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Mexico City - Chiapas - Mexico City

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Ghent, Belgium
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Mexico City - Chiapas - Mexico City

Hi there,

We (group op 6-8, one of them speaking fluent Spanish) planning a trip in april from Mexico City to Chiapas, visit San Cristobal and Palenque and go back.

As we are with 6-8 people i was wondering what would be the cheapest option ( a bit of comfort is required though, even as not losing 12 hours during the day, not at night)?

- Nightbus: any advice on the company? Does negotiating the price works?

- Flight: experience with waiting, prices, company's, etc?

- Rent a car/minibus in Mexico City and do the whole trip by car/minibus. We all have a normal driver's licence.

Thanks for your tips, would be a big help!

Best regards,


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1. Re: Mexico City - Chiapas - Mexico City

You don't say how long you are traveling. Buses are cheap, frequent, and very nice. A late bus can be a good economical option for a long trip. You can't bargain the price but you don't need to.

A few other questions/comments. Don't sell Mexico City short. It is a world class city. Are you stopping in Oaxaca on the way? It is a wonderful place for a few days and breaks up the long trip.

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2. Re: Mexico City - Chiapas - Mexico City

I am visiting san cristobal at the end of the month. I went before this past December and for both trips I booked a flight from Mex City to Tuxtla. I purchased my flights from Volaris, they were about $200 dls. roundtrip. I think its a few pesos difference from going in a bus and is a huge difference in travelling time, only an hour and a half flying!

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3. Re: Mexico City - Chiapas - Mexico City

Hi Crystal B!

My partner and I are hoping to travel to Palenque to San Cristobal and then from there a flight from Tuxtla to Mexico City. Is it easy getting from San Cristobal to Tuxtla? Does it take long on a bus?

Can any one recommend a good location/hotel for a reasonable price for a young couple (both 27) in San Cristobal and anything of interest?

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