Public Transport in Mexico

Find out about the public transport options for getting to Mexico, and for getting around once you're there...

Transport within Mexico is generally easy, comfortable and efficient. The country has a good infrastructure making it relatively easy to get around. Mexico's highways are well-maintained, and there are many toll roads that connect the main cities and towns.

Since government funding of trains stopped there are few services other than metro, suburban and tourist trains; the best way to travel within the country is by air, bus or car. Modern Mexican long-distance buses are comfortable, affordable and often provide video entertainment and refreshments.

Trains in Mexico

Mexico’s railway system is predominantly freight-oriented, and covers over 17,000 Km. Freight trunk lines connect all the major industrial centers with ports and rail connections at the United States border.

Passenger rail services in Mexico today are limited to the Copper Canyon and Tequila tourist services, the Mexico City suburban train service, the Mexico City metro, the Monterrey metro, the Guadalajara light railway system, and another light railway between Tasquena and Xochimilco in the south of Mexico City.

There are a number of future intercity routes proposed by the government, which include Mexico City-Toluca, the Peninsular train (Yucatán-Mayan Riviera) and Mexico City-Queretaro. A high-speed rail link between Mexico City and Guadalajara has also been proposed, stopping at Queretaro, Guanajuato, Leon and Irapuato, and a connecting line running from Manzanillo on the western coast to Aguascalientes. In the long term, the plan is to link this railway to other major cities such as Monterrey, Tijuana, Toluca and Puebla. However, no specific timeline for implementation of these routes has been set.