South Padre Island Transportation

Queen Isabella Causeway to South Padre IslandPlanning a trip to paradise on South Padre Island! Wondering what transportation services are available to you? We are here to help with all your transportation needs. Below you will find information on how to get to and from the area airports, how to use the local transportation and shuttle services to explore nearby locations and information about the fun recreational transportation rentals available to you on South Padre Island.

Rio Grande Valley Airports

The Brownsville / South Padre Island Airport offers a free shuttle service to and from the airport,  see the schedule here. It is about an hour trip using the free shuttle from the Brownsville airport to South Padre Island.

The shuttle service from Valley International Airport in Harlingen is an on-demand service; you need to contact them and schedule the shuttle. It is also about an hour from South Padre Island to the Harlingen airport. You will need to schedule transportation far enough ahead of arrival and departure times to make sure the shuttle is available to you.

The McAllen International Airport is approximately 90 minutes form South Padre Island. Taxi services from McAllen is your best option.

Free Shuttle Services on South Padre Island

South Padre Island is less than half a mile wide and the populated areas cover less than 5 miles. You will be able to walk to many activities and adventures along the island. To assist you in experiencing adventures further along the Island, the City of South Padre Island offers free convenient transportation on the city shuttle, The Island Metro. The Island Metro offers different routes, one goes up and down South Padre Island and another route crosses the Queen Isabella Causeway to Port Isabel. Be sure to pay attention to the bus routes so you arrive at the right destination. See routes and schedules here or call (956) 761-8178. To inquire about ADA paratransit services, call Public Works at (965) 761-1025.

Each Island Metro shuttle offers complimentary WIFI, is equipped with a bicycle rack and are ADA accessible with wheelchair lift. You will find shuttle stops at many hotels, restaurants, beach assesses and popular spots along the Island and Port Isabel. However, if you need a ride and see a shuttle headed your way, approach the street cautiously and wave them down.

Public Transportation Farther Inland – Up the Rio Grande Valley

The Island Metro route that crosses the Queen Isabella Causeway to Port Isabel takes you to a variety of shopping centers including HEB grocery store and Walmart. The farthest destination point is Las Palmas Shopping Center where connections can be made to communities all over the Rio Grande Valley. See routes and schedules here.

It might also be good to remind you Padre Island Rentals operates a 24 hour front desk. Should you have issues in one of those beach stroll or taxi nights out and lose keys, we are here to help. There will be a fee for a new key, of course, so be careful.

Recreational Transportation Rentals on South Padre Island

Bicycles, Segway’s, Scoot Coupes, Golf Carts, Jeeps, ATV’s, etc…

Wheels on Padre
2500 Padre Blvd Ste. 1
South Padre Island, TX
Hours: Sun-Sat 9am-9pm
(956) 299-4562
*Bicycle, Scoot coupe & Golf cart 2-8 seat – Rental Prices

SPI Fun Rental & Island Surf Rental
1314 Padre Blvd
South Padre Island, TX 78597
Hours: Sun-Sat 9am-10pm
(956) 761-9999
*Golf cart, Jeep, ATV, Scoot coupe, Segway & Bicycle Rentals – Website

Paradise Fun Rental
904 Padre Blvd
South Padre Island, TX 78597
Hours: Sun -Thur 9am – 11pm
Fri – Sat 9am – 12am
(956) 371-4424
*Golf cart, Scooter & Bicycle Rentals – Website

South Padre Island Taxi Services

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

A Cab
1515 Padre Blvd
South Padre Island, TX 78597
(956)761-2222
-Airport Shuttle Services

Airport Taxi
108 E Pike St
South Padre Island, TX 78597
(956) 761-1040

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

Padre Cab Co.
114 W Pompano St
South Padre Island, TX 78597
(956) 761-2525

Rental Car Companies

Avis
500 Padre Blvd, Isla Grand Resort
South Padre Island, TX 78597
Hours: M-F 10:30am – 4:30pm
(956) 761-3183
Website

Enterprise
Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport (BRO)
700 Amelia Earhart Drive
Brownsville, TX 78521
Hours: Sun 9am – 11:59pm
Mon-Fri 8:30am – 11:59pm
Sat 9am – 8pm
(956) 574-9612
Website

Enterprise
Harlingen Intl Airport (HRL)
3030 Airport Drive
Harlingen, TX 78550
Hours: Sun 9am – 11:59pm
Mon-Fri 7:30am – 11:59pm
Sat 9am – 9pm
(956) 430-8643
Website

Hertz
Brownsville South Padre Intl Airport (BRO)
700 S Minnesota Ave
Brownsville, TX 78521
Mon-Sun 8am-12am
(956) 542-7466
Website

Dollar
500 Amelia Earhart Drive
Brownville, TX 78521
Hours: Sat 8am – 9pm
Sun-Fri 8am – 11pm
(866) 434-2226
Website

Budget
700 S Minnesota Ave
Brownsville, TX 78520
Hours: Sun 10am – 6:30pm
Mon-Fri 8:30am – 8:30pm
Sat 10am – 6:30pm
(956) 546-5119
Website

National
S Padre Brownsville Airport (BRO)
700 Amelia Earhart Drive
Brownsville, TX 78521
Hours: Sat 9am – 8pm
Sun 9am – 11:59pm
Mon-Fri 8:30am – 11:59pm
(956) 550-0354
Website

National
Harlingen Intl Airport (HRL)
3030 Airport Dr
Harlingen, TX 78550
Hours: Sat 9am – 9pm
Sun 9am – 11:59pm
M-F 7:30am – 11:59pm
(844) 855-7195
Website

Limo, Party & Charter Bus Rentals

Price4Limo
*Limousine, Party Bus & Charter Bus Rentals
(855) 458-7001
Website

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

South Padre Limos
610 Garcia St
Port Isabel, TX 78578
(956) 720-0903
Website

South Padre Island Taxi Services

If needed here are a couple of taxi services you can call:
A Taxi 956-761-2225
B B’s Taxis 956-761-1111

Brownsville/SPI International Airport
Brownsville/SPI International Airport
Distance from Island:25 miles
Local Phone #:(956) 542-4373
AirlinesContinental (800) 525-0280
Brownsville/SPI International Airport
Harlingen/Valley International Airport
Distance from Island:43 miles
Local Phone #:(956) 430-8600
AirlinesContinental (800) 525-0280
Southwest (800) 292-5175 TX   (800) 531-5600 US