The bus is the cheapest and easiest way to get from Mexico City if you do not want to fly. The buses are first class buses with varying degrees of service depending on which first class bus you get. I wouldn't even think of driving.
Just curious why not drive?
No problem with driving but the bus is so easy. I did it before the good highway existed and it was easy then.Edited: 05 March 2013, 03:00
Negatives of driving include:
1) Getting out of Mexico City. It's difficult if you don't know your way - the toll road to Acapulco is completely the other side of the City and you will spend your first hour (at least) in Mexico City traffic. This can be stressful.
2) You don't need your car in Acapulco and so you will be paying a daily rate for nothing.
3) Cost - the one-way cost in gas and tolls will be around 60 USD plus the cost of rental which will be around 60 USD a day once you include all the "extras".
So bus is the recommended form of travel - much more comfortable, bathrooms, a/c, etc. But there ARE flights - why can't you find them??
Absolutely agree with Jane and Stevemex the bus service is terrific.
There are only a couple of flights and it's like $400 pp.
Out of my budget!
What airlines have you checked?
Look at www.interjet.com.mx - rates from 178 USD return.
Renting a car could also be out of your budget if anything were to happen, and as mentioned, you don't need a car in Aca. Take the bus, it's reasonable and comfortable.
Buses are so economical and a great way to see the countryside of Mexico...
You could get lost and most likely will, this will avoid any things as car problems, toll roads, gas etc and for sure rented cars are known to be marked in Acapulco as sure bets for getting a Policemans attention and wanting $$$
Take the bus!!!!!Edited: 05 March 2013, 13:38