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Guanajuato Transportation

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Guanajuato is one of the cities in Mexico where expats might consider not owning an automobile. Its steep hillsides and narrow, limited-access roadways make driving a challenge. It may be a good opportunity to stay in excellent shape by walking most places.

You can reach the statue of El Pipila and have the best view of the city by taking the funicular. It climbs the 30 percent grade in no time at all and costs just a few U.S. dollars for the roundtrip. The funicular station is right behind Teatro Juarez.

If you need to get across town inexpensively, Guanajuato’s bus system – Sistema Coordinado de Transporte de Guanajuato – runs from 5 a.m. until 10 p.m. every day.

Taxis are also available, but not metered, so be sure to ask how much your trip will cost when you enter the taxi. The good news is that average pricing is relatively modest. A one-mile taxi ride should be just a few U.S. dollars.