Train Travel in Mexico
Train Travel in Mexico, is it Possible?
As part of your dental vacation preparation,
perhaps you've been busy trying to find a comfortable means of
transportation that can lead you to the
unspoiled beauty of Mazatlan in Mexico.
Of course, you want to book your trip as
soon as possible, since this is also one of the top concerns of many
travelers; it will likely be more difficult to get tickets in the peak
Travelers have different options to travel from
the US to Mazatlan: via air,
However, it is not possible to ride a train from
the US or Canada
going to Mazatlan, since the Mexico’s passenger rail system that
include the Nogales-Guadalupe
route went out-of-service in the late
For tourists who might be thinking that trains
going to Mexico still work, unfortunately, the train system has been
stalled thus opening opportunities for other transport services for
your Mexico travel.
Good news is, train travel in Mexico is still very
viable. This means, tourists could save on their
budget trip and planning while enjoying their stay in Mexico.
Again, if you're looking for informaiton on how you can
book a train travel in Mexico from the US and Canada, it's no longer feasible but we've
researched some good alternative Mexico travel options for you below:
Travel by Air
Traveling via Air is said to be the fastest and
easiest way to reach the superb Mazatlan.
Mazatlan has an international airport, the General
Rafael Buelna International Airport or more popularly
known as Mazatlan
The airport receives international flights from
the United States and Canada, particularly from San Francisco, Los
Angeles, Portland, Houston, South Shore Harbor, Salt Lake City,
Phoenix, Denver, Minneapolis, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon,
Toronto-Pearson, Winnipeg, and Vancouver.
These airlines offering nonstop flights to
Mazatlan are AeroMexico, Mexicana, Alaska Airlines, and Aero Calafia.
When you are from other international origins, you
can reach the beautiful sceneries of Mazatlan through Mexico City.
The airport is seated 14 miles southeast of the
resort and hotel area. Hence, you still need to ride from taxis and
buses to reach your hotels.
You can pay taxis around $23 USD. Some of the
hotels, however, offer promos in transportation. Some of them provide
even free shuttles; some may charge a small fee (usually $5). So it is
better to inquire to your hotels with regards to such kind of promos,
so you can just save the money to spend it on things you want to buy in
your stay in Mazatlan.
Buses also run from the airport to downtown, which
offer $1 to $2 transportation fee. Though, buses take more of your time
In entering Mexico, however, there are some
considerations to make. When you are citizens of US or Canada,
you should bring with you either a valid passport or your original
birth certificate, along with a valid photo ID (e.g. drivers license).
When coming from other countries, you have to
present a visa.
Some tips in saving money with your airfare are as
follows: look for package deals offering the best rates for
Most probably, you can find such package deal from
a local travel
agent, so consider checking with them.
Another good option is to buy separate tickets
from your hometown to Los Angeles or Phoenix, and from there, purchase
tickets to Mazatlan. Or better yet, check some online resources or
websites to help you in getting low-priced tickets to Mazatlan.
Specifically, here's a page that helps
you find cheap flights to Mexico deals. Just compare prices
and get the best deal you can. Ticket costs fluctuates depending on the
season so make sure to travel on offpeak season for huge savings.
Travel by Car
One of the alternatives in reaching Mazatlan is
by car, straight from the US. The total trip time from the US
to Mazatlan when using a toll way is about 10 hours.
From Nogales, Arizona, take International Highway
15 to reach Culiacan. At Culiacan, you should change to the four-lane
toll way. It is the only road considered travelable and secure,
although costs around $40.
An overnight stop is a necessity for travelers, since it is quite
dangerous to travel at night.
From Puerto Vallarta, Highway 200 is the road to
take north to Las Varas. Then it becomes four-lane Highway 68. When you
already see Highway 15, take this road as it leads you north to the
Meanwhile, here are some considerations to take:
when entering Mexico by means other than airlines or cruise ship and if
you're going to stay for more than 72 hours and / or coming from more
than 20 miles beyond the border, you will be required to have a tourist
Travel by Bus
Riding a bus straight from the US to Mazatlan can
be very enjoyable, especially when you are with your loved ones. Seeing
the beautiful sceneries of Mexico is really a wonderful and
ride from Tucson, AZ to Mazatlan is around
22 hours—quite long waiting hours but very pleasurable.
However, first-class and deluxe busses run from
Mexico City and Guadalupe almost every hour, perfect for those who
prefer to experience riding a plane first to Mexico City and want
smaller traveling hours via bus to also watch Mexico’s finest places.
These major bus companies servicing and heading
the people to Mazatlan are Transportes Norte de Sonora, Tres Estrellas
de Oro and Elite, and Transportes del Pacifico.
Travel by Cruise Ship
Between La Paz, Baja California Sur and Mazatlan,
passenger ferries or cruise ships operated by Sematur can bring you to
There is a daily trip at 3 PM. It carries cars,
with Thursday scheduled for the cargo and passengers.
The fare varies, depending on the class: seats
costs $52, tourist-class service with two beds $116, cabin class with
two beds and a private bath $142, and special class $167.
It is a must and it is for your own good as
well to purchase the tickets in advance through the Ferry Office at
Paseo Clansen 310 located on Carnaval Street. Or better yet, contact
your travel agents.
Train Travel In Mexico
within Mexico are in excellent condition, so are the trains which is
good news to you if you're really fired-up to train travel in Mexico.
There's no traffic travelling in Mexico by train, which means it's a
faster ride as compared to taking cabs and other public transport.
sad that the long trail of train travel in Mexico is no longer
available as an option but at least you get to travel by train even if
it's only within Mexico.
Welcome aboard! Enjoy the minute after minute
of your vacation in Mazatlan! Please don't froget to check us out too.
We can work your dental treatment around your vacation schedule. You
can also take advantage of the priviledges that we're offering our
patients whenever they're in Mazatlan like free local cellphone use
during your stay for example.
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