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Guadalajara to SM Allende - bus or car?

Denver, CO
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Guadalajara to SM Allende - bus or car?

I got a great airfare into GDL, and figured that I would catch an ETN or a Primera Plus bus to San Miguel. However, it seems that the last bus to San Miguel on both lines leaves at 3:15pm. My arrival time of 2:45pm puts those buses out of reach.

Does anyone know if there is a later bus on either of these lines that is nonstop? If it would be a really long trip, or require an overnight stay in Guadalajara, I think I'll probably just rent a car.

Queretaro City...
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1. Re: Guadalajara to SM Allende - bus or car?

Indeed the last bus on those lines does appear to be 3.15. The nonstop route seems to take 5 hours. I have looked at changing buses at Leon and Guanajuato but you still miss the last one to San Miguel.

An alternative is to get the ETN 15.45 or 17.15 bus from Guadalajara to Queretaro (4hrs 45 mins) and a taxi from there.

San Miguel de...
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2. Re: Guadalajara to SM Allende - bus or car?

Lo siento, I drive from GDL to my house here in 3.5 hours.

Hope you have auto parking in SMdA!


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3. Re: Guadalajara to SM Allende - bus or car?

I would rent a car. March of 2006 I rented a car from GDL & headed to Guanajuato. It took me about 3.5 hours & that was because I was not familiar with area. Once you get to GTO, San Miguel will be easy. I usually rent a car from GDL to go to my home town in the state of Michoacan.

You should pick up a map from Guia Roji. You may be able to pick one up in GDL or get it online at www.gonetomorrow.com

Good luck

4. Re: Guadalajara to SM Allende - bus or car?

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