Getting Around Puebla
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Dec 8, 2012 11:58 AM Last Post By: mclarjh
Dec 6, 2012 2:35 PM
Getting Around PueblaHey,
So I plan to be spending a few days in Puebla in February and was wondering about the bus system in the city.
I was taking a look at info on Puebla on the web and a few websites said that getting around Puebla is madness because there are so many different bus companies.
I am hoping it is not all that bad but am asking here just to get some feedback.
Dec 6, 2012 2:51 PM
1Throughout Mexico, in most regions of the country ... there are many transportation providers ... and in all forms. Busses of two or three classes of service, combi vans, pick-up trucks in which you ride in the back, shared taxi's. There's no one all inclusive source of information regarding which you use for where. The LP guide is pretty good as far as pointing you in the right direction. And it's usually important/necessary to ask a lot of questions until you get the right/correct answer. The ability to communicate in Spanish is essential, once you travel away from the 'big' bus routes. These have been my experiences.
Dec 6, 2012 2:54 PM
Thanks for the info.
My Spanish is pretty basic right now so I guess that either mines I will have to stick to the main bus routes or I will have a bit of a communication problem.
I only plan on spending a few days in Puebla so perhaps sticking to the main bus routes will be ok.
Dec 6, 2012 4:18 PM
3Can you just stick with taxis instead of busses?
Also, for a good overall view of the city we took the Grayline tour bus which was excellent (although we're experienced Mexico travellers and speak Spanish, we have started taking Greayline tours everywhere we can as a good way to get an overview of the citiies we visit).
Dec 6, 2012 4:37 PM
4So I was just taking a look at the website for grayline tours and they had a listing for the largest zoo in Central America which is actually in Puebla.
I am totally intrigued because I have recently realized how important animals are to me and was wondering if folks have been to this zoo.
I should say that around a year ago I was sitting at a Starbucks in Berkeley, CA and decided to finally take a trip to the famous zoo in San Diego. The zoo admission was $40 and it was a total disapointment. For that much money I have told people "I expected to hug a zebra".
It was just a large zoo so I am now a bit zoo shy. Still if the zoo in Puebla is the largest in Central America then it is proably worth a look
By the way, I took an amtrak train down the Pacific coast to get from the SF area to San Diego and the train ride was astonishing. Best train ride I have ever been on.
Dec 6, 2012 6:50 PM
Dec 7, 2012 12:44 PM
Dec 8, 2012 11:58 AM
7You need to walk several blocks from the zocalo to pick up a pesero in Puebla, but the system is excellent if confusing. Just ask at the tourist info booth in front of city hall, one of the women there speaks English well. Price is usually 6 MXN. Most of Pueblas attractions are in the core of the city and you need only walk to get to them. Jazz Festival is on this weekend.
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