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There are 8 ways to get from Chicago to Harlingen by plane, train, night bus, bus 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.

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Harlingen  •  5h 19m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Harlingen (HRL) ORD - HRL

$233 - $819

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Bus  •  32h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Dallas, Tx 1227
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Harlingen, Tx 895 / ...

$154 - $220

6 alternative options

Fly Chicago Midway to Harlingen  •  6h 21m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Harlingen (HRL) MDW - HRL

$223 - $818

Train to Milwaukee, fly to Harlingen  •  8h 13m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station
  2. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Harlingen (HRL) MKE - HRL

$361 - $1,488

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Brownsville  •  8h 26m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Brownsville (BRO) ORD - BRO

$230 - $822

Fly Chicago O'Hare to McAllen, night bus  •  8h 44m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to McAllen (MFE) ORD - MFE
  2. Take the night bus from Mcallen, Tx to Harlingen, Tx

$198 - $927

Train, night bus  •  38h 53m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station Texas Eagle
  2. Take the night bus from San Antonio, Tx to Harlingen, Tx 9589

$200 - $534

Drive  •  24h 13m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Harlingen 1467.8 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Harlingen is to drive which costs $140 - $210 and takes 24h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Harlingen is to fly which costs $230 - $850 and takes 5h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Harlingen. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Harlingen, Tx via Dallas, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32h 25m.

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The distance between Chicago and Harlingen is 1233 miles. The road distance is 1467.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Harlingen without a car is to bus which takes 32h 25m and costs $150 - $220.

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It takes approximately 5h 19m to get from Chicago to Harlingen, including transfers.

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Chicago to Harlingen bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago, Il station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Harlingen is to fly which takes 5h 19m and costs $230 - $850. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $150 - $220 and takes 32h 25m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Harlingen Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 31m.

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

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Harlingen.
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  • Distance: 1232.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 19m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Harlingen, TX, USA?

Frontier Airlines, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Chicago to Harlingen hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Harlingen via Dallas, Tx in around 32h 25m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harlingen via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,900
Flights from Milwaukee to Harlingen via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Milwaukee to Harlingen via Chicago O'Hare, Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Brownsville via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Brownsville via St. Louis, Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 8m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to McAllen via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to McAllen via Kansas City, Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 59m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Harlingen via Austin
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Harlingen via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Harlingen via Memphis, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Harlingen via Kansas City, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Harlingen via Dallas, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Harlingen via Dallas, Austin
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Milwaukee to Harlingen via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from Milwaukee to Harlingen via Dallas, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Milwaukee to Harlingen via Atlanta, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,500
Flights from Milwaukee to Harlingen via Houston Hobby Apt, Austin
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from Milwaukee to Harlingen via Reagan Washington, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harlingen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Milwaukee to Harlingen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Brownsville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Brownsville via Columbia, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to McAllen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to McAllen via Kansas City, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,500
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harlingen
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
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 Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Chicago Union Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
32h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$160 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$290 - $430
Business Coach Seat
$350 - $490
Room
$650 - $900
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Mcallen, Tx to Harlingen, Tx
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$27 - $40
Bus from Chicago, Il to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
19h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$95 - $140
Flexible
$140 - $210
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Harlingen, Tx
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $85
Flexible
$90 - $140
Night bus from San Antonio, Tx to Harlingen, Tx
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $45
Flexible
$55 - $85

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Harlingen is 1468 miles. It takes approximately 24h 13m to drive from Chicago to Harlingen.

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Frontier Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Harlingen Airport.

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Book your Chicago to Harlingen bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 26+ hotels available in Harlingen. Prices start at $49 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42m and costs $2 - $5.

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