Nov 2, 2010, 8:41 PM
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Don't know why you're having trouble with their site as it looks good to me. I plugged in some fake date and it automatically took me to the next step (names, etc.) and then would automatically take me to a payment page. There's even an English version, if that helps.
Re: [TBo] How to reserve/buy ETN bus tickets from the States?
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But here's my recommendation re buying your ticket in advance: Don't.
If I recall you're flying into Vallarta, then heading to the PV bus station (about 10 minutes from the airport). Then going onto Guadalajara and then onto Guanajuato.
What if your flight is delayed or it takes extra time clearing immigration or customs? There's very little reason to pay for a ticket in advance unless your traveling on a super-busy day. There are TONS of busses connecting Vallarta to Guadalajara.
If it was me, I'd get out of the airport and to the bus station as efficiently as possible, and then take the very next bus to Guadalajara, whether it's Primera Plus, or ETN. (I'd personally consider other lines, too, but I don't want to complicate things.)
Then once you've arrived more quickly at the bus station in GDL, connect to whatever next bus gets you to Guanajuato more efficiently.
You have options. If you stay flexible you can use them to your advantage. Everyone pimps ETN and I love them too, but Primera Plus is just fine. Really. And if I'm not mistaken, Primera Plus and ETN are owned by the same company. They cooperate, if you ask them too. I remember not wanting to wait a couple hours for one or the other, and they checked the "other" line and had one leaving in 10 minutes. They escorted me quickly to another terminal and onto the bus.
Have a great trip.