Posted by ZihuaRob on Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 13:21:07 :
In Reply to: Bus Transportation posted by jack from Balto on Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 13:20:22 :
The ride to Mexico City on one of the luxury buses is not bad at all. If you get a direct bus from here you'll probably take the detour around Acapulco, which shaves off quite a bit of time, even late at night. The person behind the counter in the Zihuatanejo bus terminal can tell you your expected arrival time. Figure on about 8 1/2 hours, though it may take less without much traffic. That would be from our terminal to the Terminal del Sur in DF. Once you get off the bus and head towards the exit, you'll see a booth with a sign that I believe says TAXI, where you will buy a prepaid ticket (BOLETO) for your destination, in this case the airport. Don't just waltz outside and flag down a cab. Buy the ticket! That is your insurance in case anything should happen. But that's why these taxis are regulated at the bus terminals: to assure your safety. You won't owe anything else to the driver so you can keep your money stashed. You are paying extra for the security.
Try to get a seat number in the teens. Those are usually the best. You DON'T want to sit in the very front row: no leg room. And you DON'T want to sit in the very back: you'll bounce around too much and probably get motion sickness, you certainly won't sleep. And if it's still daylight when you leave you'll want to be sure to get seats on the passenger side (right side) of the bus to enjoy the view along the coast going down to Acapulco. There are some especially beautiful vistas between La Barrita and Papanoa.