South Padre Island travel guide

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You're Going to Love South Padre Island

With a population of 2,884, South Padre Island is a must-see destination in Texas, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

When to visit South Padre Island

South Padre Island in November
Estimated hotel price
S$ 115
1 night at 3-star hotel
South Padre Island in November
Estimated hotel price
S$ 115
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to South Padre Island in July, when the average temperature is 29 °C, and the highest can go up to 32 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 12 °C, with an average temperature of 16 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in September, when precipitation is around 112 mm. In contrast, January is usually the driest month of the year in South Padre Island, with an average rainfall of 31 mm.

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How to Get to South Padre Island

Plane

Although South Padre Island doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Brownsville South Padre Is. Intl (BRO), which is located 34 km from South Padre Island.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to South Padre Island, including Tornado Bus, Bus and FlixBus. From San Antonio, the bus ride to South Padre Island takes 394 km and will cost you around S$ 208. From Houston, the ticket costs about S$ 161 for a journey of 534 km.

Plane

Although South Padre Island doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Brownsville South Padre Is. Intl (BRO), which is located 34 km from South Padre Island.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to South Padre Island, including Tornado Bus, Bus and FlixBus. From San Antonio, the bus ride to South Padre Island takes 394 km and will cost you around S$ 208. From Houston, the ticket costs about S$ 161 for a journey of 534 km.

Airlines serving South Padre Island

Lufthansa
Good (4,683 reviews)
KLM
Good (846 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,746 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,445 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,599 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,102 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,941 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,361 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,214 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,928 reviews)
Frontier
Okay (1,364 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (517 reviews)
Aeromexico
Good (770 reviews)
Copa Airlines
Good (743 reviews)
Gulf Air
Good (132 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (556 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,630 reviews)
Sun Country Air
Good (148 reviews)
Air New Zealand
Good (318 reviews)
WestJet
Good (2,025 reviews)
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Where to stay in South Padre Island

Average rates range from around S$ 246 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to S$ 245 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Palms Resort and Best Western Beachside Inn.

Where to stay in popular areas of South Padre Island

Most booked hotels in South Padre Island

Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island Beachfront
3 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
S$ 218+
Sand Rose Beach Resort
3 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
S$ 203+
La Copa Inn Beach Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
S$ 135+
Margaritaville Beach Resort South Padre Island
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
S$ 219+
Ramada by Wyndham & Suites South Padre Island
3 stars
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
S$ 75+
Peninsula Island Resort & Spa - Beach Front Property at South Padre Island
3 stars
Good (7.2, Good reviews)
S$ 163+

Hiring a car in South Padre Island

Expect to pay S$ 1.36 per litre in South Padre Island (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between S$ 16.27 and S$ 21.69. The most frequently booked car type in South Padre Island is Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Ford Fiesta or similar) is, on average, 60% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay S$ 1.36 per litre in South Padre Island (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between S$ 16.27 and S$ 21.69. The most frequently booked car type in South Padre Island is Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Ford Fiesta or similar) is, on average, 60% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.