There are 8 ways to get from El Paso 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 El Paso to Harlingen  •  7 h 52 min

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

$302 - $1,222

Cheapest option

Bus Grupo Senda  •  26 h 34 min

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

$74 - $180

6 alternative options

Fly El Paso to Brownsville  •  7 h 39 min

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

$262 - $1,202

Fly El Paso to McAllen, bus, shuttle  •  9 h 39 min

  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

$316 - $1,276

Fly Ciudad Juarez to Monterrey, bus  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Ciudad Juarez (CJS) to Monterrey (MTY) CJS - MTY
  2. Take the bus from Monterrey to Matamoros

$95 - $283

Train, bus  •  19 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from El Paso Union Depot Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak Sunset Limited / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Brownsville, Tx 897

$195 - $414

Bus via Van Horn  •  20 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from El Paso, Tx to Van Horn 1408 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Van Horn to Brownsville, TX Tijuana Airport-Matamoros / ...

$168 - $260

Drive  •  14 h 43 min

  1. Drive from El Paso to South Padre Island 853.3 miles

$80 - $130

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

Southwest Airlines and United Airlines fly from El Paso to South Padre Island hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from El Paso to South Padre Island via Van Horn and Brownsville, TX in around 20 h 3 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from El Paso to Harlingen via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from El Paso to Harlingen via Austin
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from El Paso to Harlingen via Austin, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from El Paso to Harlingen via Phoenix, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Flights from El Paso to Harlingen via Dallas, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from El Paso to Harlingen via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from El Paso to Brownsville via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from El Paso to Brownsville via Denver, Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from El Paso to McAllen via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from El Paso to McAllen via Denver, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 8 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from El Paso to Brownsville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from El Paso to McAllen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from El Paso to McAllen via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Ciudad Juarez to Monterrey
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Ciudad Juarez to Monterrey
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from El Paso Union Depot Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Business Coach Seat
$170 - $250
Room
$360 - $500
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 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
Bus from El Paso, Tx to Van Horn
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $40
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from McAllen, TX to Harlingen, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Van Horn to Brownsville, TX
Ave. Duration
16 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $130
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
Omnibus de Mexico
Website
odm.com.mx
Bus from Ciudad Juárez to Villa Ahumada
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
Grupo Senda
Phone
US: (81) 8151 5253, México: 1 800 733 7330
Website
ticket.gruposenda.com
Bus from Ciudad Juárez to Villa Ahumada
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$15 - $22
Ejecutivo
$16 - $17
Bus from Villa Ahumada to Matamoros
Ave. Duration
20 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$60 - $85
Ejecutivo
$97 - $103

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Questions & Answers

The distance between El Paso and South Padre Island is 1103 km. The road distance is 1365 km.

The cheapest way to get from El Paso to South Padre Island is to drive which costs $80 - $130 and takes 14 h 43 min.

The quickest way to get from El Paso to South Padre Island is to fly which takes 7 h 39 min and costs $260 - $1,200.

It takes approximately 7 h 52 min to get from El Paso to South Padre Island, including transfers.