There are 6 ways to get from San Antonio to McAllen by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Mcallen, Tx 831 / ...

$29 - $70

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Drive  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Drive from San Antonio to McAllen 238.1 miles

$23 - $35

Fly San Antonio to McAllen  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to McAllen (MFE) SAT - MFE

$276 - $1,308

Fly San Antonio to Harlingen, bus  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to Harlingen (HRL) SAT - HRL
  2. Take the bus from Harlingen, Tx to Mcallen, Tx

$292 - $1,237

Fly San Antonio to Brownsville, bus  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Fly from San Antonio (SAT) to Brownsville (BRO) SAT - BRO
  2. Take the bus from Brownsville, Tx to Mcallen, Tx

$296 - $1,346

Bus to Austin, fly to Harlingen, bus  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx
  2. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Harlingen (HRL) AUS - HRL
  3. Take the bus from Harlingen, Tx to Mcallen, Tx

$188 - $626

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The cheapest way to get from San Antonio to McAllen is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Antonio to McAllen is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4 h 29 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Antonio, Tx and arriving at Mcallen, Tx. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h.

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The distance between San Antonio and McAllen is 224 miles. The road distance is 238.1 miles.

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The best way to get from San Antonio to McAllen without a car is to bus which takes 5 h and costs $29 - $70.

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The bus from San Antonio, Tx to Mcallen, Tx takes 5 h including transfers and departs hourly.

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San Antonio to McAllen bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Antonio, Tx station.

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The best way to get from San Antonio to McAllen is to bus which takes 5 h and costs $29 - $70. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $270 - $1,400 and takes 4 h 54 min.

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There is no direct flight from San Antonio Airport to McAllen Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 13 min and has one stopover.

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San Antonio to McAllen bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Mcallen, Tx station.

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Map of how to get from San Antonio to McAllen.
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  • Distance: 224.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h

What companies run services between San Antonio, TX, USA and McAllen, TX, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from San Antonio to McAllen hourly. Tickets cost $29 - $70 and the journey takes 5 h. Greyhound Mexico also services this route 5 times a day. Alternatively, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from San Antonio to McAllen hourly.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Antonio to Harlingen via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Antonio to Harlingen via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Austin to Harlingen
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Austin to Harlingen via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Antonio to McAllen via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from San Antonio to Harlingen via Houston
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from San Antonio to Brownsville via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Antonio to McAllen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from San Antonio to Brownsville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
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 San Antonio, Tx to Mcallen, Tx
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Harlingen, Tx to Mcallen, Tx
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$17 - $22
Bus from Brownsville, Tx to Mcallen, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
Bus from San Antonio, Tx to Austin, Tx
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Antonio to McAllen, TX
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Harlingen, Tx to McAllen, TX
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Brownsville, TX to McAllen, TX
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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Yes, the driving distance between San Antonio to McAllen is 238 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to drive from San Antonio to McAllen.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from San Antonio Airport to McAllen Airport.

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Book your San Antonio to McAllen bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 88+ hotels available in McAllen. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Antonio to San Antonio Airport is to line 5 bus which takes 38 min and costs $2.

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