Transportation in Mexico

Make the most of mesmerizing Mexico


on: 06/11/23

by: Alice Silva, Staff

Land transportation let travelers experience the Mexican culture.

Mexico Transportation

Mexico has become a magnetic destination for many tourists. Besides standing out for its warm people, this beautiful country is one of the most desired places around the world. AndesTransit helps you get to know the must-see corners of Mexico and connects you with the best ground transportation services so you can travel the entire country.

Whether for tourism or business, travelers find that ground transportation is the most convenient way to get around the country. Whether by public transport or private shuttles, the options are varied: comfortable buses that allow you to rest during the transfer, simpler buses that don’t come with many comforts but get you from one state to another, luxury buses that are favored by those on long hauls or desiring the best service, and then private shuttles designed for customized premier travel.

Tour the incredible corners of Mexico on a budget

Mexico is a country with a lot of cultural diversity, a vast territory, and full of villages tucked away in every corner. Moving from one side to the other in buses or private shuttles will give you a complete experience inside Mexico. Stopping in these cities and towns and getting to know their surroundings is the best way to get to know the Mexican culture, its incredible history, and of course its iconic cuisine.

Not all forms of transport have the same amenities, but AndesTransit offers the ideal platform to connect with all transportation providers when traveling that match your budget, schedule, and itinerary. Our platform allows you to refine your search results according to your demands, and it is recommended that you book in advance to ensure your place and take advantage of price fluctuations when they are at their lowest.

Mexico's most recommended destinations for ground transportation

From its wonderful beaches to desert ranches and Aztec jungle-laden tombs, Mexico has a lot to offer. From Mexico City to Cancun, Tulum, Guadalajara, and San Miguel de Allende, you can travel to each of these cities economically to soak up art, history, performances, and more.

Undoubtedly, Mexico City is the grandest of them, and one of the largest cities in the world. Surround yourself there with the entirety of Mexican culture and learn about the nation’s history through art exhibitions and museums, tasting its incredible traditional dishes, and even participating in its festivities, such as the Day of the Dead.

You can't miss the dreamy beaches in Oaxaca. Their luxurious white sand coasts and beautiful azure waters will allow you to have an enchanting experience and disconnect you from a hard year of work. If you are looking for a place to surf, you should definitely visit Zicatela beach or Marinero beach. On the other hand, if you are looking for something a little more isolated, San Agustinillo or Estacahuite beaches will suit you well.

The city of tequila and mariachis, Guadalajara is also a nostalgic experience. For fans of the alcoholic beverage, you can even take the Tequila Route and sample the gastronomy of Jalisco.

Mexico has several border points, both north and south of the country. On its border with the United States, we find particularly enjoyable the two cities called Nogales, one of them located in the U.S. and the other in Mexico. It is one of many cases in Latin America where one city’s cultural unity actually stretches over an international border, thus politically dividing into two towns, each taking on a different national identity. Located in the state of Sonora, Nogales stands out for its desert charm. If you are in this area, don't forget to try the best barbecue in the country, and visit the majestic Parish of the Immaculate Conception in the center of the city.

If you are looking to see what lies beyond Mexico's southern border, you can leave from San Cristobal de las Casas or Tapachula and head towards Guatemala City along the Pan-American Highway. Or, from Cancun you can just go south a short distance and enter into Belize.

Buses in Mexico: Getting around within the country

The transportation network in Mexico is extensive, so you will have no problem getting to your destination. But that advantage can quickly become a problem if you don't know the different options of coaches to choose from, which together offer you thousands of routes when booking your bus ticket in Mexico. Avoid wasting time at the bus terminal, and discover below the types of transportation that you can book through AndesTransit.

Economic buses:

These are the most ridden if you are looking at sheer numbers, locals and tourists combined. If you’re also looking for the widest number of small villages to travel to, economy buses offer the most extensive reach to those places and are cheap. Although comfort is not their strong point since they are smaller, older, and do not have reclining seats, they are the least expensive way to get from anywhere to anywhere in Mexico.

Luxury buses:

Ejecutivos are designed for the comfort of passengers and long distances between major cities. So for tourists who are not aiming to get on and off or visit obscure small towns, just the biggest cities, we recommend the luxury buses so you can take advantage of their amenities and reclining seats to get you some rest along the road. They also have wifi, touch screens with movies, and even cafeteria service.

Private transportation:

If what you are looking for is privacy or want to personalize your trip, touring non-traditional places, then shuttles or ''lanzaderas'' help you get to where you want to go without concern for a schedule or needing to find a bus station.

Discover all the wonderful magical towns in Mexico

Transportation in Mexico via buses and shuttles is a perfectly able and robust system, and is one of the cheapest and fastest means of transportation you can find, even in more expensive cities like Cancun where the fare is a bit more expensive. If you are looking to visit more cities or have a tight itinerary, transfers or "shuttles" in Mexico are usually the better option, especially if you have a lot of luggage or are bringing your own surfboard or guitar.

The team at AndesTransit provides expertise in the transportation sector and we want to help you find and book the best means of transportation in Mexico at reasonable prices. If you are still needing help making choices after using our platform, book a free 20-minute appointment with us so we can give you any useful tips and relevant information to help you plan your trip to Mexico.

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