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.

MEXLIST 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 July 31, 2013. Since frequencies, schedules, and entire operations are subject to change, MEXLIST cannot guarantee the current accuracy of such information. Please submit any updates and corrections.

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).

Ferromex 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:

There are urban passenger rail systems in Mexican urban areas as follows:

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