We are on the Estrella Roja airporter bus that takes us directly to the international terminals One and Two at Benito Juarez Airport. We have been following the volcanoes for the past hour and a half. An impressive site with smoke. Idling from the cone of snow-capped El Popo.
This bus is luxe complete with free wifi and free drinks and snacks for 194 pesos which is about equivalent to $16 USD. Chrissy and I are both blogging so this two hour trip goes quickly. We fortified ourselves at the 4 Poniente bus terminal with complementary cafe americano.
The 4 Poniente bus station is about 7 minutes from the Puebla historic center and much more convenient than going the 20-30 minutes outside town to the larger TAPU station where we arrived from Oaxaca.
We bought the tickets to Mexico City as soon as we arrived at TAPU since seats fill quickly. Bus transport is the easiest and most cost effective way for locals to travel throughout Mexico. Muy facile y tranquilo.
Each state/region has it’s own bus line. So it is Estrella Roja that serves Puebla while ADO serves Oaxaca.
Most of the international flights leave from Terminal One in Mexico City. Continental/United departs from Terminal Two (same as AeroMexico). This bus makes stops at both terminals so travelers don’t have to take the airtrain. This makes it really easy to make a stopover to Puebla when you are going to Oaxaca. And it is much cheaper to fly round trip to MC and then take internal bus transport.