Transportation options are key to Balcones Heights’ convenient location. Located mid-way between downtown San Antonio (3)--home of the famous San Antonio Riverwalk and Alamo (2)--and the South Texas Medical Center (4), Balcones Heights sits at the intersection of Interstate 10, Loop 410, and Fredericksburg Road. Balcones Heights is 10 minutes away from the San Antonio International Airport, and 20 minutes from Sea World (5) and Six Flags Fiesta Texas (1). Balcones Heights is a regional hub of public transit.
Balcones Heights is at the center of the region’s first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system--VIA Primo--connecting two University of Texas at San Antonio campuses (UTSA), downtown, the South Texas Medical Center and corporate titans USAA and Valero Energy. Primo daily ridership, after two years, is averaging more than 6,000 riders per day.
Adjacent to I-10, behind Balcones Heights’ Wonderland of the Americas medical, entertainment, and retail center, is one of VIA Metropolitan Transit’s busiest Park & Ride Operations. Situated on nearly seven (7) acres at I-10 and Crossroads Blvd, the facility provides daily bus service on nine (9) routes, express bus service to San Antonio Spurs games at the AT&T Center, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, annual Fiesta San Antonio events, the Texas Folklife Festival, Alamodome events, and more. The Crossroads Park & Ride averages more than 3,000 bus boardings and exits per day, with a rate of 20 buses per hour during peak travel times. This Park & Ride facility has been operational since 1983.
Regular VIA bus service on Fredericksburg Road through Balcones Heights includes seven (7) routes, with more than 7,000 boardings per day.
The VIA Primo bus rapid transit service has prompted the first transit-oriented development(TOD) in the region.