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Getting from Monterrey to Saltillo

Old Jun 14, 16, 10:51 am
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Getting from Monterrey to Saltillo

I am flying into Monterrey soon and have to drive to Saltillo.

I am just wondering if anyone can recommend the best way to get there.

Right now, I have a car rental when I arrive in Monterrey, sleeping there and will drive when the sun comes up, spend the day in Saltillo and drive back and sleep in Monterrey before I fly out the following day.

I am unfamiliar with that part of the world. Should I have any issues driving, should I hire a driver instead ?

Any advice would be appreciated!
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Old Jun 14, 16, 11:14 am
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Saltillo is my hometown

Rental you have 2 options

1. Drive from MTY Airport using the toll road that will lead you to the Monterrey-Saltillo highway (toll too). Estimated time is 1:40. Airport highway toll is around $150 MXN and Saltillo Highway $80 MXN
2. Drive through Monterrey City. Saltillo signs are everywhere and Monterrey is pretty easy to drive. Estimated time to drive the city is 45 min and then Saltillo Highway another 45 min and $80 MXN

Since you're planning on driving next day morning, your only option is number 1 since traffic from Monterrey's airport to the city is awful in the morning

At what time do you arrive? Normally when I get late to MTY I drive to Saltillo

Other options not involving rental are: Monterrey Airport Taxi (I believe they charge like $1000 for the ride) or a bus which runs from Monterrey Airport to Saltillo

Let me know if you have any other questions

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Old Jun 14, 16, 11:21 am
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I believe I arrive into MTY at around 11pm.

What time would be good to get our earlier in the AM to avoid the worst of the traffic ?

The only problem is I have is I have not been through that part of the world and my Spanish is pretty non existent, so driving at night in a totally unfamiliar area may not be the best thing to do.

I am open for the easiest way of course. I will have GPS on my phone and can follow that as needed.

I have to ask as even though I know it is overblown, are there any security concerns with that drive or the two cities in general ?

I am staying near MTY airport both nights .

Would an Uber be a good option as well ?

Thank you for your reply !
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Old Jun 14, 16, 12:42 pm
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To avoid traffic like 530 AM at the most. It's rush our for commuters to Monterrey's downtown

Some tolls do not take Cards so you'll need some cash
No security concerns. Traffic between the cities is constant

Google has both options I mentioned
https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Aero...611!2d25.43208
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Old Jun 14, 16, 12:46 pm
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Thank you for that

5.30am may be a bit early for me but good to know!

That said, coming back through down on my way back would be nice. Get a chance to see the city.

I will have cash for the tolls , thank you.

Thank you again, I am always looking forward to seeing new places, so I am excited to visit this part of Mexico
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Old Jun 16, 16, 8:03 pm
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Saltillo is known throughout Mexico for its "cabrito" - as is Monterrey. Cabrito al pastor is goat roasted on a spit. Enjoy!
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