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There are 9 ways to get from Austin 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.

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Fly to Harlingen  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Harlingen (HRL) AUS - HRL

$171 - $574

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Bus Greyhound USA, shuttle  •  10 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to Harlingen, Tx 895 / ...
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Rio Grande Valley International Airport to South Padre Island, Texas

$79 - $140

7 alternative options

Fly to Brownsville  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Brownsville (BRO) AUS - BRO

$171 - $384

Fly to McAllen, night bus, shuttle  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to McAllen (MFE) AUS - 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

$306 - $1,278

Bus  •  9 h 29 min

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

$115 - $187

Train, bus, taxi  •  10 h 48 min

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

$180 - $295

Bus Greyhound Mexico, shuttle  •  13 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin 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

$101 - $146

Bus, night bus  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx 9403 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from San Antonio, Tx to Brownsville, Tx 9589

$120 - $202

Drive  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Austin to South Padre Island 372.8 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Austin to South Padre Island is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Austin to South Padre Island is to fly which costs $170 - $600 and takes 4 h 47 min.

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The distance between Austin and South Padre Island is 292 miles. The road distance is 372.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Austin to South Padre Island without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 29 min and costs $110 - $190.

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It takes approximately 4 h 47 min to get from Austin to South Padre Island, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Austin to South Padre Island is to fly which takes 4 h 47 min and costs $170 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $190 and takes 9 h 29 min.

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The quickest flight from Austin Airport to Harlingen Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Austin to South Padre Island is 373 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 39 min to drive from Austin to South Padre Island.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Austin Airport to Harlingen Airport.

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There are 744+ hotels available in South Padre Island. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Austin to South Padre Island.
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  • Distance: 291.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 47 min

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

Southwest Airlines flies from Austin to South Padre Island 3 times a day. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Austin to South Padre Island every 4 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $100 and the journey takes 8 h 55 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Austin to Brownsville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $650
Flights from Austin to McAllen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Austin to Harlingen
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to Harlingen via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Austin to Brownsville via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Austin to McAllen via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
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 Austin Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
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.

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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 Austin, Tx to Brownsville, Tx
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
Bus from Austin, Tx to Harlingen, Tx
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
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
Bus from Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Night bus from San Antonio, Tx to Brownsville, Tx
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
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
myrioride.bookingtool.net
Grupo Senda
Phone
US: (81) 8151 5253, México: 1 800 733 7330
Website
ticket.gruposenda.com
Bus from Austin to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$14 - $21
Ejecutivo
$14 - $16
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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