There are 7 ways to get from Arlington to McAllen by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to McAllen  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to McAllen (MFE) DFW - MFE

$198 - $436

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  13 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from DFW-Grand Prairie, Texas to San Antonio
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to McAllen, TX Ciudad Juárez-Matamoros / ...

$86 - $129

5 alternative options

Fly Dallas to Harlingen, bus  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Dallas (DAL) to Harlingen (HRL) DAL - HRL
  2. Take the bus from Harlingen, Tx to Mcallen, Tx

$217 - $410

Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to Brownsville, bus  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to Brownsville (BRO) DFW - BRO
  2. Take the bus from Brownsville, Tx to Mcallen, Tx

$228 - $514

Bus Greyhound USA  •  12 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Mcallen, Tx 831

$92 - $187

Train, bus  •  15 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center to San Antonio Amtrak Texas Eagle
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Mcallen, Tx 831 / ...

$101 - $226

Drive  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Arlington to McAllen 526 miles

$50 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Arlington to McAllen is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 8 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Arlington to McAllen is to fly which costs $190 - $440 and takes 1 h 43 min.

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The distance between Arlington and McAllen is 459 miles. The road distance is 526 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 43 min to get from Arlington to McAllen, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Arlington, TX, USA and McAllen, TX, USA?

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Arlington to McAllen every 3 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Arlington to McAllen every 3 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $130 and the journey takes 10 h 35 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to McAllen
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Brownsville
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Dallas to Harlingen
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Dallas to Harlingen via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Dallas to Harlingen via Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to McAllen via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Brownsville via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $950
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center to San Antonio Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $330
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Harlingen, Tx to Mcallen, Tx
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$17 - $22
Bus from Brownsville, Tx to Mcallen, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Mcallen, Tx
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$100 - $130
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Mcallen, Tx
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Harlingen, Tx to McAllen, TX
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Brownsville, TX to McAllen, TX
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Antonio to McAllen, TX
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Megabus

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