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

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Fly El Paso to McAllen  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Fly from El Paso (ELP) to McAllen (MFE) ELP - MFE

$266 - $1,208

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Bus  •  18 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from El Paso to McAllen, TX Tijuana Airport-Reynosa / ...

$80 - $140

5 alternative options

Fly Ciudad Juarez to Reynosa  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Ciudad Juarez (CJS) to Reynosa (REX) CJS - REX

$122 - $454

Fly El Paso to Harlingen, bus  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Fly from El Paso (ELP) to Harlingen (HRL) ELP - HRL
  2. Take the bus from Harlingen, Tx to McAllen, TX

$328 - $1,266

Fly El Paso to Brownsville, bus  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Fly from El Paso (ELP) to Brownsville (BRO) ELP - BRO
  2. Take the bus from Brownsville, TX to McAllen, TX

$310 - $1,274

Train, bus  •  17 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from El Paso Union Depot to San Antonio Amtrak Sunset Limited / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Mcallen, Tx 897 / ...

$118 - $314

Drive  •  13 h 46 min

  1. Drive from El Paso to McAllen 792.9 miles

$75 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from El Paso to McAllen is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 13 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from El Paso to McAllen is to fly which costs $120 - $460 and takes 5 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from El Paso and arriving at McAllen, TX. Services depart five times a day. The journey takes approximately 18 h 10 min.

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The distance between El Paso and McAllen is 633 miles. The road distance is 792.9 miles.

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The best way to get from El Paso to McAllen without a car is to train and bus which takes 17 h 26 min and costs $110 - $320.

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It takes approximately 5 h 50 min to get from El Paso to McAllen, including transfers.

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El Paso to McAllen bus services, operated by Greyhound Mexico, depart from El Paso station.

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The best way to get from El Paso to McAllen is to fly which takes 5 h 50 min and costs $260 - $1,300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $80 - $140 and takes 18 h 10 min.

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There is no direct flight from El Paso Airport to McAllen Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 9 min and has one stopover.

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El Paso to McAllen bus services, operated by Greyhound Mexico, arrive at McAllen, TX station.

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Map of how to get from El Paso to McAllen.
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  • Distance: 632.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 50 min

What companies run services between El Paso, TX, USA and McAllen, TX, USA?

United Airlines and American Airlines fly from El Paso to McAllen hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound Mexico operates a bus from El Paso to McAllen 5 times a day. Tickets cost $80 - $140 and the journey takes 18 h 10 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from El Paso to McAllen via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from El Paso to McAllen via Denver, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from El Paso to Harlingen via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from El Paso to Brownsville via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from El Paso to Brownsville via Denver, Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from El Paso to Brownsville via Chicago O'Hare, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from El Paso to McAllen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from El Paso to McAllen via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from El Paso to Brownsville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from El Paso to Brownsville via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from El Paso to Harlingen via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from El Paso to Harlingen via Austin
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from El Paso to Harlingen via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from El Paso to Harlingen via San Antonio, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from El Paso to Harlingen via Dallas, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from El Paso to Harlingen via Austin, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Ciudad Juarez to Reynosa via Cancun
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Ciudad Juarez to Reynosa via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Ciudad Juarez to Reynosa via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Ciudad Juarez to Reynosa via Guadalajara, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Ciudad Juarez to Reynosa via Monterrey, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Ciudad Juarez to Reynosa via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from Ciudad Juarez to Reynosa via Monterrey, Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
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 El Paso Union Depot to San Antonio Amtrak
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Business Coach Seat
$170 - $250
Room
$360 - $500
Bus operators
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from El Paso to McAllen, TX
Ave. Duration
18 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
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
50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$17 - $22
Bus from Brownsville, Tx to Mcallen, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Mcallen, Tx
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70

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More Questions & Answers

McAllen is 1 h ahead of El Paso. It is currently 10:20 AM in El Paso and 11:20 AM in McAllen.

Yes, the driving distance between El Paso to McAllen is 793 miles. It takes approximately 13 h 46 min to drive from El Paso to McAllen.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from El Paso Airport to McAllen Airport.

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There are 89+ hotels available in McAllen. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from El Paso to El Paso Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 38 min and costs $2.

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