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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 14, 2016
DRIVING SAFETY  (12 Answers)

We are Americans thinking of driving to San Miguel de Allende entering through Reynosa or Laredo.
My reading of travelers warnings has me TERRIFIED. Are we insane to attempt doing this right now?
We would be sticking to major highways & have been told to only drive in the day light but we do not currently speak fluent Spanish. ADVICE PLEASE!!!



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 04, 2016
Visa Question  (2 Answers)

Once walking over the Laredo border. Taking a bus to Monterey for some sites. Can I just get a visa at the airport in Monterey Mexico book a flight there on the spot and fly out? Ill have my U.S. Passport.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 12, 2016
Traveling to Nuevo Laredo Mexico  (2 Answers)

My question is: Do Americans have to go through U.S. Immigration or Homeland Security before walking over the bridge into Nuevo Laredo Mexico? Also is it as simple as when approaching the Mexico side to just pay the machine, receive a ticket go on through? Can I just Hop on a bus to Mexico City after site seeing then go to the airport get whatever is required as far as a tourist card or visa and fly out?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 29, 2016
Is it safe for a 20 year old woman to travel Nuevo Laredo  (2 Answers)

I am thinking about visiting family in Nuevo Laredo. I hope to visit in August. It's been ten years since I been there. I am Hispanic and I speak Spanish a little bit but I have the accent. So my question is ..is it wise to visit there.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 12, 2016
Crossing at Nuevo Laredo then driving to Saltillo with no passport?  (8 Answers)

First let me say, I'm currently scrambling to get a expedited passport. That being said, I'm planning on crossing the border at Nuevo Laredo in a little over three weeks with my girlfriend who lives in Saltillo. It's about three and a half hours south from NL. She's picking me up in Laredo TX, and we are crossing into Mexico in her car. I would just wait on the passport, but it's a big event on a certain day. If it doesn't come in time... Can I even get in with no passport? Will it be easier because of the car being registered in Mexico? What happens if I get caught in or on the way to Saltillo with no passport? I'll be there a week. I will have my license and birth certificate worse come to worse. I'm stressing about the potentially not having a passport thing..Thanks for any advice


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 03, 2016
driving to Vallarta  (1 Answer)

We are driving from San Antonio wee hours of the am) entry at Laredo to Vallarta during Xmas break 2016.

I see 3 possible routes from the entry at Nuevo Laredo ( or Columbia if we are not too early in the day)
1. monterrey-hwy 54 to zacatecas-guadalajara-pv
2. same route but using hwy 57 - San Luis Potosi
3. hwy 40 durang0- mazatlan-pv
we are not planning on sightseeing on the way down and want the fastest route. we do not mind paying tolls. which way would you go and why? what town would you stop at for the one overnight we plan to make. About how many hours to get to that first stop from the border?
Thanks in advance for your help!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 23, 2016
First time trip outside the United States.  (6 Answers)

I am planning to take my 7 year old daughter to see her father. We are going to meet up and stay at a hotel in Nuevo Laredo. I have various questions whst have gotten mixed answers based on people I jave asked. So I just decided to ask here. I will number the questions. Sorry if it's a lot, but I am very nervous and want to know what I'm getting myself into.

1. What are the safest hotels one can recommend and can I reserve them online with a debit/credit card in USD?

2. What is the best/safest way to cross if we plan to cross from Laredo, Texas?

3. We only plan to be there Friday-Sunday. I have heard we DO NOT need passports, that IDs and birth certificates would be okay because the new IDs have a chip in them that accesses all biographical information, how true is this?

4.We are going to drive over in our vehicle. Do we need a permit to cross the car into Mexico? I heard that if we don't go any further than 16-18 miles past the boarder we should be fine... Not sure how true this is?

5. What are some essential items I must take in case of any emergency?

6. Can I take our own snacks and bottled water over the boarder?

7. How bad is crime in Nuevo Laredo? I am most terrified of this part.. What are some info that I should know while I'm there?

