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Bus Travel in Mexico

ado mexican bus exterior  taxquena bus station  etn bus interior three seats across 

Traveling by bus is one of the most efficient and economical ways to see Mexico. Many operators of Mexico buses (especially the luxury buses) now have information about timetables and prices on the Web - in some cases you can even reserve your seats online (although many companies require a Mexican credit card to purchase tickets online). As a general rule, we recommend booking at the bus station in Mexico. There are ticket desks from several different bus companies at major bus stations and you can book in advance or on the day, pay by credit card, and choose a seat. Booking a few hours before travel often works, but if you are in town already then we suggest booking a day or two before you want to travel. Note that Christmas, New Year and Easter are especially busy and advance reservations are recommended.

Different World does not handle bookings for bus travel but we hope that this information page will be helpful for travel planning. Please follow the links to the websites for further information (we are not able to provide additional information by phone or email).

We've proved links to the major operators below, and we'll be updating this list with new sites as they appear - so bookmark this page for future reference.

Our partners
 Company and Region  Destinations Comments
busolinea Acapulco, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo, Mazatlan, Morelia, Queretaro, Puebla, Cuernavaca, Los Mochis, Aguascalientes, Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua, Ixtapa, Nuevo Laredo, among many others. Busolinea.com is the easiest way to buy your bus tickets while travelling in Mexico. They have partnered with the best bus lines in the country; such as Futura, Chihuahuenses, Elite, Pacifico, etc, offering first-class bus service to thousands of routes. Find the best prices and book your bus tickets on web or download their mobile apps.
Bamba Experience Merida, Chichen Itza, Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Mexico City, Teotihuacan, Puebla, Oaxaca, Puerto Escondido, San Cristobal, Sumidero Canyon, Palenque, Misol Ha, Agua Azul, Yaxchilan, Bonampak, Veracruz, Huasteca Potosina, Campeche, Chetumal
Other destinations include Guatemala, Belize, Costa Rica, South America...
Your best option for flexible and affordable bus travel all throughout Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica and South America. Designed for backpackers and independent travelers. Offering tailor-made bus passes with daily departures, which include great activities such as visiting ancient ruins, swimming in secluded waterfalls, cruising through an impressive canyon, staying with a local Maya family and much more. Great alternative to public transportation.
Wayakbus Shuttle Transportation Mexico city, Puebla , Oaxaca, San Cristobal, Sumidero Canyon, Palenque, Misol Ha, Agua Azul, Campeche, Uxmal, Merida, Chichen Itza, Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum Highly recommended "shuttle service" offering hop-on, hop-off along the route and travel on mini-buses. Designed for independent travelers, daily departures and hotel pick up and drop off. A great travel solution that offers flexibility, comfort and safety. Check also the van rental and tailor made trips.
Other Mexican bus companies
 Company and Region  Destinations Comments
Primera Plus Mexico City Airport, Mexico City (Norte), Aguascalientes, Celaya, Colima, Guanajuato, Guadalajara, Irapuato, Leon, Morelia, Puerto Vallarta, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi, San Miguel de Allende. Spanish and English site with timetables, prices and distances available.
ETN - Turistar Mexico City (Norte), Mexico City (Observatorio), Aguascalientes, Celaya, Colima, Guanajuato, Guadalajara, Irapuato, Leon, Manzanillo, Morelia, Puerto Vallarta, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi, San Miguel de Allende, Uruapan, Zamora. One of the best luxury services with only 24 seats per bus.
ADO Mexico City (TAPO and Norte), Cancun, Chetumal, Merida, Playa del Carmen, Oaxaca, Puebla, Jalapa, Veracruz, Villahermosa, Tampico, Poza Rica Timetables, prices and journey times available in English and Spanish.
Lists all services including the luxury ADO GL and ADO Platino services.
Ticketbus Mexico City (TAPO and Norte), Cancun, Campeche, Chetumal, Huatulco, Merida, Playa del Carmen, Oaxaca, Puebla, Puerto Escondido, Jalapa, Veracruz, Villahermosa, Tampico, Poza Rica, Tapachula, Tuxtla Gutierrez Timetables, prices and journey times available in English and Spanish.
This site shows services from UNO, ADO, Cristobal Colon and others.
Clickbus Various destinations in central, Western and Northern Mexico. Includes services by ETN, Primera Plus, Omnibus de Mexico and others.
Payment can be made by PayPal, or by credit card using PayPal.
Estrella de Oro Mexico City (Taxquena), Acapulco, Aguascalientes, Chipancingo, Cuernavaca, Ixtapa, Queretaro, Lazaro Cardenas, Taxco, Zihuatanejo Includes luxury "Diamante" services between Mexico City and Acapulco.  Excellent, fast website with online reservations and ticket purchase.
Reserbus Mexico City, Guadalajara, Aguascalientes, Queretaro, Monterrey, Morelia, San Luis Potosi, Schedules and online reservations, Spanish only. Includes services from Transportes del Norte, Omnibus de Mexico, Primera Plus, Groupo Senda.
Omnibus de Mexico Mexico City (Norte), Guanajuato, Guadalajara, Leon, San Luis Potosi, Zacatecas Schedules and prices available in Spanish.
Estrella Roja Mexico City Airport, Puebla (downtown and CAPU) Timetables, prices and journey times available in Spanish and now in English.
Estrella Blanca North, central and southern Mexico Includes many brands such as Pacifico, Futura, Oriente, Autobuses Americanos, Transportes Chihuahuenses and more.
AltaMar Mexico City, Huatulco, Pochutla, Salina Cruz, Puerto Escondido, Lazaro Cardenas, Acapulco Schedules online, Spanish only.
Caminante Mexico City (Airport, Observatorio), Toluca Schedules and information.
Parhikuni Morelia, Patzcuaro, Zihuatenejo, Ixtapa Schedules and prices.
Bamba Experience Mexico City, Oaxaca, Puerto Escondido, Zipolite, Mazunte, Huatulco, San Cristobal, Palenque, Flores/Tikal, Bonampak, Yaxchilan, Guatemala, Panajachel, Antigua A flexible hop-on, hop-off travel network for backpackers.  Very reasonable prices and a fun alternative to public transportation.
Vallarta Plus Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, Sayulita, Guayabitos Schedules and prices.
Buses from Mexico City airport Cuernavaca, Pachuca, Puebla, Queretaro, Toluca, Cordoba, San Juan del Rio, Orizaba Schedules of buses from Mexico City airport (in Spanish)
Autovias la Linea Manzanillo, Zihuatanejo, Morelia, Patzcuaro, Colima, Guadalajara Schedules and online reservations, Spanish only.
Pegasso Mexico City, Morelia, Queretaro, San Miguel de Allende Schedules, Spanish only
Busolinea Mexico City, Merida, Cancun, Acapulco, Guadalajara, Playa del Carmen Schedules and online reservations, English and Spanish
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