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Harlingen - Austin Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 11 intercity buses per day from Harlingen to Austin. Traveling by bus from Harlingen to Austin usually takes around 10 hours and 2 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 8 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance282 mi (453 km)
Shortest duration8h 30m
Cheapest price$40.98
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

What bus companies travel from Harlingen to Austin?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Harlingen to Austin that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 9 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US59h 48m$84.99
Greyhound910h 3m$55.48
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 5 trips per day from Harlingen to Austin, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 9 bus trips from Harlingen to Austin every day, with the average journey taking around 10 hours and 3 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Austin usually start from $41.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 10 hours and 2 minutes to cover the 282 miles from Harlingen to Austin. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 30 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Austin at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Harlingen to Austin, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 11 scheduled buses that travel from Harlingen to Austin every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

City Information

Austin

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Austin, TX - AUS-1

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Austin is the capital of the Lone Star State and one of the best vacation destinations in Texas. Known as Texas’s “weird” city, Austin is famous for being the southern mecca for the arts. In addition to being a hot spot for both emerging and established artists from Texas and the surrounding states, Austin is well known for its eclectic live music scene. In addition, the University of Texas’ main campus is located in Austin, which makes the city a popular destination for young people from all over the world, keeping it vibrant at all times. It’s no surprise that it ranks among the top party cities in the U.S.

While you’re in town, make sure to stop by the hip South Congress neighborhood to shop at the trendy boutiques and grab some grub at the authentically Austin restaurants. Since Austin is one of the best craft beer cities in the country, you won’t regret checking out some of the local breweries too. After that, head over to Lady Bird Lake and rent a kayak for a relaxing paddling session on the water, or simply go for a walk on the picturesque Hike & Bike Trail. Finally, spend the night bar hopping along the pedestrian-only Sixth Street.

While the Austin airport is located on the outskirts of the city, the main train station is right in the heart of downtown. Similarly, the two bus stations that serve Austin are located close to the city center, making ground transportation the more convenient way to travel in and out of town.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Harlingen?

Main departure station: 215 E Monroe Ave

Most buses depart from the main station in Harlingen.

All bus stations in Harlingen:

  • 215 E Monroe Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Austin?

Bus Terminal - 916 E Koenig Ln - AUSGLI-0

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Main arrival station: Eastside Bus Plz

Travelers to and from the capital of Texas will likely stop through the bus station at 916 E Koenig Lane. Located in Austin’s quaint North Loop neighborhood, and with close proximity to several main highways, this station serves bus trips from both Greyhound and Jefferson Lines. The station has a comfortable seating area inside, along with restrooms and vending machines for on-the-go snacks. Takeout restaurants, coffeeshops, and a range of stores surround the station for those seeking heartier food options before or after their bus trip.

All bus stations in Austin:

  • Eastside Bus Plz

  • Downtown Austin

  • South Congress - 710 E Ben White Blvd.

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