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There are 8 ways to get from New Orleans to McAllen by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly to McAllen  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to McAllen (MFE) MSY - MFE

$206 - $1,024

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Bus  •  16 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans to San Antonio
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Mcallen, Tx 897 / ...

$78 - $137

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Fly to Harlingen, bus  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Harlingen (HRL) MSY - HRL
  2. Take the bus from Harlingen, Tx to McAllen, TX

$257 - $1,031

Fly to Brownsville, bus  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Brownsville (BRO) MSY - BRO
  2. Take the bus from Brownsville, TX to McAllen, TX

$249 - $1,089

Train, bus  •  20 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to San Antonio Amtrak Station Sunset Limited
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Mcallen, Tx 897 / ...

$115 - $304

Train, night bus  •  20 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to San Antonio Amtrak Station Sunset Limited
  2. Take the night bus from San Antonio, Tx to Mcallen, Tx 9589

$115 - $304

Train, bus via San Antonio  •  23 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to San Antonio Amtrak Station Sunset Limited
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to McAllen, TX Ciudad Juárez-Matamoros / ...

$132 - $304

Drive  •  12 h 50 min

  1. Drive from New Orleans to McAllen 697.5 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from New Orleans to McAllen is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 12 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from New Orleans to McAllen is to fly which costs $200 - $1,100 and takes 5 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Orleans to McAllen. However, there are services departing from New Orleans and arriving at Mcallen, Tx via Probandt Opposite King Roger, Centro Plaza - Ne Corner and San Antonio, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 42 min.

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The distance between New Orleans and McAllen is 564 miles. The road distance is 697.5 miles.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to McAllen without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 42 min and costs $75 - $140.

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It takes approximately 5 h 19 min to get from New Orleans to McAllen, including transfers.

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New Orleans to McAllen bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from New Orleans station.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to McAllen is to fly which takes 5 h 19 min and costs $200 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $140 and takes 16 h 42 min.

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There is no direct flight from New Orleans Airport to McAllen Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 38 min and has one stopover.

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New Orleans to McAllen bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Mcallen, Tx station.

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Map of how to get from New Orleans to McAllen.
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  • Distance: 563.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 19 min

What companies run services between New Orleans, LA, USA and McAllen, TX, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and Spirit Airlines fly from New Orleans to McAllen hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New Orleans to McAllen via Probandt Opposite King Roger, Centro Plaza - Ne Corner, E. Houston & Navarro, and San Antonio, Tx in around 16 h 42 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to McAllen via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Harlingen via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from New Orleans to Brownsville via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to McAllen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Brownsville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to Harlingen via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to Harlingen via Dallas
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Harlingen via Austin
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from New Orleans to Harlingen via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
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 New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to San Antonio Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
15 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $240
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Room
$350 - $490
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 San Antonio to McAllen, TX
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
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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Yes, the driving distance between New Orleans to McAllen is 697 miles. It takes approximately 12 h 50 min to drive from New Orleans to McAllen.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from New Orleans Airport to McAllen Airport.

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There are 92+ hotels available in McAllen. Prices start at $45 USD per night.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to New Orleans Airport is to Bus which takes 38 min and costs $1 - $17.

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