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Safety in Monterrey

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Safety in Monterrey

How safe is it to stay in Monterrey for a couple of days? Also is it dangerous to travel to and from the airport? Which form of transportation to and from the airport is the safest?

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1. Re: Safety in Monterrey

I think you are pretty safe in Monterrey. This is a very cosmopolitan city and there are plenty of tourist around. Taxi and Uber are good. If you ask the hotel to get you a taxi it's a lot faster. Of course take all the precautions you would take in any other big city like New york, and avoid night clubs and casinos.

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Thanks for helpful your response.

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I just returned from Monterrey today. My friends who travel from the border to Monterrey use the bus due to private vehicles being robbed. I used Uber in Monterrey and it was a good experience. I like how you can see the route and will know immediately if it is deviated. If you arrive by air get your bags and walk outside the airport since Uber cannot pick up passengers at the airport...travel light. I felt safe and there was a police and military presence. I hope this helps.

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4. Re: Safety in Monterrey


It is actually just as safe as your average American city or even safer than many places.

At the airport, you can safely get a safe taxi paid by the walls on your left side coming out of international arrivals where there are some atm-type machines where you can purchase the ticket. I recommend this one since there have been some issues with airport taxi not being very happy about uber being able to pick people up there at the airport.

In any case ask, people, are always willing to help.

Good luck!

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