There are several methods of transportation to access the San Antonio Missions. Since early 2016, the City and its partners have worked together to streamline transportation options for residents and guests visiting the five missions.

Beginning in June 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. The VIVA Missions route connects riders with daily service from the Alamo in downtown to Mission San Juan. Eventually, when construction on Ashley and Espada roads is completed in summer of 2017, the route will connect to all five missions. A day pass on VIVA which gives passengers unlimited rides all day costs $2.75, a single trip is just $1.30, or a 7-day pass costs only $12. Learn more about VIVA Culture.

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.

In 2017, the Alamo will be connected via a new designated bike lane to Blue Star allowing cyclists to get onto the Mission Reach River Walk Hike and Bike Route to the four remaining missions. More info coming soon!

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