GETTING TO MEXICO
México City is the main destination of international airlines, although many also have direct flights to tourist destinations such as Cancun, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Manzanillo, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán, Los Cabos and Monterrey.
Here is a sampling of flight times from various U. S. cities:
|Atlanta||San Jose del Cabo||4:25|
|Dallas||San Jose del Cabo||2:45|
|Houston||San Jose del Cabo||2:45|
|Los Angeles||Mexico City||3:45|
|Los Angeles||San Jose del Cabo||2:30|
|Los Angeles||Puerto Vallarta||2:50|
|New York||Mexico City||5:00|
|New York||San Jose del Cabo||8:00|
|New York||Puerto Vallarta||8:00|
Flights within Mexico are frequent and take up to two hours to reach most destinations outside of Mexico City.
To enter the country with a private car you will need a Temporary Import Permit. You can get it with a document of ownership of the vehicle, your driver’s license and a fee or deposit. If you require assistance in driving, you can call the Green Angels number (078), who will provide you with free support. They offer emergency services, first aid and information on the conditions of the road.
Major US auto rental companies – Alamo, Avis, Dollar and Hertz – operate in Mexico.
Currently the country only operates El Chepe. It is the ideal route to admire the majestic Copper Canyon, as well as the towns and cities that sit on the mountains. For starting points and schedules, visit: www.chepe.com.mx/english/index.html
This is the most comfortable and economical way to travel between Mexican destinations. The executive class is the lowest price and has bathroom on board, television and reclining seats. The first class has wide and reclining seats, television, climate, beverage service and even snacks. You can buy the ticket online, over the phone or in the TicketBus modules. To find out which module is closest to you, visit www.ticketbus.com.mx/. The main bus companies are:
National Land Links (ETN), Tourist Luxury, are buses with excellent luxury service that cover much of the center and north of the country.
First Plus. Bus service in executive service with units equipped with extra features (with first class prices) for convenience on trips through the downtown shoal and Pacific coast.
The Line. Buses in executive and luxury service that cover much of the center and the west of the country.
Red Star. To travel between Puebla and Mexico City (Terminals and Airports of Mexico City and Puebla) in Express Airport, First Class, Executive, Pullman and Intermediate services.
Transportation Chihuahuenses, Futura and ELITE. Lines in service of First and Mixed with destinies in great part of the country except the southeast Mexican. Part of the White Star Group.
White Star. It groups first service lines like Elite, Anahuac and Omnibus de Oriente, in addition economic lines; Transportes Frontera, Transportes Norte de Sonora, Estrella Blanca. They cover great part of the south, center, east, west and border of Mexico.
TUFESA. Bus line with First Class, Executive and High Class services. They travel throughout the Mexican Pacific from Jalisco to BCN. All units have Internet on board.
Estrella de Oro. First class buses, plus plus and diamond modalities for trips mainly to destinations in Guerrero, such as Acapulco, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Oaxaca, Cuernavaca and Veracruz from Mexico City.
Orient Buses (ADO). First-class bus service, great luxury and economic and intermediate class lines (AU, South, OCC) between the states of Mexico, Puebla, in addition to the Gulf and southeast Mexico.
Transportation and Pacific Buses TAP. Buses in first service by the Pacific coast from Guerrero to Baja California, Central of the North in Mexico.
Pullman of Morelos. Buses with different classes cover destinations in Morelos, in addition to reaching the Taxqueña terminal and the Airport of Mexico City.
Silver Horseshoe. It groups several lines, including Autovías and La Línea. With destinations in part of the Pacific and Bajío of Mexico, besides Cd. Of Mexico.
Costa Line and Turistar Ejecutivo. First and luxury bus service, with destinations to Cd. De México, Morelos and Guerrero (Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Acapulco).
Buses from Mexico. Buses in service first and plus, with different destinations in the north, center, Pacific; With the exception of Sinaloa, Morelos and Puebla.
Northeastern Buses. They cover the Mexican northeast, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas and San Luis Potosí; With first and premier bus service.
Northern Transportation, Executive Bird, Turimex International, Tamaulipas Buses, Coahuilenses, SENDOR. They form Grupo Senda with transportation between northern Mexico, the border and the south of the United States.
Tlaxcala Autotransports – Apizaco – Huamantla (Atah). Buses in various classes with destinations in Tlaxcala, Puebla, Hidalgo, Mexico City and Veracruz.
Autotransportes Baja California (ABC). Buses in service of first and plus. It covers Baja California North and South, as well as the northwest of Sonora.
Executive Peninsula. Executive service at destination.