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Chepe Express

Calle Mendez y 24 | Col. Pacífico, Chihuahua 31030, Mexico
+52 614 439 7212
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Copper Canyon Express

Hangout the window ride in the front no one cares! A magical ride through an amazing canyon in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Adam S
What An Experience

We rode the El Chepe first class from Los Mochis to Posada Barrancas - what a ride! I spent much... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Fran M
Dallas, Texas, United States
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¡The train trip most spectacular in the world! Every day since 1961, El Chepe ventures into imposing landscapes of the Sierra Tarahumara, until it reaches the área that encompasses the most representative characteristics of the Tarahumara culture, history and folklore; the Barrancas del Cobre, or Copper Canyon, as this región is know worldwide.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“first class” (58 reviews)
“dining car” (40 reviews)
“los mochis” (35 reviews)
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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Calle Mendez y 24 | Col. Pacífico, Chihuahua 31030, Mexico
+52 614 439 7212
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Hangout the window ride in the front no one cares! A magical ride through an amazing canyon in Mexico most will never even hear of!

Thank Adam S
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We rode the El Chepe first class from Los Mochis to Posada Barrancas - what a ride! I spent much of my time between cars almost hanging out the window getting pics. Seats were very comfortable. Enjoyed having breakfast in the dining car - good...More

2  Thank Fran M
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

As the only passenger train in Mexico, there's nothing similar to compare it to. The views during the ride are incredible. The train actually slows a bit in the special sites so you can take pictures. You can go between the carts and take good...More

1  Thank rosazazueta
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

The money is worth it... the views take ur breath away but u should pass "divisadero" station... going forward to el fuerte... I would recommend this for winter time but still I will take this train again... the service it's alright... not extraordinary but the...More

Thank Vianney P
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I've been traveling to the Copper Canyon region in Mexico for work/pleasure for the past 25 years. Riding on the train and in the vestibules in between the cars is always as fun as the first time I went as a kid. Machaca and eggs...More

1  Thank phxaz_traveler81
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent service and awesome scenery aboard el chepe. But get to the train station early to ensure you get a ticket.

Thank Hktr
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

The 15 hour journey from Los Mochis to Chihuahua (or the other way) is really a great experience. It is advisable to break the ride halfway as it can get tedious even in first class. This gives you the opportunity to explore the Copper Canyon...More

Thank iWiebe
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This is an amazing train ride. The seats are comfy and have plenty of leg room. We took Primera Clase because we left Creel for Los Mochis on a Tuesday and that was all that was available that day. This was actually a good choice...More

4  Thank Aust-Mex
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The train had comfortable seating with good leg room. However, I expected to see views of Copper Canyon, and going from Fuerte to San Rafael, that wasn't the case. The views, when possible, were mostly of valley foothills and a couple lakes. They were on...More

1  Thank PaulTraveler79
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I found reviews on this site that said you could get tickets on board. Well this is still true for second class tickets but they don't run those every day. First class tickets which include dining and club car CANNOT BE PURCHASED ON BOARD as...More

2  Thank Eljoyeljoy
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Barbara W
20 June 2017|
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Response from Gadget665 | Reviewed this property |
Barbara, I can't say because we flew in and took a taxi to the station. I don't have a gauge for the safety of the neighborhood the station is in.
28 April 2017|
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Response from Alexandra C | Reviewed this property |
You DO need to buy separate tickets for each part of your trip. If you don't do that and stop in any other city they will charge you a considerable fee. A friend of mine did it, I don't remember the amount he had to pay, but... More
26 March 2017|
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Response from happytraveling2016 | Reviewed this property |
I just get on the train when it arrives at whatever station, find a seat and wait till the staff comes along to charge me.