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There are 8 ways to get from Mankato to South Padre Island by bus, plane, night bus, shuttle, 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.

Recommended option

Bus, fly to Harlingen  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Mankato, MN to MSP Airport
  2. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Harlingen (HRL) MSP - HRL

$286 - $1,257

Cheapest option

Bus, fly to Brownsville  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Mankato, MN to MSP Airport
  2. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Brownsville (BRO) MSP - BRO

$206 - $517

6 alternative options

Bus, fly to McAllen, night bus, shuttle  •  12 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Mankato, MN to MSP Airport
  2. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to McAllen (MFE) MSP - 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

$371 - $1,061

Bus, night bus  •  37 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Mankato to Owatonna, MN
  2. Take the bus from Owatonna, MN to Oklahoma City, OK 801
  3. Take the bus from Oklahoma City, Ok to Dallas, Tx
  4. Take the night bus from Dallas, Tx to Brownsville, Tx

$291 - $509

Bus  •  38 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Mankato to Albert Lea. MN
  2. Take the bus from Albert Lea, MN to Oklahoma City, OK 801
  3. Take the bus from Oklahoma City, Ok to Dallas, Tx
  4. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Brownsville, Tx 897 / ...

$281 - $510

Bus, shuttle  •  39 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Mankato to Albert Lea. MN
  2. Take the bus from Albert Lea, MN to Oklahoma City, OK 801
  3. Take the bus from Oklahoma City, Ok to Dallas, Tx
  4. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Harlingen, Tx 895 / ...
  5. Take a shuttle bus from Rio Grande Valley International Airport to South Padre Island, Texas

$245 - $464

Bus, train, taxi  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from Mankato, MN to MSP Airport
  2. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station
  4. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Harlingen, Tx 897 / ...
  5. Take a taxi from Harlingen, Tx to South Padre Island

$405 - $947

Drive  •  24 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Mankato to South Padre Island 1504.3 miles

$140 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from Mankato to South Padre Island is to drive which costs $140 - $220 and takes 24 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mankato to South Padre Island is to bus and fly which costs $280 - $1,300 and takes 8 h 19 min.

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The distance between Mankato and South Padre Island is 1267 miles. The road distance is 1504.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Mankato to South Padre Island without a car is to bus and night bus which takes 37 h 19 min and costs $290 - $550.

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It takes approximately 8 h 19 min to get from Mankato to South Padre Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to Harlingen Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 10 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mankato to South Padre Island is 1504 miles. It takes approximately 24 h 53 min to drive from Mankato to South Padre Island.

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Delta, Sun Country Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Minneapolis Airport to Harlingen Airport.

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There are 744+ hotels available in South Padre Island. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Mankato to South Padre Island.
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  • Distance: 1267.3 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 19 min

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

You can take a bus from Mankato to South Padre Island via Albert Lea. MN, Albert Lea, MN, Oklahoma City, OK, Oklahoma City, Ok, Dallas, Tx, and Brownsville, Tx in around 38 h 49 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Harlingen via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$490 - $2,300
Flights from Minneapolis to Brownsville via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,400
Flights from Minneapolis to Brownsville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,400
Flights from Minneapolis to Brownsville via Chicago O'Hare, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 31 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,400
Flights from Minneapolis to McAllen via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,400
Flights from Minneapolis to McAllen via Chicago O'Hare, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 8 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Brownsville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $950
Flights from Minneapolis to Brownsville via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $950
Flights from Minneapolis to McAllen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,900
Flights from Minneapolis to McAllen via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,900
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Harlingen
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Harlingen
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,600
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 St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $400
Train from Chicago Union Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
32 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$160 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$290 - $430
Business Coach Seat
$350 - $490
Room
$650 - $900
Bus operators
Land to Air Express
Website
landtoairexpress.com
Bus from Mankato, MN to MSP Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
landtoairexpress.com
Bus from Mankato to Owatonna, MN
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $24
Schedules at
landtoairexpress.com
Bus from Mankato to Albert Lea. MN
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $40
Schedules at
landtoairexpress.com
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
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$17 - $22
Bus from Oklahoma City, Ok to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65
Night bus from Dallas, Tx to Brownsville, Tx
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $95
Flexible
$110 - $150
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Harlingen, Tx
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Harlingen, Tx
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
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
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Owatonna, MN to Oklahoma City, OK
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Albert Lea, MN to Oklahoma City, OK
Ave. Duration
15 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Other operators
Taxi from Harlingen, Tx to South Padre Island
Ave. Duration
51 min
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Ubeda Transportation
Phone
+1 956-601-7794

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