8. What should I avoid while there?

9. How do pesos work and how do I understand them?

10. Only going for 3 days, how much money should I take? And will my debit card work over there?

Sorry if some questions are dumb, this is my first time ever, so I want to be prepared.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 14, 2016
Dress Shop  (1 Answer)

Hello! If you are in Nuevo Laredo, do you know of a shop close to the border (tourist) that has exquisite dresses made by hand by a local lady (not the historical gowns) the dresses are mostly white with embroidered flowers--I know sounds like every dress in Mexico-- these look like cotton/silk,
Kathy


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 15, 2015
traveling to zacatecas from Tennessee  (3 Answers)

My husband and i will be going to sain alto zacatecas from Tennessee very soon. we will be driving our yukon and we will have a 4 and a 3 year old with us. we were planning on crossing in nuevo laredo and my husband is from mexico but i am a u.s. citizen. i was wondering if that would be the safest crossing? Any suggestions to keep our family safe would be great!! Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 27, 2015
Passport Stamped  (2 Answers)

My husband and I are planning on heading to Mexico soon to visit family... we have only flown in but never drove... this time we are planning on driving in and crossing thru the Nuevo Laredo crossing... After we enter into Mexico.. can someone tell me where we get our passports Stamped?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 26, 2014
Traveling from the ETN Bus Terminal in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico  (1 Answer)

I have three relatives arriving from Mexico City to Nuevo Laredo via ETN Bus tomorrow morning the 27th. Can they take a taxi to Laredo Via Bridge One to pass Immigration and Customs Inspection or do they have to take a taxi to Bridge One and walk across the Bridge? Thank you for your assistance, Richard McCoy


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 15, 2014
Walking from International Bridge to Bus station in Nuevo Laredo?  (8 Answers)

Hi all,

I was wondering what the current state of affairs is in N.L.? I will be entering Mexico in the beginning of October and will be taking a bus from N.L. to Guadalajara, and will be in N.L. on a Monday in the late morning and early afternoon. I will be wearing a large backpack and have decent Spanish, not fluent but nicely conversational. If the city is fairly safe at this current time I think it would be fun to walk from the border to Nueva Central de Autobuses located here:

I'm white as they come but am 6 feet tall and muscular, if that makes any difference.

Is it safe enough to walk at the time I will be in the city? The only post I've seen talking about this is from 2008 and I think it's for a different bus station maybe. Will also be stopping for lunch along the way, probably at a local Taqueria.

Looking forward to your replies. Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 16, 2014
First time crossing into Mexico at Laredo  (1 Answer)

Does anyone have any specific directions or links that would show the best way to cross into Mexico at Laredo? We will be leaving San Antonio and heading to Mazatlan. What is the best route to take ( names of bridges or turn offs we should be looking for), how to get to immigration to get our visa and pay for our car, anything would help.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 03, 2014
Help with driving car into Nuevo Laredo  (2 Answers)

I am just driving into Mexico for several hours. I am meeting up with a friend about an hour from the Laredo border. I am wondering if I still need to get a car permit and also if anyone knows anything about crossing the border with a financed car, (I'm still paying off my loan). Any info will help! Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 05, 2014
Crossing by car to Nuevo Laredo  (1 Answer)

What do I need to cross the border to Nuevo Laredo Mexico by car? Any permits? I will just be picking someone at the Nuevo Laredo Airport and then returning back to the USA, I won't be staying in Mexico for more than 3 hours. And how far from the airport to the border? Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 19, 2014
CROSSING TO USA BY TAXI  (5 Answers)

IS IT POSSIBLE TO CROSS THE BORDER OF MEXICO USA BY TAXI FROM NEUVO LAREDO,MEXICO TO LAREDO,TEXAS,USA.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 07, 2014
driving from houston to nuevo laredo  (1 Answer)

i just need to see a family member that will be waiting for me on the other side. i have a passport but i do not have a permit for my car. what can i do? And also i need to take with me 3 large bags. can i pass to the other side with them?
i need help asap pls!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 24, 2014
crossing without passport into nuevo laredo....  (15 Answers)

meeting my husband in Nuevo Laredo. My daughter and I do not have possession of our passports. My husband currently has them in Mexico. Does anyone know if my daughter and I will have a problem crossing into Nuevo Laredo only. Either by taxi because we will have a couple of bags. Or should I send my bag over by the bus and walk across. We are staying for a week or two and already have hotel reservations. Can somebody let me know what the processes if I'll be stopped will my birth certificate and ID and social security cards cards work tu casa en tu nuevo Laredo thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 25, 2014
Need help and directions  (3 Answers)

When I crossed INTO Mexico using Bridge 2, I was not able to find the Immigration Office and, while I DID HAVE my car permit and insurance etc (which I got on line and by courier), I did not get a tourist card or a stamp in my passport before ending up on the toll road and well into Mexico. I have been in Mexico for two months and now need to get home.
I am travelling back that same way INTO Texas via Nuevo Laredo Bridge 2 and need instructions on how to find the place where a) I give back my car sticker, and b) where I tell them my sad tale of woe about not having a tourist card. Can anyone give me clear and concise instructions, PLEASE.
Is this one and the same place for car and immigration?
What sort of "fine" should I expect to have to pay to get through the immigration?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 21, 2014
border crossing  (5 Answers)

