Transportation between Cities

Transportation between Cities is the important question for the Pro Traveler, how much time and money between two hotels.

Transportation is a "math test."


- Total of time spent moving between Hotels
- Cost of all Transportation
= Equals the price you pay in time and money.

     The goal is "Travel Optimization," to bundle up a package that has the least amount of discomfort, and the greatest enjoyment.  This "Transportation Portal" of want to allow tourist and traveler to skip the silliness and get down to specific answers.

How do I travel between two cities in the cheapest and most comfortable manner?

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Transportation between Cities

Transportation between Cities is the important question for the Pro Traveler, how much time and money between two hotels.

List of Concepts:

Most Comfort - Arrange Private Car or Taxi.
1. Buying all seats in collective taxis.
2. Collective Taxi.
3. Buying front seats in collective taxi

1. Is bus direct or does it stop for passengers.
2. AC

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Kuwait town is a favourite destinations for tripping. It will entice people of all age groups towards it at all periods. Book a car of your choice from a well known car rental provider Hertz and trip around the city.

After six weeks of bus and van travel leaving from San Cristobol de las Casas, Mexico across Guatemala, Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua, I decided to fly back rather than land travel.

I chose Costa Rica versus Managua to save money.One way airfare from Managua, Nicaragua to Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico on AeroMexico was $850 USD compared to $440 with Interjet from San Jose, Costa Rica. The first price is extortion in my mind. Interjet was even cheaper on different days and different arrival times.

Tuxtla Gutierrez is the closest Mexico airport to San Cristobol de las Casas, 50 miles south. I decided to return to SCC from Nicaragua to find a couple month rental, as my base rental home in the Bays of Huatulco, Oaxaca is uncomfortably hot and humid through September.

 Huatulco is 320 miles from SCC, on the 16th latitude of the Pacific. San Cristobol is at 7000 feet, (2133 meters) with highs in the 70's, lows in the 50's right now, (25○/11○ C) whereas Huatulco is mid 90's highs to mid 70's low, 35○/24○C, often far hotter.

 I bought a $29 USD ticket on Tica bus from Rivas, Nicaragua to San Jose CR, which has an airport stop. I booked a nearby hotel ($125USD) with 24/7 airport shuttle service so I shuttled to the hotel from the bus drop off at the airport returning the following morning for my flights to Mexico. While initially at the airport, I paid the $29 USD exit tax to avoid a possible long line the following day.

The bus left RIvas, Nicaragua at 9 AM not arriving in San Jose, Costa Rica until 5:30 PM. We had to exit Nicaragua, where at the border everyone not from Central America, Mexico, or Colombia had to deboard the bus while narcotics enforcement questioned those people, then we were all allowed back on the bus with immigration handing us back our stamped passports that the bus attendant had collected. Wierd. We stood in the sun for 30 minutes as suspect country citizens were asked questions. Talk about discrimination.

 Then the bus drove ten minutes. We all deboarded with our luggage to pass into Costa Rica standing outside in the sun for well over an hour inching forward as there were two bus loads in front of us doing the same. First immigration, then a baggage scan, the only baggage scanner in all of Central America I saw with land travel. (I did not enter Panama).

The checkpoint was absurd as smaller tour van loads would arrive then sneak in front of us stuck further back in the line as the armed uniformed guard allowed them by, chatting with the driver/amigo/bribe giver. As we neared the gates to the immigration my group were screaming at the guard not to let people by, but children/parents and seniors are allowed to butt in line, and others, $o it seemed. Disgusting border control.

Was it worth the long trip and overnight in Costa Rica versus an hour ride to Managua airport?

 I paid $10 to overnight in Rivas, $29 for the bus, $4 to exit Nicaragua, $125 for a hotel, $29 to exit Costa Rica. Roughly $200. Meals I won't include, as I eat wherever I am.

So, after expenses, I saved $200 versus a Managua flight to stand in the sun for two hours total plus ride a bus six hours, while staying in an upscale Hampton Inn which was pleasant. I was too beat to wait at the airport 12 hours for my flight after all that.

I would have had to overnight in Managua too, so I chose a safer, easier Costa Rican city, with adjacent free hotel 24/7 airport shuttles.

To anwer my question, I have the time, so yes, it was worth not beening ripped off by AeroMexico.
My gosh, what fare robbery.

Busing/van rides across Central America were cheap, safe, and scenic. I visited numerous cities looking at possible places to live longer term.

This was an exploration trip after 8.5 years retired in Mexico where travel is becoming problematic due to apparently unsolvable institutional problems created by narco criminals and their powerful influences and the militarization of the nation at US taxpayers' expense.

More innocent people are killed daily in Mexico than anywhere else on earth. Yet, there is zero international outrage. How and why is this possible? As in everything in life, follow the money.

The Central American bus and van crews with several different carriers all guided everyone expertly through the borders. I crossed five. Each border was unique, some merit question marks as to how they function, not criticism. The trick is to cross safely, which happened. Spanish is necessary, not fluency which I enjoy, but 100 words starting with por favor and gracias. Blue passports get preferential treatment, I'm convinced. Smile, be deferential, be direct with eye contact.

Doing a reverse land run, seemed too much effort as opposed to a long day flying with one flight connection, then a shuttle van up to San Cristobol de las Casas, Mexico. 

Meeting Andy Graham and Billy Kaderli (separately) at Lake Atitlan was terrific, two role models for living stress free with great quality of life, but more importantly, the freedom to do as they choose.

In summary, get on the bus, go, serendipitous moments will happen. I met so many interesting people, just like you, my fellow hobo travelers.

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