Ciudad Juarez - Post Report Question and Answers

What is your home city/country? How long is the trip to post from there, with what connections? How easy/difficult is it to travel to this city/country?

Arlington, VA - Feb 2023

US, Washington DC. Not very far. - Mar 2022

You can get to the U.S. in 20 minutes, depending on traffic. The El Paso Airport has direct flights to Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver, Salt Lake City, Chicago, Las Vegas, Atlanta, and perhaps one or two more cities. Colleague report having more issues with flights that go to the East Coast. It is a decent sized airport, but not a hub like DC, so of course there are some compromises. You can fly out of the Juarez airport on Mexican airlines to Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey and Tijuana. There are seasonal direct flights to Cancun, and some options for going to smaller towns around Mexico. - Jun 2019

Post is a six day drive from Washington D.C. - Feb 2019

Ciudad Juarez borders El Paso, TX. It is easy to travel to anywhere in the US though most flights connect through bigger cities in Texas. - Jan 2019

Our home base is Ohio. It is a 23-hour DRIVE from Cincinnati. Total flight time is about 5 or 6 hours with a layover in various cities: Houston, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Denver, etc. - Jun 2016

Drove to Juarez from DC. We went slow -- 5 nights so that we could make some stops. - Apr 2016

East coast. Lots of connections through Dallas, Houston, Atlanta. - Apr 2016

Home base is Dallas, more or less. 10-hour drive from Juarez. I suppose it would be a couple hours on a plane. - Dec 2015

Washington DC is home base and it is two flights and about 7-8 hours of travel time. Typically connecting through Dallas, TX. - Aug 2015

My home was located a short 8 minute walk from the Consulate and I did not use a car. The housing was in a secure neighborhood that had a gate attendant, the home had an alarm and I felt very safe and secure. A good portion of the housing is located near the Consulate and a number of employees could walk or would ride a bike. For the rest of the housing, a car was necessary as there were no sidewalks and I would not recommend cycling on some of the roads in Juarez. No matter where your housing is located, it would not be possible to be posted to Juarez without a car. Having a car IS necessary. Although I could walk to work, I could not walk (and would not recommend cycling) to the grocery store or anywhere else in Juarez. - Jun 2015

Houston-- 10 hours by car or 2 hours by plane. - Jun 2014

Chicago- trip about three hours to El Paso, TX, and then drive across the border. - Aug 2013

We are based out of Washington, D.C. - Aug 2013

We just drove down here from Washington, DC. - Jun 2013

U.S. Midwest. 5-6 hours through domestic flights out of El Paso. Crossing to El Paso is easy with SENTRI (trusted traveler), although lines still get long around the holidays. - Sep 2012

Home is in Utah. It is a 13/14 hour drive or a nonstop flight to Las Vegas and then I drive to my destination. - Feb 2012

About 5 hours of traveling time from El Paso to Washington, DC. You'll usually have to connect in Dallas, Houston, or Chicago. - Jul 2011

You can drive into US at any time, however the time it takes to cross the bridge is 5 minutes to 2 hours, even with the speedy pass. Flights from El Paso to DC are available. - Jun 2011


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