Mata Ortiz, Mexico: Travel Info to Chihuahua
You need a passport for travel into Mexico and a Mexico Tourist Card for travel to Mata Ortiz. Tourist permits are available at border crossings and cost about $21, payable in pesos.
If you prefer to fly and drive to Mexico, Tucson or El Paso are your best jumping-off points. From LAX, nonstop service to Tucson is offered on Southwest, United and American, and connecting service (change of planes) is offered on US Airways and United.
Train and bus from L.A. are the best options for getting to Mata Ortiz. From L.A.'s Union Station, take Amtrak to San Diego's Santa Fe Depot. Walk across the street to the San Diego Trolley's America Plaza Station and board a southbound (blue line) trolley to the international border. Follow the crowd across the border to the taxi line for a $10 cab ride to Tijuana's Central Bus Station.