"Re: Tour to Teotihuacan" Mexico City Tourist Trap Tip by kukubura
Mexico City Tourist Traps: 23 reviews and 11 photos
There is a post in here about the tourist trap bus that takes you to Teotihuacan and asks if there's an alternative. The answer is YES! We avoided the tourist bus for exactly the reasons stated but instead rode the metro to Autobuses del Norte, a gleaming, modern bus station and bought two tickets to Piramides for about 35 pesos each (NOT $30 US dollars!) The bus took us straight to the Teotihuacan site. Along the way a couple of guys got on and sang some great traditional songs. There were no annoying tourist stops at bad restaurants or gift shops. Coming back was just as easy: Hop on the bus outside the site and head back to town. We got out at Indios Verdes instead of Autobuses just to check it out. It was a lively and interesting outdoor bus station/market but much more confusing than Autobuses. I recommend leaving from Autobuses and returning to Indios Verdes, which puts you right on a convenient metro line.
Fun Alternatives: Public bus from the Autobuses del Norte terminal instead of the tourist bus
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