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  •  12 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin - San Jacinto/15Th to San Antonio, TX
  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

$94 - $133

5 alternative options

Fly to Brownsville  •  6 h 14 min

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

$171 - $384

Fly to McAllen, bus, shuttle  •  8 h 26 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 32 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

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 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Austin to McAllen via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
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
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Austin to Brownsville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $650
Flights from Austin to McAllen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Train operators
Amtrak
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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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 - $50
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
$45 - $70
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
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Questions & Answers

The distance between Austin and South Padre Island is 466 km. The road distance is 596 km.

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

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

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