Mexico

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A Travel Guide For Train Travel In Mexico.

Here you will find information for Mexico about trains, routes, tours, connections, where to buy train tickets and more.

Useful Information

Population: 129.2 million

Currency: Mexican Peso

Language: Spanish

Capital: Mexico City

Country Code: +52

Time Zone: Central Standard

Train Companies

There is only one passenger train in Mexico: The El Chepe from Los Mochis to Chihuahua that is operated by Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pacífico (ChP).

Train Tickets

Check shedules and prices for the El Chepe tourist train online at www.CHEPE.mx.

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Rail Passes

There are no rail passes available for Mexico.

TrAIN tYPES

The Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pacifico also known as “El Chepe” is the only passenger train in Mexico.

Routes

Frequently Travelled Routes In Mexico

National

From > To
Duration (h)ChangesTransport
Chihuahua to Los Mochis15:34DirectTrain (El Chepe)
Mexico City to Guadalajara5:15DirectBus
Mexico City to Monterrey11:30DirectBus
Mexico City to Oaxaca6:40DirectBus
Oaxaca to Cancun18:241Bus
Mexico City to Acapulco5:54DirectBus

 

International

From > To
Duration (h)ChangesTransport

International:

Tijuana to San Diego, USA

0:201Bus
Monterrey to San Antonio, USA7:15DirectBus
Cancun to Belize City, Belize8:30DirectBus
Tapachula to Guatemala City, Guatemala7:00DirectBus

 

Main Train Stations

  • Los Mochis
  • Chihuahua

Good to know

Best Time To Travel To Mexico

The best time to travel to Mexico is during the drier season from December to April. Although this may be the country’s busy season, one can avoid the hurricane seasons on both coasts. Mexico is a long country with a variety of landscapes. From mountainous regions with snow-capped volcanoes to desert to jungle to coastline, each region offers different weather patterns and plenty to do and see! Whether you want to go whale watching, diving, mountain biking, hiking, surfing, jungle trekking, or maybe you just want to see the butterfly migration, there’s always a time of year for you to visit Mexico.

When visiting solely for your train journey, May to June and September to November are the best months to ride the famed El Chepe train which offers views of a blooming flower-filled Copper Canyon during this time. Wonderful festivals and holidays not to miss are Semana Santa, Cinco de Mayo, and Día de Los Muertos as well as the spring and fall equinoxes at Chichen Itza.

Keep in mind, July and August tend to be the hottest months across the country and often seen as the low season throughout the country in terms of tourism, but there are often discounts during this time of year. March and April tend to be more expensive months due to the influx of spring breakers and beach-holiday goers but offer the best weather in terms of the lower heat index and less humidity.

  • High Season: December – April
  • Low Season: July – August
  • Hurricane Season: June – November

Accommodation In Mexico

Booking

The best place to find cheap hotels for is to book by www.booking.com. There you will find a large selection of cheap hotels, hostels, and apartments. > BOOK HERE

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Hostelworld

If you are looking for a low budget accommodation, then go on www.hostelworld.com. They have the best choice of cheap hostels for backpackers and low budget travelers. > BOOK HERE

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Guidebooks For Mexico

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Travel Insurance

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