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

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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 Ciudad Juárez-Matamoros / ...
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Rio Grande Valley International Airport to South Padre Island, Texas

$89 - $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 42 min

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

$271 - $1,301

Fly San Antonio to Harlingen  •  6 h 32 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, 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

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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 which takes 6 h 24 min and costs $100 - $170.

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

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The best way to get from San Antonio to South Padre Island is to bus which takes 6 h 24 min and costs $100 - $170. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $270 - $1,300 and takes 6 h 42 min.

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There is no direct flight from San Antonio Airport to Brownsville Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 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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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from San Antonio Airport to Brownsville Airport.

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The nearest airport to South Padre Island is Brownsville (BRO) Airport which is 21.6 miles away. Other nearby airports include Harlingen (HRL) (32.1 miles), McAllen (MFE) (67.3 miles) and Corpus Christi (CRP) (118 miles).

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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 24 min

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 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Antonio to Harlingen via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Austin to Harlingen
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to Harlingen via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Antonio to Brownsville via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from San Antonio to Harlingen via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 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 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from San Antonio to McAllen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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 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 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
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
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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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