How far is Amarillo from San Antone?

Driving non-stop from Amarillo to San Antonio

How far is San Antonio from Amarillo? Here's the quick answer if you are able to make this entire trip by car without stopping.

Nonstop drive: 508 miles or 818 km

Driving time: 7 hours, 34 minutes

Realistically, you'll probably want to add a buffer for rest stops, gas, or food along the way. To get a better idea of how long this trip would really be, scroll down to calculate how many hours it would take if you drive with stops.

Flying non-stop from Amarillo to San Antonio

Now let's assume you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line between Amarillo, Texas and San Antonio, Texas. Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.

Flight distance: 445 miles or 716 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 23 minutes

The straight line flight distance is 63 miles less than driving on roads, which means the driving distance is roughly 1.1x of the flight distance.

Your plane flies much faster than a car, so the flight time is about 1/5th of the time it would take to drive.

This is a relatively short flight in a private plane, but you might be planning to book a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. Scroll down to see a more realistic calculation that takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.

Amarillo to San Antonio road trip

Let's say you're actually planning a road trip to San Antonio, and you want to stop along the way to rest. If it's a real road trip, you might want to check out interesting stops along the way, eat at great restaurants, and maybe even find a hotel to stay overnight. That's what Trippy is perfect for, helping you figure out travel plans in detail.

Based on the length of this trip, we think you could spread out this fun road trip over more than one day.

Road trip: 2 days of driving

With the full itinerary planned out, we can estimate your total travel time for this trip.

Travel time: 9 hours on the road with 1 overnight


Start in Amarillo.

Drive for about 51 minutes, then stop in Tulia (Texas) and stay for about 1 hour. Next, drive for another 1 hour then stop in Lubbock and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 1.5 hours then stop in Snyder (Texas). Stay overnight.

The next day, drive for about 1.5 hours, then stop at Abilene State Park and stay for about 1 hour. Next, drive for another 1.5 hours then stop in Eden (Texas) and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 1.5 hours then stop in Mountain Home and stay for 1 hour.

Finally, drive for about 1.5 hours and arrive in San Antonio.

To see all the details on this itinerary, including recommended restaurants, hotels, and things to do along the way, check out the full road trip planner:

Amarillo to San Antonio airports and flights

In the quick calculation above, we assumed you had a private plane and just wanted to know the time in the air from city to city. But for most of us, we're going to be flying on a commercial airline (whether it's first class or coach). So that means we really need to account for all the extra travel time getting to the airport, waiting for our flight, and making it to the destination.

To give you a better estimate of real-life travel, we've put together a flight itinerary with actual airports. Eventually you'll be able to customize this plan, choosing your own airports and flights. But for now, here's an example we've selected to give you an idea of how traveling might work between airports.

Departure airport: Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport (AMA)

Arrival airport: San Antonio International Airport (SAT)

With the airports selected, we can estimate the travel time to and from the airport, based on how far the airport is from downtown.

Getting to the airport: 21 minutes

Getting to your destination: 22 minutes

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from AMA to SAT and figure out how long it would take to fly including take-off and landing, and time to taxi on the runway.

Commercial flight time: 1 hour, 23 minutes

So now we can finally get an idea of the total travel time from Amarillo to San Antonio including time spent getting to/from the airports, an estimated wait time of 2 hours at the airport for TSA security lines and waiting at the gate, and the actual flight itself.

Total travel time: 4 hours

To see the details on this flight plan, including recommended airports, airline, and route, check out the flight planner:

How far is it the other way?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line (or driving the same roads back and forth). But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse directions to get the distance from San Antonio to Amarillo, or go to the main page to calculate the distance between cities.

If you happen to know Amarillo, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Amarillo!

What is the city of Amarillo known for?

Amarillo is a popular stop along Route 66 in Texas and is particularly famous for its delicious steak challenge at the The Big Texan Steak Ranch. The city is also home to many well-known theatres and art shows, as well as the popular space museum, the Don Harrington Discovery Center and the Space Theater.

What town is halfway between Amarillo and Fort Worth?

Halfway between Amarillo, TX and Fort Worth, TX The town that marks the exact halfway point is actually Tolbert, Texas. The closest zip code to the midpoint is 76384. The exact latitude and longitude coordinates are 34° 11' 22" N and 99° 20' 35" W.

How far is Amarillo Texas to the New Mexico border?

It is only about 50 miles from Amarillo to the New Mexico border, with the Old 66 Road passing through the small towns of Vega and Adrian.

How close is Amarillo Texas San Antonio?

There are 445.39 miles from San Antonio to Amarillo in northwest direction and 517 miles (832.03 kilometers) by car, following the I-27 N and US-87 N route. San Antonio and Amarillo are 9 hours 4 mins far apart, if you drive non-stop . This is the fastest route from San Antonio, TX to Amarillo, TX.