Fly Delta

From February 17th through May 8, 2023, Delta will offer direct flights from the Twin Cities to Valley International Airport, offering easy access to all there is to see and do on South Padre Island. In just a few short hours, you can trade snow for sand and stroll our beaches, sample our cuisine, see our sights and more—all under the warm Texas sun.

Visit or your favorite travel provider to book your flight today! 

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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, taxi 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.
      More Info

    • South Padre Island Surf Shuttle
      More Info

    • Shuttle
      Service to/from Brownsville and Harlingen airport.

    • SPI - Shuttle
      Service in the Lower Laguna Madre, covering South Padre Island, Port Isabel, Laguna Heights, and Laguna Vista.

    • 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

    • 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

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

    • 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 more your style, getting to South Padre Island on four wheels can be an easy trek. We’ve already figured out the miles for you no matter what direction you're coming from. 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 you 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


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


Arts & Culture

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



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



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


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.


Dine & Shop Guide

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