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There are 7 ways to get from San Diego to Harlingen by plane, night bus, bus, train or car

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Fly to Harlingen  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Harlingen (HRL) SAN - HRL

$313 - $1,216

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Bus  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to Harlingen, Tx Tijuana Airport-Matamoros

$130 - $220

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Fly to Brownsville  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Brownsville (BRO) SAN - BRO

$330 - $1,170

Fly to McAllen, night bus  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to McAllen (MFE) SAN - MFE
  2. Take the night bus from Mcallen, Tx to Harlingen, Tx

$298 - $1,132

Bus via San Bernardino  •  39 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Broadway & 5th Av to Escondido Transit Center 235 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Escondido to San Bernardino
  3. Take the bus from San Bernardino to Harlingen, Tx

$157 - $258

Train, night bus  •  39 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station
  3. Take the night bus from San Antonio, Tx to Harlingen, Tx

$245 - $701

Drive  •  25 h 12 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Harlingen 1536.4 miles

$150 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Harlingen is to drive which costs $150 - $220 and takes 25 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Harlingen is to fly which costs $310 - $1,300 and takes 6 h 1 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Diego and arriving at Harlingen, Tx. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 days 2 h.

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The distance between San Diego and Harlingen is 1260 miles. The road distance is 1536.4 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Harlingen without a car is to bus which takes 39 h 23 min and costs $150 - $260.

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It takes approximately 6 h 1 min to get from San Diego to Harlingen, including transfers.

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San Diego to Harlingen bus services, operated by San Diego Metro Transit, depart from Broadway & 5th Av station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Harlingen is to fly which takes 6 h 1 min and costs $310 - $1,300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $150 - $260 and takes 39 h 23 min.

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There is no direct flight from San Diego Airport to Harlingen Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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San Diego to Harlingen bus services, operated by Greyhound Mexico, arrive at Harlingen, Tx station.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Harlingen.
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  • Distance: 1259.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 1 min

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Harlingen, TX, USA?

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and Sun Country Airlines fly from San Diego to Harlingen hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Harlingen via Escondido Transit Center, Escondido, and San Bernardino in around 39 h 23 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Harlingen via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Brownsville via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Brownsville via Los Angeles, Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Brownsville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11 h 56 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Brownsville via San Francisco, Houston
Ave. Duration
9 h 49 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Brownsville via Denver, Houston
Ave. Duration
10 h 28 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to McAllen via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to McAllen via Denver, Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to McAllen via Los Angeles, Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Harlingen via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Harlingen via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Harlingen via Austin
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Harlingen via Phoenix, Austin
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Harlingen via Las Vegas, Austin
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Brownsville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Brownsville via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Brownsville via Los Angeles, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to McAllen via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to McAllen via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from San Diego to Harlingen via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
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 Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
28 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$180 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$320 - $460
Business Coach Seat
$380 - $550
Room
$700 - $1,000
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
Night bus from San Antonio, Tx to Harlingen, Tx
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Escondido to San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Bernardino to Harlingen, Tx
Ave. Duration
34 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Harlingen, Tx
Ave. Duration
2 days 2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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More Questions & Answers

Harlingen is 2 h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 5:02 AM in San Diego and 7:02 AM in Harlingen.

Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Harlingen is 1536 miles. It takes approximately 25 h 12 min to drive from San Diego to Harlingen.

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Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Harlingen Airport.

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There are 23+ hotels available in Harlingen. Prices start at $48 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Diego to San Diego Airport is to line 992 bus which takes 9 min and costs $2 - $3.

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