Getting to Brownsville

Finding Brownsville is easy; we’re On the Border, By the Sea.  As a gateway to the United States (and soon to space) you can get to Brownsville by Air, Bus or Car.

By Air


Fly right into Brownsville via the Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport (BRO). Our airport services American Airlines and United Airlines. Southwest Airlines is serviced nearby in Harlingen, approximately 28 miles North of downtown Brownsville.
The Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport has been in operation since March 9, 1929 when Charles Lindbergh landed in Brownsville after a historic five-hour flight from Mexico City establishing the first International Airmail service. Lindbergh was welcomed to a crowd of 20,000 people, which included Amelia Earhart.
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By Bus


Many international options are available to arrive by bus into Brownsville. 11 intercity bus companies currently operate out of Brownsville’s bus terminal, La Plaza at Brownsville.
Brownsville Metro

La Plaza at Brownsville Terminal

755 International Blvd.
Brownsville, TX 78520
(956) 548-6050
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By Car


Where does the highway end? It ends in beautiful Brownsville, Texas at the end of Interstate 69E.

To Brownsville From

United StatesDistanceMexicoDistance
Austin325 miCiudad Mante457 km (283 mi)
Dallas516 miCiudad Victoria323 km (200 mi)
Houston352 miMonterrey307 km (190 mi)
Laredo199 miSan Luis Potosí654 km (406 mi)
San Antonio272 miTampico499 km (310 mi)

Source: Travel Texas Official Map and Google

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