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There are 5 ways to get from South Padre Island to Austin by plane, bus, taxi, train or car

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Fly from Harlingen  •  4h 30m

  1. Fly from Harlingen (HRL) to Austin (AUS) HRL - AUS

$171 - $574

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Bus  •  8h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Brownsville, Tx to San Antonio, Tx 898 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx 9336 / ...

$119 - $203

3 alternative options

Fly from Brownsville  •  5h 51m

  1. Fly from Brownsville (BRO) to Austin (AUS) BRO - AUS

$171 - $384

Taxi, bus, train  •  9h 44m

  1. Take a taxi from South Padre Island to Harlingen, Tx
  2. Take the bus from Harlingen, Tx to San Antonio
  3. Take the train from San Antonio Amtrak Station to Austin Amtrak Station

$204 - $285

Drive  •  6h 39m

  1. Drive from South Padre Island to Austin 372.6 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from South Padre Island to Austin is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from South Padre Island to Austin is to fly which costs $170 - $600 and takes 4h 30m.

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The distance between South Padre Island and Austin is 292 miles. The road distance is 372.6 miles.

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The best way to get from South Padre Island to Austin without a car is to bus which takes 8h 48m and costs $110 - $210.

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It takes approximately 4h 30m to get from South Padre Island to Austin, including transfers.

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The best way to get from South Padre Island to Austin is to fly which takes 4h 30m and costs $170 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $210 and takes 8h 48m.

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The quickest flight from Harlingen Airport to Austin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Padre Island to Austin is 373 miles. It takes approximately 6h 39m to drive from South Padre Island to Austin.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Harlingen Airport to Austin Airport.

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There are 611+ hotels available in Austin. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from South Padre Island to Austin.
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  • Distance: 291.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 30m

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

Southwest Airlines flies from South Padre Island to Austin 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from South Padre Island to Austin via Brownsville, Tx and San Antonio, Tx in around 8h 48m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Harlingen to Austin
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Harlingen to Austin via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Brownsville to Austin via Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Brownsville to Austin via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $650
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Antonio Amtrak Station to Austin Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
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 Brownsville, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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 Harlingen, Tx to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Other operators
Taxi from South Padre Island to Harlingen, Tx
Ave. Duration
51m
Estimated price
$120 - $150
BB's Taxi
Phone
+1 956-761-1111
Website
bbstaxi.com

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The best way to get from South Padre Island to Harlingen Airport is to shuttle which takes 1h 20m and costs $20.

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