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Transportation in Mexico

Airlines. Mexico City is the leading destination for international airlines, although many offer direct flights to tourist destinations such as Cancun, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Manzanillo, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, Los Cabos and Monterrey.

Car. To enter the country in a private car, you will require a Temporary Import Permit, which you can obtain by showing a vehicle ownership document, your driver’s license and a fee or deposit. If you require any assistance while driving, you may call the Green Angels’ number (078), who will provide free assistance. They offer emergency services, first aid and information on road conditions.

Car rentals. Major U.S. car rental companies operate in Mexico.

Buses. They are the most comfortable and most economical means to travel between Mexican destinations. Business class is the lowest priced; it offers an onboard bathroom, television and reclining seats. First class offers spacious reclining seats, television, air conditioning, serves drinks and even snacks. 

You can buy the ticket online, or over the phone, or at Ticketbus counters. To know which counter is closest to you, visit:

The main bus companies are: 

Passenger trains. Currently, only one passenger train operates in the country: El Chepe. This is the ideal tour to visit the majestic Barrancas del Cobre, as well as the small towns and cities located on the mountains. To find out about the points of departure and timetables, visit 

Airports. You can find a good exchange rate at the airports. Before traveling, we suggest that you check the new regulation restricting the liquids, sprays and gels allowed in carry-on luggage. Take only authorized taxis, these are safer.  Please note that for international travel you must check-in three hours before the flight; for domestic flights, two hours are required.