Corpus Christi is a coastal city in southern Texas, sitting snug in Nueces Bay and protected by Padre and Mustang islands. It offers a warm climate year-round, making it popular with tourists who want to enjoy the beaches and warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Your summer visit will be a hot one with high temperatures from 93 – 95 degrees Fahrenheit, making this a less popular time for tourists, so you may find deals on flights and accommodation. During the fall, temperatures drop to a more comfortable range of 77 – 91 degrees Fahrenheit, and it’s a great time to visit Corpus Christi. You’ll find that it’s not too busy, yet there are plenty of activities including Surftoberfest, Tamale Fest and the Texas Jazz Festival, among others. If you come during winter, temperatures of 61 – 74 degrees Fahrenheit are still fairly comfortable, but remember to bring wind and rainproof gear as winter storms are to be expected. Spring is peak tourist season in Corpus Christi, and you can expect more expensive flights and room rates if you visit between March – May.
$54 is the cheapest deal found on momondo in the last two weeks for a flight to Corpus Christi. This flight is from Houston and is 87% cheaper than most flights to Corpus Christi. To find the cheapest price to Corpus Christi from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
In general, August is the cheapest month to fly from United States to Corpus Christi. Due to it being the ‘off-season’ during this time, you can expect flight prices to be around $181. If you are unable to visit Corpus Christi during the month of August, then departing from United States during the month September is also very affordable. Most momondo users find prices during this month for around $192.
We recommend purchasing flights from United States to Corpus Christi 34 days ahead of your departure date because this is when momondo users tend to see the best flight rates. On average, our users have found flights to Corpus Christi for $389. However, flight prices might be lower outside of this timeframe. For example, people recently found flights to Corpus Christi from United States for as low as $139 on momondo.
The cheapest day to depart from United States to Corpus Christi is on a Saturday. Travelers who choose to depart for Corpus Christi on a Saturday will often find tickets for as low as $355. The most expensive day to fly to Corpus Christi is Sunday, with ticket prices averaging around $530.
Users planning a flight to Corpus Christi during the month of September should anticipate rain. There are still things to do in Corpus Christi even when it's raining, though. While in Corpus Christi you will find USS Lexington nearby which is a great museum to visit when you’re looking for things to do indoors. Shopping centers like Sunrise Mall are very popular destinations for those visiting the Corpus Christi area. Sunrise Mall is a great place to go if you’re looking to spend some time inside. A family-friendly option for when the weather in Corpus Christi doesn’t cooperate is heading to Texas State Aquarium, where you can enjoy all the ocean animals.
During the warmer months, hikers around the Corpus Christi area find that parks like Mustang Island State Park are the best for taking long walks with their families and/or pets. Those looking for this type of experience are likely best suited to fly to Corpus Christi in January, February, or March.
Waterparks like Hurricane Alley Waterpark are perfect places to go when the heat gets unbearable. Corpus Christi is a great place for families, with something for everyone to do. Those looking to fly to Corpus Christi to visit these parks would likely find that the best time to do so is during October, when there is only a moderate chance of rain and the weather is typically above 70 degrees fahrenheit.
April, May, or June is widely considered the best time to visit Corpus Christi to go to area beaches like Padre Island National Seashore. Another popular area beach is Malaquite Beach.
Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Corpus Christi is possible. If you are planning a flight to Corpus Christi, consider booking flights to Victoria County-Foster Airport (78 mi from Corpus Christi city center).
With an average price of $418 per person, Victoria County-Foster Airport is the cheapest airport to fly into when planning your trip to Corpus Christi. This price can fluctuate based on where you are flying from. momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool can help users find the best prices.
Currently, United States travel restrictions include travel to Corpus Christi. Entry restrictions
The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in China, Iran, Most European Countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City), the UK, Ireland, Brazil and South Africa in the past 14 days. With the exception of certain travelers which includes certain family members of US citizens or permanent residents including; spouses, children (under the age of 21), parents (provided that his/her US citizen or permanent resident child is unmarried and under the age of 21), and siblings (provided that both the sibling and the US citizen or permanent resident are unmarried and under the age of 21); There is also an exception for travelers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, CR-1, CR-2, D, E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee's immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-1, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa; Members of the US Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the US Armed Forces; Travelers with invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19); Travelers with documents issued by the US Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection, or US Department of State indicating that the traveler is exempt from the restriction; B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember activities; Students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents, if they arrive from or have been in Ireland, the UK or Schengen Area in the past 14 days.Entry requirements
All travelers, 2 years of age or older (including US citizens and transit passenger) must present a negative COVID-19 viral or antigen test result issued 72 hours prior to departure or have a proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days prior to boarding the plane. Travelers must complete a disclosure and attestation form before departure. Exemptions or waiver to the testing requirements may be granted by the CDC on an extremely limited basis when emergency travel (like an emergency medical evacuation) must occur to preserve someone’s life, health against a serious danger, or physical safety and testing cannot be completed before travel. US citizens and permanent residents arriving from the UK must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure. Travelers arriving in New York State must complete the Traveler Health Form. Travelers arriving in Massachusetts must complete the Massachusetts Health Form.Quarantine requirements
Travelers are advised to get tested 3-5 days after travel and stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days after travel. Even if they test negative, they must still stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days. If the test is positive, isolate to protect others from getting infected. Travelers who did not get tested, are advised to stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.All other info
Travelers are subject to COVID-19 measures set by the state/territory of their final destination. For more information go to CDC website.If you are planning to travel to Corpus Christi at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.
American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United offer direct flights to Corpus Christi from major US cities, or you can find flights with one or more stops from Alaska Airlines.
The airport is located 5 nautical miles west of the central business district of Corpus Christi, in Nueces County. Here are your options for travel into the city.
Taxi service is available outside the baggage claim area. A ride into the city takes 20 minutes and the fare is about $27.00 USD. You can call Uber or Lyft as they both operate in Corpus Christi, and usually charge a bit less.
Some hotels offer shuttle services to and from the airport, or you can pre-arrange limousine service or charter bus service for your group. Get a quote on your preferred mode of transport here.
Board Corpus Christi’s Regional Transport Authority (CCRTA) bus route 67 and get to Corpus Christi City Hall in 43 minutes for a fare of $0.75 USD.
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Corpus Christi’s downtown area is very walkable. You can even walk down to the beach, so you needn’t use your rental car in the city. There is a bike-share program, or you can rent a Segway to get around. Corpus Christi transportation includes a bus network and tourist trolleys, as efficient and economical options.
CCRTA operates both the buses and the tourist trolleys serving downtown and greater Corpus Christi. Fares are $0.75 USD, or you can get a day pass for just $1.75 USD.
Taxis are available but costly in Corpus Christi, with a meter drop of $4.95 USD, and $2.55 USD per subsequent mile. However, Uber and Lyft operate here and offer savings. They usually charge a $1.00 USD meter drop, then $1.05 USD per mile.
Bike-share company Zagster has partnered with the city to create Bike Corpus bike-share, a program offering bikes at 8 stations downtown and along the waterfront. It’s a great way to see the sights and get a little exercise as well.
Corpus Christi is chock full of exciting and family-friendly things to see and do. Put some of these ideas on your list.
When visiting Corpus Christi beaches, remember to practice water safety. Swim at lifeguarded beaches and put lifejackets on the kids. Avoid the waters’ edge during storms. Some of the beaches permit campfires for cooking and recreation, but they are limited in size to 3 feet by 3 feet. Be sure to check the regulations at each beach before building your bonfire.