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

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Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to McAllen  •  1 h 46 min

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

$198 - $436

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Megabus, bus  •  14 h 4 min

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

$85 - $133

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  •  4 h 3 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  •  10 h 56 min

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

$92 - $179

Train, bus  •  15 h 3 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 distance between Arlington and McAllen is 459 miles. The road distance is 526 miles.

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The best way to get from Arlington to McAllen without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 56 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 46 min to get from Arlington to McAllen, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Arlington to McAllen is to fly which takes 1 h 46 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 56 min.

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The quickest flight from Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport to McAllen Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 26 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Arlington to McAllen is 526 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 50 min to drive from Arlington to McAllen.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport to McAllen Airport.

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There are 88+ hotels available in McAllen. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Arlington to Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport is to taxi which takes 17 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Arlington to McAllen.
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  • Distance: 459 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 46 min

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 hourly. 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 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Brownsville
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 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 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Dallas to Harlingen via Austin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to McAllen via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Brownsville via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $950
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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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

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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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
Hourly
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 - $50
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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