Guide to Accessing and Driving on Toll Roads in Mexico

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Mexico has made massive investments in its road infrastructure over the last 30 years to connect the country’s main towns and cities with safe and reliable intercity roads.

Most of Mexico’s major toll trunk roads are four-lane highways, except in very mountainous regions (or stretches of a mountainous route), where at times the road is limited to a single lane on each side due to the rugged topography.

Driving on toll roads in Mexico

To cut down journey times and make your road trip smoother and safer, we recommend you take the toll roads where these are available.  Learn about how Mexico’s extensive network of toll roads can be accessed.

Our guide to Mexico’s toll roads is an integral part of our free eBook guide to driving and road trips in Mexico—download your free copy now.

The section on toll roads includes:

  • Introduction to driving on Mexico’s tolled road network
  • How to identify toll roads on a map
  • Mexico City’s elevated (tolled) beltway
  • Toll road terminology in Spanish
  • Toll road charges
  • Ways to pay for toll roads

Free eBook: comprehensive guide to driving and road trips in Mexico

This free eBook is a comprehensive guide that helps you to plan and prepare for safe and enjoyable driving and road trips in Mexico

Free eBook: Download your free guide to driving and road trips in Mexico

Comprehensive guide for drivers in Mexico

Our free eBook guide to driving and road trips gives you seven complete sections help you to plan and prepare for your road trip, drive confidently and safely with peace of mind when you’re on the road in Mexico:

Bringing a foreign-plated car to Mexico

Learn about what you need to know about bringing your US- or Canadian-plated car across the border into Mexico.

Mexico’s toll road network

To cut down journey times and make your road trip smoother and safer, we recommend you take the toll roads where these are available.  Learn about how Mexico’s extensive network of toll roads can be accessed.

Practical and safety tips for driving in Mexico

An entire section about about practical matters of driving in Mexico with insightful tips and guidance to stay safe and mitigate risks.

Vehicle security

A chapter with practical tips and advice for keeping your vehicle safe and secure while driving in Mexico.

Dealing with breakdowns

Vehicle breakdowns can happen at anytime.  This section of the guide shares practical advice and insights about dealing with mechanical breakdowns when you’re in Mexico, and how to access assistance when you need it.

Dealing with accidents

Accidents, whether minor or serious, can be a cause of hassle and stress and if not properly mitigated, can create significant hardship for you.  Find out what the procedures are if you become involved in a minor or major accident in Mexico

Vehicle insurance

Being properly insured with a policy that covers third party liability, roadside assistance and medical coverages helps you to drive with peace of mind across Mexico.  The guide includes a full chapter to help you understand how vehicle insurance works and how to get adequate insurance, breakdown, and medical coverages when you’re driving in Mexico.

Free eBook: comprehensive guide to driving and road trips in Mexico

This free eBook is a comprehensive guide that helps you to plan and prepare for safe and enjoyable driving and road trips in Mexico

Free eBook: Download your free guide to driving and road trips in Mexico

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