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There are 10 ways to get from Isla Mujeres to South Padre Island by ferry, plane, bus, night bus, shuttle 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

Ferry, fly to Matamoros  •  9h 51m

  1. Take the ferry from Isla Mujeres to Puerto Juárez
  2. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Matamoros (MAM) CUN - MAM

$121 - $473

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Ferry, bus, drive  •  40h 45m

  1. Take the ferry from Isla Mujeres to Puerto Juárez
  2. Take the bus from ADO Cancún to Veracruz
  3. Take the bus from Veracruz to Matamoros
  4. Drive from Matamoros to South Padre Island

$95 - $188

8 alternative options

Ferry, fly to Brownsville  •  10h 45m

  1. Take the ferry from Isla Mujeres to Puerto Juárez
  2. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Brownsville (BRO) CUN - BRO

$210 - $1,220

Ferry, fly to Reynosa, bus  •  9h 11m

  1. Take the ferry from Isla Mujeres to Puerto Juárez
  2. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Reynosa (REX) CUN - REX
  3. Take the bus from Reynosa to Matamoros

$153 - $412

Ferry, fly to Harlingen  •  10h 52m

  1. Take the ferry from Isla Mujeres to Puerto Juárez
  2. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Harlingen (HRL) CUN - HRL

$260 - $940

Ferry, fly to McAllen, night bus, shuttle  •  12h 30m

  1. Take the ferry from Isla Mujeres to Puerto Juárez
  2. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to McAllen (MFE) CUN - MFE
  3. Take the night bus from Mcallen, Tx to Harlingen, Tx
  4. Take a shuttle bus from Rio Grande Valley International Airport to South Padre Island, Texas

$265 - $1,394

Ferry, fly to Monterrey, bus  •  12h 21m

  1. Take the ferry from Isla Mujeres to Puerto Juárez
  2. Fly from Cancun (CUN) to Monterrey (MTY) CUN - MTY
  3. Take the bus from Monterrey to Matamoros

$110 - $433

Ferry, bus, drive via Villahermosa  •  42h 43m

  1. Take the ferry from Isla Mujeres to Puerto Juárez
  2. Take the bus from Cancún Terminal ADO to Villahermosa
  3. Take the bus from Villahermosa to Matamoros
  4. Drive from Matamoros to South Padre Island

$100 - $193

Ferry, bus  •  46h 48m

  1. Take the ferry from Isla Mujeres to Puerto Juárez
  2. Take the bus from Cancun to Mexico City
  3. Take the bus from México Central Norte to Matamoros

$129 - $220

Ferry, drive  •  30h 41m

  1. Take the ferry from Isla Mujeres to Playa Tortugas
  2. Drive from Playa Tortugas to South Padre Island

$204 - $304

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Isla Mujeres to South Padre Island is to ferry and bus and drive which costs $1800 - $3700 and takes 40h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Isla Mujeres to South Padre Island is to ferry and fly and bus which costs $2900 - $8000 and takes 9h 11m.

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The distance between Isla Mujeres and South Padre Island is 1189 km.

It takes approximately 9h 51m to get from Isla Mujeres to South Padre Island, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Cancun Airport to Matamoros Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h 30m and has one stopover.

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South Padre Island is 1h behind Isla Mujeres. It is currently 8:43 AM in Isla Mujeres and 7:43 AM in South Padre Island.

Viva Aerobus, Interjet and Aeroméxico offer flights from Cancun Airport to Matamoros Airport.

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There are 763+ hotels available in South Padre Island. Prices start at $91 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Isla Mujeres to South Padre Island.
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  • Distance: 743.3 miles
  • Duration: 9h 51m

What companies run services between Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico and South Padre Island, TX, USA?

There is no direct connection from Isla Mujeres to South Padre Island. However, you can take the ferry to Puerto Juárez, take the walk to Puerto Juárez, take the bus to Terminal de Cancún, take the walk to Terminal de Autobuses Cancún, take the shuttle to Cancun Airport, take the walk to Cancun airport, fly to Matamoros, take the drive to Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport, then take the Island Airport Shuttle (Free Service) to South Padre Island. Alternatively, you can take the ferry to Puerto Juárez, take the walk to Puerto Juárez, take the bus to Terminal de Cancún, take the walk to Terminal de Autobuses Cancún, take the shuttle to Cancun Airport, take the walk to Cancun airport, fly to Brownsville, take the walk to Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport, then take the Island Airport Shuttle (Free Service) to South Padre Island.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cancun to Brownsville via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Cancun to Brownsville via San Antonio, Houston
Ave. Duration
10h 29m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Flights from Cancun to Brownsville via Austin, Houston
Ave. Duration
11h 44m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,300
Flights from Cancun to Harlingen via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Cancun to McAllen via Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Flights from Cancun to McAllen via San Antonio, Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Cancun to McAllen via Austin, Houston
Ave. Duration
8h 44m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,300
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Cancun to Matamoros via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Cancun to Matamoros via Villahermosa, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Cancun to Reynosa via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Cancun to Monterrey
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Cancun to Harlingen via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Cancun to Harlingen via Austin
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Cancun to Harlingen via New Orleans, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Cancun to Harlingen via Fort Lauderdale, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Cancun to Harlingen via Austin, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Cancun to Harlingen via Atlanta, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cancun to Brownsville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
Flights from Cancun to McAllen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Cancun to Reynosa
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Flights from Cancun to Monterrey
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Flights from Cancun to Monterrey via Tampico
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Flights from Cancun to Monterrey via Toluca
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Flights from Cancun to Monterrey via Tuxtla Gutierrez
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Volaris
Website
volaris.com
Flights from Cancun to Monterrey
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Cancun to Monterrey
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Bus operators
Omnibus de Mexico
Website
odm.com.mx
Bus from Reynosa to Matamoros
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
odm.com.mx
Grupo Senda
Phone
US: (81) 8151 5253, México: 1 800 733 7330
Website
ticket.gruposenda.com
Bus from Reynosa to Matamoros
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Schedules at
ticket.gruposenda.com
Diamante
$13 - $19
Ejecutivo
$11 - $13
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.

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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
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
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from ADO Cancún to Veracruz
Ave. Duration
20h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$60 - $85
Economy
$50 - $80
Bus from Veracruz to Matamoros
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$45 - $65
Economy
$35 - $60
Bus from Cancún Terminal ADO to Villahermosa
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$40 - $60
Economy
$35 - $55
Bus from Villahermosa to Matamoros
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$60 - $90
Economy
$55 - $85
Bus from Cancun to Mexico City
Ave. Duration
28h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$70 - $100
Economy
$65 - $95
ETN
Website
etn.com.mx
Bus from México Central Norte to Matamoros
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
etn.com.mx
Web Advance
$60 - $90
Full Fare
$80 - $110
Ferry operators
Ultramar Ferry
Phone
01 998 881 5890
Email
info@ultramar.com
Website
ultramarferry.com
Ferry from Isla Mujeres to Puerto Juárez
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
ultramarferry.com
Ferry from Isla Mujeres to Playa Tortugas
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
ultramarferry.com

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