You can arrive or depart Chihuahua by plane, train or bus.
How to get to Chihuahua By Plane
Chihuahua is the most accessible city along the Chepe route. That said, flying into or out of Chihuahua internationally can be expensive. Check prices and availability with Skyscanner.
To save money check flights to nearby cities such as Guadalajara, Mexico City or Monterrey, then check the Mexican low-cost airlines for flights to Chihuahua (CUU). Interjet, Volaris and VivaAerobus usually have cheap flights. Interjet and Volaris also fly to some international destinations.
Flying into or out of El Paso, Texas in the U.S. is also an option if you’re up for a long bus ride to Chihuahua. More details below.
How to get to Chihuahua By Train
El Chepe is the main reason for tourists to visit Chihuahua as this is where they either start or end their train ride through Copper Canyon. The train doesn’t depart every day so careful planning is a must.
Only the Chepe Regional services Chihuahua and it departs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 6:00 am. It returns to Chihuahua on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays around 9:30 pm.
For more information about how to buy Copper Canyon train tickets, the differences between the Chepe Regional and the Chepe Express, Chepe ticket prices and train schedules, click here to visit our page: How to Visit Copper Canyon by Train.
How to get to Chihuahua By Bus
Transportation by bus can be booked to or from just about anywhere in the country, but as the low-cost airlines will be faster and likely similar in price, you’re probably better off flying in most cases. However, if you’re coming from El Paso, Texas, or Creel, in the Copper Canyon, then your options are detailed below.
To get to El Paso, Texas, you can book online with Limousines de Mexico. The bus ride is 6-7 hours and the station is marked on the map above. Departure times are 12:00 am, 1:00 am, 7:00 am, 8:00 am and 9:00 am.
If you’re looking to get to or from Creel by bus you can do so with either Rápidos Cuauhtémoc or Autotransportes Turísticos del Noroeste. Rápidos Cuauhtémoc costs $288 MXP and leaves from the Central Bus Terminal while Noroeste costs $260 MXP and has its own station. Both stations are marked on the map above.
For other destinations visit the Estrella Blanca website.