Highway System

The San Antonio District plans, designs, builds, operates and maintains the state transportation system in the following counties: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Guadalupe, Kendall, Kerr, McMullen, Medina, Uvalde and Wilson.

According to, the San Antonio MSA has one of the most comprehensive freeway systems in North America. In fact, Bexar County has one of the largest systems of state highways in the nation and one of the highest ratios of freeway miles per capita in the U.S. To see the freeway system, click here.

Ground Transportation

Bus Service

VIA proudly operates one of the best transit systems in the country. For more than 30 years, VIA has worked to meet the transportation needs of San Antonio. VIA's fleet consists of 466 buses, comprised of 217 North American Bus Industries diesel buses, four NABI compressed natural gas buses, 176 New Flyer diesel buses, 30 New Flyer diesel-electric hybrid buses, and 19 Optima streetcars. VIA buses operate seven days a week from 4 a.m. to 1 a.m. There are 7,197 bus stops along 91 bus lines, which are divided into five service categories: frequent, metro, express, skip, and streetcar. Additional bus lines serving San Antonio include:

  • Greyhound Bus Lines 210.270.5824
  • Kerrville Bus Company 800.256.2757

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)

VIA is bringing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to the San Antonio area. BRT uses rubber-tire, high capacity vehicles, improved fare collection systems, and controlled traffic signals to move riders more efficiently. Boarding will take place at stations rather than bus stops. In the end, riders using this premier transit service will get to their destinations faster.

The BRT line, scheduled to launch in 2012, will be along Fredericksburg Road traveling from the University of Texas at San Antonio 1604 campus to the South Texas Medical Center and on to downtown San Antonio. This line will change the face of the Fredericksburg Road corridor by offering opportunities for transit-oriented development.

Bike & Ride

All VIA buses are equipped with bike racks capable of carrying two bikes at a time, so riders and their bikes can go anywhere VIA goes.

Service Area

To see VIA’s service area in San Antonio click here.

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Service Area

In total, VIA's service area is 1,226.07 square miles, which is 98 percent of Bexar County. The service area is made up of the unincorporated parts of Bexar County and the following municipalities:

  • Alamo Heights
  • Leon Valley
  • Balcones Heights
  • Olmos Park
  • Castle Hills
  • San Antonio
  • China Grove
  • Shavano Park
  • Converse
  • St. Hedwig
  • Elmendorf
  • Terrell Hills
  • Kirby

Also included in VIA's service area is the Bexar County portion of Cibolo. The Advanced Transportation District operates within the City of San Antonio.

For more information on VIA, click here.

Motor Freight Carriers

San Antonio has a wide range of motor freight carriers specializing in all kinds of cargo and delivering to all major locations in the nation. And because of the city's strategic location and unique convergence of highway systems, your company will benefit from one of the most efficient and convenient ground shipment destinations in the U.S.


Trucking companies may negotiate with their customers for rates, charges and services. Trucking companies have to register their vehicles with state government and comply with insurance and safety regulations. Motor carriers handle less than truckload and volume shipment and will pick up and deliver. For a complete directory of freight carriers, click here.

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Motor Freight Carriers

Intrastate Only

Alliance Transport, Inc. 210.661.0900
Basse Truck Line, Inc. 210.226.3167
Bowie Transportation 210.359.0001
Stewart Distribution 210.813.1441
R&L Carriers 210.333.3711
Bob White Express 210.658.9700

Interstate Only

ABF Freight System, Inc. 210.337.7440
Alamo Transportation, Inc. 210.229.9311
Vocar Transportation Services 210.946.3255
Watkins Motors Lines, Inc. 210.927.3837
Yellow Freight System 210.223.6811

Intra- and Interstate

AAA Cooper Transportation 210.661.6080
America Transport Systems 210.484.8000
Bee Trucking 210.646.7211
Central Freight Lines 210.661.4531
Central Transport, Inc. 210.655.8500
Con-Way Southern Express 210.662.6060
Edc Moving Systems 210.227.3491
Express Carriers 210.333.6611
FedEx Freight East 210.651.5181
Jim Transport, Inc. 210.662.0019
Landstar Inway 210.805.8828
Lange Truck Lines 210.337.8080
Majic Transport 210.654.4028
Mercer Transportation 210.225.7575
Overnite Transportation 210.662.0966
Parkway Transport, Inc. 210.938.6800
Penske Moving Company 210.227.3491
Southeastern Freight Lines 210.654.6333
Southwestern Motor Transport, Inc. 210.661.6791
W.W. Rowland Trucking Company 210.227.3901

Transportation & Freight Brokers

C H Robinson Worldwide, Inc. 210.545.5310
Global Highway, Inc. 210.349.4600
San Antonio Logistics 210.832.9580
San Antonio Merchant Shippers 210.646.7211
SMS Logistics 210.281.9239

Public Warehouses

Crystal Cold Storage 210.333.7577
EG&G Kelly Distribution Center 210.339.2800
Fiesta Warehouse & Distribution 210.337.9101
Loop Cold Storage Management Co. 210.821.6755
Operational Technologies Corp 210.682.2037
RLI Logistics 210.932.2989
Southern Warehousing & Distribution 210.224.7771
Versacold 210.499.1310

Parcel Service

DB Schenker 800.225.5229
Federal Express 800.463.3339
DHL Express 800.225.5345
United Parcel Service 800.742.5877
U.S. Postal Service 800.275.8777

Government Trade Processing

U.S. Customs 210.472.5601
U.S. FDA 210.541.9450
U.S. Customs and Border Protection 210.821.6965