There are 7 ways to get from San Antonio to South Padre Island by bus, shuttle, car or plane

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  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Brownsville, Tx 897

$108 - $169

Cheapest option

Bus, shuttle  •  9 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio to Harlingen, Tx Tijuana Airport-Matamoros / ...
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Rio Grande Valley International Airport to South Padre Island, Texas

$90 - $116

5 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Drive from San Antonio to South Padre Island 298.5 miles

$29 - $45

Fly San Antonio to Brownsville  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to Brownsville (BRO) SAT - BRO

$271 - $1,301

Fly San Antonio to Harlingen  •  6 h 47 min

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

$291 - $1,221

Fly San Antonio to McAllen, bus, shuttle  •  8 h 33 min

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

$326 - $1,375

Bus to Austin, fly to Harlingen  •  7 h 5 min

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

$187 - $610

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from San Antonio to South Padre Island hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $80 and the journey takes 5 h 50 min. Alternatively, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from San Antonio to South Padre Island hourly.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Antonio to Harlingen via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Antonio to Harlingen via Houston Hobby Apt, Austin
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from San Antonio to Harlingen via Dallas, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Austin to Harlingen
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to Harlingen via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Antonio to Brownsville via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from San Antonio to Harlingen via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from San Antonio to McAllen via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Antonio to Brownsville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from San Antonio to McAllen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Brownsville, Tx
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Mcallen, Tx to Harlingen, Tx
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$17 - $22
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
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
$50 - $75
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from McAllen, TX to Harlingen, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between San Antonio and South Padre Island is 392 km. The road distance is 478 km.

The cheapest way to get from San Antonio to South Padre Island is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5 h 26 min.

The quickest way to get from San Antonio to South Padre Island is to drive which takes 5 h 26 min and costs $29 - $45.

It takes approximately 6 h 24 min to get from San Antonio to South Padre Island, including transfers.