There are 7 ways to get from Chicago 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 Chicago O'Hare to Brownsville  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Brownsville (BRO) ORD - BRO

$182 - $755

6 alternative options

Fly Chicago Midway to Harlingen  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Harlingen (HRL) MDW - HRL

$232 - $824

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Harlingen  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Harlingen (HRL) ORD - HRL

$242 - $825

Fly Chicago O'Hare to McAllen, bus, shuttle  •  10 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to McAllen (MFE) ORD - 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

$237 - $979

Bus  •  33 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Dallas, Tx 1227
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Brownsville, Tx 831 / ...

$224 - $474

Train, bus  •  39 h 38 min

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

$276 - $662

Drive  •  25 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to South Padre Island 1513.6 miles

$140 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to South Padre Island is to drive which costs $140 - $220 and takes 25 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to South Padre Island is to fly which costs $180 - $800 and takes 6 h 41 min.

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The distance between Chicago and South Padre Island is 1224 miles. The road distance is 1513.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 41 min to get from Chicago to South Padre Island, including transfers.

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There are 684+ hotels available in South Padre Island. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to South Padre Island.
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  • Distance: 1224.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 41 min

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

United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Chicago to South Padre Island hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to South Padre Island via Dallas, Tx and Brownsville, Tx in around 33 h 6 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Brownsville
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Brownsville via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harlingen via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harlingen via Des Moines, Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harlingen via St. Louis, Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harlingen via Kansas City, Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harlingen via Memphis, Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harlingen via Little Rock, Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harlingen via Fayetteville, Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harlingen via San Antonio, Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harlingen via Grand Rapids, Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harlingen via Wichita, Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harlingen via Jackson/Vicksburg, Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to McAllen via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to McAllen via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to McAllen via Austin, Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to McAllen via Kansas City, Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Harlingen via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Harlingen via Austin
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Harlingen via Dallas
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Harlingen via Dallas, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Harlingen via New Orleans, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Brownsville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to McAllen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to McAllen via Little Rock, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to McAllen via Fayetteville, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Harlingen via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harlingen via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,600
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak
Ave. Duration
32 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$160 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$290 - $430
Business Coach Seat
$350 - $490
Room
$650 - $900
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 Chicago, Il to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
19 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $240
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$90 - $160
Flexible
$180 - $240
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Brownsville, Tx
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $95
Flexible
$110 - $150
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
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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