The best way to travel on the Chepe Train through the Copper Canyon is by all inclusive tours. The reason is simple, these tours are designed so you can get to know the most impressive places on the Chepe train route and the Copper Canyon. The tours include Chepe train tickets, they fit into the train schedules and you save by buying all the services in a package.
If you only want to buy Chepe train tickets, we recommend you to first check the rates and schedules of train departures. You have to carry out an adequate planning. We recommend you go with a specialized travel agent to avoid problems and not make an erroneous purchase.
The type of Chepe train tickets that you buy gives you different rights. For example, first class Chepe Regional train tickets give you the opportunity to get off at three stations of the Chepe train. What does it mean? Well, you can get off at three stations of the El Chepe Route, spend the night in the area, and take the train again in the following days. It is important that you take into account that this opportunity is only in one-way sections. For example, if you buy a ticket from Los Mochis to Chihuahua you can get off at El Fuerte, Posada Barrancas and Chihuahua. If you would like to get off at more stations and spend more days to get to know all the attractions of Copper Canyon you need to buy a special ticket type.
Generally the train has spaces available, so the easiest way to buy your tickets is directly at the station 20 minutes before departure. However, this implies some risks, it may be that there is no availability. If you board the train without tickets you can be fined.