PASSENGER TRAIN INFORMATION
Due to extraordinary conditions, MEXLIST
strongly suggests that Americans and other foreign nationals contemplating travel in Mexico should
study the U.S. Department of State's Travel Warning for Mexico
or the equivalents from their own governments.
does not arrange passenger travel. However, because
we receive frequent inquiries, we try to provide information.
This page contains the most complete information available to us at
any given time. The last update was on
September 12, 2012.
Since frequencies, schedules, and entire operations are
subject to change, MEXLIST cannot guarantee the
current accuracy of such information. Please submit any updates
Almost all passenger
trains in Mexico were discontinued in January 2000, when the Mexican
federal government stopped subsidizing them. Only one scheduled intercity
passenger route remains, as described in the next paragraph. Please note
that there are no scheduled international passenger trains connecting Mexico
with the USA, Guatemala, or Belize. The only scheduled international ground
transportation into Mexico is by motorcoach (bus).
continues to operate excellent intercity trains of modern equipment on the Chepe® route between Chihauhua, Chihuahua, and Los
Mochis, Sinaloa. (This is the famed "Copper Canyon" route.) There is one
"Primera Express" train daily in each direction and three additional "Clase
Económica" trains per week in each direction. During certain seasons, the two
classes might be accommodated in separate cars on combined trains. Schedules, fares, and other
information are available via the link in this paragraph.
The following operators run
passenger trains or cars on tours or excursions within or into Mexico. These range
from ultra luxurious cruise trains to very basic. Frequencies range from regularly
to rarely. See each web site for details and/or contacts:
urban passenger rail systems in Mexican urban areas as follows:
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