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Rail Travel From US — México


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México used to have an extensive long-distance rail system that linked all its major cities. In recent years, however, it has dismantled its rail system and expanded its network of bus stations and airports. All that remains is the scenic Copper Canyon train and a few high-traffic rail systems in urban areas like México City and Guadalajara.

In the US, the Amtrak rail system (www.amtrak.com, 1-800-872-7245) serves three cities with easy access to the border.

  • Del Rio, Texas — border crossing at Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila
  • El Paso, Texas — several border crossing between El Paso and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua
  • San Diego, California — border crossing at San Ysidro and Tijuana, Baja California


Also, some Amtrak depots are conveniently located close to a long-distance bus lines (like in a transportation hub) that has direct cross-border service or service to a border city. For example, the Amtrak depot in Albuquerque, New Mexico (Southwest Chief, Chicago to Los Angeles) is next door to Autobuses Americanos, which runs direct cross-border buses daily to Chihuahua (8 hours).


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