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There are 6 ways to get from McAllen to South Padre Island by bus, taxi, shuttle, night bus, car or towncar

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, taxi  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from McAllen to Brownsville, TX Monterrey-Matamoros / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Brownsville, TX to South Padre Island

$92 - $142

Cheapest option

Bus, Island Airport Shuttle (Free Service)  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from McAllen to Matamoros Monterrey-Matamoros / ...
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport to South Padre Island, Texas

$18 - $54

4 alternative options

Night bus, taxi  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Take the night bus from Mcallen, Tx to Brownsville, Tx 9589
  2. Take a taxi from Brownsville, Tx to South Padre Island

$88 - $118

Bus, taxi via Harlingen, Tx  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from McAllen, TX to Harlingen, Tx Ciudad Juárez-Matamoros / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Harlingen, Tx to South Padre Island

$157 - $210

Drive  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Drive from McAllen to South Padre Island 79.6 miles

$7 - $12

Uber  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Take an Uber from McAllen to South Padre Island 79.6 miles

$80 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from McAllen to South Padre Island is to drive which costs $7 - $12 and takes 1 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from McAllen to South Padre Island is to drive which costs $7 - $12 and takes 1 h 23 min.

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The distance between McAllen and South Padre Island is 67 miles. The road distance is 79.6 miles.

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The best way to get from McAllen to South Padre Island without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 1 h 48 min and costs $90 - $150.

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It takes approximately 1 h 48 min to get from McAllen to South Padre Island, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between McAllen to South Padre Island is 80 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 23 min to drive from McAllen to South Padre Island.

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There are 747+ hotels available in South Padre Island. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from McAllen to South Padre Island.
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  • Distance: 66.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 48 min

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

There is no direct connection from McAllen to South Padre Island. However, you can take the bus to Brownsville, TX then take the taxi to South Padre Island. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from McAllen to South Padre Island via Matamoros and Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport in around 4 h 50 min.

Bus operators
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from McAllen to Brownsville, TX
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from McAllen to Matamoros
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from McAllen, TX to Harlingen, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
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
Bus from Mcallen, Tx to Brownsville, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $28
Night bus from Mcallen, Tx to Brownsville, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
Bus from Mcallen, Tx to Harlingen, Tx
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$17 - $22
Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport Transport
Phone
(956) 542-4373
Website
flybrownsville.com
Shuttle from Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport to South Padre Island, Texas
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
flybrownsville.com
Other operators
Uber Rio Grande Valley
Website
uber.com
Towncar from McAllen to South Padre Island
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Signup at
uber.com
Español
$80 - $110
UberX
$80 - $110
UberXL
$150 - $190
Taxi from Brownsville, TX to South Padre Island
Ave. Duration
33 min
Estimated price
$75 - $90

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