Getting there & away
The train station is 8km east of the center on Serrano. The ticket window is open from 5am to 7am daily for the morning’s departures toward the Copper Canyon and Chihuahua. Tickets are also sold inside the office (824-11-51;9am-5:30pm Mon-Fri, 10am-12:30pm Sat, 8-10am Sun).
You can buy primera express (1st-class) tickets up to one week in advance of travel. Tickets for clase económica (economy-class) trains are sold an hour before the train departs, or the day before. You can also purchase tickets for the same price in primera express (if you pay cash) and for an 8% fee in clase económica one day in advance through Hotel Santa Anita’s in-house travel agency, Viajes Flamingo (818-16-13; www.mexicoscoppercanyon.com; cnr Leyva & Hidalgo).
The primera express train leaves Los Mochis at 6am, and the clase económica at 7am.
Ferries go from Topolobampo, 24km southwest of Los Mochis, to La Paz, Baja California Sur; they leave at 11pm daily. Tickets are sold by Baja Ferries (www.bajaferries.com.mx) at the ferry terminal in Topolobampo. In Los Mochis, Viajes Flamingo (812-818-16-13; www.mexicoscoppercanyon.com; Hotel Santa Anita, cnr Leyva & Hidalgo) sells tickets up to a month in advance. Buses head to Topolobampo consistently throughout the day (M$20).
The Los Mochis airport is about 14km south of the city off the road to Topolobampo. Daily direct flights (all with connections to other cities) are offered by Aeroméxico/Aeroméxico Connect (812-01-40) to Mexico City, Hermosillo and Guadalajara. Aero California (800-080-90-90) flies to Guadalajara, La Paz, Mexico City and Tijuana. Alma (817-47-67; www.alma.com.mx) flies daily to La Paz, Guadalajara, Tijuana and Puerto Vallarta.