The Transportation in Mexico
Traveling to Mexico is one thing, but traveling within Mexico is another. It’s a large country and if you’d like to visit more than a few destinations, then you’ll have to start thinking about transportation options! Good thing we’ve got you covered. Here’s a quick guide on the major transportation choices for getting around mexico.
The most convenient and fastest way to get from one place to another is definitely air travel. You’ll be covering long distances in a very short span of time so if you want to get to another place fast, then you should definitely consider taking a plane. There are daily domestic flights in Mexico and even their low-cost airlines give considerably good service.
Mexico has an extensive network of buses to get you from one place to another which range from modern luxury ones to traditional or retired school buses. Since these are the main modes of public transport in the country, getting on a bus isn’t that difficult. It’s also important to note that you should book your bus trip in advance during the high season but during the low season, you can buy tickets on the spot.
Rent a car
Having your own car to use anytime is clearly an advantage for anyone who wants to manage their own schedule. Since it’s too much of a hassle to drag your car all the way to Mexico, then maybe you can go for the more practical options – renting a car. There are a lot of car rental offers in the country and you can pick which deals best suit you. Just a bit of friendly advice, keep in mind that the rules of the road in Mexico might be different than what you’re used to so it’s always best to take caution.
Taxis are common all around the world and everyone knows how they work so it’s no surprise to find them in Mexico. Most taxis run on a meter but you can sometimes negotiate with drivers for the pricing when you want to go to a specific area if you come to an agreement.
Boat, Yacht, Ferry
As one of the most popular cruise destinations in the world, there is no shortage of ships, boats, and ferries in Mexico. The many beautiful ships in the ports of the country can take you to many places both along the Mexican Riviera or Pacific Coast and Carribean Coast or Riviera Maya. To travel from Mexico’s mainland to its connecting islands, taking a ferry is your best option.
A colectivo is like the Mexican version of an Uber. Your ride can be a car, van or pick-up truck that operates as a shared taxi, covering a specific route. Colectivos will generally stop anywhere along their route to pick up or drop off passengers. The ride is charged per person and the drivers will sometimes try to fit in as many people as possible.