Service Options In & Out of Mexico

Whether you're shipping raw materials or grains by the carload or finished products or vehicles by the container- or truckload, BNSF Mexico has a shipping solution for you. BNSF Mexico offers our customers a spectrum of carload, agricultural, intermodal and automotive rail shipping solutions to move freight into and out of Mexico. And even if your facility is not rail-served, you'll still be well served by BNSF Mexico, through our effective transload solutions.

BNSF/FXE Intermodal Solutions 

BNSF, in joint service with Ferromex (FXE), offers intermodal service between the Monterrey, Silao-Bajio and Pantaco-Mexico City regions, key markets in Northern and Central Mexico, through the Eagle Pass, Texas border gateway.

This new service, beginning January 1, 2024, will be one day faster than the existing service from Monterrey to Chicago. It offers customers a reliable and more sustainable transportation option to move goods seamlessly across the border to and from Mexico with coast-to-coast access in the U.S. 

Service Advantages:

  • Market Reach: Unparalleled coast-to-coast market access
  • Dedicated Support: Dedicated BNSF customer support team to track shipments from in-gate to out-gate to and from Mexico and the U.S. 24/7
  • Ease: Southbound shipments are moved in-bond (which means shipment documentation is handled at the final destination) to minimize Mexico Customs clearance delays. Once the shipments arrive at the destination ramp, customers can clear their cargo with the customs broker of their choice through Mexico Customs. Northbound shipments are pre-cleared with U.S. Customs by a customs broker of the customer’s choice.

BNSF Intermodal Rules and Policies Guide
General rules and policies for BNSF Intermodal.

Automotive Solutions

BNSF is a leader in shipping automobiles and automotive parts, with an established reputation for service, security and cost-effective service. We ship more than 1.9 million new vehicles annually for Honda, Ford, Nissan, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Toyota and others. Our extensive automotive transportation network includes 24 automotive shipping facilities in the United States. BNSF Mexico is a major resource for auto shipping from Mexico. We continue to enhance our ability to serve the automotive industry, acquiring 2,676 automotive multi-level cars in recent years and introducing the only intermodal service to Silao.

Carload Solutions

BNSF Mexico offers carload solutions that are consistent, reliable and cost-effective. We utilize the industry's most modern fleet of carload equipment to meet your capacity needs and connect you with BNSF's vast North American network. We are experts at the cross-border shipping of a range of commodities, including building materials, plastics, chemicals, minerals, machinery, metals, food, beverages and petroleum products. And we give our shippers access to a range of online tools that make the entire shipping process easier and fully visible. Online resources include Loading Diagrams and Equipment Guide.

Transload Solutions

You can still access the BNSF carload network even if your Mexico facility doesn't have direct rail access. BNSF Mexico works closely with premium transload partners and Mexican rail carriers to help you access the BNSF network at the most advantageous point for you. Find out about BNSF U.S. transload information.

Partners for Shipping Plastics, Lube Oils and Hazardous Materials

Bulkmatic Queretaro TFM 15
Bulkmatic Leon TFM/FXE 10
Bulkmatic Monterrey TFM/FXE 30
Bulkmatic Guadalajara FXE/TFM 20
Bulkmatic Mexico TFVM 150
Horco Monterrey TFM 30
Horco SLP TFM 12
Horco Guadalajara TFM/FXE 30
Horco Mexico TFVM 40
Logistica INternacional Monterrey TFM 20
AB Trading Limited Huehuetoca TFM 10
Servicios y Operaciones Terrestres Teotihuacan FSRR 30
Forkisa Monterrey TFM 8
Katoen Natie Mexico TFVM 20
Terminal Tacuba Mexico TFVM 30
Lubrizol Monterrey TFM 20
OTM Altamira FXE 60
Mazahua  Toluca TFM 15
Aluminio y Zinc Nacional Monterrey TFM/FXE 3
Puerta Mexico Toluca (Mina Mexico) KCSM 110
Partners for Shipping Steel, Bulk Commodities and Machinery

Aceros Dondisch Mexico TFVM 6
Aceros Prime Ramos Arizpe TFM 10
Nacional de Acero Mexico TFVM 14
Malla Soldada SLP TFM 12
Belosa Toluca TFM 20
Belosa Puebla FSRR 20
Belosa Saltillo TFM 20
Transportes GUME Monterrey TFM 35
Transportes Flores Monterrey TFM 50
La Concordia Queretaro TFM 10
MJB Tableros Saltillo TFM 15
Forkisa Saltillo TFM 40
Terminal Tacuba Mexico TFVM 30
Almacenadora Gomez Queretaro TFM 18
Transportes Telleria Pachuca FSRR 5
Aluminio y Zinc Industrial Monterrey TFM/FXE 3
SIMERI Monterrey TFM 5
Puerta Mexico Toluca (Mina Mexico) KCSM 110

Agricultural Solutions

BNSF Mexico is a major transporter of grain, connecting key grain-producing areas in the U.S. Pacific Northwest, Midwest and Great Plains regions to major consumption markets in Mexico.

We are experts in meeting the needs of whole grain, grain products and bulk foods shippers. BNSF Mexico typically runs 100-car grain shuttles to facilities in Mexico via connections with Ferromex and KCSM. We have rates in place with Ferromex and KCSM that share with shippers and receivers the benefits attained when moving these larger trains.

BNSF Mexico can also handle smaller shipments to non-shuttle-train-capable facilities by arrangement. For rate information, see Rate Book BNSF – 4022-L and Agricultural Products Rates and Prices.

Mexico Shuttle Facilities

TGT/Gavilon Tultepec EM FXE/KCSM
Bartlett-Contri Cuautitlan EM TFVM
Alsur Tlanepantla EM TFVM
Cargill Bojay HG FXE
Grupo Lala/Nuplen Gomez Palacio DG FXE
Rancho Lucero Viñedo DG FXE
Ferrogranos Torreón CU FXE
Tysa Guadalajara JA FXE
Agydsa El Castillo JA FXE
Almer La Junta JA FXE
Proan San Juan de los Lagos JA FXE
Paisa San Juan de los Lagos JA FXE
Gavilon Encanación Encarnación JA FXE
Bartlett Chicalote Chicalote AG FXE/KCSM
Bachoco Tule Tule AG KCSM
Bartlett SLP San Luis Potosi SL KCSM
Vali San Luis Potosi SL KCSM
Sabamex/Harinas Tabalaopa CI FXE
Bachoco Salinas Victoria Salinas Victoria NL KCSM
Integradora Morales NL KCSM
Ragasa Cadereyta/Monterrey NL FXE/KCSM
Bachoco Celaya Celaya GJ FXE
La Moderna Villagran GJ FXE
Bajio Grain Joaquin GJ FXE
Proteinol Apaseo GJ FXE
Sakxim Penjamo GJ FXE
Kasto La Barca JA FXE
Harinera Guadalupe La Barca JA FXE
19 Hermanos La Barca  JA FXE
BH Comercializadora Patti MH FXE
Gramosa Ahorcado QA KCSM
Ingredion San Juan del Rio QA  KCSM
Nutriba Viborillas QA FXE
Pilgrims Queretaro QA KCSM
Ferropuerto Sonora Cd.Obregón SO FXE
Norson Cd.Industrial SO FXE
Proaoass Cd.Obregón SO FXE

U.S. Shuttle Facilities