There are 10 ways to get from Galveston to South Padre Island by bus, night bus, taxi, train, car or plane

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

Bus, night bus  •  13 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Galveston to George Bush Airport, Houston, TX
  2. Take the night bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
  3. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Brownsville, Tx 897

$208 - $314

Cheapest option

Bus via Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport  •  16 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Galveston to George Bush Airport, Houston, TX
  2. Take the bus from Houston, TX to San Antonio, TX
  3. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Brownsville, Tx 897

$120 - $189

8 alternative options

Bus  •  14 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Galveston to George Bush Airport, Houston, TX
  2. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
  3. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Brownsville, Tx 897

$186 - $287

Taxi, train, bus  •  14 h 45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Galveston to Bay Area Pr
  2. Take the train from Houston Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Brownsville, Tx 897

$235 - $385

Bus, train  •  16 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Galveston to George Bush Airport, Houston, TX
  2. Take the train from Houston Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Brownsville, Tx 897

$204 - $339

Drive  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Galveston to South Padre Island 418 miles

$40 - $60

Bus to Houston, fly to Brownsville  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Galveston to George Bush Airport, Houston, TX
  2. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Brownsville (BRO) IAH - BRO

$175 - $705

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Harlingen  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Harlingen (HRL) HOU - HRL

$225 - $385

Bus to Houston, fly to Harlingen  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Galveston to George Bush Airport, Houston, TX
  2. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Harlingen (HRL) IAH - HRL

$205 - $555

Bus to Houston, fly to McAllen, bus  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Galveston to George Bush Airport, Houston, TX
  2. Fly from Houston (IAH) to McAllen (MFE) IAH - MFE
  3. Take the bus from Mcallen, Tx to Brownsville, Tx

$246 - $658

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

You can take a bus from Galveston to South Padre Island via George Bush Airport, Houston, TX, Wright Rd @ Colonel Fischer Dr Mb, Milam St @ Preston St, Houston, Tx, San Antonio, Tx, and Brownsville, Tx in around 14 h 9 min. Alternatively, Southwest Airlines flies from Galveston to South Padre Island 5 times a day.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to Brownsville
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Houston to Harlingen
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Houston to McAllen
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Harlingen
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Harlingen via Austin
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Houston Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Room
$200 - $290
Bus operators
Galveston Limousine
Website
galvestonlimo.com
Bus from Galveston to George Bush Airport, Houston, TX
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
galvestonlimousineservice.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
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 Mcallen, Tx to Brownsville, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
Other operators
Taxi from Galveston to Bay Area Pr
Ave. Duration
32 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Yellow Cab Galveston
Phone
+1 409-763-3333
Website
yellowcabgalveston.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Galveston to South Padre Island?

The distance between Galveston and South Padre Island is 425 km. The road distance is 669 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Galveston to South Padre Island?

The cheapest way to get from Galveston to South Padre Island is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 8 h 24 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Galveston to South Padre Island?

The quickest way to get from Galveston to South Padre Island is to fly which takes 5 h 29 min and costs $220 - $390.

How long does it take to get from Galveston to South Padre Island?

It takes approximately 13 h 17 min to get from Galveston to South Padre Island, including transfers.