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1. Posted by TonyWright (Full Member 49 posts) 11y

I'm travelling from Mexico City to Cancun, stopping off at around ten places in between during July.

I have a budget for my entire trip of around 3000 british pounds. Once flights are paid for, I have around 2000 to spend whilst in the country.

Is it feasible that I'll be able to afford inland travel and accomadation for six weeks with this amount of money?

I plan to stay in cheap hostels.

Thanks for your time,

Tee.

2. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

That's around $85/day. I'd say you should be in good shape with that as a dialy budget.

3. Posted by wstut (Budding Member 24 posts) 11y

For schedules, cost and routes for busses look on the following page. Here you can find the websites from the major buscompanies in Mexico.

http://www.differentworld.com/mexico/common/pages/bus_info.htm

Wouter

4. Posted by taki (Full Member 132 posts) 11y

that is a good amount of money

a british pound to pesos is 19 to this day

try ADO.COM (THE MAJOR BUS COMPANY IN THE COUNTRY)

THEY TAKE YOU WHEREVER YOU WANT TO GO

THERE IS A FRANCHISE FOR HOSTELS

AND BY THE WAY THEY ARE VERY NEAR ADO BUS STATIONS

A TRIP FROM MEXICO CITY BY ROAD TO CANCUN IS ABOUT 1,200 PESOS

A DAY AT A HOSTEL IS ABOUT 10 TO 20 AMERICAN DOLLARS

A DOLLAR IS 10 PESOS

A COCA COLA 600ML. IS 7 PESOS
A SANDWICH IS FROM 10 TO 30 PESOS
A BUS RIDE IN ONE OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE PLACES (CANCUN) IS 16 PESOS THE RIDE OF UP TO 3 PEOPLE IN THE SAME TAXI
A BUS RIDE IN THE HOTEL ZONE CANCUN IS 6 PESOS (YOU CAN TAKE IT TO OR FROM DOWNTOWN UP TO ANY PLACE IN BETWEEN FOR THE SAME PRICE)
A SHORTER RIDE BY BUS (STATE TO STATE BUS RIDE) IS ABOUT 120 TO 300 PESOS,

YOU DO THE MATH...

GOOD LUCK

TAKA

5. Posted by TonyWright (Full Member 49 posts) 11y

thanks very much for your useful information.

do you think that it will be easy for me to buy my bus tickets at the terminals, as i dont speek spanish and will be in a strange country. i worry that i'll end up somewhere i didn't plan to go!

6. Posted by leiro (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y

if you pass by puebla (or close to it), I can help you. In some power stations they speak english, but not in all.

7. Posted by TonyWright (Full Member 49 posts) 11y

i will be staying there for a while

8. Posted by leiro (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y

ok, if you want we agree ourselves. Also you can see the message:

http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=12160

9. Posted by TonyWright (Full Member 49 posts) 11y

i'm still worried i won't have enough money. a bus trip with Ado from Puebla to Oaxaco is $269. If I need to make 9 other trips on bus, some longer journeys than this one, I won't get very far at all!

10. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 11y

Tony,

Are you sure you're computing that cost and translating the exchange rate correctly? That price is about the price of two plane flights from Mexico City to Oaxaca. The cost of the bus from Puebla to Oaxaca should be around $27/each.