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By Plane

Continental (tel. 800/523-3273 in the U.S., or 01-800/900-5000 in Mexico) has nonstop service to and from Houston. Aeroméxico (tel. 800/237-6639 in the U.S., 01-800/021-4000, 229/935-0283, or 229/34-1534) and its affiliates offer service to and from Mexico City and other domestic destinations.

The airport is 11km (6 3/4 miles) from the town center. Getting there by taxi costs 150 pesos. Major rental car agencies with counters at the airport and locations in downtown hotels include Avis (tel. 800/331-1212 in the U.S., or 229/931-1580), Dollar (tel. 800/800-4000 in the U.S., or 229/935-5231), and National (tel. 800/328-4567 in the U.S., or 229/931-7556).

By Car

From Mexico City (6 hr.) and Puebla (3 1/2 hr.), take the autopista (toll Hwy. 150D) into Veracruz. From Xalapa (1 1/2 hr.), take Hwy. 140 to coastal toll Hwy. 180 south.

By Bus

The ADO first-class bus station is 20 blocks south of the town center on Díaz Mirón between calles Orizaba and Molina. There is frequent service to Mexico City, Puebla, Xalapa, and other cities. Taxis wait in front of the terminal; the trip to the center costs around 30 pesos. You can buy a bus ticket downtown at the Ticket Bus agency (tel. 01-800/702-8000 in Mexico), at the corner of Mario Molina and Independencia. It's open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.