Due to its strategic location with the US, Nuevo Laredo has transformed into one of Mexico’s
leading trading cities, mixing modernity and cultural heritage into a single package,
letting you take in the wonders of a colonial city while also having all of the modern
commodities you could expect.
Nuevo Laredo and its sister city of Laredo, Texas, share their borders, and together have
turned into one of the most important economic and cultural urban centers in the Mexico-U.S.
border, the cities have 3 bridges that connect them making it very easy to move between
them. You can cross the border in your car or walk across the bridge, head to your
appointment, and once you exit the clinic you can explore the city, maybe head to El Centro
Historico, or the regional Zoo, and then head back into the U.S. at dusk.
One of the great things about Nuevo Laredo is how it represents many parts of Mexico’s
culture, take the Cultural Center as an example, inside you can find all sorts of exhibits,
dance presentations, and even concerts, but it also houses the Museum of Natural History and
the Uxmal Archeological Park, which showcases replicas of the most famous sculptures created
by Mexico’s original civilizations.
The colorful streets of Nuevo Laredo will surprise you with its classic architecture and
plenty of markets to visit and admire; like El Mercado Maclovio where you can find
everything from traditional clothing to handicrafts and jewelry; In addition to being one of
the best places to sit down and enjoy the local cuisine, like a couple of delicious barbacoa
tacos or mouth-watering enchiladas.
In most restaurants and establishments, you can pay with US dollars or Credit/Debit cards.
Take into account that if you pay with cash the exchange rate will be lower, we recommend
that you visit a foreign exchange agency, a bank or an ATM to turn your currency into
Nuevo Laredo is a city like no other, allowing you to experience a large part of Mexico’s
culture while staying extremely close to the borderland giving you at the same unparalleled
access to the best doctors in the region. Visit and start your Medical Tourism adventure
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We recommend taking the same common-sense precautions that you would use when visiting a
foreign city, such as avoiding walking alone or traveling after dark on remote roads or
Crossing the border
Approximate time to cross the border at peak hours (4pm-6pm)
Gateway to the Americas International Bridge
Vehicle: 1:10 hrs.
Pedestrian: 10 min.
US Fee: $3.50
Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge
Vehicle: 1:00 hr.
US Fee: $3.00
Laredo-Colombia Solidarity International Bridge
Vehicle: 30 min.
Pedestrian: 5 min.
US Fee: $3.50
Arriving by land
You can drive your own car, or rent one, to move around Nuevo Laredo, cellphone reception is
great and will help you navigate the streets. Before arriving, consult with your car
insurance if they cover you in Mexico.
Distance to Nuevo Laredo, Tamp. (Approx.)
Corpus Christi - 131 miles
San Antonio - 147.8 miles
Austin - 200.3 miles
South Padre Island - 173.2 miles
Houston - 297 miles
How to move around the city
It’s very easy to drive in the city by car, but if you prefer you can walk in the city or
request a taxi.
We suggest you check the following link if you are thinking about traveling outside the city
limits, around 20-30 kilometers from the entry points:
Arriving by air
You can fly to Laredo TX. or directly arrive at Nuevo Laredo Tamp.
If you arrive to Laredo International Airport, you can rent a vehicle in one of the car
rental companies near theairport to drive to Nuevo Laredo, we suggest checking with the car
rental company if they will cover you in the Mexican side.
You can also book a flight to Nuevo Laredo, the airport offers easy transportation into town
via taxis or shuttle services, the prices for a Taxi or Uber from the airport to most
locations within the city range between $10 to $30 US dollars.
Common flights to Laredo, TX. (Approx.)
Houston 1:10 Hr.
Dallas 1:25 Hr.
Where to stay?
You can find a wide selection of hotels and motels with a price range of $30 - $80 USD per
night, whether you’re staying in Nuevo Laredo, Tamp. Or Laredo, TX.