By plane:   Travelers interested in flying to South Padre Island will be able to get to the area through one of two nearby airports.   The Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport ( ) is the more popular of the two airports.   The other airport option is Valley International Airport ( ) which is  40 miles from the Island.

Upon arrival:  Most travelers opt to rent a car upon arrival at either airport.  The Airport in Brownsville is located just over twenty miles from South Padre Island and the Valley International Airport is 40 miles from the Isalnd.  This distance is far enough that it makes it somewhat pricey for taking a taxi from the airport but not so far that driving is any kind of problem.  Both airports have shuttle service, Brownsville has 17 free shuttles Monday -Saturday with limited service on Sunday and holidays. Harlingen offers door to door shuttle service for $25 each way or $40 round trip. Car rental is available at either airport from major car rental companies such as Avis or Hertz.

By car:   Travelers coming from anywhere in the United States (or elsewhere in North America) will most likely eventually make their way to Highway 77, now IH 69.   This highway leads south towards South Padre Island.   From this highway, travelers should follow the signs which will take them to Highway 100.   Highway 100 will turn into the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway which is the bridge to get to South Padre Island and the longest bridge in Texas.