|by Jamie Beckman||Road Trips, Monterrey, Nuevo Laredo, Austin, Dallas, San Antonio||0|
Mexican vacation for a buck, anyone? Greyhound recently launched international bus service from Texas to Mexico, and for a limited time, you can hop aboard for $1 a ticket. (Or 25 pesos.)
The new route connects Monterrey and Nuevo Laredo in Mexico to Laredo, San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas in Texas, with 23-plus departures per day. The two private Mexican terminals are brand-new, and the accompanying new fleet of buses sounds pretty swank: free Wi-Fi, outlets, leather seats, extra legroom, onboard restrooms, and guaranteed seats.
As easy-breezy as going down south sounds, though, Greyhound says its security checks are rigorous, and it is working with the U.S. and Mexican governments on the border-crossing process. When passengers reach the border, they and their baggage are checked, and everyone must have a passport to enter either country.
The dollar-ticket promotion runs online at Greyhound.com and Greyhound.com.mx through Wednesday, July 29 (seating is limited). After that deal ends, keep an eye on the Greyhound websites to score web-only fare discounts. Olé!