How to Drive from Lake Chapala Ajijic to Texas…mile by mile !

December 15, 2008

GUADALAJARA TO LAREDO

by Pat and Priest Kemper and Paul Brier

 

YOU WILL NEED ABOUT $1000 Pesos FOR TOLLS (Paul’s last trip was in August 2008, and tolls were $812) plus cash for your fuel.

 

From Lakeside, take the highway toward Guad. Follow signs to Tonala, Mexico, but DO NOT exit at the autobus exit or the Tonala exit. Follow the signs toward LAGOS DE MORENO.

 

IMPORTANT !! RESET YOUR MILEAGE METER AT THE TOLLBOTH. Then just watch for the various instruction steps as you near these miliage numbers.

 

If any one does this route from Texas to Lake Chapala Ajijic Sid would appreciate the info in Microsoft Word format to help those coming South.

 

0.0 tollbooth  $38

 

2.3  Keep left, at sign LAGOS DE MORENO

 

27.5  tollbooth $88

 

57.0 tollbooth $105

 

75.1 Keep right, at sign LAGOS DE MORENO

 

93.0 Turn left after the PEMEX STATION, bypass toward LAGOS DE MORENO

 

98.0 Cross Railroad tracks

 

99.4 Dangerous intersection, STOP, then slight angle to right toward SAN LUIS POTOSI

 

101.0 Turn right, go about 50 meters and make a U-TURN to the left, toward San Luis Potosi

 

135.9  Sign of the Black Bull on the left

 

143.5 PEMEX station, TURN LEFT IMMEDIATELY AFTER

 

145.4 tollbooth $14

 

146.8 Deadend, turn LEFT to SAN LUIS POTOSI

 

158.0 EXIT RIGHT TO MATAHUALA VIA CUOTA. This is a bypass around the Barrancas and San Luis Potosi

 

158.4 Bear right to MATAHUALA

 

186.7 tollbooth $96

 

204.7 follow sign to MATAHUALA (rt 57)

 

213.3 tollbooth $45.  Here is a nice PEMEX, with restaurant, snacks, clean restrooms, and a good area for walking your pets.

 

227.5 Sometimes there is an Army checkpoint here.

 

236.9 Another Black Bull sign

 

311.5 You are passing through the Tropic of Cancer. (wear your sunscreen)

 

325.4 Casa Inn Hotel – nice, but expensive.

 

325.6 Las Palmas Hotel, also nice – but expensive

 

326.5 new PEMEX with good restaurant

 

330.0 tollbooth $17

 

334.4 sometimes there is an Army checkpoint here

 

398.2 Pest control checkpoint

 

400.9 Agricultural Checkpoint

 

444.3 Bear right to SALTILLO and MONTERREY  VIA CUOTA

 

445.2 tollbooth $56

 

464.2 Keep right, MONTERREY VIA CUOTA

 

480.1 tollbooth $33

 

480.6 Another Black Bull!

 

497.7 Turn right to LAREDO VIA CUOTA this is a bypass around Monterrey.

 

507.2 tollbooth $115

 

520.7 Veer left toward LAREDO

 

524.1 Veer left LAREDO VIA CUOTA

 

537.1 Another Black Bull

 

568.5 tollbooth $180

 

624.9 Checkpoint – STAY LEFT (18 WHEELERS GO RIGHT)

 

637.4 Angle to left toward Bridge #1 (Puente #1)

 

640.4 turn right to parallel Rio Grande

 

STAY IN THE LEFT LANE, THIS MERGES INTO ONE.

 

640.8 Left on to INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE – GET IN RIGHT LANE ON THE BRIDGE.

 

640.9 tollbooth (to cross bridge) This will be between $20 and $25

 

Across bridge, follow signs toward I-35. Welcome to the USA !

 

  • http://www.alphaediting.com Nicole A Bentley

    We would like to find others travelers planning to drive from Laredo, TX, to Ajijic sometime in November so that we may caravan from the border to Ajijic. Please respond to nicole@alphaediting.com

    Thanks!

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