Chepe Regional – Economy Class
Economy tickets are like a form of public transportation; they’re purchased on-the-go and you cannot make reservations. A single trip from Chihuahua to Los Mochis is much cheaper than the Tourist class, however, if you wish to stay at any of the towns along the way you will need to purchase each segment of your trip individually. Individual segments vary in price and you can obtain these prices on the Chepe website.
Economy tickets are best for those who do not wish to be tied to specific dates.
Economy tickets are not recommended during high season (July, August, Christmas and Easter week), as the train is usually quite full. If there is no room you won’t be able to board.
Chepe Regional – Tourist Class
Purchasing a Tourist ticket entitles you to deboard at three different stations. For example, purchasing a ticket from Chihuahua to El Fuerte means that you can also get off at Creel, Divisadero and Bahuichivo along the way. Because of the train’s schedule, however, you would need to stay in each town for at least 2 nights. Remember, the train only runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays in that particular direction.
You will need to declare which stops you plan to disembark and the exact dates when you purchase your tickets. More information on how to purchase tickets below.
If you wish to get off at more than three stops then you’ll be charged for the additional segments at a slightly higher rate.
You can mix and match Tourist and Economy tickets to save money if you plan to make more than three stops.
HOT TIP: Taking a bus between El Fuerte and Los Mochis is about $70 MXP. The train is a minimum of $348 MXP. With the bus, you can save money and won’t miss any spectacular views.
Below are old price tables for the Chepe Regional Economy and Tourist classes. These tables display prices from Chihuahua to the corresponding destinations. Again, the Chepe Regional is for locals. Tourists may not even be able to board. These prices were accurate in March 2020 but are no longer available on the Chepe website.