Mexico rent a car, taxi and getting around

Getting Around

Going to Mexico on a family vacation is one thing, but getting around it is another. In Mexico, you travel via bus, rail, boat, air, or other forms of public transport like uber. But it all depends on where you need to go and the cost it will incur to get there. Before going to Mexico, research the public transport areas you wish to visit.

So, we will discuss the best ways to travel around Mexico during the duration of your stay in the country.

By Bus

Buses are the most cost-effective way to roam around Mexico, mainly if you are on a budgeted trip with your kids. There are bus terminals located around the country that are within walking distance of hotels and resorts. Many travellers coming to Mexico use this form of public transport as it is convenient for them.

Many media reports state Mexican drivers' craziness as they drive unsafely. However, that is not true as many bus companies have installed security cameras inside the bus and can monitor its speed. These companies carry out random drug and alcohol checks on all the drivers.

In recent years, the government has been trying to ensure that the buses go on a fixed schedule so that the travellers can easily manage things at their end and avoid delays. Many people use these buses to travel long distances mainly to visit their desired travel destinations.

By Air

Mexico has more than 50 airports regularly used for local flights. Several people who would enjoy luxury while travelling from one place to another choose this method of transportation. Some domestic airlines that travellers can use include Interjet, Volaris, Mayair, Viva Aerobus, Aeromar, and AeroServicio Guerrero.

All the airlines mentioned above cover the major travel destinations you would have planned to visit with your family. There is real competition between all these airlines, and the prices of tickets remain constant and relatively low for tourists to afford easily. For instance, a one-way trip between Mexico City and Cancun will cost you $40.

However, the hot spot routes for tourist destinations are usually priced high and would cost more than the areas where the travellers travel less. Hence, a flight from Tijuana to Mexico City will cost you more than a flight from Tijuana to Chihuahua. If you are lucky, you can get a discount on the ticket you buy using your credit card.

By Rail

Although rail is not a popular option to travel in Mexico, it is a way to commute within Mexico and has its perks when travellers use the train to go from one destination to another. There are specific tourist lines reserved only for tourists and not for regular domestic use.

Travellers go on the Copper Canyon Railway in Chihuahua as it is a beautiful way to enjoy the pleasant scenery that comes along the way. This scenic journey is something that you cannot miss and cannot see through any other means of travel.

The Copper Canyon Railway is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Mexico that travellers opt for, especially if they are with their families. On top of that, travellers also chose the Tequila Express from Guadalajara, which covers Mexico's beautiful landscape and topography.

By Boat

Travelling by boat is one of the most preferred ways to commute since it is inexpensive and you get to spend some time on the water. People prefer to take ferries; the most common route is from Baja California to three different ports around Mexico. These ports connect Santa Rosalia to Guaymas, La Paz to Mazatlan and Topolobampo.

Travelling to each of the destinations mentioned above via ferries will cost you differently. The fare depends on the season, so the price will be relatively high if it's tourist months. However, if you go to any of these places in the off-tourist season, then it will cost you less.

Travellers also have an option to choose smaller boats to visit various islands off the Caribbean, and Gulf coasts as these places are also tourist destinations. Some options that you can choose from include going from Chiquila to Holbox, from Cancun to Isla Mujeres, or from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel.

By Car

Driving in Mexico is possible for tourists but requires excellent concentration on the road. The laws on the island are not that strict, so tourists will not face any problems there, but in cities, they will probably be stopped for any violation they commit. The probability of you being stopped by the law enforcer officer is high as they check tourists for driving licenses, insurance, etc.

You can easily rent a car in Mexico, which is one of the most effective and efficient ways to see a particular region with your family. It saves you time, and you don't need to follow a specific schedule, as with most public transport in the country.

When renting a car, you must check the rates to ensure that it includes insurance, tax, and the mileage you need for the duration you need the vehicle. You can easily get a rental for $50 a day on unlimited mileage. Even if you rent the car for a week, there is very little difference in the cost.

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