All tourists must have a tourist permit, available on arrival. Some nationalities also need visas.
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As well as flying in, you can enter Mexico by car or bus from the USA, Guatemala or Belize and take a boat from the Belizian coast to Quintana Roo. Flights, tours and rail tickets can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.
Bus Mexico's efficient, comfortable and reasonably priced bus network is generally the best option for moving around the country. Services are frequent on main routes.
Air Over 60 cities are served by domestic flights, which are well worth considering for longer intercity trips. Fares vary widely depending on the airline and how far in advance you pay.
Car A convenient option giving maximum independence. Roads are serviceable, with speeds generally slower than north of the border or in Europe. Rental rates start around M$650 per day, including basic insurance.
Train Train travel is limited to one spectacularly scenic train route in northern Mexico.