We're excited to have people from all over the world come and join us for UME. Whether or not you've been to South Padre Island, you shouldn't have to stress about traveling... especially because you're on Spring Break! Fortunately, the vacation hot-spot has plenty of ways to get around on any type of budget. Near, far, wherever you are (coming from), here's a list of some transportation services to help plan your trip.

Arriving by Airplane

Though most chose to drive to South Padre Island, some of you may want to fly. For those that want to soar into your sun-filled spring break, here are a list of the closest area airports.

Valley International Airport - Harlingen (VIA)
3002 Heritage Way Harlingen, TX 78550

South Padre Island International Airport (BRO)
700 S. Minnesota Ave. Brownsville, TX 78521

McAllen International Airport (MFE)
2500 S. Bicentennial McAllen, TX 78503

Airport Shuttle Services

South Padre Shuttle
Offering service between Valley International Airport and South Padre Island

Island Airport Shuttle 
Offering a $1 service from South Padre Island International Airport

Valley Transit Company
Offering service from McAllen International Airport

Arriving by Car

If you're flying in for UME, or your car just barely passed inspection, chances are you're gonaa need to rent a car. Here are a list of car rental agencies for each airport.

South Padre Island International Airport 

AVIS Rent-A-Car
(956) 541-9271
Budget Rent-A-Car
(956) 546-5119
Dollar Rent-A-Car
1-(800) 800-4000
Hertz Rent-A-Car
(956) 542-7466
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
(956) 574-9612
National Car Rental
(956) 550-0354



Driving Directions

  1. From South Padre Island International Airport
  2. From Valley International Airport
  3. From McAllen International Airport

Getting Around on South Padre Island

On South Padre Island, there are many popular shuttle services that will get you to and from the festival. Remember, many hotels offer shuttles as well, so call the one you've booked with to find out if they provide that service.

The Wave
South Padre Island's Free Shuttle Transportation Service
956-761-3864 or 956-761-3245

Go with Jo Transportation Services

Valley Transit Company

By Foot

One of the best parts about South Padre Island is how close everything is to each other. And while we have nothing against the ease and convenience of a car, there are many activities you can enjoy during UME just by walking to them.   Your hotel will have many pamphlets and resources to guide your explorations. So go and get lost - and do it on purpose!

By Taxi

If you've had one too many while dancing the night away at UME, call one of South Padre Island's many cab services.

A Cab
956-943-4848 or 956-761-2222

Airport Taxi
(956) 761-1040

J J Taxi
(956) 761-9292

B B's Taxi
(956) 761-7433

Padre Cabs
(956) 761-2525

Island Tours
(956) 761-2225

A Taxi
(956) 761-2225


By Shuttle

The Wave
South Padre Island's Free Shuttle Transportation Service
956-761-3864 or 956-761-3245

By Car

If you need some wheels to get around South Padre Island, there is no shortage of rental agencies to choose from near by.

  • Advantage 800-777-5500
  • Avis Rent-A-Car 800-831-2847
  • Budget 800-460-3399
  • National Car Rental 800-227-7368
  • Dollar Rent-A-Car 800-800-4000
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car 800-Rent-A-Car
  • Hertz Rent-A-Car 800-654-3131
  • Advantage Rent-A-Car 800-777-5500

By Limo

If rental cars, shuttles, and taxis aren't what you're looking for, why not arrive in style using one of South Padre Island's many limo services? The jealous stares you'll get upon entry will just be the icing on the cake.

  • A-1 Limosine: 956-761-9090
  • All Valley Limousine Service: 956-630-5466
  • South Padre Limos: 956-761-8599