Transportation

Shuttle Services

  • The Metro Connect Blue Line and Red Line can get you from the Harlingen VTC terminal to the Brownsville La Plaza Terminal, and from there to the Island via Island Metro.
  • Valley Metro’s Route 45 and Route 50 can get you from the Harlingen VTC station to the La Plaza Terminal, and then from there to the Island also via Island Metro.
  • The South Padre Shuttle can take you directly from the Harlingen Airport to various locations on the Island. This service is more expensive.

Here are the websites where you can view schedules and get more information:

Regional Transportation (Metro Connect): www.cob.us
Valley Metro: www.lrgvdc.org/valleymetro
Island Metro: http://myspi.org/department/index.php?structureid=34
South Padre Shuttle: http://www.southpadreshuttle.com/
Harlingen Airport Shuttle:  Platinum Transportation
Brownsville Airport: https://flybrownsville.com/
Brownsville's Metro schedule: www.cob.us 

UTRGV Vaquero Express : https://www.utrgv.edu/parking-and-transportation


 

Ride-Sharing Services

 


 

Driving Directions

It's easy to get to South Padre Island. Drivers may use U.S. Highways 77 and 281 from the north and 83 from the west to get to the Island. Then, east on Texas State Highway 100. Enter your address, and we'll give you a route that will get you here!

 


Hotel Information

To reserve your room, please click on the links below. February is an extremely busy time at South Padre Island (due to the influx of Winter Texans!) and the block is sure to sell out! Please make your reservation as early as possible to ensure you receive the TRACS rate.

Discount Code Name Rates Distance(from Convention Center)
TRX (TRACS)

Courtyard by Marriott
6700 Padre Blvd
South Padre Island, TX
+1-956-761-8700

Must call to Marriot and use TRX code

$102/night 0.2 miles away
(3 minute walk)
TRX (TRACS)

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham

7000 Padre Boulevard South Padre Island, TX 78597 +1-956-772-7000

$88/night 0.4 miles away
(8 minute walk)