A country well connected

Mexico has excellent communication infrastructure. Its road network and railroad system communicates the interior part of the country, the north and south borders, making connections between the United States, Guatemala and Belize, and the west and east coasts, joining the sea ports on the Pacific Ocean with those on the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, at the Atlantic Ocean.

Furthermore, there are many internal distribution terminals or "dry ports" communicated with the main sea ports, helping to reduce costs and expediting the transportation of goods.

Records of 2017 show that 6.0 million of trucks and 77.0 million of vehicles crossed the US-Mexican border, through its 54 crossings. Mexico has 9 formal border crossings in the south (8 with Guatemala and 1 with Bellice).

Mexico has:

  • 76 open airports (12 for domestic traffic and 64 for international and domestic transportation).
  • 117 sea ports (49 cabotage ports and 68 grand cargo and cabotage ports).
  • 27 thousand kilometers of railroads.
  • More than 393 thousand kilometers of roads.

    AIRPORTS

    SEA PORTS

    MAIN ROADS

     

    Airport statistics

    City, State Destinations
    2017
    City, State Flights served,
    2017
    City, State Passengers served,
    2017
    City, State Cargo (kg),
    2017

    Source: SCT, 2018.

    Sea ports statistics

    Coast - Port Type of cargo - Traffic (tons) 2017
    Total
    International maritime cargo Coastal shipping cargo General
    Coast - Port Type of cargo - Traffic (tons) 2017
    Total
    International maritime cargo Coastal shipping cargo General

    Source: SCT, 2018.