Mercedes is located in the center of the Rio Grande Valley just 4 miles from the Progreso International Bridge. This central location makes Mercedes the ideal place to stay when visiting the Rio Grande Valley. Stay in Mercedes and take advantage of the easy accessibility to surrounding cities such McAllen, Harlingen and South Padre Island.
Mercedes is positioned along the I-2 (U.S. Expressway 83), a six-lane divided highway that runs East to West through the Rio Grande Valley. The I-2 runs between I-69C (US Highway 281) and I-69E (US Highway 77), providing easy access to and from the rest of the United States and Mexico.
International Ports of Entry
Mercedes is in a distinctive location that offers direct access to 9 international bridges.These international bridges range in distance from 4 to 39 miles and are the Progreso, Veterans, B&M, Gateway, Anzalduas,Los Indios, Pharr/Reynosa, McAllen/Hidalgo, and Donna International Bridges.
There are 3 international airports geared towards passenger and cargo aviation serving the greater Mercedes area. These airports provide access to most major airports in the United States via United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines and Allegiant Airlines. Cargo services are available through, UPS, FedEx, DHL, United Cargo and Southwest Cargo.
The greater Mercedes area has bus lines serving local, national, and international bus travel needs. Greyhound Bus Lines and Valley Transit Company have daily destinations throughout the Rio Grande Valley, Texas, United States, and International destinations in Mexico. Autobuses Adame provides daily bus service throughout central Texas, eastern United States, and Mexico. Tornado Bus Line provides daily bus services to central Texas, the eastern United States, and Mexico. Valley Metro bus lines provide daily local transportation for intercity and Rio Grande Valley areas. International bus service is provided via McAllen Central Station.