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There are 7 ways to get from Champaign 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 Brownsville  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Champaign (CMI) to Brownsville (BRO) CMI - BRO

$339 - $1,422

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Bus  •  35 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, Il to Oklahoma City, Ok
  2. Take the bus from Oklahoma City, Ok to Dallas, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Brownsville, Tx 897 / ...

$226 - $467

5 alternative options

Fly to McAllen, night bus, shuttle  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Champaign (CMI) to McAllen (MFE) CMI - 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

$394 - $1,496

Bus, train, night bus  •  34 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Bloomington/Normal, IL
  2. Take the train from Bloomington-Normal Amtrak to Dallas Union Station
  3. Take the night bus from Dallas, Tx to Brownsville, Tx

$268 - $618

Bus, train, taxi  •  39 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Bloomington/Normal, IL
  2. Take the train from Bloomington-Normal Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Harlingen, Tx 897 / ...
  4. Take a taxi from Harlingen, Tx to South Padre Island

$327 - $722

Bus, train, shuttle  •  43 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Bloomington/Normal, IL
  2. Take the train from Bloomington-Normal Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from San Antonio to Harlingen, Tx
  4. Take a shuttle bus from Rio Grande Valley International Airport to South Padre Island, Texas

$259 - $604

Drive  •  23 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Champaign to South Padre Island 1424 miles

$130 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Champaign to South Padre Island is to drive which costs $130 - $210 and takes 23 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Champaign to South Padre Island is to fly which costs $330 - $1,500 and takes 6 h 36 min.

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The distance between Champaign and South Padre Island is 1102 miles. The road distance is 1424 miles.

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The best way to get from Champaign to South Padre Island without a car is to bus and train and night bus which takes 34 h 48 min and costs $260 - $650.

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It takes approximately 6 h 36 min to get from Champaign to South Padre Island, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Champaign to South Padre Island is to fly which takes 6 h 36 min and costs $330 - $1,500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $220 - $470 and takes 35 h 23 min.

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There is no direct flight from Champaign Airport to Brownsville Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 57 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Champaign to South Padre Island is 1424 miles. It takes approximately 23 h 10 min to drive from Champaign to South Padre Island.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Champaign Airport to Brownsville Airport.

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There are 743+ hotels available in South Padre Island. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Champaign to South Padre Island.
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  • Distance: 1102.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 36 min

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

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Champaign to South Padre Island every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Champaign to South Padre Island via Oklahoma City, Ok, Dallas, Tx, and Brownsville, Tx in around 35 h 23 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Champaign to Brownsville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Champaign to Brownsville via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from Champaign to Brownsville via Charlotte, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,600
Flights from Champaign to McAllen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Champaign to McAllen via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from Champaign to McAllen via Charlotte, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Champaign to Brownsville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
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 Bloomington-Normal Amtrak to Dallas Union Station
Ave. Duration
19 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $300
Business Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Room
$470 - $650
Train from Bloomington-Normal Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak
Ave. Duration
29 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Flexi Coach Seat
$270 - $390
Business Coach Seat
$320 - $450
Room
$600 - $850
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
Night bus from Dallas, Tx to Brownsville, Tx
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $95
Flexible
$110 - $150
Bus from Champaign, Il to Oklahoma City, Ok
Ave. Duration
14 h 44 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$130 - $180
Bus from Oklahoma City, Ok to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65
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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Burlington Trailways
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 Champaign to Champaign Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs $18 - $23.

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