Bus Travel to Mexico - Taking a bus for Your
Bus travel to Mexico is one of the most affordable ways to get to Mexico from US and Canada.
The good thing about traveling by bus is the roads
leading to Mexico are well-maintained which makes for a smooth
The Mexican government invested a lot of money to
fix these roads in order to increase tourism as well as make passengers
comfortable in their travel. They are doing their best to
promote bus travel because it's more affordable than air travel and it
allows people to enjoy the wondrous sceneries on their way to the
A bus travel to Mexico lasts from six to eight
(6-8) hours, depending on the bus company you're taking. Most
passengers prefer executive and first class buses in this kind
of long travel because of the comfort, safety air-conditioned buses;
you won’t have to worry about smog and smoke.
The executive class buses offer bus services that
are almost the same as the business class in planes. They
offer you a drink and a sandwich as well as complimentary
These buses also have a TV and recliner seats that
have leg and back support, thus limiting the seating capacity to only
24 to 25 seats per bus. First class bus travel to
Mexico can be expensive, but it's safe and comfortable especially for a
the long Mexican journey.
There are first class buses that are almost the
same with the executive class in terms of comfort and entertainment,
except that there are more seats, so there is less room for stretching
The good thing about executive and first class
buses is that they're mostly express buses as they take the faster
toll-roads and has lesser bus stops, so you get to your destination
faster than expected.
If you're going for a cheaper travel to Mexico,
then you can opt for the second-class buses that aren't usually
air-conditioned and arrives in Mexico longer than expected because of
their frequent stops to some places. Also, these buses take different
routes since they let off and pick up passengers off the
road. We DON'T
recommend this as your means of travel to Mazatlan due to
There are a lot of bus stations in the US and
Canada from where you can start your bus travel to Mexico and you'll
find that most are they are very accommodating. Compared to
air travel, bus travel is much cheaper and less of a hassle
because you do not have to think about getting to the airport hours
before your flight and paying a cab ride to your destination since
there are a multitude of schedules that you can choose from.
Of course, bus travel to Mexico isn't the safest
way to travel so here some safety precautions and tips that you must
remember before traveling.
First off, it is much better to reserve your
ticket in advance than to buy on the day itself in order to avoid the
hassle lining up for long and not knowing if there are still available
When embarking on a long journey bus journey
to Mexico, bring a sweater or jacket, as well as food and water to keep
you energized for the long trip.
Watch out for your personal belongings from
pickpockets and bag snatchers in bus terminals. Also, dress
casually if possible so as not to be the focus of cons.
Ride taxi when going to the bus terminal,
especially if you have a lot of things to bring. If this is
not possible, ask a friend to drive you to the bus terminal.
If possible, avoid doing overnight bus travel
to Mexico because there are some roads leading to the country that are
prone to highway robberies on late night travels.
Aside from the tips above, there are some things
that you have to watch out for in a bus travel to Mexico...
Sometimes, buses make a transfer of passengers
from one bus to another, and they do this at the middle of
That nowhere can be an isolated highway that can be miles away from the
main highway or a town.
This can happen if you’re on a second class
trip that makes frequent stops to bring down or get a passenger in the
streets. Be alert about this (nothing goes wrong with being
alert). When this happens, make sure you your friends or
family members in your contact list.
If you're planning to take non-airconditioned
busses, get ready to ride standing up for most of the trip since these
busses have the tendency to overload. Also, bring a fan and
water because it can get pretty hot in there.
Long journeys can be a bore so bring something
to read to keep you entertained throughout your bust travel to Mexico.
Yes, it is good to see the fields, towns and
the people while on the journey, but one way or another, you will get
bored. Bring around 2 books keep you occupied.
If you’re not a bookworm though, you can listen to your mp3 or play the
PSP (but make sure to secure them well so it won’t get
snatched). There’s nothing worse in a bus travel than getting
bored with nothing to do. And I bet you won’t be able to
sleep well in the bus.
Bus travel is affordable and can be the easiest
mode of transportation to Mexico and most people say you won’t go wrong
with it. But we advice that you should be alert at all times
and use the tips on this article to make yours a safe and hasstle-free
bus travel to Mexico.
We'll be glad to see you here in Mazatlan!
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