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There are 10 ways to get from El Paso to South Padre Island by plane, night bus, shuttle, bus, train, taxi 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.

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Fly El Paso to Brownsville  •  7h 25m

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

$262 - $1,202

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Bus Grupo Senda  •  26h 35m

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

$75 - $181

8 alternative options

Fly El Paso to Harlingen  •  7h 37m

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

$292 - $1,222

Fly Ciudad Juarez to Matamoros  •  8h 17m

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

$132 - $604

Fly El Paso to McAllen, night bus, shuttle  •  9h 53m

  1. Fly from El Paso (ELP) to McAllen (MFE) ELP - MFE
  2. Take the night 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  •  8h 59m

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

$96 - $284

Train, bus, taxi  •  19h 40m

  1. Take the train from El Paso Union Depot to San Antonio Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Harlingen, Tx 897 / ...
  3. Take a taxi from Harlingen, Tx to South Padre Island

$240 - $479

Train, night bus  •  19h 47m

  1. Take the train from El Paso Union Depot to San Antonio Amtrak Station Sunset Limited / ...
  2. Take the night bus from San Antonio, Tx to Brownsville, Tx 9589

$195 - $414

Bus  •  20h 23m

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

$160 - $221

Drive  •  14h 43m

  1. Drive from El Paso to South Padre Island 853.3 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 14h 43m.

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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 7h 25m.

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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 and taxi which takes 19h 40m and costs $240 - $480.

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It takes approximately 7h 25m 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 25m and costs $260 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $160 - $230 and takes 20h 23m.

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There is no direct flight from El Paso Airport to Brownsville Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 18m and has one stopover.

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South Padre Island is 1h ahead of El Paso. It is currently 7:47 AM in El Paso and 8:47 AM in South Padre Island.

Yes, the driving distance between El Paso to South Padre Island is 853 miles. It takes approximately 14h 43m to drive from El Paso to South Padre Island.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from El Paso Airport to Brownsville Airport.

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Map of how to get from El Paso to South Padre Island.
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  • Distance: 689.4 miles
  • Duration: 7h 25m

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 every 3 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound Mexico operates a bus from El Paso to South Padre Island 3 times a day. Tickets cost $85 - $140 and the journey takes 19h 50m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from El Paso to Brownsville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from El Paso to Harlingen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from El Paso to McAllen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from El Paso to McAllen via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from El Paso to Brownsville via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from El Paso to Harlingen via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from El Paso to McAllen via Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from El Paso to McAllen via Denver, Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 48m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from El Paso to Harlingen via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from El Paso to Harlingen via Austin
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from El Paso to Harlingen via San Antonio, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from El Paso to Harlingen via Dallas, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Ciudad Juarez to Matamoros via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Ciudad Juarez to Monterrey
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Ciudad Juarez to Monterrey
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
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.

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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
$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
Night bus from Mcallen, Tx to Harlingen, Tx
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$17 - $22
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Harlingen, Tx
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Night bus from San Antonio, Tx to Brownsville, Tx
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
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
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from El Paso to Brownsville, TX
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Omnibus de Mexico
Website
odm.com.mx
Bus from Ciudad Juárez to Villa Ahumada
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $17
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
1h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$15 - $22
Ejecutivo
$16 - $18
Bus from Villa Ahumada to Matamoros
Ave. Duration
20h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$60 - $85
Ejecutivo
$99 - $104
Other operators
Taxi from Harlingen, Tx to South Padre Island
Ave. Duration
51m
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Ubeda Transportation
Phone
+1 956-601-7794

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There are 744+ hotels available in South Padre Island. Prices start at $70 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 38m and costs $2.

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