South Padre Island Transportation

Queen Isabella Causeway to South Padre Island

Planning a trip to paradise on South Padre Island! We are here to help with all your South Padre Island transportation needs on how to get to and from the nearby airports, using the local transportation and shuttle services and the fun recreational transportation rentals available to you on the 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.

Brownsville/SPI International Airport
Brownsville/SPI International Airport
Local Phone #:(956) 542-4373
AirlinesContinental (800) 525-0280

The South Padre Shuttle service from the  Valley International Airport in Harlingen, operated by LogistiCorp, is a door to door service from the Harlingen Airport to your personal condo. You will enjoy a comfortable 50-minute ride to South Padre Island with fully reclining seats, air conditioning, full windows to take in the sights, and video screens to keep you entertained. Shuttles have overhead bins and racks to store luggage and are ADA compliant with wheelchair lifts.

The South Padre Shuttle fare is $25 one-way or $45 round trip. Recommend guests pre-book a reservation to guarantee a seat on one of three 24-passenger shuttles. Walk-ups are welcome however a seat is not guaranteed. The reservation counter is in the baggage claim area of the airport. Click here to reserve your spot now or call (877) 774-0050 to speak with a travel agent available 24/7. Credit cards or cash are accepted at the reservation counter or directly on the South Padre Shuttle.

Harlingen/Valley International Airport
Harlingen/Valley International Airport
Local Phone #:(956) 430-8600
AirlinesContinental (800) 525-0280
Southwest (800) 292-5175 TX   (800) 531-5600 US

The McAllen International Airport is approximately 90 minutes from South Padre Island. Taxi services from McAllen are your best option. View Taxi services available to you at the bottom of this page.

McAllen International Airport
McAllen International Airport
Local Phone #:(956) 682-9101
AirlinesAmerican (800) 433-7300
Allegiant Air (702) 505-8888
Continental (800) 525-0280

Free South Padre Island Transportation Shuttle Services

The Island Metro

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 convenient free South Padre Island transportation on the city shuttle, The Island Metro, formerly known as The Wave. 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 a wheelchair lift. You will find Island Metro shuttle stops at many hotels, restaurants, beach assesses and popular spots along the Island and Port Isabel. However, if you need a ride and the Island Metro shuttle is headed your way, cautiously approach the street and wave the shuttle down.

Public Transportation Farther Inland – Up the Rio Grande Valley

The Island Metro’s “Red Snapper” and “Tarpon” routes cross over the Queen Isabella Causeway to Port Isabel 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 through Metro Connect transit partners. See routes and schedules below or visit Metro Connect.

Remember Padre Island Rentals is here to assist you with any need you may have, we operate a 24-hour front desk, (800) 926-6926. Should you have issues on one of your beach strolls 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.

South Padre Island Transportation Services and Rentals

South Padre Island Recreational Transportation

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 Transportation

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

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

Dollar Rent-A-Car
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 Car Rental
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 Car Rental
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

Limousine, 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