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driving elpaso to juarez rental car

Old Sep 3, 17, 7:04 pm
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driving elpaso to juarez rental car

hi,
have a meeting in juarez so flying into elpaso..
planning to rentacar and drive across for the meeting(only a few hrs)
is this a safe/hassle free option?
thanks
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Old Sep 4, 17, 11:28 pm
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Check with the company. A number of the specifically prohibit taking their cars into Mexico
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Old Sep 5, 17, 10:52 am
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Rather than rent a car, I'd just take a taxi.

Years ago I flew to ELP then took a taxi to the Juarez bus station. Cabs are plentiful at ELP, and I didn't have a problem getting one to take me across the border.
I ended up flying back to CJS and took a cab over to ELP. Again, no problem.

If you rent a car, you'll probably need to get insurance on your own. Most US car insurance doesn't work in Mexico. That, together with the cost and hassle of the rental, would put me at just cabbing it.
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Old Sep 5, 17, 3:55 pm
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Ya, driving in Mexico is just a bad idea, and along the border even worse.

Being fluent with language and culture would help, but still not a good idea.

Take a taxi and be safe.

BTW, if you have never been ELP is a nice modern airport, and last time I flew from there we actually took off to the south and were very shortly in Mexican air space.
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Old Sep 5, 17, 8:05 pm
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thanks-i think i will just get walk across and get a taxi - presume the taxis are safe enough?!
any advice on which border crossing-or are they all the same time wise?
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