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Local Transportation on South Padre Island, Texas

The South Padre Island Metro shuttle

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South Padre Island is a very easy island to get around. Partly because it is a small town, and also because South Padre Island has very good local transportation services, that can really save you money. 'Island Metro' is the local shuttle transportation that runs the length of the island, as well as travels into Port Isabel. There are three SPI Metro shuttles that run along South Padre. Shuttles #1 and #2 make stops along the entire length of the island, as well as go to and from Port Isabel. Shuttle #3 is "Island Only" and never leaves the island. If you are looking to go across the bridge to check out Port Isabel, go to Walmart, or other things, then jump on Shuttles #1 and #2, but if you have no intentions on leaving South Padre Island while on vacation, then just stick to Shuttle #3.

All SPI Metro shuttles are equipped with wheelchair lifts. Hours of Operation: 7 am until 9 pm every day of the week. Those persons needing additional information regarding ADA accessibility of the shuttles, and/or individual eligibility for ADA for transit services can call Public Works at 761-1025. In addition, the SPI Metro Policy Handbook has information related to ADA policies and procedures. For more information about the schedule or a map of the routes you can call 956-761-2447, or download the SPI Metro Shuttle Schedule

2015 South Padre Island Metro Shuttle Schedule

2015 Wave Shuttle Schedule

South Padre Island

across from City Hall (SPI) 30 Min. after the Hour On the Hour
Surf's Up (SPI) 2 Min. after the Hour 32 Min. after the Hour
Bahia Mar (SPI) 3 Min. after the Hour 33 Min. after the Hour
Convention Centre (SPI) 6 Min. after the Hour 36 Min. after the Hour
Birding Center (SPI) 7 Min. after the Hour 37 Min. after the Hour
Parrot Eyes (SPI) 8 Min. after the Hour 38 Min. after the Hour
Post Office (SPI) 9 Min. after the Hour 39 Min. after the Hour
City Hall (SPI) 10 Min. after the Hour 40 Min. after the Hour
Island Baptist (SPI) 12 Min. after the Hour 42 Min. after the Hour
The Inn at South Padre (SPI) 14 Min. after the Hour 44 Min. after the Hour
Across From La Copa (SPI) 17 Min. after the Hour 47 Min. after the Hour
KOA / Pier 19 (SPI) 18 Min. after the Hour 48 Min. after the Hour
Isla Blanca RV Park (SPI) 19 Min. after the Hour 49 Min. after the Hour
Schlitterbahn (SPI) 20 Min. after the Hour 50 Min. after the Hour
Visitors Center (SPI) 22 Min. after the Hour 52 Min. after the Hour
Blue Marlin (SPI) 26 Min. after the Hour 56 Min. after the Hour
Blackbeards' Restaurant (SPI) 28 Min. after the Hour 58 Min. after the Hour

Port Isabel

City Hall (SPI) On the Hour 30 Min. after the Hour
Ocean Motion (SPI) 1 Min. after the Hour 31 Min. after the Hour
Island Baptist (SPI) 3 Min. after the Hour 33 Min. after the Hour
The Inn At South Padre (SPI) 5 Min. after the Hour 35 Min. after the Hour
Across from Mall at Sunchase (SPI) 6 Min. after the Hour 36 Min. after the Hour
Across from La Copa (SPI) 8 Min. after the Hour 38 Min. after the Hour
Port Isabel Lighthouse 13 Min. after the Hour 43 Min. after the Hour
Port Isabel Library 14 Min. after the Hour 44 Min. after the Hour
Basin Street (Port Isabel) 16 Min. after the Hour 46 Min. after the Hour
P.I. Medical Clinic 17 Min. after the Hour 47 Min. after the Hour
Las Palmas Shopping Center (Connection w/ Valley Metro) 19 Min. after the Hour 49 Min. after the Hour
Wal-Mart(Port Isabel) 23 Min. after the Hour 53 Min. after the Hour
Casa Rosa Inn (Port Isabel) 26 Min. after the Hour 56 Min. after the Hour
Musina Street (Port Isabel) 28 Min. after the Hour 58 Min. after the Hour
Port Isabel Museum 30 Min. after the Hour On the Hour
KOA / Pier 19 (SPI) 36 Min. after the Hour 6 Min. after the Hour
Isla Blanca RV Park (SPI) 37 Min. after the Hour 7 Min. after the Hour
Schlitterbahn (SPI) 38 Min. after the Hour 8 Min. after the Hour
Fiesta Plaza (SPI) 41 Min. after the Hour 11 Min. after the Hour
Visitors Center (SPI) 42 Min. after the Hour 12 Min. after the Hour
Padre South (SPI) 44 Min. after the Hour 14 Min. after the Hour
Surf Circle Beach Access #7 (SPI) 45 Min. after the Hour 15 Min. after the Hour
Suntide III (SPI) 46 Min. after the Hour 16 Min. after the Hour
Bahia Mar (SPI) 50 Min. after the Hour 20 Min. after the Hour
Convention Centre (SPI) 54 Min. after the Hour 24 Min. after the Hour
Birding Center (SPI) 55 Min. after the Hour 25 Min. after the Hour
Parrot Eyes (SPI) 56 Min. after the Hour 26 Min. after the Hour
Post Office (SPI) 59 Min. after the Hour 29 Min. after the Hour


