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Harlingen (Texas)

Harlingen (Texas)

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City CodeHRL
Popular Airlines
  • United Airlines
Flight Time4~7 hours

The flight time to Harlingen (Texas) is approximately 4~7 hours. Find out more about the history, economy, climate and transportation options before you visit Harlingen (Texas).


Harlingen is situated in the western part of the state of Texas, in the USA. Harlingen is one of the cities in the Rio Grande Valley and it is only about 30 miles away from the border with Mexico. Harlingen was founded at the beginning of the 20th century and has population of over sixty-four thousand inhabitants.

Voice of Travelers to Harlingen

Airfare ticket to Harlingen from Houston

I bought a ticket to visit Harlingen on a short vacation. The airfare ticket to Harlingen was issued by local airlines called United Express. The ticket was issued for a flight taking off from Houston on Thursday and returning from Harlingen again a four days later Friday. The ticket dates suited me very well. The service aboard the airplane was very good and so it was worth the ticket price.Harlingen was a great place with a lot of fun sites and most of them required no entrance ticket. Unfortunately, there was no ticket available to return from Harlingen on Saturday as I wanted to change my airfare ticket and fly out of JHarlingen earlier. I tried to book a ticket from Harlingen with another airline, but none of them flew to Houston.

Visiting Harlingen with an airfare ticket for the business class

I visited Harlingen last year. I was invited to Harlingen for a short visit by one of my business partner so my costs were covered by his company. I flew with American Airlines from Chicago to Austin on a ticket for the economy class, and then they booked my ticket with Southwest Airlines from Austin to Harlingen in the first class. Even if I did not pay for the ticket, I wondered how expensive the airfare ticket to Harlingen must have been. The service aboard both airlines I used was excellent. I would love to return to Harlingen again, even if this time I am not invited and I have to pay for my plane ticket to Harlingen myself.

Harlingen Travel FAQs

Q. What is the best season for a vacation in Harlingen?

A.Harlingen is a hot city all year round. Its temperature in the summer can exceed forty degrees Celsius while in the winter the temperature in Harlingen normally does not drop lower than ten degrees Celsius. Winter is then the most pleasant time to visit Harlingen. The precipitation in Harlingen is quite low all over the year. If you visit Harlinger around Christmas time, it pays off to secure your airfare ticket well ahead of time.

Q. Is Harlingen a safe city?

A. As any city in the state of Texas, Harlingen can have petty crime in some of its neighborhood. Harlingen is definitely safe for visitors, but it pays of to be careful. Do not carry your passport and airfare ticket around when visiting Harlingen. Instead, it is better to leave your valuables, including the airfare ticket, in the hotel safe.

Q. What is Harlingen famous for?

A. Harlingen is famous for the Greyhound dog racing. It has the first even track for Greyhund dogs built in the USA. This is located is the Valley Race Park and the racing in Harlington happends on regular bases.

Harlingen - Direct Flights to Major Airports

Airports handling direct flights to Valley International Airport ・George Bush Intercontinental Airport (Houston) etc.

Flight Routes to Harlingen

Harlingen has an airport located just outside the center of Harlingen with the name of Valley International Airport. This airport receives flights from several destinations, the main one being the Houston and Austin airports. There are also seasonal flights to Minneapolis.