Public transportation is good in San Antonio that you really don't need a car if you're planning on staying downtown and hitting most of the main attractions within the area. You can even get public transportation from the airport, but if you'd prefer a taxi it only costs about $23 to $25 and takes about 15 minutes between the airport and downtown and they can be hired at both terminals at curbside.  And if there is more than one person in your party, you'll save money because up to four people can share a cab and share the fare that is charged per vehicle NOT per passenger.  As for getting a taxi in the downtown, you can hail a cab or go to a major hotel to hire one from the hotel cabstand.  All cabs are city licensed, inspected and all company taxi rates are the same and are set regulated  by city.  Taxicab drivers are also licenced by the city.  San Antonio has a very nice taxicab industry with great rates, clean cabs, and proffessional drivers.

Approximate Taxi Fares to various locations from airport.

Taxi fares are charged by vehicle not passenger, (SHARE-A-CAB) and save:

Downtown..................$23 to $25

Brooks AFB................$35

Camp Bullis...............$36

Fort Sam Houston.....$21

Kelly AFB.....................$43

Lackland AFB.............$43

Randolph AFB............$38

Fiest Texas.................$31

Hyatt Hill Country.......$40

JW Marroitt .................$35

Medical Center...........$24

North Star Mall............$12

Seaworls ....................$41

UTSA 1604 .................$41

Retama Park...... ........$33

Westin  La Cantera    $36                

 

Shuttle Rate to Downtown Area from Airport:

 $18 one passenger

 $36 two passengers

 $54 three passengers

 $72 four passengers

 

Airport Shuttle group rates are highter then taxis rates  being that they charge per passenger not per vehicle.  Other shuttle service disadvantages are the usual delays of ticket purchase, schedule departures, and the delays of being shuttle from hotel to hotel.

Airport Shuttle Refund Policy:

Prepaid reservations cancelled more than 24 hours prior to the scheduled pick-up time will be refunded. No refunds will be issued for
cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to pick-up time.


If your travel plans take you outside of the downtown area or you just want a car for your own reasons, getting a rental car is no problem as most of the major companies are located either in the area or at the airport, like Alamo, Budget, Enterprise and Dollar.