RIDING THE VIA BUS

Options to reach Hemisfair and Yanaguana Garden by bus:

1) #7 SIGHTSEER (see below) to the ALAMO then walk or cross the street and then take the

     Blue Trolley on South Alamo OR Red Trolley to the corner of South Alamo and Nueva

2) VIA service on bus routes: 26 - 30 - 225 - 230    

Bus fares for adults: $1.20 (buy a transfer for 15 cents - unlimited use within 2 1/2 hours of purchase) or $4 for an all-day unlimited pass. Age 4 and under ride free.
Click for VIA Schedules - or call 210-362-2020 to talk to a human and get help or try....

1) On the Rider Tools page, click the map closest to where you will catch the bus
2) then use the Find Nearby Stops and/or Get Next Departures links to get your Bus Number
3) then look up the Bus Number by location to get the departure time.


Do it the FUN & EASY WAY!
 

Have you heard of the #7 SIGHTSEER bus? This is the perfect opportunity to give it a try. Perfect for your first ever bus ride!

At these prices, the bus driver is NOT a tour guide so be sure to make a stop at the ALAMO and go to the OFFICIAL CITY VISITOR CENTER right across the street for maps and a bus schedule.

Visit one of the museums or attractions listed below and then leave your car parkied and jump on the #7 SIGHTSEER and come downtown. Do it for the opening or any day between 7am and 7pm, 7 days a week. The #7 SIGHTSEER runs once an hour so plan your stay at each stop so you can be reach to jump back on board.

Catch the #7 SIGHTSEER at any of these locations and get off IN FRONT OF THE ALAMO and walk two blocks down South Alamo to Hemisfair and Yanaguana Garden (or transfer to the Blue Trolley).

Once an hour the bus stops at....

  • SAMA - San Antonio Museum of Art
  • Japanese Gardens
  • San Antonio ZOO
  • Whitte Museum
  • Botanical Gardens
  • DoSeum - Childrens Museum
  • Alamo (get off here for Hemisfair - transfer to the Blue Trolley or walk)
  • Riverwalk
  • Main Square - Cathedral
  • Governors Palace - Old City Hall (VIA bus info center is across the street)
  • Mercado - Mexican Market (YOU MUST GET OFF HERE!!!)

    Options:
    1) Walk over to Market/Santa Rosa
    And catch the #7 again or walk on over to the
  • Navarro House Historical Site (down one block on Laredo - street looks like a parking lot)
  • O'Henry Home at Laredo
  • Courthouse at Main Square
  • Brisco Museum
  • Alamo and continue on to SAMA, etc.

    2) Walk over to the trolley stop across the street from the Wells Fargo Bank and transfer to the RED TROLLEY at the MERCADO and head back on Houston
  • Buckhorn Museum (at Presa/Jefferson)
  • Texas Rangers Museum (same location)
  • History Shop (see Phil Collin's  Panorama of the Alamo and other cool stuff)
  • ALAMO
  • Official VISITOR CENTER (right across the street)
     
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