Traveling from the United States
This article will express preference for traveling by bus as it is the cheapest method of travel between the United States and Mexico.
The Greyhound Bus Company offers a special service aptly called Americanos. This is a direct trip from practically any state to Mexico. The Americanos service bypasses traditional Greyhound stops to ensure a faster trip. Travel time rivals that of the company's high end product: The Greyhound Express.
To book a ticket aboard the Greyhound Americanos service go to their site and book a ticket https://www.greyhound.com/farefinder/step1.aspx
For those who do not have access to the Greyhound Americanos service in their state or who elect to drive a car instead, a convenient way to travel from the United States to Mexico is by commuting to any of the border towns. Travelers can then disembark upon crossing the border and transfer to a separate bus to a specific destination in Mexico.
The corresponding border towns are enumerated in the table below along with the estimated distance between border points as well as the time necessary to travel by bus.
CA Tijuana, BCN
|Cabo San Lucas|
|1,053 miles / 1,694 kms|
1,433 miles / 2,306 kms
1,770 miles / 2,848 kms
|255 miles / 410 kms|
742 miles / 1,194 kms
1,053 miles / 1,694 kms
TX Ciudad Juarez,
|234 miles / 376 kms|
782 miles / 1,258 kms
1,158 miles / 1,863 kms
TX Nuevo Laredo,
|139 miles / 224 kms|
431 miles / 693 kms
719 miles / 1,157 kms
|San Luis Petosi|
|347 miles / 559 kms|
598 miles / 963 kms
606 miles / 975 kms
For those specifically seeking dental treatment, it is also possible that the dental care facility you have contacted is offering a free private shuttle service from the border. Simply contact your dental care provider for more details.
Traveling from Canada or Farther parts of USA
The distance between the Canada to Mexico is so vast that it warrants airfare. This article presents two options for travel. The first would take into consideration travel time, while the second would aim for much lower cost.
Unfortunately for air travelers, not all international airports in Mexico allow for direct flights to and from Canada or farther parts of USA. The only airport that is most certain to accommodate direct flights from most airlines is Mexico City International Airport (IATA: MEX, ICAO: MMMX). If you are seeking dental treatment, the most practical and time efficient way to travel by air is to fly to any of the border Mexican towns with dental care facilities. The list below indicates border towns and their corresponding international airport. Simply arrange transfer flights with your airline of choice.
Traveling by bus is always the most economical way to travel. Considering the distance between Canada or West USA and Mexico though, bus travelers should be prepared for a long ride. The fastest way to travel to Mexico by bus is through the border crossing between Vancouver and Seattle. This trip is discussed in step by step fashion below.
1. Book a bus ticket from your location in Canada to the city of Vancouver.
2. From Vancouver, book a Greyhound bus ticket to cross the border. This is usually a 6 hour trip including border inspections. The bus will take you to the Seattle bus terminal.
3. From Seattle, take a Greyhound Americanos bus when it is available for a direct trip to Mexico. This will save valuable time. If it is not available or the next trip via Greyhound Americanos will result in excruciatingly long waiting times, take an ordinary bus to a border town between the United States and Mexico.
4. Cross the Mexican border and take another bus to your destination of choice. If you are seeking dental services, collaborate with your dental care provider for a possible free shuttle service arrangement from the border.