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.
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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 AirportLocal Phone #:(956) 542-4373AirlinesContinental (800) 525-0280
There are no shuttle services from the Valley International Airport at this time. Guests can call or get a local taxi directly at the airport. Uber and Lyft operate as alternatives as well. See the list of taxi services below.
Harlingen/Valley International AirportLocal Phone #:(956) 430-8600Continental / Delta Airlines (800) 525-0280Southwest Airlines (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 AirportLocal Phone #:(956) 682-9101AirlinesAmerican (800) 433-7300Allegiant Air (702) 505-8888Continental (800) 525-0280
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.
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.
Wheels on Padre2500 Padre Blvd Ste. 1South Padre Island, TXHours: Sun-Sat 9am-9pm(956) 299-4562*Bicycle, Scoot coupe & Golf cart 2-8 seat – Rental Prices
SPI Fun Rental & Island Surf Rental1314 Padre BlvdSouth Padre Island, TX 78597Hours: Sun-Sat 9am-10pm(956) 761-9999*Golf cart, Jeep, ATV, Scoot coupe, Segway & Bicycle Rentals – Website
Paradise Fun Rental
904 Padre BlvdSouth Padre Island, TX 78597Hours: Sun -Thur 9am – 11pmFri – Sat 9am – 12am(956) 371-4424*Golf cart, Scooter & Bicycle Rentals – Website
A Taxi826 S Garcia StPort Isabel, TX 78578(956)-943-4848-Serving Port Isabel
A Cab1515 Padre BlvdSouth Padre Island, TX 78597(956)761-2222-Airport Shuttle Services
Airport Taxi108 E Pike StSouth Padre Island, TX 78597(956) 761-1040
BB’s Taxis104 E Ling StSouth Padre Island, TX 78597(956)-761-1111
JJ’s Taxi108 E Pike StSouth Padre Island, TX 78597(956) 761-9292
Padre Cab Co.114 W Pompano StSouth Padre Island, TX 78597(956) 761-2525
Avis Rent-A-Car500 Padre Blvd, Isla Grand ResortSouth Padre Island, TX 78597Hours: M-F 10:30am – 4:30pm(956) 761-3183Website
Enterprise Rent-A-CarBrownsville South Padre Island International Airport (BRO)700 Amelia Earhart DriveBrownsville, TX 78521Hours: Sun 9am – 11:59pmMon-Fri 8:30am – 11:59pmSat 9am – 8pm(956) 574-9612Website
Enterprise Rent-A-CarHarlingen Intl Airport (HRL)3030 Airport DriveHarlingen, TX 78550Hours: Sun 9am – 11:59pmMon-Fri 7:30am – 11:59pmSat 9am – 9pm(956) 430-8643Website
Hertz Rent-A-CarBrownsville South Padre Intl Airport (BRO)700 S Minnesota AveBrownsville, TX 78521Mon-Sun 8am-12am(956) 542-7466Website
Dollar Rent-A-Car500 Amelia Earhart DriveBrownville, TX 78521Hours: Sat 8am – 9pmSun-Fri 8am – 11pm(866) 434-2226Website
Budget700 S Minnesota AveBrownsville, TX 78520Hours: Sun 10am – 6:30pmMon-Fri 8:30am – 8:30pmSat 10am – 6:30pm(956) 546-5119Website
National Car RentalS Padre Brownsville Airport (BRO)700 Amelia Earhart DriveBrownsville, TX 78521Hours: Sat 9am – 8pmSun 9am – 11:59pmMon-Fri 8:30am – 11:59pm(956) 550-0354Website
National Car RentalHarlingen Intl Airport (HRL)3030 Airport DrHarlingen, TX 78550Hours: Sat 9am – 9pmSun 9am – 11:59pmM-F 7:30am – 11:59pm(844) 855-7195Website
Price4Limo*Limousine, Party Bus & Charter Bus Rentals(855) 458-7001Website
All Valley Limousine Service600 Ash AveMcAllen, TX 78501(956) 630-5466(866) 851-2345 (Toll Free)Website