Getting Here by Air

While there’s no place to land on South Padre Island, there are three airports nearby to keep traveling logistics for your group easy. All three airports cater to meeting planners and attendees with convenient ground transportation, taxis services, and even car rentals.

Brownsville SPI International Airport (BRO)

30 minutes from the Island / Served by American & United Airlines

Valley International Airport (HRL)

55 minutes from the Island / Served by Southwest, United, American, Frontier, Delta & Sun Country

McAllen International Airport (MFE)

1.5 hours from the Island / Served by AeroMar, American, Allegiant & United

Getting to the Island

So you've made it to the airport, but don't want to rent a car? We've got plenty of options to get you from the airport to South Padre Island!

    • Lisa Vega
      Car Service to/from Brownsville and Harlingen airports.
      432-703-8032
      More Info

    • RGV Private Car Service - Kevin Miller
      620-899-6828
      More Info

    • Terri Latham
      Private Transportation to/from Brownsville, Harlingen, and McAllen airports.
      903-802-4778
      More Info

    • South Padre Island Surf Shuttle
      956-443-1406
      Spisurfshuttle.com
      jason@spishuttle.com
      More Info

    • Shuttle
      Service to/from Brownsville and Harlingen airport.
      956-761-7433

    • A Taxi
      826 S Garcia St, Port Isabel, TX 78578
      (956) 943-4848
      More Info

    • A Cab
      1515 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597
      (956 )761-2222
      More Info

    • BB’s Taxis
      104 E Ling St., South Padre Island, TX 78597
      (956)-761-1111

    • JJ’s Taxi
      108 E Pike St., South Padre Island, TX 78597
      (956) 761-9292
      More Info

    • All Valley Limousine Service
      600 Ash Ave., McAllen, TX 78501
      (956) 630-5466
      (866) 851-2345 (Toll Free)
      More Info

    • All Valley Charters
      600 Ash Ave., McAllen, TX 78501
      (956) 213-1181
      allvalleycharters@hotmail.com

    • Escamilla Tour Buses
      2801 Zinnia Ave., McAllen, TX 78504
      (956) 994-1169
      www.escamillatourbuses.com

    • Presidential Transportation Services
      2549 US-83 BUS, McAllen, TX 78501
      (956) 223-7488
      More Info

    • Price4Limo
      *Limousine, Party Bus & Charter Bus Rentals
      (855) 458-7002
      More Info

Getting Here by Ground

If road trips are how your team likes to mesh, getting to South Padre Island on four wheels can be an easy trek. North, south, east or west, we’ve already figured out the miles for you. Gas up and head south on US Highways 77 and 281 from the north, and 83 from the west. Then turn your wheels east on State Highway 100.

Mexico City – 667 miles
Monterrey – 225 miles
Brownsville – 27.8 miles
Harlingen – 46.4 miles
McAllen – 79.7 miles
San Antonio – 297 miles
Austin – 340 miles
Houston – 367 miles
Dallas – 565 miles
El Paso – 885 miles

 

Getting Around the Island

Getting around the Island is a breeze! Hop on the Island Metro (a free shuttle with daily service) to the places your attendees want to go. Stops include beach accesses, many of our hotels, restaurants, attractions, and the convention center. Call 956-761-8178 for the Island Metro schedule and route map and get going!

Boy at Schlitterbahn

Activities

In your mind, you’re already here. The Island lets visitors be as active as they want to be.

Guitar

Arts & Culture

Take a class, dance to the beat of live music, and immerse yourself in the arts.

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Fishing

From nearshore (bay) to offshore waters the fishing scene on the Island is welcoming and fun.

Shopping

Shopping

Save room in your suitcase! Shop for hidden gems at specialty shops and boutiques.

massage

Spa & Fitness

Stay fit, relax or get pampered with therapies including massages, wraps and more.

Dolphin-Watch boat

Tours & Excursions

“Sea-ze” the day and prepare to be amazed with a variety of excursions fun for all ages.

Ceviche

Dine & Shop Guide

View our visitor and local guide to select restaurants and shops.