There are 8 ways to get from Austin 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 to McAllen  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to McAllen (MFE) AUS - MFE

$256 - $1,210

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 10 min

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

$35 - $90

6 alternative options

Fly to Harlingen, bus  •  3 h 49 min

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

$172 - $590

Fly to Brownsville, bus  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Brownsville (BRO) AUS - BRO
  2. Take the bus from Brownsville, Tx to Mcallen, Tx

$196 - $428

Bus via San Antonio, Tx  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx 9403 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Mcallen, Tx 831 / ...

$44 - $102

Train, bus  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Austin Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak Texas Eagle
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Mcallen, Tx 831 / ...

$59 - $130

Bus Greyhound Mexico  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin - San Jacinto/15Th to San Antonio, TX
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to McAllen, TX Ciudad Juárez-Matamoros / ...

$55 - $94

Drive  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Austin to McAllen 312.4 miles

$30 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Austin to McAllen is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Austin to McAllen is to fly and bus which costs $170 - $600 and takes 3 h 49 min.

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The distance between Austin and McAllen is 284 miles. The road distance is 312.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to get from Austin to McAllen, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Austin, Tx and arriving at Mcallen, Tx. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 10 min.

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

United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Austin to McAllen hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Austin to McAllen hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $90 and the journey takes 7 h 10 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Austin to McAllen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to Brownsville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Austin to McAllen via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Austin to Brownsville via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Austin to Harlingen
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to Harlingen via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Austin Amtrak to San Antonio Amtrak
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
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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 Austin, Tx to Mcallen, Tx
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
Bus from Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
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 - $75
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
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