I need to go to a Port of Entry for U.S. Customs and Border to get my TN visa stamp. Laredo is the closest to Austin TX. I don't wish to drive through the border. Can I park my car in Laredo, TX border side and go up the US Customs and Border office by foot? Should I be concern about my safety? Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 04, 2013
Traveling by bus to Durango  (1 Answer)

I am trying to find the cheapest, yet safest, way to travel to Durango. Looking at Greyhound, if I took the bus from my town here in the states to Durango I would have to transfer in Nuevo Laredo. My boyfriend told me that this is where he passed through and it is dangerous. Would I be better off paying more and catching a plane rather than taking the bus??


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 16, 2013
my infant son and i well be going to nuevo laredo to meet up with my husband!!!!

Im taking a bus to laredo tx from san antonio tx how much do the taxi cost and is it safe to trust taxi driver to cross to the bus station the one in front of XOXO store????


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 29, 2013
Bus from Laredo to Zacatecas  (3 Answers)

We are flying in to Laredo, Texas, in mid-August at 20:20. Is it practical to catch a bus that night to go to Zacatecas, Mexico (it can be Mexico City)? If it is possible, what is the best way to do it?

- Go to a bus depot in Laredo, TX, from the Laredo airport by taxi, and find a night bus to go to Zacatecas?
- Go across the border (how do we get there; taxi or bus?) and get to the bus depot in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, to catch a bus to Zacatecas?
- I am reading that, in general in Mexico, it is better to catch a bus at a bus depot without a reservation. Does this apply to this plan?
- If a reservation is recommended, which one should I book and how?

Thank you very much!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 05, 2013
border crossing  (2 Answers)

what i the best way to go from the Laredo border to Nuevo Laredo airport?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 17, 2011
ETN bus station in Nuevo Laredo to border?  (2 Answers)

How much is a Taxi from the ETN bus station in Nuevo Laredo to the border? Also approximately how many miles and time it takes.

Thanks in advance,
1fox


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 17, 2011
Meeting At The Border  (1 Answer)

I live in the US. My girlfriend lives in Durango. We want to meet at the border. She is arriving on the bus from Durango. I am driving my car across. What is the best bridge to cross? Where can we meet once I am across the border?When her bus stops at the border, will she be allowed to get off and wait for me? How is the best way to handle this situation? Thanks for your help.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 05, 2010
Safe to drive from GDL through Nouevo Laredo?

As I live in GDL, I have done this drive several times during the past 2 summers. Given the latest security issues and travel warnings against "nonessential" travel, how safe is it, in reality, to drive the bypass around Monterrey to Nuevo Laredo. I am not one to spook easily but I did read somewhere that a person was carjacked on the cuota from Monterrey to Reynosa. I am a female who will be traveling with my 3 dogs in my car with US plates. Naturally, I would plan on going through the area in the afternoon, sometime during the first part of July. I am, however, worried about coming across roadblocks from the Zetas or other criminal groups. I also need to make the return trip at the beginning of August. As it is ideal for me to drive with my dogs, I would like to make the drive if it is safe?

Anyone living or traveling there (Mont. or N.L) recently have any advice for me?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 17, 2010
???what bridge???  (2 Answers)

Hello I have been traveling to mx for years and have allways passed threw the #2 bridge being that Nuevo Larado is having so many problems i would like to know if the World Trade Bridge is safe to cross and is the road that takes me to the toll road that go's to monterey safe. I allready have my personal and vehicle permits so bassically all i want to do is get threw Nuevo Larado the fastest.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 13, 2008
Info about busride to San Miguel de Allende  (2 Answers)

We are a family of 9 wanting to travel cheaply to San Miguel. I have heard about Grupo Estrella Blanca, Expresso Futuro. IS this the bus line to take and how much is a ticket? thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 22, 2008
REYNOSA

MY FAMILY MEMBER WILL BE TRAVELING FROM REYNOSA. AND I NEED TO KNOW HOW FAR IS THE BUS STATION FROM THE BRIDGE. ALSO I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE PRICE OF THE TICKET TO LAREDO MEXICO. IF ANYBODY CAN HELP.....



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