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Just made the trip yesterday and the tolls, starting from the Macroliebramento to the Rio Grand river in Laredo.... going through Lagos de Moreno, bypass SLP on the west, through Saltillo/Monterrey...... was a staggering 1320 pesos!  That's about $71US @ 18.5 exchange rate.  

I usually go through Aguas/Zacatecas/Saltillo/Monclova to Eagle Pass which has FAR fewer tolls and the roads are just as good. 

BTW,  about 3km short of the border in N. Laredo got pulled over by mordida -seeking Transitos. I'm used to this with my US plated car around both N. Laredo and Colombia crossings. Short story is that I did NOT pay them, asked for a ticket and through their frustration with me, told me to Vamoose!

 

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Just checked my PASE account and I paid $1339 including the bridge to enter US @ $30   Soon to be higher as the new section entering Nuevo Laredo is completed. The new booth is under construction. 

Biggest ripoffs  are the Lincoln north of Monterrey at $163 ,the Tepatitlan @ $212 , and the Jalostotitan @ $175.  You can avoid all of those if you want for about 30-45 minutes additional. 

 

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They could already be charging for the last/new toll section as the rate at last operating booth at Sabinas was $273!

BTW, the 3 you mentioned were all 2 pesos higher yesterday...

 

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37 minutes ago, RickS said:

They could already be charging for the last/new toll section as the rate at last operating booth at Sabinas was $273!

BTW, the 3 you mentioned were all 2 pesos higher yesterday...

 

Sabinas was $265 on January 27th. So it's up $8 in 2 weeks!!!  However it is one of the nicest and best maintained toll roads on the whole route, the other being Periferico  between  the Apasco plant and Lincoln junction and only $72. Plus new clean BP stations on both sides good pit stop before drive onto Laredo.  

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Yes nice but.....$15 US is a lot of money for such a short distance IMO

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7 hours ago, RickS said:

Just made the trip yesterday and the tolls, starting from the Macroliebramento to the Rio Grand river in Laredo.... going through Lagos de Moreno, bypass SLP on the west, through Saltillo/Monterrey...... was a staggering 1320 pesos!  That's about $145US @ 18.5 exchange rate.  

I usually go through Aguas/Zacatecas/Saltillo/Monclova to Eagle Pass which has FAR fewer tolls and the roads are just as good. 

BTW,  about 3km short of the border in N. Laredo got pulled over by mordida -seeking Transitos. I'm used to this with my US plated car around both N. Laredo and Colombia crossings. Short story is that I did NOT pay them, asked for a ticket and through their frustration with me, told me to Vamoose!

 

I think your math is a little off.  1320 pesos is $71.35US.  Good for you not paying mordida.  Took me 45 minutes east of SLP many years ago to get the "vamos" order.

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11 minutes ago, Yo1 said:

I think your math is a little off.  1320 pesos is $71.35US.  Good for you not paying mordida.  Took me 45 minutes east of SLP many years ago to get the "vamos" order.

Shhhh !!!  I was just going to buy some dollars from Rick, and then you………….:D:D:D

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Wow, that makes me feel better. About the cost but not about my math! 😂

 

 

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Tolls far lower going by way of Pharr.  About half.  Much less truck traffic too, going via Ciudad Victoria and Pharr as well.  Much better choices in hotels and restaurants on the U.S. side and a very doable one day trip from here to the U.S., under 11 hours now.  We drive it on Sundays for lighter traffic, particularly fewer trucks.

These high priced toll roads are probably one of the reasons the Mexican economy is in recession or at best stagnant, the high cost of fuel thanks to the socialism of Pemex also contributing.  It is no wonder the truck drivers are constantly protesting both.  Sad.

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i left ajijic on the 29th of jan. spent night in saltillo then to colombia bridge. spent 64 dollars on tolls including the 28 pesos at the bridge. went thru aguascalientes and bypass around zacatecas. have never seen so many trucks from saltillo to colombia bridge. took 21 minutes to go around the inner western ring road in ags. new overpasses and much improved. 

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You missed ten capitals!    🧙‍♂️

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4 hours ago, RVGRINGO said:

You missed ten capitals!    🧙‍♂️

But the info was appreciated anyway.....

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We have got to get our spellcheckers to correct capital letter errors as well :) .

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Nope!  I counted at least 15 capitals missed -- Beginning of each sentence, town names, more...!  😁   But, yes, very helpful info from the various posters.

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So what do you normally pay in gas and tolls one way?

I am returning on March 13 this week.
which bridge is the quickest (shortest lines) for return?
thank you

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March 2nd 2020 tolls using the San Luis Potosi route    Bridge wait at 3:15 was 25 mins. 

I use PASE so no waits at toll booths. 

Lib sur de Gdl         $60

Tepatitlan               $214

Jalostotitlan          $177

Lagos de Moreno $115

Lib Pte SLP            $54

Lib Arco Nte SLP  $66

Lib Matehuala       $28

Los Chorros          $66

La Carbonera        $42

Periferico Slt Mty $72

Lincoln                   $168

Sabinas                  $273

Total                     $1335

Laredo bridge II      $30

 

 

 

 

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22 hours ago, MER said:

So what do you normally pay in gas and tolls one way?

I am returning on March 13 this week.
which bridge is the quickest (shortest lines) for return?
thank you

Unless one knows what your MPGs are, they are not going to be able to give you a gasoline cost. One thing for a Prius and quite another for an F350!  Gas in February was equivalent to about $4.25/gallon. 

Generally.... the longest lines will be downtown Laredo. Much shorter out at Colombia but then it is a ways out of town so one must take that into account. 

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6 minutes ago, Oatsie said:

Be aware that the tolls shown on this website are not always accurate.... lag behind. Good for an estimate but don't expect them to be the same.

 

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10 hours ago, RickS said:

Be aware that the tolls shown on this website are not always accurate.... lag behind. Good for an estimate but don't expect them to be the same.

 

Agree 100% Rick. That calculator is way off. Doesn't even have the libramiento sur. Shows costs as $1081 and a $zero for Lincoln around Monterrey.. 

Also for some reason the PASE website no longer has the route calculator. Even it was wrong in last time I checked in January. 

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What about the tolls going thru Aguas and Zacatecas?

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On 2/8/2020 at 10:34 AM, RickS said:

Just made the trip yesterday and the tolls, starting from the Macroliebramento to the Rio Grand river in Laredo.... going through Lagos de Moreno, bypass SLP on the west, through Saltillo/Monterrey...... was a staggering 1320 pesos!  That's about $145US @ 18.5 exchange rate.  

I usually go through Aguas/Zacatecas/Saltillo/Monclova to Eagle Pass which has FAR fewer tolls and the roads are just as good. 

BTW,  about 3km short of the border in N. Laredo got pulled over by mordida -seeking Transitos. I'm used to this with my US plated car around both N. Laredo and Colombia crossings. Short story is that I did NOT pay them, asked for a ticket and through their frustration with me, told me to Vamoose!

 

Just to update:  $1320 MXN is now only $58.32 USD since the fall of the peso @ current exchange of 22.63

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