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Old 05-04-2013, 06:35 PM   #1
 
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Default Cheapest way to get from U.S. to Mexico (NO FLYING)

What is the cheapest way to get to Mexico from the U.S.? I don't want to fly because that's expensive and hitch-hiking is NOT on my to-do list.

Is there a bus or train that goes from a city in TX or NM that goes down through Mexico? I'd like to eventually make my way back down to Nicaragua, Costa Rica, or Panama. I figure there are enough buses in Mexico to get me through and to the neighboring countries but what about from United States to MX?
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You can take greyhound into Mexico... it goes to several cities in country.

I have heard of corruption amongst officials crossing over into Guatemala on buses, getting charged outlandish immigration fees. I know you can take the ADO line from Cancun or Playa Del Carmen into Belize City, Belize, but not sure the best way to then get from Belize to Guatemala

I test priced a bus trip from San Antonio, Tx to Monterrey, MX and it was $40.
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I suppose you can always post a free ad on craigslist.org "rideshare" sections from vall the various major cities in texas and see if you get any bites.


Other than that, the $40 bus trip that Sijuki found sounds pretty darn good.
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