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There are 6 ways to get from Chicago to Pharr by plane, taxi, bus, train or car

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to McAllen  •  6h 39m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to McAllen (MFE) ORD - MFE

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Train, bus  •  39h 44m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station Texas Eagle
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to Mcallen "Greyhound"

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Harlingen, taxi  •  5h 45m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Harlingen (HRL) ORD - HRL
  2. Take a taxi from Harlingen to Pharr

Fly Chicago Midway to Harlingen, taxi  •  7h 20m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Harlingen (HRL) MDW - HRL
  2. Take a taxi from Harlingen to Pharr

Bus  •  37h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Memphis
  2. Take the bus from Memphis, TN to Dallas, Tx - 801 South Riverfront Boulevard
  3. Take the bus from Dallas to Mcallen

Drive  •  24h 5m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Pharr 1450.9 miles

Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to McAllen (MFE) flights

The flight time between Chicago O'Hare (ORD) and McAllen (MFE) is around 5h 55m and covers a distance of around 1246 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 47m. Services are operated by American Airlines and United Airlines. Typically 172 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

172 Weekly Planes
5h 55m Average Duration
$278 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Pharr is to drive which costs $140 - $210 and takes 24h 5m.

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The fastest way to get from Chicago to Pharr is to fly and taxi. Taking this option will cost $400 - $750 and takes 5h 45m.

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The distance between Chicago and Pharr is 1246 miles. The road distance is 1450.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Pharr without a car is to bus which takes 37h 54m and costs $190 - $270.

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It takes approximately 6h 39m to get from Chicago to Pharr, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Pharr is to fly which takes 6h 39m and costs $280 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $190 - $270 and takes 37h 54m.

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There is no direct flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to McAllen Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 51m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Pharr is 1451 miles. It takes approximately 24h 5m to drive from Chicago to Pharr.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to McAllen Airport.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Pharr.
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  • Distance: 1245.5 miles
  • Duration: 6h 39m

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

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Chicago to Pharr hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Pharr via Memphis, Memphis, TN, Dallas, Tx - 801 South Riverfront Boulevard, Commerce @ Lew Sterrett Crosswalk - E - Ns, Commerce @ Austin - E - Ns, Dallas, and Mcallen in around 37h 54m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harlingen via Austin
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Flights from Chicago Midway to Harlingen via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Harlingen via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
8h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Harlingen via Austin
Ave. Duration
8h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Harlingen via St. Louis, Austin
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Harlingen via Nashville, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Harlingen via Dallas, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Harlingen via Kansas City, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Harlingen via Atlanta, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to Harlingen via Tulsa, Austin
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to McAllen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to McAllen via Columbia, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to McAllen via Kansas City, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harlingen
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harlingen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to McAllen via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to McAllen via St. Louis, Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Harlingen via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $600
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
32h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Premium
$370 - $550
Flexi Coach Seat
$250 - $380
Business Seat
$270 - $390
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 Chicago to Memphis
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Bus from Dallas to Mcallen
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $85
Flexible
$95 - $140
Bus from San Antonio to Mcallen
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $90
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Email
inquiries@megabus.com
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Memphis, TN to Dallas, Tx - 801 South Riverfront Boulevard
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $75
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megabus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Harlingen to Pharr
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Ubeda Transportation
Phone
+1 956-601-7794

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