The People's Guide To Mexico

Trains In the Copper Canyon

Public Transportation:

Bus Travel In Mexico

Bus or Taxi: Guadalajara Airport to San Miguel de Allende?

Our flight gets into Guadalajara at 2:15pm on Christmas Eve....Any suggestions as to if/how I could hire a taxi to drive us the 5 hours to San Miguel?....(more) from Jim A

San Sebastion, Mascota & Talpa

I had always wanted to see San Sebastion, Talp, and Mascota. These small mountain towns are located east of Puerto Vallarta on the ‘back’ road to Guadalajara....We boarded the bus at the ‘crucero’ (crossroad) for Juntas, about 8 miles north of P.V.... It was an old style bus, what we used to call a chicken bus (as people carried anything from iguanas to chickens on them). However, in concession to modern times, this one had a sign as you boarded that read, "No Alcohol, No Animals, and if you need to barf, do it in your bag." .... (more) by Karen Kulik

My Low-Budget Mexican Bus Vacation

I always seem to have more time than money for my vacation. A combination of daydreaming and shrewd planning focused around my tiny budget allowed me to arrive at numerous options. The first point was that I shouldn't commit myself to a round-trip ticket even though it meant passing up a ten percent discount on the fare.... (more) by David "Cheapskate" Eidell

Copper Canyon Bus Schedule: In & Out of Creel

I’d like to open this Notebook with something sexier than a bus schedule, but the information below is very important for anyone planning an overland trip to and from Creel, which is fast becoming the epicenter of Copper Canyon tourism. Unlike central and southern Mexico, buses don’t run as frequently in the Sierra, so having a reasonably accurate schedule can be very important.....(more) by Carl Franz

Book Review: Bus Across Mexico by Robert Berryhill

Book Review: Bus Across Mexico, is perhaps the first serious attempt to list the thousands of various bus schedules of Mexico's several hundred bus companies. Sixty two of the book's two hundred thirty pages are devoted to general information and description of Mexico's buses and bus lines. The remaining pages are organized so that individual cities and towns have listings of bus lines, schedules, price, and travel time to a variety of local and distant hub cities.... (more) review by David "El Codo" Eidell

El Paso: Crossing the Border by Bus

Many people don’t realize just how easy a trip into the Sierra Madre can be if you take the bus. Start by taking a cross-border Greyhound bus from El Paso, Texas, directly to the huge terminal in Juárez, Mexico (about an hour). Before reaching the Juárez terminal, the driver’s assistant may offer to radio ahead and reserve a seat for you on the first available bus to Chihuahua.... (more) by Carl Franz

We Crossed the Border at El Paso by bus

We took the bus from El Paso across the border to Juarez. ....The bus leaves to cross the border every hour on the half hour. 5 bucks. At the border, we received verbal assurance from the bus driver that he would wait for us as we did the paperwork. We came back outside to find our packs on the ground, no bus. On the bus we had left two small bags of relative importance. ALWAYS STAY WITH ALL YOUR BELONGINGS.... (more) excerpt from "The Copper Canyon Cheap and Easy: A travel Report by Sheri Lynn.

Bus Hijacked & Robbed

I have Mexican cultural experience to report. Yes, it has finally happened to me. My bus was hijacked and robbed by highway banditos! .... (more) by Sean P.

The Ayudante as Folk Hero 

The bus was packed solid, stoic, crammed-together humanity reaching down to the front steps — the second-class bus careening round the bend, the never-ending bends, of Guatemala’s Western Highlands. The skinny young man in jeans and tee shirt (“Center Grove Lassies’ League” on the front, an ad for a contractor in Greenwood, Indiana on the back) vaulted up the back of the front-row seat; his feet on the seatback, his rear end propped against the side of the bus, he extended his arms, a wad of quetzales in his left hand, collected fares with his right hand from everyone within reach, sitting and standing, and then proceeded on to the seatback in the next row (seated passengers ducking) and continued collecting fares, the most important of the many tasks of the ayudante.... (more) by Louise Lander

The Savvy Bus Traveller

When your bus arrives at your destination for the day, resist the impulse to rush out of the bus, through the bus station and out onto the street. Hang on and check things out. You've got an opportunity to get some very useful information just by looking around. Of course your passport and money are in your inside pocket pouch and your single piece of luggage is securely carried in front of you.... (more) by Barney Blankenship

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