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There are 6 ways to get from McAllen to El Paso by plane, night bus, bus, train or car

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Fly Reynosa to Ciudad Juarez  •  6 h 20 min

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

$103 - $405

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Bus  •  16 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from McAllen, TX to El Paso Matamoros-Ciudad Juárez / ...

$80 - $140

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Fly McAllen to El Paso  •  4 h 56 min

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

$268 - $1,209

Night bus to Harlingen, fly to El Paso  •  6 h 37 min

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

$224 - $888

Bus, train  •  16 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Mcallen, Tx to San Antonio, Tx 898 / ...
  2. Take the train from San Antonio Amtrak to El Paso Union Depot Sunset Limited / ...

$113 - $316

Drive  •  14 h 7 min

  1. Drive from McAllen to El Paso 795.4 miles

$75 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from McAllen to El Paso is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 14 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from McAllen to El Paso is to fly which costs $260 - $1,300 and takes 4 h 56 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from McAllen, TX and arriving at El Paso. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16 h 45 min.

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The distance between McAllen and El Paso is 633 miles. The road distance is 795.4 miles.

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The best way to get from McAllen to El Paso without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 45 min and costs $80 - $140.

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It takes approximately 6 h 20 min to get from McAllen to El Paso, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from McAllen to El Paso is to fly which takes 6 h 20 min and costs $100 - $410. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $80 - $140 and takes 16 h 45 min.

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There is no direct flight from Reynosa Airport to Ciudad Juarez Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 38 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from McAllen to El Paso.
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  • Distance: 632.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 20 min

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

Aeroméxico, Viva Aerobus and Interjet fly from McAllen to El Paso every 4 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound Mexico operates a bus from McAllen to El Paso every 4 hours. Tickets cost $80 - $140 and the journey takes 16 h 45 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Harlingen to El Paso via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Harlingen to El Paso via Austin
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Harlingen to El Paso via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Harlingen to El Paso via Houston Hobby Apt, San Antonio
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Harlingen to El Paso via Houston Hobby Apt, Austin
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from McAllen to El Paso via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from McAllen to El Paso via Houston, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Harlingen to El Paso via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reynosa to Ciudad Juarez via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from McAllen to El Paso via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from McAllen to El Paso via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Reynosa to Ciudad Juarez via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from Reynosa to Ciudad Juarez via Mexico City, Monterrey
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Reynosa to Ciudad Juarez via Mexico City, Tijuana
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $2,000
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Reynosa to Ciudad Juarez via Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Reynosa to Ciudad Juarez via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
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 San Antonio Amtrak to El Paso Union Depot
Ave. Duration
11 h 37 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 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
Night bus from Mcallen, Tx to Harlingen, Tx
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$17 - $22
Bus from Mcallen, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from McAllen, TX to El Paso
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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More Questions & Answers

El Paso is 1 h behind McAllen. It is currently 4:26 PM in McAllen and 3:26 PM in El Paso.

Yes, the driving distance between McAllen to El Paso is 795 miles. It takes approximately 14 h 7 min to drive from McAllen to El Paso.

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Interjet, Viva Aerobus and Aeroméxico offer flights from Reynosa Airport to Ciudad Juarez Airport.

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There are 121+ hotels available in El Paso. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from McAllen to Reynosa Airport is to drive which takes 27 min and costs $1 - $3.

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