Thanks for visiting our Mexico City Travel Info Page! We hope the information below answers all your questions, but should that not be the case, please feel free to contact us and we’ll do our best to get you the answers you need.
All travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the date they depart Mexico, however, most will not need a visa. Visas are not currently required for citizens of the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Israel and many other countries. Entry requirements in Latin America change with surprising frequency. It is each traveler’s responsibility to check with your Mexican consulate for the most up-to-date visa information.
Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez is Mexico City’s only passenger airport. It has two terminals: terminal 1 (the main terminal) and terminal 2 (located 3 km from the main terminal). Carriers operating out of terminal 2 include Aeromar, Aeroméxico, Copa Airlines, Delta and Lan. All other airlines depart from terminal 1.
Red buses (MXP 12.50) run between the two terminals, making stops at puerta (door) 7 in terminal 1 and puerta 3 in terminal 2. The terminals are connected by an aerotrén, a free monorail service for ticketed passengers only.
More than 20 airlines provide international service to Mexico City. You can fly direct from more than 30 cities in the USA and Canada, half a dozen each in Europe, South America and Central America/Caribbean and Tokyo. 7 different airlines connect the capital to about 50 cities within Mexico.
Going through customs can take awhile depending on many factors (it took me approx. 1.5 hours last trip). Please allow ample time when booking your flight and planning for arrival to our retreat venue between the hours of 2:00 – 5:00 pm, local time.
Best choices for getting to and from the airport are Uber, authorized taxis and the Metrobus:
Yes, definitely! We recommend a company called Travel Guard that provides reasonably priced insurance for trip cancellation, medical expenses, medical evacuation, lost bags, etc.
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