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Travel by bus to Santa Maria del Rio

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Travel by bus to Santa Maria del Rio

I would like to travel from Guanajuato GTO to Santa Maria del Rio SLP by bus, and then proceed on to San Luis Potosi in July 2018. Has anyone done that recently? I'm having trouble finding what bus line serves Santa Maria del Rio. I am open to travelling thru Dolores Hidalgo, but would rather not go all the way to SLP first. Thanks!

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1. Re: Travel by bus to Santa Maria del Rio

Its nice easier to travel to SLP then back about 30 minutes to Santa Maria. Sta Maria is pleasant and interesting, I think its better to rent a car in SLP, do the town of Santa Maria then the river.

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2. Re: Travel by bus to Santa Maria del Rio

Sorry Joan, tried to edit. The MX bus lines are efficient big city to big city. Santa Maria is a small place outside of SLP, so you do not save any time trying to cobble together routes / get to SLP and either go directly back to Santa Maria or check into the city of San Luis and then getting down there. PM me for specifics. San Luis is a metropolis with 3 plus million and many car manufacturers and software specialists , a great history and lively. arts scene

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As far as I can see, there are only evening first-class departures from Guanajuato to SLP, one with Primera Plus and the other with ODM. They take about three hours. Otherwise, the only option is likely to be second class buses, for which there are no online timetables, and which would take a lot longer, with a possible change in Dolores.

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4. Re: Travel by bus to Santa Maria del Rio

Agree with the above. There is only one bus from GTO to SLP. It is in the afternoon. 3 or 4pm. You could try hiring an Uber driver to take you to Santa Maria Del Rio. We found one to take us from San Luis Potosi to San Miguel de Allende for $850 pesos last summer.

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