2015 Valley Metro Shuttle Schedule

Rio Transit South Padre Island, Texas

If you need to go further off of the island past Port Isabel, then the Vally Metro Shuttle is your ticket. The Vally Metro travels the Rio Grande Valley for inexpensive rates. It meets up with the SPI Metro in Port Isabel, where you can travel from South Padre Island into Brownsville for two dollars. If you are arriving in the Brownsville airport, you can jump on the Vally Metro, and for two dollars, get to Port Isabel, where you can transfer onto the free SPI Metro and get to any specific location on South Padre Island, Texas!

Check out the 2015 Vally Metro Schedule

South Padre Island Airport Shuttle from Harlingen

Starting January 4th, 2010 there is a new addition to the Rio Grande Valley shuttle transportation system. The Harlingen Airport has implemented a direct shuttle service at low cost to South Padre Island, Texas

Valley Internation Airport

Since January 4th, tourists visiting South Padre Island arriving through the Harlingen Valley International Airport (VIA) are able to by-pass car rentals and expensive taxi services, and choose the "South Padre Shuttle" for a fast way to the island. Visit www.southpadreshuttle.com to make reservations in advance to catch a ride on one of the three shuttles to the island. You can also call 1-877-744-0050 to speak to a travel agent to make reservations 24 hour a day, seven days a week.

Tourists to the Island of South Padre will feel like rock stars as the make their way to the island in up-to-date, air-conditioned shuttles. Door-to-door service from Harlingen Valley International Airport to your personal condo or hotel room. The shuttles seat 24 passengers, with full reclining seats, as well as full windows of the sights as passengers travel the 50 minute drive to the island. Video screens also accompany the ride to the island, to keep you entertained the entire trip! Each shuttle is fully ADA compliant with easy-access wheelchair lifts and over head bins and racks to store luggage during transportation. Modern GPS technology provides instant information on the location of the shuttles. It is also tied to the reservation system which can text passengers leaving the island when the shuttles are thirty minutes away so they can plan accordingly.

The South Padre Island Shuttle fares are just $25 one-way, or $45 round trip, and passengers can pre-book reservations or decide at the airport to take the shuttle. Pre-paid reservations guarantee a seat on the shuttle, however walk-ups are always welcomed. The South Padre Island Shuttle reservation counter is located right at the baggage claim area. The shuttle system operated by LogistiCorp, a Dallas-based transportation company, and accepts credit card or cash at the reservation counter or even directly on the shuttles themselves.

Taxi Services

A Cab

- 956-943-4848
- 956-761-2222

Airport Taxi

- (956) 761-1040
- 108 E Pike St, South Padre Island, TX 78597

J J Taxi

- (956) 761-9292
- 108 E Pike St, South Padre Island, TX 78597

B B's Taxi

- (956) 761-7433
- 104 E Ling St, South Padre Island, TX 78597

Padre Cabs

- (956) 761-2525
- 114 W Pompano St, South Padre Island, TX 78597

Island Tours

- (956) 761-2225
- Serving Port Isabel, TX 78578

A Taxi

- (956) 761-2225
- Serving Port Isabel, TX 78578

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