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Attractions on South Padre Island
South Padre Island Attractions
Attractions on South Padre Island
South Padre Island Attractions


South Padre Island Travel

South Padre Island is an easy drive from many major Texas cities including San Antonio, Austin, or Houston making for a cheap and easy weekend trip to the beach. If you are far enough away that you will be booking a flight to South Padre Island check rates coming into Brownsville, Harlingen, and McAllen airports. There are shuttles that can take you from the airport to the Island and there is a free transportation bus system once you get here on the Island. Rental cars and taxis are also available as well as fun island style rentals such as dune buggies and golf carts. Bicycle rentals are also available here on South Padre Island.



Directions from Brownsville airport to South Padre Island

Directions from Harlingen airport to South Padre Island

Directions from McAllen airport to South Padre Island

Transportation Information

the following airports and private charters offer service to the greater South Padre Island area.

Valley International Airport - Harlingen (VIA)
3002 Heritage Way Harlingen, TX 78550
Offering visitors of the Rio Grande Valley over 30 daily flight options to and from the Valley International Airport through Continental Express, Southwest Airlines, and Sun Country Airlines.
Southwest Airlines reservations 1-800-435-9792
Continental Airlines reservations 1-800-525-0280
Sun Country Airlines 1-800-Fly-N-Sun Brownsville -

South Padre Island International Airport (BRO)
700 S. Minnesota Ave. Brownsville, TX 78521
With Connections to over 280 cities world wide
Reservations (800) 525-0280

McAllen International Airport (MFE)
2500 S. Bicentennial McAllen, TX 78503
The primary business airport of the Rio Grande Valley providing non-stop service to Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, and Las Vegas along with seasonal flights to other destinations
American Airlines reservations 1-800-433-7300
Allegiant Air reservations 1-702-505-8888
Continental Airlines reservations 1-800-525-0280

Rental Car Agencies
Advantage 1-800-777-5500
Avis Rent-A-Car 1-800-831-2847
Budget (800) 460-3399
National Car Rental (800) 227-7368
Dollar Rent-A-Car (800) 800-4000
Enterprise Rent-A-Car (800) Rent-A-Car
Hertz Rent-A-Car (800) 654-3131
Advantage Rent-A-Car (800) 777-5500


South Padre Shuttle is located at the Valley International Airport in Harlingen, Texas. 1-877-774-0050,, door to door service between the airport and the island servicing every incoming and outgoing flight.One way and round trip pricing is available.

Valley Metro public transportation, metro bus system connecting the lower Rio Grande Valley.

Island Metro (part of the Valley Metro system) is a free shuttle system serving South Padre Island and Port Isabel. 956-761-3864 or 956-761-3245.
The buses run from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. with extended hours during the summer and are equipped with ADA Accessible wheelchair lifts, bicycle racks and complimentary WiFi.

Valley Transit Toll Free: (866) 934-6882
Rio Grande Transit (956)428-4613 or 1-800-228-8294

Taxi Services are available 24-hours-a-day at the airports
A-1 Limousine 956-761-9090
All Valley Limousine Service, Inc. 956-630-5466
Rio Grande Transit Limousine Service Ph: 956-428-4614

Hotel Shuttles - Check with your local hotel accommodations for hotel shuttle service.

South Padre Island Free Public Transportation
Island Metro (formerly The Wave) - 956-761-8178 free shuttle bus on South Padre Island with daily scheduled stops on the Island and to Port Isabel.

Fun Island Style Rentals are also available such as bicycle rentals, dune buggies, and golf carts.

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