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Transfer to/from Mexico City international airport (MEX)

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Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, shuttles and private transfer companies and car rental services in Mexico City international airport (MEX)

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Mexico City international airport (MEX)

Benito Juarez Airport in Mexico City is very well connected with the whole city, its surroundings and also with other neighbouring cities. Metrobus, metro, hotel shuttles, intercity buses, taxis and private services such as Uber and Easy Taxi are part of the means of transportation.

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 Which is the city bus line that arrives at the airport?

Metrobús line 4 (Tel +52 55 5578 2140) links the airport with Buenavista Terminal and San Lázaro Metro Station and with other points of interest, such as the city museum, Paseo de la Reforma and Bellas Artes. Stops are located at Gate 7 in Terminal 1 and Gate 2 in Terminal 2. It runs Mondays through Saturdays between 4:30 am and 0:00 am and Sundays and holidays from 5:00 am to 0:00 am. Payment is made through a smart card that should be acquired inside the terminals. More information

There is also a shuttle service to the city's hotel area. Stops are found at Gate 4, in Terminal 1, whereas in Terminal 2 it must be requested at the hotel counters, on the ground floor.

 Which cities have a bus connection with the airport?

Inside the enclosure, there are also two ground terminals (on the upper floor of Terminal 1, in front of the international area, and in Hall D of Terminal 2) from where different bus lines depart to several destinations, such as Cuernavaca, Pachuca, Puebla, Toluca, Querétaro, Córdoba, San Juan del Río, Celaya and Orizaba. Services and rates

 Where are the airport official taxi stands?

Ticket modules are situated in the Arrivals Halls and the public area and cabs operate around the clock. Journey time to the city centre is 40-60 minutes. Two types of services are available: ordinary (sedan cab for up to 4 passengers) and executive (vans for up to 8 passengers). Authorized companies are: Confort Plus (Tel +52 55 5715 5133 / 4612), Nueva Imagen (Tel +52 55 8421/3702 / 5716 1616), Porto Taxi (Tel +52 55 5786 8993 / 8212), Sitio 300 (Tel +52 55 5571 9344) and Yellow Cab (Tel +52 55 5785 7949 / 2599 6024).

 Which is the closest metro station to the airport?

Terminal Aérea Metro Station from line 5 is located 500 meters away from Terminal 1, through the parking area. To get to the heart of Mexico City, you have to reach El Zócalo Station (where the Plaza de la Constitución is). To do this, go to Oceanía Station, in the direction of the Politécnico, and transfer to line B to San Lázaro Station (headed for Buenavista). Once there, transfer to line 1 to Pino Suárez Station, running to the Observatorio. Combine with line 2 to El Zócalo Station, in the direction of Cuatro Caminos. Estimated journey time: 34 minutes. It departs Mondays through Fridays between 5:00 am and 0:00 am, Saturdays from 6:00 am to 0:00 am and Sundays and holidays from 7:00 am to 0:00 am. More information: Tel +52 55 5627 4741. Schedules and fares

Latest updates: December 18, 2019

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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.