How to get to
South Padre Island

Imagine a beautiful tropical Island with miles and miles of unspoiled beaches. It lies in the sun beside the sparkling Gulf of Mexico. It is a place where sparkling beaches, warm water, friendly hospitality and relaxing activities come together. It's not your imagination, it's the ideal vacation paradise, it's South Padre Island.

Located on the tropical tip of Texas, getting here is easy. Whether you drive, fly or arrive by boat, the Island is easily accessible. If traveling in by air, vacationers can fly into one of three airports in the Rio Grande Valley. Ground transportation is available at all three airports along with most major car rental companies and taxi service. If traveling by car, the scenic route to the Island is made easy by well maintained four-lane highways. If arriving by boat, the Intercoastal channel provides access to all boats, from the smallest to the largest.

Come by Air

Brownsville South Padre International Airport
(30 minutes)
American 800-433-7300
United Airlines 800-864-8331
Miller International Airport
McAllen (1-1/2 hours)
Aeromar  844-237-6629
Allegiant 800-432-3810
American 800-433-7300
United Airlines 800-864-8331
Valley International Airport
Harlingen (50 minutes)
Delta Airlines 800-221-1212
Southwest 800-435-9792
United Airlines 800-864-8331

From the Airport to the Island

Go With Jo! Tours and Travel
(service to/from all airports)
South Padre Shuttle Service
(service to/from Valley International Airport)
Metro Connect
(service to/from Brownsville SPI International Airport and
other RGV locations)


Come by Water

Call the Port Isabel/San Benito Navigation District, (956) 943-7826, for regulations and additional information.

Come by Land

Interstate 69 or U.S. Highways 281 and 83 - Take Interstate 37 South from San Antonio to Interstate 69 south, then east on Texas Hwy. 100 approximately 28 miles.  If your departure point is not listed CLICK HERE to be directed to Google Maps.
From Austin 340 miles
From Dallas 531 miles
From Houston 367 miles
From San Antonio 285 miles
From El Paso 815 miles
From Mexico City 666 miles
From Monterrey 225 miles
From Tampico 336 miles
  Mexico border is 28 miles from South Padre Island.