There are 7 ways to get from Austin to South Padre Island by plane, bus, shuttle, train 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 to Harlingen  •  4 h 47 min

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

$171 - $574

Cheapest option

Bus, shuttle  •  13 h 38 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

$106 - $146

5 alternative options

Fly to Brownsville  •  6 h 6 min

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

$171 - $384

Fly to McAllen, bus, shuttle  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to McAllen (MFE) AUS - MFE
  2. Take the 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  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx 9403 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Brownsville, Tx 897

$120 - $202

Train, bus  •  10 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Austin Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak Texas Eagle
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Brownsville, Tx 897

$135 - $230

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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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 without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 24 min and costs $120 - $210.

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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, you can take a bus from Austin to South Padre Island via San Antonio, Tx and Brownsville, Tx in around 8 h 24 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Austin to Brownsville via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Austin to McAllen via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Austin to Brownsville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $650
Flights from Austin to McAllen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 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
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to Harlingen via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
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
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Mcallen, Tx to Harlingen, Tx
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$17 - $22
Bus from Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Brownsville, Tx
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from McAllen, TX to Harlingen, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Antonio to Harlingen, Tx
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
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
$15 - $21
Ejecutivo
$14 - $16

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