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There are 6 ways to get from Austin to Harlingen by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Harlingen (HRL) AUS - HRL

$162 - $568

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Bus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to Harlingen, Tx 895 / ...

$40 - $100

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Bus via San Antonio, Tx  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx 9403 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Harlingen, Tx 897 / ...

$45 - $107

Train, bus  •  9 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Austin Amtrak Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station Texas Eagle
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Harlingen, Tx 897 / ...

$60 - $135

Bus, night bus  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx 9403 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from San Antonio, Tx to Harlingen, Tx 9589

$45 - $107

Drive  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Austin to Harlingen 328.2 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Austin to Harlingen is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Austin to Harlingen is to fly which costs $160 - $600 and takes 2 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Austin, Tx and arriving at Harlingen, Tx. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 10 min.

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The distance between Austin and Harlingen is 283 miles. The road distance is 328.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Austin to Harlingen without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 45 min and costs $40 - $110.

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It takes approximately 2 h 35 min to get from Austin to Harlingen, including transfers.

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Austin to Harlingen bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Austin, Tx station.

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The best way to get from Austin to Harlingen is to fly which takes 2 h 35 min and costs $160 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $110 and takes 7 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from Austin Airport to Harlingen Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Austin to Harlingen bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Harlingen, Tx station.

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Map of how to get from Austin to Harlingen.
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  • Distance: 283.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 35 min

What companies run services between Austin, TX, USA and Harlingen, TX, USA?

Southwest Airlines flies from Austin to Harlingen 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Austin to Harlingen via San Antonio, Tx in around 7 h 45 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Austin to Harlingen
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to Harlingen via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Austin Amtrak Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
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 Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Harlingen, Tx
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from Austin, Tx to Harlingen, Tx
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100

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Yes, the driving distance between Austin to Harlingen is 328 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to drive from Austin to Harlingen.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Austin Airport to Harlingen Airport.

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There are 23+ hotels available in Harlingen. Prices start at $48 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Austin to Austin Airport is to line 20 bus which takes 28 min and costs $1 - $4.

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