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There are 5 ways to get from San Antonio to Padre Island by bus, car, plane or taxi

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  1. Take the bus from San Antonio to Harlingen

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Drive

  1. Drive from San Antonio to Harlingen

Fly San Antonio to Harlingen

  1. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to Harlingen (HRL)

Fly San Antonio to McAllen, taxi

  1. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to McAllen (MFE)
  2. Take a taxi from McAllen to Santa Rosa

Bus to Austin, fly to Harlingen

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio to Austin
  2. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Harlingen (HRL)

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The cost-effective way to get from San Antonio to Padre Island is to drive, which costs $24 - $40 and takes 4h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from San Antonio to Padre Island is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 4h 27m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Antonio and arriving at Harlingen. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 55m.

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The distance between San Antonio and Padre Island is 192 miles. The road distance is 252.7 miles.

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The best way to get from San Antonio to Padre Island without a car is to bus which takes 7h 55m and costs $40 - $65.

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The bus from San Antonio to Harlingen takes 7h 55m including transfers and departs once daily.

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San Antonio to Padre Island bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Antonio station.

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The best way to get from San Antonio to Padre Island is to bus which takes 7h 55m and costs $40 - $65. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $120 - $440 and takes 4h 39m.

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There is no direct flight from San Antonio Airport to Harlingen Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 50m and has one stopover.

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San Antonio to Padre Island bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Harlingen station.

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Map of how to get from San Antonio to Padre Island.
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  • Distance: 192.1 miles
  • Duration: 7h 55m

What companies run services between San Antonio, TX, USA and Padre Island, TX, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from San Antonio to Harlingen once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 7h 55m. Alternatively, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from San Antonio to Harlingen hourly.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Antonio to Harlingen via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from San Antonio to Harlingen via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from San Antonio to Harlingen via Houston Hobby Apt, Austin
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from San Antonio to Harlingen via Dallas, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Austin to Harlingen
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Austin to Harlingen via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Antonio to Harlingen via Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $450
Flights from San Antonio to McAllen via Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Antonio to Harlingen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $700
Flights from San Antonio to McAllen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from San Antonio to Harlingen via Monterrey
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Bus operators
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 San Antonio to Harlingen
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$70 - $110
Bus from San Antonio to Austin
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$30 - $50
Other operators
Taxi from McAllen to Santa Rosa
Ave. Duration
39 min
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Taxi service
Phone
+52 899 223 4178
Website
facebook.com
Multi Taxis Seguros
Phone
+52 899 902 0307
Website
multitaxisseguros.com.mx
City Taxi
Phone
+52 899 143 5516
Website
citytaxireynosa.com

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Yes, the driving distance between San Antonio to Padre Island is 253 miles. It takes approximately 4h 27m to drive from San Antonio to Padre Island.

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Viva Aerobus, United Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Antonio Airport to Harlingen Airport.

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The best way to get from San Antonio to San Antonio Airport is to line 5 bus which takes 35 min and costs $2.

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