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There are 8 ways to get from San Antonio to South Padre Island by bus, taxi, shuttle, night bus, 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, taxi  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Harlingen, Tx 897 / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Harlingen, Tx to South Padre Island

$151 - $233

Cheapest option

Bus, shuttle  •  9 h 43 min

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

$89 - $114

6 alternative options

Night bus  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the night bus from San Antonio, Tx to Brownsville, Tx 9589

$109 - $170

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 26 min

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

$271 - $1,301

Fly San Antonio to Harlingen  •  6 h 34 min

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

$291 - $1,221

Bus to Austin, fly to Harlingen  •  6 h 55 min

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

$187 - $610

Fly San Antonio to McAllen, night bus, shuttle  •  9 h 7 min

  1. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to McAllen (MFE) SAT - 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

$326 - $1,375

Questions & Answers

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.

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

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The distance between San Antonio and South Padre Island is 245 miles. The road distance is 298.5 miles.

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The best way to get from San Antonio to South Padre Island without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 6 h 6 min and costs $150 - $240.

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

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There is no direct flight from San Antonio Airport to Brownsville Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 17 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Antonio to South Padre Island is 298 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 26 min to drive from San Antonio to South Padre Island.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from San Antonio Airport to Brownsville Airport.

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There are 744+ hotels available in South Padre Island. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Antonio to San Antonio Airport is to line 5 bus which takes 40 min and costs $2.

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Map of how to get from San Antonio to South Padre Island.
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  • Distance: 244.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 6 min

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

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 26 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Antonio to Harlingen via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from San Antonio to Harlingen via Dallas, Austin
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $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
3 h
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 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from San Antonio to Harlingen via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from San Antonio to McAllen via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 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 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from San Antonio to McAllen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
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
Night bus from San Antonio, Tx to Brownsville, Tx
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
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
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
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
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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