There are several methods of transportation to access the San Antonio Missions. Since early 2016, the City of San Antonio and its partners have worked together to streamline transportation options for residents and guests visiting the five missions.
Additionally, the City has worked to establish the World Heritage Trail for both vehicular and bike traffic. Visitors can easily bike or walk the River Walk Hike and Bike Route along the San Antonio River that connects four San Antonio Missions – San José, San Juan, Concepción, Espada. Obtain more info regarding how to drive, bike, hike and other transportation options to the missions.
VIA Metropolitan Transit
In 2016, VIA Metropolitan Transit launched a new service line called VIVA Culture, Missions, and Centro, taking passengers to the most-visited sites and attractions in San Antonio.
NOTICE: Effective April 6, 2020, VIA Metropolitan Transit has made temporary service adjustments in response to the current pandemic and in efforts to practice social distancing in public and help slow the spread of the coronavirus. These temporary service adjustments include VIVA Culture, Missions, and Centro (routes 11, 40, and 301) not operating.
VIA route 42 connects visitors with the San Antonio Missions World Heritage Site, offering daily service to historic destinations including The Alamo and the World Heritage Trail today. Enjoy unlimited rides with a VIA DAY PASS for $2.75 - available on the bus and on the VIA goMobile app. Visit VIAinfo.net or call 210-362-2020 for more information on routes and current health safety guidelines and service adjustments.
San Antonio Bike Share
San Antonio Bike Share is San Antonio's bike sharing system that provides alternative transportation downtown and along the Mission Reach. Bike share is designed for short trips and quick adventures around town. It differs from a traditional rental program because users dock the bike at any B-station and grab another when they're ready to ride again. With individual ride times up to one hour, it’s easier than ever to explore San Antonio. OPEN HOURS: 6 a.m.-11 p.m., 7 days a week.
Information on affordable rates, as well as current health safety guidelines and service adjustments, are available online or by calling 210-281-0101.
Mission Trail Bike Map