There are 8 ways to get from Houston 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 Houston to Brownsville  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Brownsville (BRO) IAH - BRO

$121 - $653

Cheapest option

Bus, shuttle  •  14 h 24 min

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

$104 - $144

6 alternative options

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Harlingen  •  4 h 59 min

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

$171 - $331

Fly Houston to Harlingen  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Harlingen (HRL) IAH - HRL

$151 - $503

Fly Houston to McAllen, bus, shuttle  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to McAllen (MFE) IAH - 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

$216 - $627

Bus  •  10 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to San Antonio, Tx 9095 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Brownsville, Tx 897

$129 - $227

Train, bus  •  12 h 17 min

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

$150 - $275

Drive  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Houston to South Padre Island 374.9 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Houston to South Padre Island is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 7 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Houston to South Padre Island is to fly which takes 4 h 39 min and costs $120 - $700.

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The distance between Houston and South Padre Island is 444 km. The road distance is 600 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 39 min to get from Houston to South Padre Island, including transfers.

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

United Airlines flies from Houston to South Padre Island 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Houston to South Padre Island via San Antonio, Tx and Brownsville, Tx in around 10 h 9 min.

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
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
Greyhound USA
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 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
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 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Antonio to Harlingen, Tx
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
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

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