nogalitos St. Routes 51 & 62
    268 Guad. St./Ceralvo Routes 66 & 68
    275 Commerce/Laredo Routes 67 & 75
    277 Martin/Ruiz Routes 64 & 76
    282 Culebra Routes 77 & 79
    288 Bandera/Evers Rd Route 82
    289 Poplar/Woodlawn Routes 89 & 90
    296 Vance Jackson/West Ave. Routes 96 & 97

  • DOWNTOWN SERVICE

    There’s no place like Downtown San Antonio and no better way to explore it than with VIA. Several bus routes travel through Downtown from early in the morning to late at night. VIVA is a new service line from VIA Metropolitan Transit that takes you to the most-visited sites and attractions in the heart of San Antonio. Three distinct VIVA routes connect riders with historic places, opportunities to learn and discover, classic and contemporary art, and popular dining and entertainment spots. There’s something for everyone on VIVA, including stops at the San Antonio Missions World Heritage Site, the Alamo, King William Historic District, Southtown, Downtown, Market Square, the River Walk, Pearl, and the South Broadway corridor. VIA’s Prímo 100 also connects to the downtown area and runs from 4:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m., daily.

    Downtown Service Map | Major Downtown Stops

    Route Time Destination
    5 McCullough 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
    Daily
    San Antonio International Airport
    11 VIVA Culture 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Daily with service to Pearl until 11:00 pm
    McNay Art Museum, The Witte Museum, San Antonio Botanical Garden, Brackenridge Park, San Antonio Zoo, Japanese Tea Garden, The DoSeum, Pearl, San Antonio Museum of Art, The Alamo, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, The Magik Theatre, Hemisfair Park, Blue Star Arts Complex, Southtown
    40 VIVA Missions 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Daily
    The Alamo, Mission Concepción, Mission San José, Mission San Juan
    64 US 90 Express 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Daily
    SeaWorld San Antonio
    94 IH-10 Express 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
    Daily
    Fiesta Texas
    Primo 4:00 am - 1:00 am
    Daily
    UTSA, Market Square, San Fernando Cathedral, Convention Center, Rivercenter Mall
    301 VIVA Centro 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
    Weekdays
    9:00 am - 11:00 pm
    Weekends
    Centro Plaza, UTSA Downtown Campus, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, The Alamo, Convention Center, St. Paul Square, Alamodome, Institute of Texan Cultures, The Briscoe Western Art Museum, Aztec Theatre, Market Square, Majestic Theatre, Riverwalk, Shops at Rivercenter, Sunset Station

    If you’re in town for a few days, make VIA part of your visit. The best travel value is with a VIA Day Pass that offers unlimited rides on the day of activation for just $2.75. Purchase your pass on the bus, at the Downtown Information Center, a VIA pass outlet, or order it online.

HELPFUL RESOURCES

Free 4G LTE WiFi

VIA offers free 4G LTE WiFi service on every bus, every van and at every transit facility. Riders can connect to the free WiFi in three easy steps. It’s that simple. Log on today:

1. Turn on your mobile device’s WiFi setting.
2. Search for VIAFreeWiFi network.
3. Read and agree to the terms of service

Next Bus

VIA riders can now get real-time bus arrival information delivered to their cell phones (Message and Date Rates May Apply), computers or other mobile devices. The information sent to riders will be based on the real time status of their bus not just the printed bus schedule times. Read more about Next Bus and view mobile apps.

Google Transit

VIA bus schedules are displayed right on Google maps. Zoom down to an area in San Antonio to see small blue bus icons representing VIA bus stops. Select an icon to display schedules for routes serving that stop. You can also use Google to plan your bus trip on VIA. Simply find your destination and get directions “by transit”.