Harlingen Airport

Cheap Flights to Harlingen Airport

Harlingen Airport (HRL), also called Valley International Airport, is often used by passengers heading for South Padre Island, some 65 kilometres east, or about an hour's drive. The airport is also eight kilometres from downtown Harlingen, or roughly a 15-minute drive. Whether your destination is the Gulf Coast or sightseeing around town, Skyscanner can help you find the cheapest airfare to this southern Texas town. If you're flexible with your dates, take advantage of the Whole Month Search screen. Compare an entire month's worth of fares, pick your dates and then pick the flight itinerary that suits you. Harlingen hotels are also listed.

Getting to Harlingen Airport

United is the primary carrier from Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Edmonton, most with one stop in either direction, usually in Washington DC. When booking your flight, try not to book any two-stop flights that have the "Change Airport in Washington" notation. That note means you must take ground transportation between two Washington airports to make your connection, which makes the trip longer. One-stop flights typically connect at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). The flight options also list if there are any codeshare flights involved. This means when you buy your United ticket, you'll be flying at least one leg on a partner airline, such as Express Jet or Republic Airlines. Vancouver International also has flights on Air Canada, usually one-stop routes also connecting at Washington Dulles.

Airport Facilities

Harlingen Airport is easy to navigate, with one terminal and seven gates. United flights usually use Gate 7, but if you're on a codeshare, you could end up at an alternate gate. Though this airport is on the small side, it has a variety of services including shops, cafes, pubs, ATMs and free WiFi. KidsPort, an in-terminal recreation area, gives kids a place to work off some energy. You'll also find a video arcade across from the main restaurant on the ground floor.

Rental car desks are next to baggage claim. Some companies allow you to drive the cars into Mexico, with prior approval. The border town of Brownsville is only 45 kilometres south, or a 40-minute drive. Taxis are also outside of baggage claim. Cabs are metered, but the dispatcher can give you an idea of the cost. Cab rates are regulated by the City of Harlingen. If South Padre Island is your destination, the South Padre Island Shuttle will get you there in about an hour. Rates are roughly $45.00 CAD one way or $60.00 CAD if you book round-trip. Canadian cash is not accepted.

Things to do in and Around Harlingen

  • Stroll downtown Harlingen's vintage Jackson Street to find antique shops, art galleries, jewelry stores and specialty boutiques. Dubbed "Main Street" by the locals, some buildings have been standing for at least 100 years. Family-friendly downtown Harlingen also offers Market Days, Family Movie Nights and Walking Tours. Just walking around downtown is a kick. Brilliantly-colored murals cover entire storefronts and sometimes continue inside the businesses. For more shopping fun, try the Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets, a favorite of bargain hunters.
  • Golfers, you have four public and one private course available in the Harlingen area. The Harlingen Country Club and Cottonwood XXI Country Club are the closest. If you're heading for South Padre Island, tee up on the 18-hole championship course along Laguna Madre Bay.
  • South Padre Island is the go-to place for long stretches of sandy beach fronting the Gulf of Mexico. Try your hand at surfing, windsurfing or take a dolphin watching tour. Book a horseback riding tour and splash through the surf on top of your new four-legged friend. Head for Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark for some thrills and spills on water coasters, man-made surfing waves or on an assortment of water slides. Open from April through September.
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Harlingen Airport

Airport Terminal,
3rd Floor,
3002 Heritage Way,
TX 78550,

Tel:+1 (0)956 4308600


 Location Details

Longitude:97° 39' 0'' W
Latitude:26° 13' 59'' N

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