San Marcos 1San Marcos is a city in as well as the county seat of Hays County, Texas. San Marcos is currently home to a population of over 54,000 residents and is a principal city of the the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos Metropolitan Area, a metro area that spans 523 square miles and home to a population of over 1.9 million. San Marcos is widely considered to be one of the oldest continually-settled communities in not just the U.S., but within all of North and South America. San Marcos has repeatedly ranked high on lists of best cities and best places to raise children or start families, and San Marcos today is also a popular filming location for movies and television shows, with such shows as The War at Home, Friday Night Lights and the DJ Qualls movie The New Guy all having been filmed in and around San Marcos.

Basic Facts About San Marcos

  • Current population: 54,000
  • Current mayor: Daniel Guerrero
  • Total area: 18.2 sq mi
  • Official website:
  • Located in: Hays County
  • Founded in: 1851
  • Zip codes: 78666-78667
  • Area codes: 512, 737

Auto Transport Tips to and from San Marcos

San Marcos sits 20-30 miles from San Antonio, the third-largest city in the state of Texas, and only half that from New Braunfels, which also sits northeast of San Antonio, albeit closer than San Marcos. San Marcos also sits about 20-30 miles south of Austin, the fourth-largest city in the state and the anchor of the metro area that San Marcos is a principal city of. What this means for you, at least when it comes to auto transport services, is that it’s actually one of the easier cities to ship to or from, as it’s sandwiched in between the third and fourth largest cities in Texas – which is a really good thing to have.

Car shipping companies prefer running routes from and to major metropolitan areas. With both San Antonio and Austin sitting so close to San Marcos, as well as its location along Interstate 35 (which is a major north-south interstate that spans six states), auto transport companies can easily get from San Antonio to Austin and stop in San Marcos along the way. This usually results in faster pickup and delivery times as well as lower prices, since it’s a blip on the radar for car shippers running from San Antonio to Austin and beyond.

If you’re interested in getting quotes to ship a vehicle to or from San Marcos, or if you have some questions about the process you need answered, make sure to give us a call at 800-930-7417, our toll-free number, to speak to one of our live agents. In addition, you can take matters into your own hands by filling out our free online quote request form yourself; if you do, you’ll receive multiple free quotes from top-rated auto transport companies emailed to you within minutes. With those you can compare prices and services of some of the best companies in the industry in order to make an informed decision.

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