Aug 18, 2012, 9:35 PM
Post #2 of 12
We do indeed use Line 4--in fact, we just used it today. Joaquinx, your take on how it runs is incorrect. It's the NORTH route that goes to San Lázaro and the airport and back, and the SOUTH route that wends its way through the Centro Histórico and back.
And yes, both lines go both directions. A couple of weeks ago I thought I would take the SOUTH route to Mercado la Merced and then the NORTH route from there back to the part of the city where I was going next, but I ended up taking the SOUTH route both ways. It's hard to envision how it's set up until you actually ride the Metrobús, but it is very ingenious.
From our home in la Condesa, we get on Line 1 going north, get off at Buenavista, and transfer to Line 4 to go wherever we want to go that it goes. Today we went on Line 4 from Buenavista to Isabel la Católica, walked three blocks up Isabel la Católica and met friends at a Centro Histórico restaurant for comida. It's easy, and transferring from line to line is free. We took a taxi home.
Cost difference: Metrobús to our destination, 5 pesos each. Taxi home, 50 pesos total.