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There are 9 ways to get from Arlington to South Padre Island by plane, night bus, shuttle, bus, train, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to Brownsville  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to Brownsville (BRO) DFW - BRO

$203 - $469

Cheapest option

Megabus, bus, shuttle  •  17 h 16 min

  1. Take the Megabus from DFW-Grand Prairie, Texas to San Antonio
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to Harlingen, Tx
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Rio Grande Valley International Airport to South Padre Island, Texas

$124 - $182

7 alternative options

Fly Dallas to Harlingen  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Dallas (DAL) to Harlingen (HRL) DAL - HRL

$216 - $394

Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to Harlingen  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to Harlingen (HRL) DFW - HRL

$183 - $439

Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to McAllen, night bus, shuttle  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to McAllen (MFE) DFW - MFE
  2. Take the night bus from Mcallen, Tx to Harlingen, Tx
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Rio Grande Valley International Airport to South Padre Island, Texas

$248 - $503

Bus  •  15 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Brownsville, Tx 897 / ...

$153 - $257

Train, bus, taxi  •  16 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Fort Worth Amtrak Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Harlingen, Tx 897 / ...
  3. Take a taxi from Harlingen, Tx to South Padre Island

$222 - $391

Night bus  •  14 h 2 min

  1. Take the night bus from Dallas, Tx to Brownsville, Tx 9589

$153 - $267

Drive  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Arlington to South Padre Island 586.4 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Arlington to South Padre Island is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 9 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Arlington to South Padre Island is to fly which costs $200 - $470 and takes 3 h 24 min.

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The distance between Arlington and South Padre Island is 461 miles. The road distance is 586.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Arlington to South Padre Island without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 43 min and costs $150 - $260.

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It takes approximately 3 h 24 min to get from Arlington to South Padre Island, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Arlington to South Padre Island is to fly which takes 3 h 24 min and costs $200 - $470. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $150 - $260 and takes 15 h 43 min.

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The quickest flight from Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport to Brownsville Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 38 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Arlington to South Padre Island is 586 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 47 min to drive from Arlington to South Padre Island.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport to Brownsville Airport.

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There are 738+ hotels available in South Padre Island. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Arlington to South Padre Island.
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  • Distance: 460.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 24 min

What companies run services between Arlington, TX, USA and South Padre Island, TX, USA?

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Arlington to South Padre Island every 4 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Arlington to South Padre Island every 4 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $140 and the journey takes 13 h 5 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Brownsville via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $950
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Harlingen via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to McAllen via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Brownsville
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to McAllen
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Dallas to Harlingen
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Dallas to Harlingen via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Dallas to Harlingen via Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Harlingen via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Fort Worth Amtrak Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $330
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Mcallen, Tx to Harlingen, Tx
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$17 - $22
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Brownsville, Tx
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $95
Flexible
$100 - $140
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Harlingen, Tx
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
South Padre Shuttle
Website
southpadreshuttle.com
Shuttle from Rio Grande Valley International Airport to South Padre Island, Texas
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
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Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Antonio to Harlingen, Tx
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Other operators
Taxi from Harlingen, Tx to South Padre Island
Ave. Duration
51 min
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Ubeda Transportation
Phone
+1 956-601-7794

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The best way to get from Arlington to Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport is to taxi which takes 17 min and costs $30 - $40.

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