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Traveling in Mexico City, By Bus
The bus system in Mexico City is used extensively by locals and travelers to area. It is often crowded, and pickpockets are an issue. Never show a wallet on bus, and make sure to carry change with you if you plan on using this method of transportation.
When boarding bus, tell driver where you plan on going, and driver will tell you fare. Sometimes bus stops will have signs above them, telling you where you are; many times, you’ll know it’s a stop only because there are people waiting by side of road. Buses are rarely on time in Mexico City; if you plan on traveling later in day or at night, alternate methods of transportation are recommended.
Traveling in Mexico City, By Car
Driving through Mexico City’s streets, especially for traveler, can be a harrowing experience. One way streets abound, and rush hour is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Millions of people, literally, are sharing road with you.
Renting a car is possible in Mexico City, but poses different risks for out of town traveler. Driving on Mexico City roads is not only dangerous because of lack of skill used for travelers (many get their license not by taking a test, but by paying someone off), but treacherous because of unusual and poorly maintained roads.
Another option is to hire a taxi, or limousine, to chauffeur you around. Ask travel hotel you are staying at in Mexico City for recommendations, or for closest cab stand (sitio).
Jean Sutherland is the owner of the informative website http://www.spasoftheworld.com/ & http://www.spasoftheworld.com/spas/index.html She has worked in the travel industry for over 10 years. She also lived in Mexico for 3 years.