There are 10 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 Brownsville  •  7 h 14 min

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

$262 - $1,202

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

$75 - $183

8 alternative options

Fly El Paso to Harlingen  •  7 h 32 min

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

$302 - $1,222

Fly Ciudad Juarez to Matamoros  •  8 h 20 min

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

$132 - $604

Fly El Paso to McAllen, bus, shuttle  •  9 h 32 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 19 min

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

$96 - $284

Fly El Paso to Corpus Christi, bus, shuttle  •  10 h 34 min

  1. Fly from El Paso (ELP) to Corpus Christi (CRP) ELP - CRP
  2. Take the bus from Corpus Christi, Tx to Harlingen, Tx
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Rio Grande Valley International Airport to South Padre Island, Texas

$274 - $1,022

Train, bus  •  19 h 25 min

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

$195 - $414

Bus  •  20 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from El Paso to Brownsville, TX Tijuana Airport-Matamoros / ...

$162 - $224

Drive  •  14 h 43 min

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

$80 - $130

Questions & Answers

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.

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The quickest way to get from El Paso to South Padre Island is to fly which costs $260 - $1,200 and takes 7 h 14 min.

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The distance between El Paso and South Padre Island is 689 miles. The road distance is 853.3 miles.

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The best way to get from El Paso to South Padre Island without a car is to train and bus which takes 19 h 25 min and costs $190 - $420.

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It takes approximately 7 h 14 min 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 7 h 14 min and costs $260 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $160 - $230 and takes 20 h 23 min.

Mode details

There is no direct flight from El Paso Airport to Brownsville Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 7 min and has one stopover.

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South Padre Island is 1 h ahead of El Paso. It is currently 3:39 AM in El Paso and 4:39 AM in South Padre Island.

Map of how to get from El Paso to South Padre Island.
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  • Distance: 689.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 14 min

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

United Airlines and American Airlines fly from El Paso to South Padre Island hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound Mexico operates a bus from El Paso to South Padre Island twice daily. Tickets cost $85 - $140 and the journey takes 19 h 50 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from El Paso to Brownsville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from El Paso to Brownsville via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from El Paso to McAllen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from El Paso to McAllen via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from El Paso to Corpus Christi via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from El Paso to Brownsville via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from El Paso to Brownsville via Denver, Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from El Paso to Brownsville via Chicago O'Hare, Houston
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,600
Flights from El Paso to Harlingen via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from El Paso to McAllen via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from El Paso to McAllen via Denver, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from El Paso to Corpus Christi via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from El Paso to Harlingen via Austin
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from El Paso to Harlingen via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from El Paso to Harlingen via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from El Paso to Harlingen via Dallas, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from El Paso to Corpus Christi via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from El Paso to Corpus Christi via San Antonio, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Ciudad Juarez to Matamoros via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Ciudad Juarez to Matamoros via Monterrey, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Ciudad Juarez to Monterrey
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Ciudad Juarez to Monterrey
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $240
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from El Paso Union Depot to San Antonio Amtrak
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
6 times a week
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

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 Corpus Christi, Tx to Harlingen, Tx
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
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
Bus from El Paso to Brownsville, TX
Ave. Duration
19 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $140
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
$7 - $15
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
$16 - $23
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$16 - $23
Ejecutivo
$16 - $18
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 - $90
Ejecutivo
$101 - $106

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