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There are 6 ways to get from Waco to South Padre Island by plane, night bus, shuttle, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Brownsville  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Waco (ACT) to Brownsville (BRO) ACT - BRO

$164 - $728

Cheapest option

Bus, shuttle  •  12 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Waco, Tx to Harlingen, Tx 895 / ...
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Rio Grande Valley International Airport to South Padre Island, Texas

$88 - $162

4 alternative options

Fly to McAllen, night bus, shuttle  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Waco (ACT) to McAllen (MFE) ACT - 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

$219 - $802

Bus  •  11 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Waco, Tx to Brownsville, Tx 895 / ...

$124 - $209

Night bus  •  10 h 19 min

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

$124 - $210

Drive  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Waco to South Padre Island 488.7 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Waco to South Padre Island is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 8 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Waco to South Padre Island is to fly which costs $160 - $750 and takes 5 h 30 min.

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The distance between Waco and South Padre Island is 378 miles. The road distance is 488.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Waco to South Padre Island without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 34 min and costs $120 - $210.

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It takes approximately 5 h 30 min to get from Waco to South Padre Island, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Waco to South Padre Island is to fly which takes 5 h 30 min and costs $160 - $750. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $210 and takes 11 h 34 min.

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There is no direct flight from Waco Airport to Brownsville Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 48 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Waco to South Padre Island is 489 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 13 min to drive from Waco to South Padre Island.

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American Airlines offers flights from Waco Airport to Brownsville Airport.

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There are 719+ hotels available in South Padre Island. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Waco to South Padre Island.
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  • Distance: 378.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 30 min

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

American Airlines flies from Waco to South Padre Island every 4 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Waco to South Padre Island 5 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 11 h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Waco to Brownsville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Waco to McAllen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
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
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
Bus from Waco, Tx to Brownsville, Tx
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
Bus from Waco, Tx to Harlingen, Tx
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
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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The best way to get from Waco to Waco Airport is to taxi which takes 13 min and costs $23 - $29.

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