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

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Fly Milwaukee to Brownsville  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Brownsville (BRO) MKE - BRO

$222 - $802

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Fly Milwaukee to Harlingen  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Harlingen (HRL) MKE - HRL

$342 - $1,522

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Harlingen  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Harlingen (HRL) ORD - HRL

$261 - $853

Fly Milwaukee to McAllen, night bus, shuttle  •  10 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to McAllen (MFE) MKE - MFE
  2. Take the night bus from Mcallen, Tx to Harlingen, Tx
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Rio Grande Valley International Airport to South Padre Island, Texas

$317 - $1,076

Bus  •  36 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Dallas, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Brownsville, Tx 897 / ...

$235 - $504

Train, night bus  •  37 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Dallas Union Station
  3. Take the night bus from Dallas, Tx to Brownsville, Tx

$288 - $648

Bus, train, shuttle  •  47 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to San Antonio Amtrak
  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

$267 - $647

Drive  •  26 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Milwaukee to South Padre Island 1589.7 miles

$150 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from Milwaukee to South Padre Island is to drive which costs $150 - $230 and takes 26 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milwaukee to South Padre Island is to fly which costs $220 - $800 and takes 7 h 54 min.

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The distance between Milwaukee and South Padre Island is 1289 miles. The road distance is 1589.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to South Padre Island without a car is to bus which takes 36 h 54 min and costs $230 - $550.

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It takes approximately 7 h 54 min to get from Milwaukee to South Padre Island, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to South Padre Island is to fly which takes 7 h 54 min and costs $220 - $800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $230 - $550 and takes 36 h 54 min.

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There is no direct flight from Milwaukee Airport to Brownsville Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 57 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milwaukee to South Padre Island is 1590 miles. It takes approximately 26 h 22 min to drive from Milwaukee to South Padre Island.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Milwaukee Airport to Brownsville Airport.

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There are 752+ hotels available in South Padre Island. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Milwaukee to South Padre Island.
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  • Distance: 1288.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 54 min

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

United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Milwaukee to South Padre Island hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Milwaukee to South Padre Island via Chicago, Il, Dallas, Tx, and Brownsville, Tx in around 36 h 54 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Brownsville via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,500
Flights from Milwaukee to Brownsville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,500
Flights from Milwaukee to Brownsville via Chicago O'Hare, Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,500
Flights from Milwaukee to Harlingen via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Milwaukee to Harlingen via Chicago O'Hare, Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harlingen via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,900
Flights from Milwaukee to McAllen via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $2,100
Flights from Milwaukee to McAllen via Chicago O'Hare, Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $2,100
Flights from Milwaukee to McAllen via Denver, Houston
Ave. Duration
9 h 32 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$490 - $2,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Brownsville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,600
Flights from Milwaukee to Brownsville via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,600
Flights from Milwaukee to McAllen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $2,000
Flights from Milwaukee to McAllen via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $2,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Harlingen via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from Milwaukee to Harlingen via Atlanta, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,500
Flights from Milwaukee to Harlingen via Kansas City, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Milwaukee to Harlingen via St. Louis, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from Milwaukee to Harlingen via Dallas, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Milwaukee to Harlingen via Houston Hobby Apt, Austin
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from Milwaukee to Harlingen via Baltimore, Dallas
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Harlingen via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harlingen
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25
Train from Chicago Union Station to Dallas Union Station
Ave. Duration
21 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Flexi Coach Seat
$230 - $340
Business Coach Seat
$270 - $380
Room
$500 - $750
Train from Chicago Union Station to San Antonio Amtrak
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
Coach USA
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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 Milwaukee, Wi to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Chicago, Il to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
19 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $240
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$90 - $160
Flexible
$180 - $240
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Brownsville, Tx
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $95
Flexible
$100 - $140
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
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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
$45 - $75
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Milwaukee Airport is to bus which takes 28 min and costs $3.

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