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There are 9 ways to get from El Paso to South Padre Island by plane, bus, shuttle, car or train

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Fly El Paso to Harlingen  •  7h 42m

  1. Fly from El Paso (ELP) to Harlingen (HRL) ELP - HRL

$162 - $572

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Fly Ciudad Juarez to Matamoros  •  8h 51m

  1. Fly from Ciudad Juarez (CJS) to Matamoros (MAM) CJS - MAM

$67 - $274

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Fly El Paso to Brownsville  •  7h 33m

  1. Fly from El Paso (ELP) to Brownsville (BRO) ELP - BRO

$122 - $602

Fly El Paso to McAllen, bus, shuttle  •  9h 31m

  1. Fly from El Paso (ELP) to McAllen (MFE) ELP - 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

$190 - $814

Bus, drive  •  13h 31m

  1. Take the bus from El Paso to Reynosa
  2. Take the bus from Reynosa to Matamoros
  3. Drive from Matamoros to South Padre Island

$120 - $315

Train, bus, drive  •  19h 33m

  1. Take the train from El Paso Union Depot to San Antonio Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to Reynosa
  3. Take the bus from Reynosa to Matamoros
  4. Drive from Matamoros to South Padre Island

$114 - $215

Bus  •  21h 13m

  1. Take the bus from El Paso to Brownsville, TX Ciudad Juárez-Matamoros / ...

$187 - $407

Bus via Miguel Ahumada  •  25h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Ciudad Juárez to Villa Ahumada TDN Diamante
  2. Take the bus from Villa Ahumada to Matamoros

$87 - $200

Drive  •  13h 58m

  1. Drive from El Paso to South Padre Island 853.9 miles

$80 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from El Paso to South Padre Island is to drive which costs $80 - $130 and takes 13h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from El Paso to South Padre Island is to fly which costs $120 - $600 and takes 7h 33m.

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The distance between El Paso and South Padre Island is 689 miles. The road distance is 853.9 miles.

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The best way to get from El Paso to South Padre Island without a car is to bus which takes 21h 13m and costs $180 - $410.

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It takes approximately 7h 42m to get from El Paso to South Padre Island, including transfers.

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The best way to get from El Paso to South Padre Island is to fly which takes 7h 42m and costs $160 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $180 - $410 and takes 21h 13m.

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There is no direct flight from El Paso Airport to Harlingen Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 55m and has one stopover.

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South Padre Island is 1h ahead of El Paso. It is currently 8:29 AM in El Paso and 9:29 AM in South Padre Island.

Yes, the driving distance between El Paso to South Padre Island is 854 miles. It takes approximately 13h 58m to drive from El Paso to South Padre Island.

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American Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from El Paso Airport to Harlingen Airport.

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  • Distance: 689.4 miles
  • Duration: 7h 42m

What companies run services between El Paso, TX, USA and South Padre Island, TX, USA?

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from El Paso to South Padre Island hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound Mexico operates a bus from El Paso to Brownsville, TX every 4 hours. Tickets cost $110 - $320 and the journey takes 20h 40m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from El Paso to Harlingen via Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from El Paso to Brownsville via Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from El Paso to Brownsville via Denver, Houston
Ave. Duration
8h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from El Paso to McAllen via Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from El Paso to McAllen via Denver, Houston
Ave. Duration
8h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from El Paso to Harlingen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from El Paso to Brownsville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from El Paso to Brownsville via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from El Paso to McAllen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from El Paso to McAllen via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from El Paso to Harlingen via Austin
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from El Paso to Harlingen via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Ciudad Juarez to Matamoros via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $270
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 El Paso Union Depot to San Antonio Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Premium
$260 - $370
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Business Seat
$140 - $200
Bus operators
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from McAllen, TX to Harlingen, Tx
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from El Paso to Reynosa
Ave. Duration
11h 11m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $300
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Antonio to Reynosa
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $100
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from El Paso to Brownsville, TX
Ave. Duration
20h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
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
Bus from Mcallen, Tx to Harlingen, Tx
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$27 - $40
South Padre Shuttle
Website
southpadreshuttle.com
Shuttle from Rio Grande Valley International Airport to South Padre Island, Texas
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
myrioride.bookingtool.net
Omnibus de Mexico
Website
odm.com.mx
Bus from Reynosa to Matamoros
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
Bus from Ciudad Juárez to Villa Ahumada
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
Bus from Villa Ahumada to Matamoros
Ave. Duration
19h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
Grupo Senda
Phone
US: +1 800 733 7330 and México: +52 81 8151 5253
Website
ticket.gruposenda.com
Bus from Reynosa to Matamoros
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$11 - $12
Primera
$9 - $11
Bus from Ciudad Juárez to Villa Ahumada
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$15 - $20
Primera
$14 - $18
Bus from Villa Ahumada to Matamoros
Ave. Duration
21h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $170
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$80 - $170
Primera
$110 - $160

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There are 909+ hotels available in South Padre Island. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from El Paso to El Paso Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 33 min and costs $2.

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