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Air

Veracruz International Airport is 18km southwest of the center, near Hwy 140. There are flights to Cancún, Guadalajara and Monterrey with VivaAerobus (www.vivaaerobus.com), to Cuidad del Carmen, Támpico and Mérida with TAR Aerolíneas (https://tarmexico.com), Villahermosa with Aeromar (www.aeromar.com.mx) and MAYAir (www.mayair.com.mx), and frequent flights to Mexico City with Aeroméxico (www.aeromexico.com), Aeromar, Interjet (www.interjet.com.mx) and a number of international airlines. Volaris (www.volaris.com) and Interjet also fly to Guadalajara. Direct flights to/from Houston are offered by United (www.united.com).

Bus

Veracruz is a major hub, with good services up and down the coast and inland along the Córdoba−Puebla−Mexico City corridor. Buses to and from Mexico City can be heavily booked at holiday times.

The bus station is located 3km south of the zócalo and has ATMs. The 1st-class/deluxe area is in the part of the station closest to Calle Orizaba. For more frequent, slightly cheaper and slower 2nd-class services, enter on the other side from Avenida Lafragua. There’s a 24-hour luggage room here.

Buses from Veracruz

Daily 1st-class ADO departures from Veracruz include the following:

Campeche

Fare (M$)

1170

Duration (hr)

11½

Frequency (daily)

10pm

Cancún

Fare (M$)

1102

Duration (hr)

20-22¾

Frequency (daily)

4

Catemaco

Fare (M$)

91-132

Duration (hr)

Frequency (daily)

10

Chetumal

Fare (M$)

814

Duration (hr)

17¼

Frequency (daily)

4:45pm

Córdoba

Fare (M$)

146-164

Duration (hr)

1¾-2¼

Frequency (daily)

frequent

Mérida

Fare (M$)

896-1071

Duration (hr)

15¼-18¼

Frequency (daily)

4

Mexico City

Fare (M$)

228-686

Duration (hr)

5½-7¼

Frequency (daily)

frequent

Oaxaca

Fare (M$)

235-371

Duration (hr)

6¾-8½

Frequency (daily)

5

Orizaba

Fare (M$)

79-186

Duration (hr)

Frequency (daily)

frequent

Papantla

Fare (M$)

306

Duration (hr)

3½-4¼

Frequency (daily)

7

Puebla

Fare (M$)

176-384

Duration (hr)

3¾-5¼

Frequency (daily)

frequent

San Andrés Tuxtla

Fare (M$)

196

Duration (hr)

Frequency (daily)

12

San Cristóbal de las Casas

Fare (M$)

521-1160

Duration (hr)

8¾-10

Frequency (daily)

3

Santiago Tuxtla

Fare (M$)

192

Duration (hr)

Frequency (daily)

10

Tuxpan

Fare (M$)

394-446

Duration (hr)

5½-6

Frequency (daily)

frequent

Villahermosa

Fare (M$)

610

Duration (hr)

6½-8¾

Frequency (daily)

frequent

Xalapa

Fare (M$)

134-384

Duration (hr)

1½-2¼

Frequency (daily)

frequent

Left Luggage

There’s a 24-hour facility in the 2nd-class terminal of the bus station.

Car & Motorcycle

Local and international car-rental agencies, such as Hertz (www.hertz.com) and Dollar (www.dollar.com) have desks at Veracruz airport. There are also some other agencies scattered around town. Rates start at M$400 per day.