|Bus$27 | 7h 15min||Flight$1,485 | 4h 20min||Bus41 lb of CO2|
It's 283 miles between Austin to McAllen. On a typical day, it might take between 5h 2min and 5h 17min from Austin to McAllen under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 5h 32min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to McAllen by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.
We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $38.
Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.
On your trip from Austin to McAllen, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.