There are 7 ways to get from Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport (DFW) 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 Brownsville  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to Brownsville (BRO) DFW - BRO

$173 - $428

Cheapest option

Bus, shuttle  •  15 h 26 min

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

$96 - $186

5 alternative options

Fly to Harlingen  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to Harlingen (HRL) DFW - HRL

$151 - $391

Fly to McAllen, bus, shuttle  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to McAllen (MFE) DFW - 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

$219 - $464

Bus  •  14 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Brownsville, Tx 831 / ...

$132 - $242

Train, bus  •  18 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Victory Station to Fort Worth Intermodal Transit Center Tre
  2. Take the train from Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center to San Antonio Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Brownsville, Tx 897

$162 - $308

Drive  •  10 h

  1. Drive from Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport (DFW) to South Padre Island 600.2 miles

$55 - $85

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport (DFW) to South Padre Island is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 10 h.

More details

The quickest way to get from Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport (DFW) to South Padre Island is to fly which costs $170 - $430 and takes 2 h 58 min.

More details

The distance between Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport (DFW) and South Padre Island is 472 miles. The road distance is 600.2 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport (DFW) to South Padre Island without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 35 min and costs $130 - $250.

More details

It takes approximately 2 h 58 min to get from Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport (DFW) to South Padre Island, including transfers.

More details

The best way to get from Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport (DFW) to South Padre Island is to fly which takes 2 h 58 min and costs $170 - $430. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $130 - $250 and takes 14 h 35 min.

Mode details

The quickest flight from Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport to Brownsville Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 29 min.

Search flights

Yes, the driving distance between Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport (DFW) to South Padre Island is 600 miles. It takes approximately 10 h to drive from Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport (DFW) to South Padre Island.

Get driving directions

American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport to Brownsville Airport.

Search flights

There are 750+ hotels available in South Padre Island. Prices start at $41 USD per night.

More details

Map of how to get from Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport (DFW) to South Padre Island.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 472.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 58 min

What companies run services between Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport (DFW), USA and South Padre Island, TX, USA?

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport (DFW) to South Padre Island every 4 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport (DFW) to South Padre Island hourly. Tickets cost $55 - $150 and the journey takes 12 h 30 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Brownsville via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $950
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Harlingen via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to McAllen via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Brownsville
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to McAllen
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Harlingen via Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Harlingen via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Harlingen via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Train operators
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)
Phone
214-979-1111
Website
dart.org
Train from Victory Station to Fort Worth Intermodal Transit Center
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
More information at
dart.org
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center to San Antonio Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $330
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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 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 Dallas, Tx to Harlingen, Tx
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
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

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.