Navigating the island

By Sea

The Ferry

The Port Aransas Ferry System operated by the Texas Department of Transportation provides FREE transportation service seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. The short ride connects Mustang Island and Port Aransas with the mainland via Aransas Pass.

The number of ferry boats in service at any time depends on demand. During peak hours, especially during holidays and summer months, some travelers may experience a wait. Peak months are June, July and August, however, the winter months can be busy with our influx of “Winter” residents.

Ferry Cams

Port Aransas Side:
Ferry Cam 1 | Ferry Cam 2| Ferry Cam 3

Ferry Info

Ferry Updates on Twitter

24-hour radio (AM 530) information on ferry regulations and can be used for live broadcasts in case of emergencies.

Make sure you fit

  • A total overall length: 85 feet – combined vehicles such as a car and boat
  • Maximum width: 96 inches.
  • Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches

By Land

On the island

The Port Aransas Shuttle travels daily through the city. All the main streets and several side streets leading to the beach are served. Catch the shuttle at designated locations or just give one a wave and climb aboard anywhere along our route.

Shuttle Info
Running time: 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Route is repeated every hour
we are on ‘Island Time,’ times may vary slightly
Download Shuttle Schedule

Off the Island

The City offers three bus options into Corpus Christi and back. The Flexi B (Route 90) is geared for those who wish to go shopping and have appointments in Corpus. The Padre Island Connection (Route 65) provides transportation for employees between Corpus Christi and Port Aransas and Port Aransas Express (Route 95), provides a convenient and quicker service over the ship channel for employees. Routes 65 and 95 are operational during the peak summer months.

By Air

Mustang Beach Airport, State Hwy 361 South, 3,500-foot lighted asphalt runway. Part-time airport manager. Automated aviation fuel available.

City Hall at 361-749-4111 for details.
Trolley service daily – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


City Contact Info

City of Port Aransas
710 W. Avenue A | Phone: 361-749-4111 | Fax: 361-749-4723 | E-Mail: