Bus from Dallas to Mexico
Replies: 24 - Last Post: Nov 15, 2010 9:45 PM Last Post By: chris0daniel
Nov 15, 2010 5:28 PM
15I would love to, but we are going during Holiday time and I have a husband and 3 children. WAAAAAY too much money to spend for the amount of time we will be there and the times and dates we are flying. :)
We flew last year and that was pricey. We figured this would give us a tour of the Country on our drive to Dallas, a visit with friends in Dallas and then a fun trip by bus!
Nov 15, 2010 5:34 PM
16No SUV :) We are also driving straight from IL to TX as we have 2 drivers and have done a trip that long before without stopping (IL to Central and Southern Florida).
Whomever suggested flights as low as 700.00 round trip, I would love to know your connections! haha! The lowest I can find is 1600 round trip and that is checking out of Ohare, Midway and Milwaukee.
That is also checking final destinations such as San Luis, Aguascalientes, Guadalara, Guanajuato etc...
Nov 15, 2010 5:45 PM
Nov 15, 2010 5:59 PM
Nov 15, 2010 6:17 PM
19Michelle--Since you will be traveling as a family of four, driving long distances can save you some money.
I do not have any "special connections", but do use ITA Matrix to compare air fares (Albeit without sleeping at Holiday Inn Express last night.) . I do not know exactly what dates you need to travel. Below is a long web address that, pasted in to your browser, will display numberous round trip flights between O'Hare (ORD) and Aguascalientes (plus nearby alternatives) leaving Dec. 19 or 20 and returning Jan. 5 or 6. There are various choices offering the round trip between $650 and $700.
Nov 15, 2010 6:30 PM
20My apologies for the web link's long address not posting right in TT. You can find the result yourself using:
Nov 15, 2010 6:40 PM
21Even at "only" $680 each, the airfare would be pricy for a family of four. The bus leg of the trip would be long though, especially with kids.
Since this will be a family vacation, consider driving all the way to Laredo and arranging a safe place there to leave your vehicle while continuing on the bus. That might save $ (compared to USA bus fares for four) and could enable you to stop off in order to sight see or rest at a place or two on the way to Aguas (San Antonio? Laredo?) Hopefully you'll have plenty of time to enjoy your winter version of the "Great American Vacation".
Nov 15, 2010 8:19 PM
22Thank you all once again :)
It's actually a family of 5 :) Husband, myself and 3 kids.
We have plenty of time to stop off on our way down to Aguascalientes, we just need to be there by the 24th and that's it :)
We are travelling the 18th of December until January 3rd.
I really do not feel comfortable leaving the vehicle in Laredo, which is why we aimed for Dallas, since we have friends there.
The children do well on car rides and train rides, boat rides and flights long distances (Drive to Disney World, cruise the riviera, flights to London and train ride from Chicago to Philadelphia) we figured bus was something we still needed to fulfill :)
They are 5,4 and 3 and I know all parents say this, but truly well behaved. For early Christmas presents the oldest 2 are getting Nintendo DSIs and they have a portable DVD player as well.
I truly do appreciate all the answers and am looking into all the alternatives! I was actually just comparing the rates of the bus companies given to me here and I just came from a travel agency specializing in travel to Mexico. It seems the rates are so far comparable on all bus lines that I have come across.
Nov 15, 2010 8:26 PM
Nov 15, 2010 9:45 PM
24Michelle--Yes, the flights that show on ITA are legitimate. You can either give the information to a travel agent, or (if everything is on one airline) you can bookthose fares, for listed flights, directly on the airline's web site. I've done that many times.
ITA Matrix started out as a reference tool for travel agents but became available to the public as well. ITA does not book reservations but intead receives payments from the airlines whose flights are listed. ITA usually does not list discount airlines such as Southwest (or in Mexico Interjet), so for some trips a bit of additional research, looking at those companies sites, pays off. But, I don't think any discount lines would get you from Chicago to Aguas.
Having used ITA for years I personally still like the interfact presented by its "Previous Version". I also like to look at the flight combinations graphically there.
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