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There are 2 intercity buses per day from McAllen to Lake Charles. Traveling by bus from McAllen to Lake Charles usually takes around 12 hours and 43 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 9 hours and 25 minutes.
|Distance||413 mi (664 km)|
|Shortest duration||9h 25m|
|Most frequent service||FlixBus US|
What bus companies travel from McAllen to Lake Charles?
There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from McAllen to Lake Charles. FlixBus US is the one bus line that serves this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different scheduled times to choose from.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|FlixBus US||2||12h 44m||$116.45|
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 2 trips per day from McAllen to Lake Charles, and the average ticket for this route costs only .
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The bus takes an average of 12 hours and 43 minutes to cover the 413 miles from McAllen to Lake Charles. However, the fastest bus only takes 9 hours and 25 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.
Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Lake Charles, book your ticket for the last day of the week.
The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from McAllen to Lake Charles, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
Where does the bus leave from in McAllen?
Main departure station: Tornado Bus Station
Most buses depart from the main station in McAllen.
All bus stations in McAllen:
Tornado Bus Station
Where does the bus arrive in Lake Charles?
Main arrival station: Lk Charles, LA
All buses from McAllen arrive at one main station in Lake Charles.
All bus stations in Lake Charles:
Lk Charles, LA
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