Transfer to/from - Guadalajara airport (GDL)

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Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Guadalajara airport (GDL)


COVID-19 - Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, services and schedules of the different transportation options may be subject to change as well as the limit of available capacity could be reduced. In turn, due to the changing situation, some services may even be temporarily canceled.
Guadalajara airport (GDL)

Bus Services

- Chapala Plus (Tel +52 333 619 4777 / 5746) runs to the city centre in about 35 minutes, with departures every hour outside the terminal, between 6:00 am and 9:20 pm.
Shuttle Gdl (Tel +52 333 615 2855) provides shared transport with a frequency of 30 min. to Minerva. It operates from 4:30 am to 0:30 am.

- ETN Turistar offers services to Acapulco, Aguas Calientes, Ciudad Juárez, Cuernavaca, among others.

- Primera Plus buses - go to the city center

- Autovias - To downtown Guadalajara.

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Taxi - Cabs can be booked 24 hours a day at the counters found in the Arrivals Halls (Tel +52 333 688 6002 / 5890). The trip to the city centre takes approximately 30 minutes. There is also UBER available although they do not have an exclusive collection area like taxis, so the meeting point must be agreed with the driver.

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Door to Door Services

Personalized service where the driver waits for you with a sign at the exit of the baggage claim area. Rates from 10 usd for three people. There are also vehicles for more passengers.

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Latest updates: April 28, 2021

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Transportation Tips to/from the airport

While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.

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