There are 8 ways to get from Galveston to South Padre Island by bus, train, shuttle, 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  •  12 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Galveston Amtrak to Houston Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
  3. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Brownsville, Tx 897

$129 - $227

Cheapest option

Bus, shuttle  •  17 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Galveston Amtrak to Houston Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Houston, TX to San Antonio, TX
  3. Take the bus from San Antonio to Harlingen, Tx
  4. Take a shuttle bus from Rio Grande Valley International Airport to South Padre Island, Texas

$110 - $157

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  14 h 52 min

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

$150 - $275

Drive  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Galveston to South Padre Island 418 miles

$40 - $60

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Harlingen  •  5 h 24 min

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

$225 - $385

Bus to Houston, fly to Brownsville  •  5 h 47 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

Bus to Houston, fly to Harlingen  •  6 h 26 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, shuttle  •  7 h 56 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 Harlingen, Tx
  4. Take a shuttle bus from Rio Grande Valley International Airport to South Padre Island, Texas

$270 - $679

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Galveston to South Padre Island is to fly which costs $220 - $390 and takes 5 h 24 min.

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The distance between Galveston and South Padre Island is 266 miles. The road distance is 418 miles.

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It takes approximately 12 h 27 min to get from Galveston to South Padre Island, including transfers.

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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 Houston Amtrak, Houston, Tx, San Antonio, Tx, and Brownsville, Tx in around 12 h 27 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 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Houston to Harlingen
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Houston to McAllen
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Harlingen
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Houston Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
3 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
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
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 Harlingen, Tx
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$17 - $22
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Antonio to Harlingen, Tx
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
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
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
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

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