RE: Luxury bus from Nuevo Laredo
I'd like to add information about the bus service to san miguel from laredo.
I talked with the ones that leave from Nuevo Laredo. I also talked with Greyhound and they were totally not helpful. However, there are two lines at least that leave from Laredo, Texas and go to San Miguel.
Bus to San Miguel-
Americanos leaves from its station at 801 San Bernando in Laredo, at 6:30 p.m. They will sell you tickets to San Miguel after the bus arrives from its Northern origins if it arrives with seats available. You won’t know until close to 6 p.m. whether there is room for you. Price was60 one way heading South.
Get pesos while you are still in Laredo. You will need them.
Parking overnight at the Greyhound high rise parking garage (just a few blocks from the Americanos station) was10 per night in March of 2005.
Bus stopped at the border and waited for everyone to get their paperwork done for going into Mexico. This paperwork costs money, so be prepared.
Drivers were careful to check to make sure everyone was on board after every stop. Seats were comfy, but not as good as the ETN bus which does not come this far North. Bus has curtains so you can block out the city lights as needed. They play a movie first. They played the radio constantly after the movie was over, and raised the volume louder at 3 a.m. Ear plugs came in handy. They stopped in Monterrey, Matehuala, and San Luis Potosi for bathroom breaks, though the on board bathroom was ok. The bus station bathrooms charge about 3 pesos in coin, so have the correct change. You can change dollars to pesos in Laredo even on Saturday. The bus stations have snack vendors for quick purchases. On all the buses we took, the lights come on when the door is opened. Eye shades would have been handy for sleeping. Drivers and helpers were very cordial and polite. Arrives San Miguel at the Central Camionera between 7 and 8 a.m. Taxis are waiting at the station. Phones for Americanos: in San Miguel: 011- 52- 415- 154-8233. They can give you the number for the station in Laredo.
Transportes San Miguel: We took this bus from San Miguel to Laredo, TX, for50 one way. They do sell advance tickets and have assigned numbered seats. Comfort level was same as Americanos, but they refrained from the loud radio most of the night, though they did turn it on at the magic hour of 3 a.m. They also handed out complimentary soft drinks at the start of the trip. We left San Miguel at 6 p.m. and arrived in Laredo, TX at 5 a.m. There were fewer stops- just a few pick up spots, but none long enough to get off and use the restroom in a station. They did not go into Monterrey or Matehuala. They did stop for a restroom break in a roadside rest area, with clean bathrooms that did not charge, just an hour or so before arriving in Laredo. If you are getting off in Laredo, you just walk from the customs inspection station. It is just 4 blocks or less to the Greyhound station, which you need to know if that is where you left your car. Greyhound station parking lot will not open until 7 a.m. – you can go in and put your luggage in your car, but you cannot drive out til 7. Phone for Transportes San Miguel is 011-52-415- 154-7540 in San Miguel. Their office is in the same shopping center as Gigante supermarket, in Plaza Real del Conde.
M.v. G Corpus Christi, TX
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