There are 3 ways to get from Waco to South Padre Island by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Waco, Tx to Austin, Tx 895 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx 831
  3. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Brownsville, Tx 897

$135 - $241

2 alternative options

Drive  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Waco to South Padre Island 488.7 miles

$45 - $70

Fly  •  6 h 50 min

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

$164 - $728

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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 6 h 50 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 10 h 20 min and costs $130 - $250.

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It takes approximately 10 h 20 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 bus which takes 10 h 20 min and costs $130 - $250. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $160 - $750 and takes 6 h 50 min.

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There is no direct flight from Waco Airport to Brownsville Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 8 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 750+ hotels available in South Padre Island. Prices start at $41 USD per night.

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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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Map of how to get from Waco to South Padre Island.
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  • Distance: 378.5 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 20 min

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

You can take a bus from Waco to South Padre Island via Austin, Tx, San Antonio, Tx, and Brownsville, Tx in around 10 h 20 min. Alternatively, American Airlines flies from Waco to South Padre Island 5 times a day.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Waco to Brownsville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 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
Bus from Waco, Tx to Austin, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from Austin, Tx to San Antonio, 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 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

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