"Mexico's bus network" Mexico Transportation Tip by elgarbo

Mexico Transportation: 193 reviews and 118 photos


On our adventure from Mexico City to Cancun, we became fairly accustomed to Mexico's intricate bus network, and found it to be a highly satisfactory experience. We had very minimal Spanish ability, however the entire process was entirely straightforward, even when we couldn't find anyone to deal with in English.

On our trip, we had to use both first and second classes of bus. First class buses are certainly reccommended, especially for longer trips - they travel directly to your destination with only a couple of scheduled stops along the way.

Second class buses, on the other hand, are what you would call an 'experience.' Stopping off at every town along the way, dropping people off, picking others up, all without the luxury of air conditioning or luxury seating. Buskers climb aboard and strum their guitar looking for a few spare pesos. Children alight offering ice creams and fruit juice to anyone who might be willing to buy. The trip is cheaper, but definitely longer and more arduous. Certainly something to try if you're a bit more adventurous, or on a very tight budget, but otherwise, I'd stick to first class.

That said, Mexico's bus network gets a big thumbs up. More fun than flying anyway.

Type: Bus

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  • Written Oct 4, 2005
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